In 2014 ‘Internet of Things’ advances in merging with biometric devices and services

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For years, the ‘Internet of Things’ has evolved as a game-changer movement. The Swedish Telecom giant Ericsson envisions 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Many sources, including a few I gathered below, predict it as a main trend for 2014: The Rise of ‘Internet of Things’, IoT.

Market:
Will
‘Internet of Things’ impact biometric-based applications? It already has: just look at the growing market for networked biometric capture devices for e.g. Physical Access Control applications; and PAC is the beginning.

International standards:
For core biometric Web services, OASIS and its members have been leading the way with published standards and reference implementations. For a general IoT introduction, see TED/OASIS videos.

Next development:
More than a decade ago we laid the foundation for our company, Optimum Biometric Labs, with our Web services-based operational monitoring and reporting tool, BioUptime. Today, we are moving forward our pioneering function by partnering with biometric vendors…

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Very exciting product, I am curious if its founders have thought about adding any biometric modality (as an additional factor)?

I think this multi-factor authentication method can successfully combine security (in different degrees) with user-friendliness thanks to the flexibility and adjustability of the method: identifying objects/persons in one or more images (read: security, multi-factor authentication) with the choice of one (of several) user-input methods (read: user-friendliness) where one of these input methods (e.g. voice recognition) even can increase both convenience and security (addition of 1 more authentication factor). A pretty useful combination of: something you know, something you have, something you are.

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BioUptime

Optimum Biometric Labs has developed and launched a comprehensive series of BioUptime Partner Programs. A working partnership is essential for business growth and for creating customer success stories which are the principles behind the design of these programs.

The BioUptime Partner Programs are Integrator & Solution Partner, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Partner, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Partner, Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner, BioUptime Ready™ Partner, and Deployment & Consulting Partner. BioUptime is a monitoring software that simplifies management of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Performance of infrastructure components such as devices, applications and end-to-end services. It uses real-time data to detect, diagnose, and report issues in order to assist customers to meet or exceed their business goals and requirements such as meeting the target metrics in Service Level Agreements.

The company has also designed a BioUptime Referral Partner Program with the objective to reward and recognize BioUptime Referral Partners who receives a…

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CIOs and CTOs like it; Enterprises like it; Startups like it; Investors like it; Researchers like it; Users like it. They invest in it, promote it, deliver it, research in it, refine it, and use it [ex. 1-12]It is our time’s most profound machine to explore with; to explore everything. Now, why should the biometrics market and industry take a closer look at it? Read on and Welcome to The Era of Big Data and Metrics!

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