Why Biometrics Plays an Important Role in Animal Identification?

biometric animal identification

Cattle identification has recently played an influential role towards understanding disease trajectory, vaccination, production management, and animal ownership assignment. Cattle identification and tracking is defined as the process of accurately recognizing individual cattle and their products via a unique identifier or marker. In the past, some traditional methods such as ear tags, branding, tattooing, and…

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Biometrics to Ease Security Intense in EU

Border Control System Biometric Identification

Biometrics can be broadly defined as the use of personal traits to identify, or verify the claimed identity of individual. Fingerprint, iris, face, and voice are all examples of characteristics that have been used to identify us in this way. A biometric-based border control system includes (1) biometric passport & travel documents which contain traveler’s…

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Biometric SIM Card – An Emerging Trend of Biometrics

Biometric SIM card - an emerging trend of biometrics

The more mobile marketplace continues to grow, the more it becomes the target attack for illegal identity thieves. According to a survey of telecommunications fraud and security experts, global fraud loss in the industry for 2013 is $46.3 billion, a 15% rise from 2011. The primary reason for the increase was fraudulent activity targeting the…

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Biometric Card – The Future of Personal Identity

Biometric identification card

Biometric identification card is an innovative form of e-ID card which is no stranger to people all around the world nowadays. According to Acuity, there are twice as many National e-ID issuing countries as those issuing traditional National IDs in 2013. While e-ID card only contains identity information printed on the surface such as personal…

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Highlights of Biometric Market 2015

There are many biometric scanner deployments in 2015 that have greatly affected the adoption of biometrics

In 2015, we have witnessed breakthroughs and initials in the field of biometric technology. As a new year has started, let’s take a look back of notable developments and events in last year to see an overall picture on how they have affected the adoption of biometrics in major vertical sectors and how they have…

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Liveness Detection – The Increasing Requirement for Biometric Solution

Liveness detection is one of the countermeasures needed to be taken to thwart spoof attacks and enhance biometric security

Biometric authentication system provides additional security over traditional methods such as passwords, credentials, but it can also have vulnerabilities. One of the most common forms of attack on biometric system is called “spoofing”, in which one person or program successfully impersonate as another by falsifying data and thereby gaining unauthorized right. Artificial fingers, high resolution…

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Refugee Identity Crisis and the Role of Biometrics

Biometrics to ease the refugee’s management and enhance the security of the border control system.

The protracted Syrian civil war has caused one of the “biggest refugee and migration crises since World War II” as said by U.N. General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon. As a result, nearly 12 million Syrians, equivalent to half of the Syrian population, have fled their homes. European countries have wrestled with its immigration policies on whether…

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How to Evaluate the Accuracy of a Biometric Modality?

With many biometric modalities available such as fingerprint or iris recognition, it is critical for users to assess their accuracy before implementing

Biometrics is a means of identifying and verifying people identity based on physiological characteristics. The core value of a biometric system depends on its ability to correctly accept or reject an individual identity. In other words, accuracy is the criteria to assess the reliability of a biometric modality. The accuracy of a biometric modality is…

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Biometrics to Boost Port Security

Biometrics to Boost Port Security

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimated that 9.8 billion tons of goods are carried by sea in 2014, around 80 percent of the world’s trade. With that high trading volume, seaborne shipments have become the target of many sabotages and terrorism. Besides, ports are inherently very vulnerable to criminal attacks due…

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Utilizing Iris Biometrics for Animal Identification

Utilizing Iris Biometrics for Animal Identification

Cattle identification and trace-ability are important to control disease and maintain consumer confidence in farm products. In North America, cattle identification, such as hot branding (or mark/ tattoo) has been used extensively to show the ownership of cattle and to manage the herd for production, health and breeding decisions. However, these traditional methods for marking…

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