Cogent Systems News

MiY-ID – One Device, Infinite Possibilities

MiY-ID is 3M Cogent's latest outdoor multi-functional biometric access control reader that provides secure access control with a configurable workflow to meet your unique security needs. The reader can interface virtually with any PACS system and also supports government credentials such as PIV, TWIC, and CAC.MiY-ID features an Ingress Protection Level (IP) 64 with built-in TLS encrypted Ethernet and PIV-approved matchers, fingerprint scanner, and contact/contactless CHUID readers. Highly sophis...

ASIS recognises security industry’s most innovative surveillance solutions

The winners will be recognised at ASIS 2010, the security industry's leading eventASIS International, the pre-eminent organisation for security professionals worldwide, has selected its 2010 ASIS Accolades winners. ASIS Accolades is an awards competition that recognises the security industry's most innovative new products, services, and/or solutions.ASIS invited exhibitors at the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits to submit new technology, product, or service solutions for evalu...

3M to acquire biometric authentication solutions provider, Cogent Inc.

Cogent's FIPS 201 certified dual-digit optical fingerprint scanner, the CSD 4503M and Cogent Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for 3M's acquisition of Cogent Inc. for $10.50 per share. The proposed transaction has an aggregate value of approximately $943 million, or approximately $430 million net of cash acquired. Cogent Inc., commonly referred to as Cogent Systems, provides finger, palm, face and iris biometric systems for governments, law enforcement agenci...

Cogent Systems announces financial results for first quarter 2009

 Cogent Systems announced financial results for the first quarter of 2009Cogent Systems (Nasdaq:COGT) today announced financial results for the first quarter, which ended March 31, 2009.First quarter 2009 revenues were $31.0 million, an increase of 26% over revenue of $24.6 million in the same year ago period. Net income on a GAAP basis for the first quarter of 2009 was $9.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share. This compares to GAAP net income of $14.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share in...

Cogent Systems and Keyscan Inc. announce distribution partnership for North American access control market

 Cogent Systems and  Keyscan Inc announced distribution and OEM partnershipCogent Systems and Keyscan Inc., a market leader in manufacturing premium access control hardware and software, announced today a distribution and OEM partnership. As part of this agreement, Keyscan will provide an extensive North American-wide distribution network for Cogent's BioGate line of commercial biometric readers for physical access control (PACs) solutions.Keyscan's distribution network...

Steria and Cogent Systems to provide an innovative biometric fingerprint capture system to Belgian Federal Police

 Cogent Systems and Steria selected by Belgian Federal Police to provide an innovative fingerprint capture system For its 100th anniversary, the Belgian Police Department's Legal Identification Division is getting an innovative fingerprint capture system. Steria Benelux has been chosen to equip the Technical and Scientific Police Department's Legal Identification Division with a revolutionary fingerprint-capture system. Steria is acting as "prime contractor" for this project. The...

Hirsch's Verification Station biometric technology approved by TSA

Hirsch Electronics, a leading manufacturer of access control and identity management solutions, recently confirmed its Verification Station's biometric technology passed the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) rigorous testing and was placed on the TSA's "Biometrics for Access Control" Qualified Products List (QPL).According to the TSA's website, ‘Airport operators are encouraged to use the qualified products list to improve upon their existing access control syst...

UK's Home Office selects Cogent Systems software for the initial phase of the Biometric UKvisas Program

Cogent Systems today announced that the United Kingdom's (UK) Home Office has selected Cogent to provide software for the UKvisas Biometrics Program.  The software solution will support the capture of both fingerprint and facial images.The UKvisas Biometrics Program is providing equipment to approximately 250 locations worldwide to capture biometric fingerprint and facial image data for all visa applicants.  UKvisas goal is to introduce fingerprinting by 2008 for all visa applicants be...

GSA Certifies Cogent Systems Algorithms for FIPS 201 PIV for Federal Government Employees and Contractors

Cogent offers a comprehensive Biometric Solution for PIVCogent Systems today announced it had received approval from the General Services Administration (GSA) for its fingerprint algorithmic technologies to be used in conjunction with the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart cards to be issued to U.S federal government employees and contractors beginning on October 27th, 2006.  Cogent's leading fingerprint algorithmic technologies were the first to receive GSA approval for use in...