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2010-11-23 04:35:02

Seoul, Nov 23, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Suprema, Inc., a global leader in biometrics and ID solutions, announced today that the company's RealScan-F palm-print live scanner has been selected for the AFIS systems of the Polish National Police and Lithuania's Citizenship & Migration Affairs.Until the end of 2010, the Polish National Police (Komenda Glowna Policji) will be provided with Suprema RealScan-F palm-print live scanners for its nationwide criminal AFIS operation. This criminal AFIS...

2010-11-15 04:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro-consumer grassroots effort We Won't Fly is organizing mass x-ray scanner opt outs at airports around the nation for National Opt Out of the Airport Scanners Day, November 24, in order to highlight the health and privacy dangers of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) backscatter x-ray airport scanners. "Not only are these porno scanners a gross violation of individual privacy," said boycott co-founder George Donnelly,...

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2010-11-13 07:35:00

The US government's efforts to strengthen airport security came under fire by scientists Friday, warning that the full-body, graphic-image X-ray scanners that are used in airports to screen airline passengers and crews could be hazardous to their health. "They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays," Dr Michael Love, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told AFP. "No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial. We know...

2010-01-03 11:40:00

Former Homeland Security Chief Admits Lucrative Business Relationship With Manufacturer During Talk Show Rounds NAPA, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a CNN interview on December 29th, 2009 former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff pushed the use of full body scanners as the first and best line of defense against the kind of terrorist airline attack that occurred on Christmas Day. Chertoff, who has been making the national media rounds for a week...

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2009-12-29 12:20:00

U.S. lawmakers say the use of body scanners at airport security points is likely to be revisited after a would-be attacker smuggled explosives aboard a plane on Christmas Day, AFP reported. The controversial machines, which can scan beneath clothing to detect items that may be hidden from ordinary view, are considered effective and have been tested at numerous international airports. Most security experts say the scanners likely would have detected the explosives that Umar Farouk...

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2009-10-12 12:24:37

Biometric scanners will protect the site of the 2012 Olympics in order to keep terrorists from being able to carry out an attack during the event. The Observer reported Sunday that officials are installing new scanners that are capable of hand and iris recognition for workers at the 2012 Olympic games in London. "Ensuring the construction phase of the Games is safe and secure is a key part of our preparations for London 2012," Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said. "We are using cutting-edge...

2009-04-30 09:27:00

ALLEROED, Denmark, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- - Completed-Scans-Per-Hour Specification Exemplifies Best-in-Class Contex - the world's leading wide format scanner manufacturer -announced today the inclusion of a new standard for measuring the productivity of its Contex and Vidar award-winning scanners. This new standard measures productivity by number of completed scans in a specified period of time. While inches-per-second is still the accepted standard for large format scanners,...

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2008-10-23 15:37:33

European lawmakers called for a detailed review of technology used in airport full-body scanners on Thursday, calling the scans that show people's private parts a "virtual strip search". The scanners "have a serious impact on the fundamental rights of citizens," said the lawmakers in a non-binding resolution that passed in a vote of 361 to 16, with 181 abstentions. The resolution asks the bloc's executive European Commission to conduct an economic, medical and human rights review of the...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

U.S. officials say they are looking at a new type of scanner that will detect explosive vests worn by terrorists at airport terminals. The idea is to foil a suicide bombing carried out in a terminal lobby or baggage claim area where there are a lot of people who may not have gone through passenger checkpoints. "As you close up holes (on airplanes), terrorists have to find other ways to set something off," aviation-security consultant Rich Roth told USA Today, adding that an airport attack...

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2008-04-01 16:15:00

A car that navigates city streets without a driver "“ steered only by a computer? That might seem impossible to many. But researchers from Fraunhofer and the FU Berlin are presenting such an automated vehicle at this year's Hannover Messe on April 21 through 25, 2008 (Hall 25, Stand H25). Its core element is a three-dimensional laser scanner. Can a computer steer a car through a city without a driver's help? The "ËœSpirit of Berlin', a vehicle developed jointly by researchers...


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