findBIOMETRICS, had the chance to interview Satoshi Amagai, president and CEO of mofira, and Jintaro Nozawa, Director and Executive Operating Officer at Fujisoft. The discussion serves as an excellent overview of what each company has to offer in the biometric arena and the verticals ripe for finger vein authentication, as well as how their new partnership will manifest over the next year.
Peter O’Neill, president of findBIOMETRICS (fB), recently had the opportunity to interview Won Lee, president and CEO of SecuGen (SG). The discussion begins with an overview of the company history, its product line and business model, before getting into the details of SecuGen’s expansion into India and how the company is going to be making moves in the mobile space.
Bill 188 passed legislature a few weeks ago, waiting for the governor’s signature until yesterday when it passed into law. Immediately after it made its way to the governor’s desk, Walter Hamilton, vice-chairman of the IBIA got in touch with findBIOMETRICS in order to discuss the bold anti-biometrics move in Florida.
BIO-key International recently announced a partnership with IDEX in a commitment to mobile strong authentication. Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with the CEOs of both companies about the current state of mobile biometrics.
findBIOMETRICS was granted an exclusive interview with Rich Agostinelli to talk about the thinking behind the merger as well as what to expect from the resulting company.
What differentiates Zwipe’s two-factor authentication technology is it is implemented entirely on a card platform. The fingerprint scanner is visible on the card surface and when you touch the scanner you activate an algorithm in the card, which will perform a match query with a template also stored on the card. Not only is the biometric verification process executed on the card, but the users biometric information is stored only on the card. This eliminates the need to maintain an external database, which itself can be costly and vulnerable to hackers.
Interview With Teresa Wu, Managing Global Biometric System Portfolio Marketing Director for 3M Cogent, Inc.
I don’t think biometrics is a silver bullet for perfect security, but it is a very key component when implemented properly with the right framework and the right setting to strengthen the entire identity management solution.
Our roadmap is full of new and exciting technologies. We are looking in multiple areas and, as iris recognition grows, vertical applications in markets such as healthcare and within healthcare, time and attendance or patient registration etc. All of those applications are starting to surface and we are trying to focus more on the vertical application side of the business and not just horizontal identity management applications.
Aware Introduces The New Nexa Family of Biometric SDKs – Interview With David Benini, VP Marketing, Aware, Inc.
The Nexa algorithms have been in the works in our R&D group for many years, having evolved from our other fingerprint, face, and iris SDK products. The time was right to give them APIs and make them openly available. We’re offering the Nexa SDKs because matching is clearly such a critical component of biometric systems, and until now we could not sufficiently fulfill the need when customers required it. So the main reason for introducing the Nexa SDKs is to round out our product line in a way that makes us better equipped to address our customers’ needs.
What I have seen during the time that I have been with the IBIA is that biometrics started with largely a government, law enforcement and civil ID focus and that is still important but there is all kinds of evidence over the last few years that people are looking for something other than PINs and passwords for convenient and secure authentication solutions in commercial and consumer markets. Biometrics is crossing all facets of our lives, and with the introduction of the iPhone with the biometric and other smartphones that are soon going to be coming out with biometrics, you’ve got millions of newly habituated biometric users which is going to help with the acclimation of society to use biometrics more freely…