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Indian Gov’t Negotiating with Banks on Aadhaar Payments Incentive Program

Indian Gov’t Negotiating with Banks on Aadhaar Payments Incentive Program

The Unique Identification Authority of India is working with banks in the country to establish incentive programs to get shopkeepers in rural areas to start accepting Aadhaar-enabled payments, reports Deccan Herald. Aadhaar is, of course, the country’s national biometric ID system, which is expanding to more and more applications, with the vast majority of the country’s…

DualLock Combines Biometrics and Card-Based Access Control

DualLock Combines Biometrics and Card-Based Access Control

“The solution was developed in collaboration with Digitus Biometrics, and represents a logical evolution from the BioLock biometric locking solution announced by EMKA back in 2014.” UK-based locking systems developer EMKA has announced a new solution called DualLock. The device is designed to protect IT infrastructure by securely locking equipment like server racks. To that…

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

“Such solutions include those in its NEC WISE artificial intelligence line, which features technologies based on facial and fingerprint recognition, among other technologies.” NEC has been hard at work on new IoT and AI solutions for businesses and governments, and will be showing them off at a couple of big events this winter. To start, NEC’s own…

FPC to Issue Year-End Results February 2nd

FPC to Issue Year-End Results February 2nd

Fingerprint Cards has set the date for the release of its year-end report: February 2nd. The report will be presented by CEO Christian Fredrikson and CFO Johan Wilsby in a teleconference scheduled for 07.00 CET (1:00am EST). Expectations are high. In its Q3 update from the end of October, FPC reported quarterly revenues up 93 percent…

Fifth Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Fingerprint Security: Minnesota Court of Appeals

Fifth Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Fingerprint Security: Minnesota Court of Appeals

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has produced another wrinkle in the contentious matter of privacy rights with respect to biometrically locked mobile devices. The court recently denied an appeal from a convicted burglar who had tried to argue that a court order compelling him to unlock his phone for police via fingerprint scan had violated his Fifth…

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

CPNI Accreditation Opens Government Sector Opportunities for Ievo

CPNI Accreditation Opens Government Sector Opportunities for Ievo

UK-based Ievo has received CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) accreditation for its Ievo Ultimate fingerprint reader, the company has announced. The certification means that the Ievo Ultimate is now included in CPNI’s Catalogue of Security Equipment. CPNI works with a range of government and academic bodies in the UK to provide national security…

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics’ VFS7500S fingerprint authentication solution has become the first such device to receive full certification from China’s Banking Card Test Center (BCTC). The certification could open important paths for Synaptics in the China market. The BCTC was established by China UnionPay (CUP), the country’s major domestic bank network. In announcing the BCTC certification, Synaptics asserted…

Zwipe Gets New Distribution Ally in North America

Zwipe Gets New Distribution Ally in North America

Zwipe has a big new ally in its distribution efforts. The fingerprint recognition specialist has announced that Identification Systems Group, a North American association of identification system sellers, has introduced Zwipe products to its network. The organization is over three decades old, over a hundred offices across the US, and more than 500 sales personnel…

Singapore FinTech Firm Pitches Naked Payments to Hospitality Sector

Singapore FinTech Firm Pitches Naked Payments to Hospitality Sector

Singapore-based FinTech firm Touche has launched a new payments platform that lets merchants accept fingerprint scans as a payment option, reports Channel NewsAsia. The system links participating customers’ fingerprints to their credit cards, allowing them to forego use of the cards themselves after registering. It just launched in Singapore with its first customer, a restaurant…

News Roundup: The Year in Review Results Are In

News Roundup: The Year in Review Results Are In

Last week at FindBiometrics we began to unpack the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey. Meanwhile, the industry news was filled with mobile device integrations, contactless modality innovations, and encouraging predictions for the year ahead. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Year in Review…

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor has it that Samsung has finalized the specifications of the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. GSMArena and The Mobile Indian are both reporting that the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will eschew a physical home button, allowing the display on each device to take up most of the real estate…

FPC Announces Three New Mobile Integrations

FPC Announces Three New Mobile Integrations

“These are the third, fourth, and fifth smartphone integrations announced by FPC so far this year…” Fingerprint Cards is ending the week with the announcement of three new mobile integrations for its biometric sensors. A new phone from HiSense, the HiSense A2, features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor. The device is a sequel to the HiSense…

