IoT

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics. Favre joined NEXT as its new CEO in February, and the following interview discusses her reasons for joining the Norwegian fingerprint sensor company. The discussion reveals her priorities for the company in 2017, specifically concerning the burgeoning biometric smart cards market. Conversation then turns to…

CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT Market

CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT Market

“The South Korea-based company became the first FIDO Alliance member to host an interoperability event for the consortium outside of the US last year, raising its profile in the authentication industry in the process.” CrucialTec has announced a new, small-scale fingerprint sensor module aimed at Internet of Things applications. The sensor comes in at about 17mm by…

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC will showcase its technologies and deliver multiple presentations at the upcoming Enterprise Connect 2017 conference. The company has announced that its activities will revolve around the theme of “Delivering on the Smart Enterprise”. Among the solutions to be showcased by the company are its Virtual Receptionist system, which uses the company’s NeoFace Welcome facial…

NEC To Showcase Facial Recognition, Smart City Tech at CeBIT

NEC To Showcase Facial Recognition, Smart City Tech at CeBIT

NEC will be an exhibitor at this year’s CeBIT digital business expo, the company has announced. In a statement, NEC said it will show off solutions based on AI, cloud, and Internet of Things technologies, and that offer smart city and public safety applications. The company also said it invites attendees to visit its stand…

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

“…Harman in particular has also explored biometric technology, an area of growing interest to Samsung.” Samsung Electronics has completed its acquisition of Harman, a connected car components maker. The purchase was first announced last autumn, signalling a significant investment into the smart car market for Samsung. The deal was valued at approximately $8 billion dollars; in…

InvenSense-GF Partnership Produces Under-Glass Ultrasonic Sensor Solution

InvenSense-GF Partnership Produces Under-Glass Ultrasonic Sensor Solution

MEMS sensor technology developer InvenSense has teamed up with GlobalFoundries (GF) to develop ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology for the mobile and IoT markets. Called the InvenSense UltraPrint Ultrasound Fingerprint Touch Sensor Solution, it’s the product of a development process that leverages GF’s aluminum nitride manufacturing technology to enable the production of piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers.…

FIDO Gets High-Profile Endorsements at RSA 2017

FIDO Gets High-Profile Endorsements at RSA 2017

While this year’s Mobile World Congress sucked up a lot of attention with its wide-ranging array of cutting-edge mobile technologies, a recent security-focused event helped to highlight the growing importance of FIDO security standards in the mobile sector and beyond. Looking back on RSA Conference 2017, FIDO Alliance Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Shikiar highlights…

Fujitsu Announces New Mobile Biometric Authentication Platform For IoT ID

Fujitsu Announces New Mobile Biometric Authentication Platform For IoT ID

Fujitsu has developed a new authentication platform for the IoT that would verify users’ identities through the biometric scanning features of their smartphones. The system takes an on-device approach to biometric data, adhering to FIDO Alliance standards. When a user needs to access an IoT device or service, she needs only to perform a biometric…

LG’s Hub Robot Responds To Voices, Recognizes Faces

LG’s Hub Robot Responds To Voices, Recognizes Faces

LG bet on a robot revolution at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where it unveiled four new robotic offerings. Two are meant for the airport. LG’s Airport Guide Robot able to scan passengers’ tickets, offer information about their flights, and even lead them to their gates; while the Airport Cleaning Robot is pretty much what…

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Auto maker Jaguar Land Rover has filed a patent that could do away with car keys. Entitled “Door Access System for a Vehicle”, the patent filing describes an innovative door unlocking system based on biometric identification. A camera installed on the car would be connected to a biometric software system that would be able to…

Natural Speech To Be Key User Interface For IoT: Report

Natural Speech To Be Key User Interface For IoT: Report

A new report from Opus Research is heralding the rise of natural speech as the key user interface for the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” emerging with the Internet of Things. Specifically, the report focuses on Artificial Solution’s Teneo Platform, an AI system based on voice interaction with the user, as its main case study. But the…

NEC Showcases Biometric Retail Shopper Analytics Solution

NEC Showcases Biometric Retail Shopper Analytics Solution

“The effort indicates a deepening relationship between NEC and Microsoft in retail, with the latter’s Kinect motion-sensing system having been leveraged for the NEC Engage digital signage system.” NEC is showcasing a new retail solution that takes advantage of its facial biometric technology at this year’s IoT Solutions World Congress. The solution was built using the…

Apple’s Smart Home Hub To Recognize Faces, Read Emotions: Reports

Apple’s Smart Home Hub To Recognize Faces, Read Emotions: Reports

Apple is getting ready to go head-to-head with Amazon with its own smart home hub similar to the latter’s Echo. The system will be very similar in functionality, allowing user’s to interact with it via Siri, Apple’s voice-activated AI assistant; Amazon’s devices, meanwhile, feature its Alexa system. Users will be able to control connected home…

Acquisitions Could Help Accelerate Growth: FPC CEO

Acquisitions Could Help Accelerate Growth: FPC CEO

The new CEO of Fingerprint Cards is publicly mulling over the idea of acquisitions to help accelerate the company’s expansion beyond the mobile biometrics market, and it’s prompting some market speculation, reports Bloomberg. Such a move would make sense. The replacement of former CEO Jörgen Lantto with Christian Fredrikson, who took the helm last month, was largely…

Three Trends From MWC Shanghai

Three Trends From MWC Shanghai

We’re back from Mobile World Congress Shanghai, where FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill moderated two sessions of keynotes and panels. The three day event market the largest mobile industry conference in Asia, and like the original Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona, MWC Shanghai provided a snapshot into the dominant trends in mobility today. Here…

