Don’t be surprised if your passport remain unused when passing through the Hamad International Airport (HIA) boarding, because they are going to adopt biometric face verification soon on the platform.
Today we announced a new partnership with Secugen to help customers using their fingerprint readers to accelerate their projects through the adoption of CloudABIS – a new suite of cloud-based biometric identification management tools designed to help lower the costs and remove the friction for authentication projects around the world.
If you haven’t heard about the CloudABIS suite, we have some exciting news to share. As longstanding pioneers in the biometrics industry with a strong track record of designing and developing innovative biometric identity management solutions that lower the costs and speed the adoption of this technology, M2SYS is pleased to now offer the CloudABIS suite that enables anyone in the world to quickly develop and deploy a highly scalable solution that avoids the risk, cost, and burden of the development time and maintenance so often required for these types of projects.
Manual Time and Attendance is a Risk
As more businesses evaluate the use of biometrics for employee time and attendance to replace outdated workforce management solutions, many are still on the fence and remain skeptical about the actual benefits that could be realized. After all, there is a clear distinction between implementing biometrics because it has been positioned as the most effective alternative to eliminate buddy punching, lower payroll costs, and boost employee productivity and accountability and actually realizing a positive return on investment after deployment.
Over the years, we have seen steady upward growth of biometric technology across the globe for myriad reasons but mostly due to the fact that personal identification and authentication is considered more and more important. From border and immigration control to identifying criminals to time and attendance in workforce management, the practical uses of biometrics are growing rapidly.
Many businesses consider biometrics to be applicable for government use only but they are quickly learning that the applications of biometrics extend far beyond the government use exclusively. In this post, we will discuss the top 5 uses of biometric technology across the globe — places where the technology is used to create more security and convenience for everyday citizens.
Thanksgiving in the U.S. is a time for us to step back and reflect on those things we are particularly thankful for in the biometric identification management industry. 2013 has been a banner year for the team at M2SYS Technology, taking us down new paths and providing new opportunities to deploy our biometric identification technology to more corners of the globe as an identity solution within many diverse markets.
We can’t help but smile at the unprecedented market growth and continued future global potential of using biometrics as an identity management tool. It’s no surprise that events such as Apple’s use of biometrics on their new iPhone model has brought increased attention to this technology and opened doors to its use in many additional capacities.
Here is a list of the top five things we are most grateful for this Thanksgiving season:
1. The new M2-FuseID™ hybrid multimodal reader: Promising to revolutionize the hybrid biometric scanner market as a hardware device designed to perform both 1:1 and 1:N matching for both fingerprint and finger vein templates in a PC-based environment, the M2-FuseID™ device is designed to read 100% of end users eliminating limitations of relying on fingerprint recognition alone.
A significant achievement in innovation and design, the M2-FuseID™ scanner meets the demand of dynamic biometric identification projects around the world that necessitate ongoing innovation in hardware design that delivers greater accuracy and speed, especially for deployments that cover large databases consisting of millions of end users.
2. Spreading knowledge about biometric technology all over the globe: As part of our continued effort to help educate markets about the value of biometric technology in a host of different venues, 2013 was another banner year for us to travel the circuit discussing the value of biometric identification technology. Mizan Rahman, our CEO and Founder, spoke at several international events, most recently at the 2013 Biometrics Exhibition and Conference in London where he discussed “How Mobile Biometrics is Changing the Landscape and the Role of BYOD.” Bill Dumont, Executive VP at M2SYS, just returned from a trip to Argentina where he spoke at the 2013 International Congress of Biometrics in Agrentina about “The Convergence of Private and Public Biometrics.”
2013 brought us many opportunities to help educate and share knowledge about the biometrics industry. Look for even more opportunities in 2014!
3. The potential future growth of the biometric industry across the world: There doesn’t seem to be a day that passes without a new report forecasting the exponential global growth of biometric technology for many modalities and markets. For example, a report was recently released forecasting that the maritime security market is estimated to be worth $19.48 billion by 2018, largely fueled by an increase in demand for mobile biometric solutions such as our M2-RapidCheck™ mobile biometric identification device. Whether its the potential growth of voice biometrics or general forecasts on the growth of the entire industry, we are grateful to be a part of an industry that promises to reshape identification management in the world we live in.
4. The increased use of our RightPatient™ iris biometric solution for patient identification: 2013 proved to be a breakthrough year for RightPatient™, our multi-biometric patient safety system available with iris recognition. We saw several large hospital chains along with a host of independent healthcare facilities adopt this technology as a means to help prevent duplicate medical records and overlays, reduce risk, eliminate medical identity theft and fraud at the point of service, increase patient safety, streamline the registration process, and enhance patient privacy.
We have worked hard to develop and launch a biometric patient identification system that offers more advantages over other products that rely on modalities that aren’t an adequate solution for preventing some of the biggest problems hospitals face due to patient misidentification. Look for many more hospitals to adopt this technology in 2014 as they learn more about the advantages of using biometrics for patient identification.
5. Our community: Finally, it would be remiss for us not to mention the community we serve here at M2SYS as one of the biggest things we are thankful for in 2013. Without the ability to engage, educate, interact, and learn from the customers, prospects, industry professionals, analysts, competitors, and pundits that are part of our community, we would not be where we are today – a global leader in biometric identification management technology.
So thank you to our community – to those that take the time to read, comment, and share our content, for those that ask intelligent questions about our solutions or the biometric market in general, for those who are part of our social media community and graciously follow our channels sharing information and knowledge to the broader community, we thank you.
Hope that there are many things you are grateful for in 2013. May you and yours have a very safe, warm, and joyous 2013 Thanksgiving holiday!
If you don’t know who Dr. Gabriella Nanci is, you may want to stop and take a moment to read about her mission to make healthcare more accessible for rural Ghanians through The Yonkofa Project. Established in 2010, The Yonkofa Project was conceived to help bring sustainable healthcare to the remote areas of Ghana through two important elements:
1. Employment and permanent housing for healthcare providers, giving them the opportunity to serve in their own country and in their own villages.
2. A permanent clinic building with modern equipment which will provide patients with preventive medicine, vaccinations, and prenatal care; all things that are impossible with temporary clinics.
Dr. Nanci’s passion for improving the quality of life for rural Ghanians by building local clinics and staffing them with full time healthcare providers drove her to seek breakthrough but affordable technologies that would help to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of her efforts. One key area that Dr. Nanci identified as critical to the success of her mission was deploying a modernized patient identification system to help establish permanent medical records and create a concrete and accurate history of medical care. She investigated several patient identification solutions on the market and settled on RightPatient™ – our iris biometrics for patient identification solution – to identify patients treated at her clinics.
Since the inception of her project, Dr. Nanci enrolls hundreds of patients per day, quickly building her database to thousands of records, with the ability to instantly pull up a medical record after a fast biometric iris scan. Plus, we provided Dr. Nanci with the ability to quickly scale up her deployment to continue enrolling patients without any delays in quick, accurate patient identification results.
As part of her efforts, Dr. Nanci and her team have recently released a video detailing their efforts, highlighting use of the RightPatient™ iris biometrics for patient identification solution. Here is a link to the video – http://bit.ly/19QyVBd – please take a moment to watch and learn more about Dr. Nanci’s efforts and the power of iris biometrics for patient identification.
We were pleased to see a video encapsulating The Yonkofa Project’s efforts and the strategy they are employing to circumvent some of the common problems associated with launching this kind of effort despite the inadequacies of third world infrastructure. We proudly support her mission and are happy to be a part of the solution!