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Biometrics Shaping Healthcare Tech Trends: HID Global

Biometrics Shaping Healthcare Tech Trends: HID Global

“…the rise of biometrics more broadly is HID Global’s third major trend, with such technology being used to help ensure the right patient is getting prescribed medication, to more effectively manage patient records, and more.” Coinciding with this week’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) conference, HID Global has identified some identity technology trends…

Goodix Promises ‘World’s First’ Tech for MWC

Goodix Promises ‘World’s First’ Tech for MWC

Fingerprint and touchscreen solutions provider Goodix is hoping to make a big splash at next week’s Mobile World Congress with what it promises will be “another world’s first technology”. In a statement, the company did not offer any details on the new technology, other than to say that it is “patented with independent intellectual properties”.…

Meitu T8 Uses FPC1235 Biometric Sensor

Meitu T8 Uses FPC1235 Biometric Sensor

Meitu is using Fingerprint Cards‘ FPC1235 sensor in a new device, the T8. It isn’t the first time Meitu has used an FPC sensor. The company integrated an FPC1035 into its Meitu M6s smartphone announced late last year; and its first biometric smartphone, the original Meitu M6, used the same sensor model. The integration suggests…

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management at Tascent. The conversation begins with a review of Tascent’s history before shifting to an in depth look at the company’s InSight One and Tascent M6 multimodal biometrics solutions. The following interview provides an expert view of the…

IDEX to Show Off New Glass and Ceramic Sensors at MWC

IDEX to Show Off New Glass and Ceramic Sensors at MWC

IDEX has launched a new series of glass and ceramic fingerprint sensors for mobile devices. In a statement announcing the new products, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia said they would serve mobile OEMs that are “increasingly relying on glass to strengthen the industrial designs of next generation smartphones.” The company will officially launch the new…

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics our Healthcare Biometrics Month coverage continued as we prepared for this week’s HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. The industry news was filled with big contactless modality news too, while we saw innovations in IoT ID and biometric border control. Here’s a look back on all of last week’s top stories in…

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…

Redmi Note 4X Features Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Redmi Note 4X Features Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software has been integrated into the Redmi Note 4X, a new smartphone from Xiaomi. The device is a sequel to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4, which also made use of Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile fingerprint algorithm software. Indeed, Xiaomi is a longtime integrator of Precise Biometrics software, with multiple other devices having integrated…

FPC Sensor Used in Another Redmi Device

FPC Sensor Used in Another Redmi Device

Fingerprint Cards technology is helping to enable the biometric capabilities of another new Redmi device from Xiaomi. The company has announced that its FPC1035 sensor is being used in the new Redmi Note 4X. News of the integration arrives not long after that of a previous pair of Redmi devices – the Redmi 4 and…

Applied Recognition Opens Ver-ID to Mobile Developers

Applied Recognition Opens Ver-ID to Mobile Developers

Toronto-based Applied Recognition is enabling its Ver-ID biometric credential verification solution for iOS and Android applications. The company has announced that it is now supporting Apache’s Cordova and Adobe’s PhoneGap, popular mobile development platforms. The supports means that developers can add Ver-ID support to their apps “by adding just a few lines of code,” according to a…

MePIN Platform Gets Facial Recognition

MePIN Platform Gets Facial Recognition

MePIN/Meontrust Inc. has brought additional biometric security technology to its eponymous authentication platform. While MePIN already facilitated biometric authentication via mobile fingerprint scanning, it now offers facial recognition for added security. One iteration of this feature, dubbed User Recognition, uses facial biometrics to ensure that a preregistered user is the person authorizing a payment; the other,…

Worldcore Adds BioID Facial Recognition to Platform

Worldcore Adds BioID Facial Recognition to Platform

“It isn’t the first time Worldcore has turned to biometrics for customer authentication, with the company’s platform having employed voice recognition from the outset.” Digital banking solutions provider Worldcore has integrated facial biometrics security into its platform. Called FaceKey, the system allows users to authenticate for online services via facial recognition. The technology comes by way…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

February is Healthcare Month at FindBiometrics. Last week we started our focused coverage with a primer on this month-long topic, and it became clear that the most visible area of application for biometrics in the health space is patient ID and electronic health records. But biometrics do have uses beyond properly managing patients, cutting down…

Jumio Introduces Netverify Document Verification Feature

Jumio Introduces Netverify Document Verification Feature

Jumio has expanded its biometric Know Your Customer platform with a new document-reading capability. The new Netverify Document Verification feature allows users to scan documents like bank statements and utility bills, and Jumio says it can even work with folded and crumpled documents. The new capability complements a biometric authentication feature introduced to the Netverify…

