3M Cogent News

Top 10 security industry mergers & acquisitions in 2016

Merger and acquisition activity has become a familiar topic in the physical security market. In 2016, SourceSecurity.com covered M&A news involving some of the industry’s largest companies, including high-profile names such as Tyco, Honeywell, Hikvision, ADT, and Ingram Micro. Here’s a look at the top 10 M&A stories in 2016, as covered by SourceSecurity.com:   1. Johnson Control and Tyco merge Johnson Controls and Tyco announced their merger into one comp...

Gemalto to acquire 3M’s Identity Management Business for US $850 million

The acquired business revenue is expected to grow at +10% CAGR with EBITDA margins above 20% by 2020 Gemalto, a provider of digital security, announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire 3M's Identity Management Business for US $850 million. 3M's Identity Management Business is comprised of 3M Cogent Inc., which provides a full spectrum of biometric solutions with a focus in civil identification, border control and law enforcement, and 3M's Document Reader and Secu...

Saudi Safety & Security international exhibition and forum to return in 2016

The 2016 event will focus more on industrial security, associated with safety and security protection of industrial facilities and assets Saudi Arabia’s leading security, fire and safety workshop and exhibition will return in 2016. The Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition 2016 will be taking place from the 16-18 May at The Dhahran International Exhibitions Center, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 2016 welcomes a rebranded SSS, including new logos and branded...

Saudi Safety & Security 2015 exhibition brings together 3,000 industry experts

This year event will have a new workshop-led format where selected critical topics will be discussed The Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition takes place annually and attracts a broad cross section of the industry to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the industrial hub for the Middle East region. Launched in 2011, SSS Arabia has combined an international exhibition and strategic workshops to serve these extremely important industries – safety, securi...

Identiv enters into bilateral partnership with 3M

Identiv's uTrust TS Reader technology is being integrated into 3M's MiY multi-factor authentication biometric devices Identiv, Inc. recently announced that it has entered a bilateral partnership with 3M, an innovative technology company that serves consumer, electronics and energy, healthcare, industrial, and safety and graphics markets. Initially, Identiv's uTrust TS Reader technology is being integrated into 3M's MiY multi-factor authentication biometric devices. Both Identi...

3M Cogent MiY readers integrated with Schneider Electric’s Andover Continuum Integrated Security and Building Management Solutions

Schneider Electric’s Andover Continuum Integrated Security and Building Management Solutions are now further enhanced with the latest generation of 3M Cogent MiY (Make it Yours) Biometric Access Control Readers. 3M Cogent MiY readers are now integrated with Andover Continuum CyberStation 1.91 or greater. The first complete integration of the MiY solution for user and credential management into a third party software, leveraging MiY’s framework, provides biometric capture and cardhol...

HID Global joins Secure Identity Alliance to secure government ID solutions

HID Global provides governments worldwide with highly customisable identity solutions for citizen ID programs HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced it has joined the Secure Identity Alliance, the industry’s reference body for secure documents and eServices. HID Global brings expertise to the secure government-to-citizen ID market worldwide with solutions that provide advantages over traditional paper-based documents, such as more...

3M receives three year contract for its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System with DIAC

3M CABIS provides fast, accurate fingerprint and facial recognition matching The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has awarded 3M a three-year contract to provide software and services for DIAC’s new Biometric Identification System. The new System is designed to handle the acquisition, quality checking, matching and storage of biometric data. DIAC’s mandate is to 'build Australia’s future through the well-managed movement...

3M Cogent’s MiY outdoor biometric access control reader secures California port

The MiY reader allows for fast authentication, which is critical for the operation of a very busy seaport SSA Marine, the company that manages the Port of Long Beach in Southern California, was having difficulty finding a security card reader to meet security requirements of TSA’s Transportation Worker Identification Card standard. The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport in the United States and a leading gateway for trade with Asia. It employs 30,000 peopl...

3M Cogent’s MiY-ID Gov biometric access control reader achieves biometric authentication system certification

MiY-ID is 3M Cogent's award-winning, multi-functional biometric access control reader 3M Cogent, a global leader in providing biometric identification solutions to government agencies and commercial enterprises, recently announced that its MiY-ID Gov biometric access control reader is the first product to be certified as an approved biometric authentication system by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in accordance with FIPS 201 standard. At a high-level, the Biome...