Year in Review 2016: The Most Exciting Modalities

Year in Review 2016: The Most Exciting Modalities

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

HYPR Announces Biometric Security Platform for eCommerce

HYPR Announces Biometric Security Platform for eCommerce

HYPR Corp. has announced a new eCommerce security platform based on biometric authentication. It’s a software-based solution aimed Fortune 500 enterprises, and is designed to help them offer their customers a password-free online shopping experience, with biometrics based on fingerprints, face, and voice being used for authentication. The company says the system is also based…

JENETRIC Gets ISO 9001 Certification

JENETRIC Gets ISO 9001 Certification

Germany-based fingerprint scanner developer JENETRIC has received ISO 9001 certification across the breadth of its departments. In a statement announcing the certification, JENETRIC CEO Roberto Wolfer characterized it as a validation of the company’s standards. “We are pleased to offer our customers highest quality in all areas – from production and order processing all the…

NEXT Biometrics Aiming to Get Flexible Sensor Into Mass Production in Q2

NEXT Biometrics Aiming to Get Flexible Sensor Into Mass Production in Q2

In his annual New Year’s letter to investors, NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsoe is anticipating considerable growth in the smart card market, which he says “represents almost endless opportunities”. Etholm-Idsoe points out that NEXT’s flexible fingerprint sensor, which is intended for smart cards, is now in prototype form, with the company working with partner Innolux…

Year in Review 2016: Biometrics Truly Feel Mainstream

Year in Review 2016: Biometrics Truly Feel Mainstream

After a year of dynamic change and massive growth for the biometrics and identity tech industries, and with CES having come to its conclusion on Sunday, we are now firmly entrenched in 2017. In December we conducted our 14th annual Year in Review survey, presented in association with SIA, and now it’s time to breakdown the…

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

Last week we brought in the new year with exciting biometrics news coverage straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The first major tech conference of the year, renowned for setting the technological tone for the following twelve months, CES dominated the identity news with automotive headlines, fingerprint sensor news, and much more. The…

Synaptics Tech Gets High-Profile Deployment in ASUS ZenFone AR

Synaptics Tech Gets High-Profile Deployment in ASUS ZenFone AR

“The ZenFone AR is the first smartphone to support the Google Tango augmented reality platform and Google’s Daydream VR headset…” ASUS is sticking with Synaptics for the biometric capabilities of its newest smartphone, using a Natural ID fingerprint sensor in the ZenFone AR. The smartphone maker has used Synaptics sensors in multiple devices, most recently the…

New Huawei, Xiaomi Phones Feature FPC Sensors

New Huawei, Xiaomi Phones Feature FPC Sensors

“Huawei… recently found itself at the cutting edge of mobile biometrics when it integrated FPC’s under-glass FPC1268 sensor into its Honor Magic device.” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating two new fingerprint sensor integrations to kick off the new year. Huawei’s new Honor 6X features an FPC1025 sensor, while Xiaomi’s newest white Mi Mix smartphone features an…

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

Goodix is celebrating a major new client, with LG having integrated a Goodix fingerprint sensor into its new K10 and Stylus 3 smartphones. The announcement came at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. LG has evidently opted to shake things up after having used an IDEX fingerprint sensor in its Stylo 2 V and its Stylus…

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

California-based desktop and mobile accessory maker Kensington has announced a new second-factor authentication key with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Called the VeriMark Fingerprint Key, the solution was launched at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The device is designed to work with Windows Hello, the biometric security system built into Windows 10; as…

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix has won a prestigious CES 2017 award for an innovative fingerprint sensor system with built-in liveness detection. It has become the first China-based IC company to win a Best of Innovation Award in the category of Embedded Technologies, thanks to its Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor. It’s an optical fingerprint sensor system that also uses infrared…

Fingerprint-Scanning Padlock Represents a Growing Niche in Biometrics Market

Fingerprint-Scanning Padlock Represents a Growing Niche in Biometrics Market

An LA-based startup is working to further usher biometric technology into everyday life with a new biometric padlock called the BenjiLock. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: A standard-looking padlock, with an embedded fingerprint scanner. It’s rechargeable, comes in a variety of colors, and is also compatible with a key in the event of an…

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

Fingerprint Cards has taken its first big step into the PC market with a new solution aimed at connecting its fingerprint sensors to protected enclaves in PCs. It’s a software-based solution designed to support computers using Windows 10 and Intel processors. In a statement, FPC explained that the solution is designed to be “implemented on…