Wearable Biometrics To Aid In Understanding Conversations

Wearable Biometrics To Aid In Understanding Conversations

MIT researchers are working on a wearable AI system that could help to guide people with autism spectrum disorder (formerly known as Asperger’s disorder) and social anxiety through everyday conversations, reports MIT News. The aim is to develop a system that could advise users of the emotional tone of a given conversation, all from the…

Emirates NBD Deploys Biometric Tablets in Branches

Emirates NBD Deploys Biometric Tablets in Branches

Dubai-based bank Emirates NBD is taking advantage of biometrics to better serve branch visitors, reports Finextra. The bank is equipping specially-assigned customer service agents with tablet devices equipped with biometric identification technology that will allow them to identify customers with respect to the data connected to their Emirates Identity Authority Cards. The aim is to…

Safran, FotoNation Team to Offer Aadhaar-Ready Mobile Iris Scanning

Safran, FotoNation Team to Offer Aadhaar-Ready Mobile Iris Scanning

Safran Identity & Security has teamed up with FotoNation to offer a biometric identity solution compatible with India’s massive national ID program, Aadhaar. While FotoNation’s mobile authentication system launched last autumn featured both facial and iris recognition, the companies’ new offering, called BioNetra, will focus on the latter modality, with a statement announcing the partnership…

Eyeprint ID Arrives in Europe Via Yapi Kredi

Eyeprint ID Arrives in Europe Via Yapi Kredi

“Yapi Kredi AGM Yakup Dogan explained that Eyeprint ID ‘addresses two major shortcomings for mobile banking customers today: security and recalling passwords.’” EyeVerify technology has arrived in Europe. The company has announced that its eye vein-based mobile authentication platform, Eyeprint ID, is now being used in its first European bank app. The deployment comes through…

Regulation To Require Thailand MNOs Biometrically Register Subscribers

Regulation To Require Thailand MNOs Biometrically Register Subscribers

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is pressing ahead with its new regulation requiring mobile network operators to enable biometric registration for subscribers, and has rejected calls to exempt smaller operators from the order, reports the Bangkok Post. The measure was introduced last last year as a means of improving security for customers, with…

EyeVerify Sees Increasing Role for Biometrics in Financial Services

EyeVerify Sees Increasing Role for Biometrics in Financial Services

“With more than 50 financial institutions having taken advantage of Eyeprint ID last year, the company says its eye vein-based mobile authentication platform represents ‘the most-integrated software biometric for mobile banking authentication.’” EyeVerify is predicting a big year for biometrics in the financial services sector. In a new blog post, the company forecasts that 2017…

News Roundup: The Impending Death of the Password

News Roundup: The Impending Death of the Password

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to unpack our Year in Review 2016 results—looking at the most interesting modalities and the impending death of the password—while biometric elections, innovations in mobility, and advanced security made up the bulk of the headlines. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management:…

ZTE Uses Intel Chip Tech to Support Super-Fast Facial Recognition

ZTE Uses Intel Chip Tech to Support Super-Fast Facial Recognition

“[ZTE’s cloud computing application] ran a facial recognition system, and was able to process over a thousand images per second, with a “theoretical high accuracy”, according to a statement from Intel.” Intel has helped ZTE to make some substantial leaps in its AI technology. The mobile maker took advantage of Intel’s midrange ARIA 10 FPGA computer…

Acuity Predicts Mainstreaming of Iris, Behavioral Biometrics for 2017

Acuity Predicts Mainstreaming of Iris, Behavioral Biometrics for 2017

Acuity Market Intelligence has announced its “Ten Top Trends for Biometrics and Digital Identity” for 2017. Many of the trends are already underway. Mobile biometrics will continue to go mainstream, enterprise executives will continue to respond to the impacts of the IoT, and more startups and small companies are going to be acquired by bigger…

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

“…the iris scanning will pick up where the failed Note7 left off, fulfilling Samsung’s vision of becoming the pioneer of mobile iris scanning…” The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an iris scanner that can be used for biometric phone unlocking and transaction verification, reports The Guardian. It’s something close to a confirmation of speculation that…

Eyeprint ID Could Expand ‘Dramatically’ Across Alipay Base: EyeVerify

Eyeprint ID Could Expand ‘Dramatically’ Across Alipay Base: EyeVerify

A wide swath of Alipay users now have access to Eyeprint ID security, and the company behind the system, EyeVerify, is celebrating the deployment in a new blog post outlining the system’s advantages. An obvious one is ease of use, particularly given that Alipay already employed a facial recognition authentication system using a mobile interface…

