UK facial biometric firm iProov chosen to help US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance and secure cross-border passenger travel
News signals a move into the mainstream for self-service identity verification at borders
London, 16th April 2018 - iProov, a leading provider of biometric facial verification technology, today announced it has become the first British – and indeed overseas – company to be awarded a contract from the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).
The contract has been awarded to iProov to help US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) improve the passenger entry operation process.
iProov was selected for the second year running to present its novel technology at Finovate Europe 2018, and walked away with the Best of Show award. The meticulously choreographed 7 min live demo was delivered by iProov CEO Andrew Bud with support from Matthew Pearch, iProov's Commercial Director.
iProov demonstrated the world's first app-less network-based onboarding and authentication solution based on face verification and NFC-based contactless reading of documents. Exploiting recent advances in web and mobile OS technologies it enables financial institutions to deliver the full capabilities iProov via mobile web only to users without any prior app installation.
Also demoed was a new capability to use iProov on a personal device to authenticate any external event, including access attempts form a computer lacking a webcam or video permissions, authentication to an ATM without special hardware, or physical access without local hardware. This method, know as iProov Push and the subject of a recently granted UK patent, had not been demonstrated in public before.
iProov has been named one of the 2017 SINET16 Innovators!
Each year, SINET evaluates the technologies and products of hundreds of emerging Cybersecurity companies from all over the world, and selects the 16 most innovative and compelling companies. These 16 companies, known as the SINET 16 Innovators, are invited to present their products and solutions on stage in Washington D.C. at the annual SINET Showcase.
iProov: Welcome to the dawning of mass-market adoption of facial verification
London, 12 September 2017 – The following is a press release from iProov:
Today Apple launched its latest iPhone. The device includes a new facial verification system which authenticates the phone’s owner using their facial features. This new facial verification system will replace Apple’s Touch ID for unlocking the phone and for authenticating payments made through Apple Pay or iTunes.
"Singapore – Citi is pleased to announce the three award recipients from Citi's Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) Demo Day held June 9 in Singapore.
T4I is a landmark effort of Citi to encourage technology innovators from around the world to create cutting-edge solutions to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector and beyond. Awards accorded to the winners include a total of US$5.5 million in kind and cash for the global Challenge