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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