Huawei Opts for Synaptics Sensor in Changxiang 6S Handset

Huawei Opts for Synaptics Sensor in Changxiang 6S Handset

“…Huawei’s Changxiang 6S features a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor.” Synaptics is celebrating what could be an important win in its bid for more marketshare, with Huawei having integrated its fingerprint sensor technology into a new device. Along with Synaptics’ TouchView TDDI touchscreen technology, Huawei’s Changxiang 6S features a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor. The…

IDEX to Show Off ISO-ID1 Solution at CES 2017

IDEX to Show Off ISO-ID1 Solution at CES 2017

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist IDEX is aiming to make a splash at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where it will not only show off its technological solutions but also look for new partners and investors.   In a statement announcing its participating in the this week’s event, IDEX said it will showcase an ISO-ID1 smart…

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

“…BIO-key is signalling that it will place a particular focus on its “most exciting announcement” – biometric padlocks.” BIO-key is gearing up for this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, promising in a new blog post to show off “biometric technology products that make customers say ‘Wow’ and ‘How did I live without this?’” Those…

Synaptics Brings Facial Recognition to Natural ID Line Via Multi-Factor Fusion Engine

Synaptics Brings Facial Recognition to Natural ID Line Via Multi-Factor Fusion Engine

“Synaptics Marketing VP Anthony Gioeli said its use of fingerprint and facial biometrics merely represents ‘phase one’ of the project, with more biometrics options to follow in future iterations.” Synaptics has announced a new multi-factor biometric solution that brings facial recognition to its Natural ID fingerprint authentication offering. The company calls it a “multi-factor fusion…

SecuGen Launches UN20 Serial Fingerprint Sensor

SecuGen Launches UN20 Serial Fingerprint Sensor

Optical fingerprint device and technology manufacturer SecuGen has released the UN20 Serial fingerprint sensor, the company has announced. Scheduled to be showcased at CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, the UN20 Serial is a standalone, optical, OEM fingerprint sensor, boasts FBI FAP 20 certification, and bears a special distinction: it is the first of…

Apple Pay Gains Further Bank Support in China, US

Apple Pay Gains Further Bank Support in China, US

Having made a pioneering entry into the China market close to the start of 2016, Apple Pay is closing out the year with new bank support in the country. Fourteen new China-based financial services supporters have been announced, from ChengDu Rural Commercial Bank to HSBC. Apple Pay made its start in the country this past…

New Lenovo Vibe P2 Smartphone Uses Synaptics Sensor

New Lenovo Vibe P2 Smartphone Uses Synaptics Sensor

A Synaptics fingerprint sensor is powering the biometric capabilities of a new smartphone from Lenovo. The Vibe P2 features an FS4200 sensor model. It’s part of Synaptics’ Natural ID line of sensors. While the company recently announced a new optical fingerprint sensor that can scan through glass as part of that product family, it looks…

BIO-key to Kick Off 2017 with CES Device Launches

BIO-key to Kick Off 2017 with CES Device Launches

“…BIO-key has unveiled new additions to its lineup, including Q-180 Touch, a fingerprint reader with a Micro USB plug designed to enable compatibility with Android mobile devices.” BIO-key is aiming to kick-start 2017 by launching multiple new products at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company is well known for its USB fingerprint readers, whose Windows 10…

Microsoft Receives Patent Approval For Fingerprint Slide-to-Unlock

Microsoft Receives Patent Approval For Fingerprint Slide-to-Unlock

Microsoft has received approval for a patent combining fingerprint scanning with slide-to-unlock gestures, according to a new report from Patently Mobile. While many smartphones prompt users to start unlocking their devices by sliding a finger along the lock screen, and biometric fingerprint scanning is now a more or less standard feature on smartphones, few if…

CLEAR Bulks Up Executive Team to Support Expansion

CLEAR Bulks Up Executive Team to Support Expansion

“In a statement announcing the additions to the team, CLEAR framed them as part of a “major nationwide expansion.”” Biometric security screening specialist CLEAR has dramatically expanded its executive team with five new additions. Todd Edebohls is the company’s new SVP of Corporate Development, having previously held business development roles with Amazon.com and Zocdoc and…

Mexico Sticks with Safran for Voter Authentication

The National Electoral Institute of Mexico, or INE, is sticking with Safran Identity & Security for its biometric voter authentication needs. The organizations have worked together since 2005, with Safran’s most recent contract having seen the INE’s biometric authentication system to allow for 10-fingerprint matching. Now, it’s seeking to upgrade the system, with Safran suggesting…