UK Gov’t Allows Mobile Photos for Renewing Passports

UK Gov’t Allows Mobile Photos for Renewing Passports

“Professionally-taken photos are still required for initial passport applications and for those pertaining to lost or stolen passports…” The UK’s Home Office is now allowing citizens to renew their passports using pictures taken with mobile phones, reports The Telegraph. The development emerges alongside another regulatory change relieving citizens of the need to provide signatures as…

Year in Review 2016: Top Areas of Application Pt. 1

Year in Review 2016: Top Areas of Application Pt. 1

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…

Cheaper Biometric Smartphones Flooding Global Market: Acuity

Cheaper Biometric Smartphones Flooding Global Market: Acuity

“…there are now at least 120 biometric smartphone models priced under $150, with the average price now only $116.” Biometric smartphones are now flooding the global mobile market and prices are way down, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. There are now 500 biometric smartphone models on the market, from 87 different…

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey, looking into the state of liveness detection and the public perception of biometrics. The industry news, meanwhile, spanned a wide range of modalities and applications—from fingerprints to face recognition, and financial services to enterprise ID—while we geared…

Biometric Upgrade Coming To iPhone 8: Report

Biometric Upgrade Coming To iPhone 8: Report

The next iPhone is going to have some sophisticated biometric technologies, according to a new report from the Cowen and Company investment firm. As Business Insider reports, the investment firm cites its own “field work” studying Apple’s supply chain in asserting that the iPhone 8 will feature “some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a…

Year in Review 2016: Public Perception

Year in Review 2016: Public Perception

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…

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Samsung started bringing the latest version of Google’s Android operating system to its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week. And among Android Nougat’s new features is support for a biometric identification platform. Called Samsung Pass, the system was first announced last August. It’s meant to act as a kind of digital master key for…

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…

Fujitsu’s New Lifebook Tablets Feature Palm Vein Biometrics

Fujitsu’s New Lifebook Tablets Feature Palm Vein Biometrics

Fujitsu has launched three new two-in-one tablets featuring biometric security. The devices are targeted for business settings. The Lifebook P727 and the Lifebook T937 are both lightweight, thin devices incorporating a hinge that allows the tablet screen to be rotated a full 360 degrees when attached to a keyboard. Meanwhile, the Stylistic Q737 is designed…

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…

HID Global Issues 2017 Trend Predictions

HID Global Issues 2017 Trend Predictions

HID Global has issued its top trend predictions for 2017. One is the continuing adoption of mobile devices and smart cards, trends that will require further adoption of trusted identity solutions. It’s a prediction that appears likely to come true, given recent reports on the rise of biometric mobile devices, and major companies’ efforts to…

2017 to See a Billion Active Biometric Mobile Devices: Deloitte

2017 to See a Billion Active Biometric Mobile Devices: Deloitte

Deloitte has issued its 2017 Canadian Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, and they include the continuing rise of biometric technology. The business consultancy predicts that the number of active mobile devices featuring a fingerprint sensor will exceed 10 million in Canada and a billion around the world this year. Each of these sensors will…

New Fujitsu Palm Vein Scanning System Offers Mobile Applications

New Fujitsu Palm Vein Scanning System Offers Mobile Applications

Fujitsu has announced that it has developed a new palm vein scanning system that could be applied to tablets. In a statement announcing the technology, Fujitsu called it a “slide-style” scanning system. While it isn’t quite the same as swipe-based fingerprint scanning, the system does break a user’s palm vein pattern into slices, each of…

Alexa Comes To Bluetooth Headsets Via VoiceGenie

Alexa Comes To Bluetooth Headsets Via VoiceGenie

Sensory has announced a new solution aimed at enabling hands-free interaction with Amazon’s Alexa on Bluetooth devices. Called VoiceGenie, the system could be used to bring voice-based interaction to headsets and other such devices. It’s the product of an effort that began last autumn, when Sensory announced that it was working with Alexa Voice Service…

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…

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…

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

“Both devices offer touch-based interfaces and, perhaps more striking, they both use biometric authentication to control who is allowed to unfold or unroll them.” Samsung appears to be increasingly intent on incorporating biometric authentication into even its most experimental technologies, if new patents reported by Patently Mobile offer any indication. The patents concern foldable and…

Biometric Smartphone Market Saw Massive Growth in 2016

Biometric Smartphone Market Saw Massive Growth in 2016

The biometric smartphone market saw growth of over 100 percent last year, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. In January of last year, there were about 200 biometric smartphone models on the market; now, there are 549, according to the firm. Almost a billion such phones are in use around the world,…

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…

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics had a chance to speak with Javier Mira, CEO and co-founder of FacePhi. The conversation starts with a review of what an excellent year 2016 has been for FacePhi, goes on to cover the challenges of deploying biometrics in the financial arena, and discusses the importance of industry events like Money20/20.…

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