As Smart Home Hub, Siri Might Recognize Your Face

As Smart Home Hub, Siri Might Recognize Your Face

Apple is working on its own version of the Amazon Echo, and it could include a facial recognition capability, according to new leaks. Like the Echo, Apple’s product is aimed at becoming an AI-infused hub for the smart home, allowing users to manipulate connected devices like lights via voice interaction. But its facial recognition capability…

EyeLock Opens IoT Center of Excellence

EyeLock Opens IoT Center of Excellence

Iris biometrics specialist EyeLock has opened a new R&D facility in Austin, Texas. Called the IoT Center of Excellence, it extends the company’s national presence, complementing its offices in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. In announcing the new facility, EyeLock emphasized the location’s vitality in terms of tech culture. Commenting in a statement,…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: Voice and the IoT

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: Voice and the IoT

The Need For Security in IoT Increased connectivity is leading to all sorts of technological innovation, bearing the potential for a great deal of increased efficiency, not only in the world of industry, but also in at home and in the car. The Internet of Things, both industrial and commercial, promises levels of automation, customization,…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

May is Voice Biometrics Month 2016 at FindBiometrics, so for the next four weeks we will be examining the hands-free modality in our featured articles section, culminating with an expert webinar on the topic: Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World. In order to get things started, we’ve put together a voice biometrics primer to familiarize…

Biometrics Market to Shift to Consumer Devices, Financial Services, IoT: ABI Research

Biometrics Market to Shift to Consumer Devices, Financial Services, IoT: ABI Research

The overall biometrics market will continue to see substantial growth, but will also feature a shifting landscape, over the next several years. That’s the prediction of ABI Research, which argues that by 2021 the market will reach a value of $30 billion as its primary revenues shift from the government sector to banking and consumer…

NEC to Showcase Azure-Enabled IoT Tech at Hannover Messe 2016

NEC to Showcase Azure-Enabled IoT Tech at Hannover Messe 2016

NEC Corporation of America is planning to show off two new Internet of Things solutions at next week’s Hannover Messe 2016 trade show, the company has announced. The solutions are for the areas of manufacturing and retail respectively, and both are designed to be compatible with Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform. The company’s manufacturing solution is…

NEXT Biometrics, Arrow Electronics Offer Authentication Solution for Windows 10 IoT Devices

NEXT Biometrics, Arrow Electronics Offer Authentication Solution for Windows 10 IoT Devices

“Arrow Electronics has a strong business network that could prove advantageous in funneling NEXT Biometrics technology to over 100,000 OEMs.” A new partnership could offer NEXT Biometrics a powerful connection to the potentially lucrative Internet of Things market. The company has teamed up with Arrow Electronics to offer a turnkey biometric solution for IoT devices running…

Trustonic Hybrid Protection Enhances IoT Fingerprint Security

Trustonic Hybrid Protection Enhances IoT Fingerprint Security

Hardware IT security specialist Trustonic has announced a new security solution for developers working in both mobile and the Internet of Things. Called Trustonic Hybrid Protection (THP), the platform combines Trustonic’s secure hardware with software security developed by whiteCryption. Basically, THP is designed to take advantage of hardware enabling Trustonic TEE Hardware Protection whenever it’s…

Mobile, IoT Factor Big Into HID’s Secure Identity Predictions

Mobile, IoT Factor Big Into HID’s Secure Identity Predictions

HID Global has announced its predictions for 2016’s top trends in secure identity. In addition to trends related to general enhancements in security systems, from their user interfaces to how they help users enjoy other activities such as shopping, HID Global points to some more salient trends that could prove important in 2016. First among these…

Qualcomm Demos Smart Home Platform, Voice Biometics

Qualcomm Demos Smart Home Platform, Voice Biometics

Qualcomm is showing off an Internet of Things platform for the smart home at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company’s Smart Home Reference Platform is designed around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 processor, and the company says it offers a range of capabilities suited to smart home applications. For example, it features hi-fi audio offering 24-bit, 192…

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho (Safran) continues its march into the mobile market. In a new post on its website, Morpho’s Telecom Business Unit Vice President and General Manager, Yves Portalier, further clarifies the company’s strategy in this area since CEO Anne Bouverot first announced Morpho’s mobile plans last month. In framing Morpho’s strategy, Portalier points to advancements in SIM…

Samsung ARTIK to Offer Sensory TrulyHandsfree Support

Samsung ARTIK to Offer Sensory TrulyHandsfree Support

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree solution will be supported by the Samsung ARTIK platform, the company has announced. TrulyHandsfree is Sensory’s flagship speech recognition system, and was updated late last summer to use deep learning technology to filter out background noise, among other improvements. ARTIK, meanwhile, is Samsung’s chip line for the Internet of Things, offering developers the…

Entertech Sees Biometric Opportunity in IoT

Entertech Sees Biometric Opportunity in IoT

Entertech Systems is predicting a hugely important role for biometric technology in Internet of Things security. In a new blog post, the company cites data from Gartner and Acuity Market Intelligence highlighting the growing importance of biometric authentication in a range of areas related to the IoT. The company points to Gartner’s prediction that biometric sensors…

Synopsis and Sensory Unveil Voice Recognition for IoT

Synopsis and Sensory Unveil Voice Recognition for IoT

Software developer Synopsis, Inc. and vision- and voice-based UX tech firm Sensory, Inc. have announced what they call an ultra-low power voice recognition system. Running on Synopsis’ low-power ARC EM5D processor, Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree system is being promoted for mobile and Internet of Things applications. Speaking in a press release, Sensory, Inc. VP Bernard Brafman emphasized…