New Payments System to Let Indian Citizens Pay with Their Fingers

New Payments System to Let Indian Citizens Pay with Their Fingers

Indian citizens will soon be able to pay for goods and services using only their fingerprints. Elaborating on a program initially announced earlier this month, the country’s Minister of Information Technology (and Law and Justice), Ravi Shankar Prasad, has announced that the government is stepping up efforts to promote payments via Aadhaar, the country’s national…

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe has announced two major new additions to its executive team. Orlando Martinez has signed on as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, and John Laws is now Director of Sales Access Control EMEA. Martinez comes to the company from a previous position as SVP of Business Development for Snarf Networks,…

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

New laptop devices from Samsung feature built-in fingerprint sensors care of Fingerprint Cards. The 13.3″ and 15″ models of the Notebook 9 devices each use the FPC1025 sensor model. The integrations will let users take advantage of the Windows Hello biometric authentication system built into Windows 10. While the Notebook 9 aren’t the first devices…

Synaptics Introduces New Line of Optical Fingerprint Sensors

Synaptics Introduces New Line of Optical Fingerprint Sensors

Synaptics has announced the Natural ID FS9100, a new line of optical fingerprint sensors that can scan through a full millimeter of cover glass. In a statement announcing the new sensor family, Synaptics asserted that it sports “an extremely thin form factor and minimal power consumption,” adding that its under-glass application will protect the sensor…

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a featured look back on the big mobile and financial market events of 2016, and the major presence biometrics played in all of them. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with fingerprints, connected cars, enterprise applications, and upgrades. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in global…

Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics Are Making It To The Workplace

Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics Are Making It To The Workplace

“…the more sophisticated authentication mechanisms now seen in consumer devices, such as fingerprint and iris scanning, are making their way into the workplace.” Gemalto has issued new findings indicating that more organizations are starting to take digital security more seriously. The findings are part of Gemalto’s Authentication and Identity Management Index, and identify a trend…

Huawei Honor Magic Features FPC1268 Under-Glass Sensor

Huawei Honor Magic Features FPC1268 Under-Glass Sensor

“In addition to the embedded fingerprint sensor, there’s an infrared sensor system that automatically scans a user’s face and hands for passive authentication…” Huawei has launched another new device, the Huawei Honor Magic, that is taking advantage of Fingerprint Cards‘ under-glass sensor technology. The new smartphone features an FPC1268 sensor –  the same model used…

Continental Leverages Biometrics for Driver Convenience, Car Efficiency

Continental Leverages Biometrics for Driver Convenience, Car Efficiency

German car maker Continental is doubling down on the biometrics front ahead of CES 2017. The company had announced a number of sophisticated smart car technologies to be showcased at the event earlier this week, including dynamically adjusting tinted glass and HTML5 in-car displays. Among the most eyebrow-raising of these were its plans to incorporate…

Innovatrics Algorithm Tops Accuracy Ranking in NIST PFT II Test

Innovatrics Algorithm Tops Accuracy Ranking in NIST PFT II Test

Innovatrics has come out on top in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Proprietary Fingerprint Template Evaluation II (PFT II) test, the company has announced. The test is meant to assess the accuracy of the algorithms used in the end stages of fingerprint matching, and Innovatrics’ software has achieved a top ranking in accuracy…

Meitu M6s Uses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Meitu M6s Uses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Precise Biometrics‘ flagship mobile algorithm software is being used to power the fingerprint scanning of the Meitu M6s smartphone, the company has announced. It’s not a huge surprise, given that Precise BioMatch Mobile appears to have been used in the original Meitu M6 announced this past summer. That integration came by way of Fingerprint Cards…

JENETRIC Enters Third Funding Round, Prepares US Expansion

JENETRIC Enters Third Funding Round, Prepares US Expansion

“The funds should help JENETRIC to establish a US subsidiary in the year to come…” Germany-based fingerprint biometrics company JENETRIC is getting ready to enter a third round of funding, the company has announced. To plan this round, the company teamed up with VENTRADA Corporate Finance GmbH. Echoing its last funding round a year ago,…

BIO-key Wins $1.1M Subscription Contract, Anticipates Related Sales

BIO-key Wins $1.1M Subscription Contract, Anticipates Related Sales

BIO-key has won a $1.1 million contract for use of its biometric authentication platform, referring to its new client as “a leading Fortune 500 customer” in a statement announcing the deal. The company’s biometric platform will be used to authenticate “several hundred thousand of the customer’s personnel worldwide.” BIO-key has not disclosed the length of…

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