Mobility

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.…

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…

IObit Upgrades Facial Recognition Feature on Security App

IObit Upgrades Facial Recognition Feature on Security App

IObit has upgraded the facial recognition feature of its Android security app. IObit Applock is designed to protect specific apps with biometric access control. Its Face Lock feature automatically scans a user’s face in order to authenticate for access, and with its upgrade now sports “improved liveness detection”, according to a statement from IObit. Another…

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…

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…

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…

Year in Review: Mobility and FinTech By Way of Events

Year in Review: Mobility and FinTech By Way of Events

Mobility and finance have long been major areas of excitement, innovation, and adoption in biometrics, and that trend held strong in 2016. From the get go, this year has seen substantial momentum in both areas of biometric application, and for good reason: mobility, biometrics, and financial services are positively linked. As innovations in mobility allow…

Upgraded ActiveIRIS Tech Almost Twice as Fast

Upgraded ActiveIRIS Tech Almost Twice as Fast

Delta ID has upgraded its ActiveIRIS iris biometrics technology, with version 3.0 now being used in the latest smartphone from Fujitsu and NTT DoCoMo, the Arrows NX F-01J. It’s the same technological platform upon which the world’s first iris scanning smartphone, last summer’s Arrows NX F-04G, was based, with ActiveIRIS being used again in the follow-up…

News Roundup: Every Major Modality

News Roundup: Every Major Modality

Last week at FindBiometrics we started to look back on our featured coverage from 2016 as practically every major modality made headlines. Behavioral, fingerprint, face, voice, and iris biometrics—the industry news was truly multimodal and spanned a wide range of applications. Take a look at the top stories in global identity management from the week…

Citi Adds New Biometric Login Options to Mobile App

Citi Adds New Biometric Login Options to Mobile App

“The new biometric login options come soon after Citi introduced Touch ID login to its Hong Kong customers, and in the wake of extensive efforts to bring voice recognition to its call-in centers.” Citi has upgraded its mobile app with new banking features and enhanced biometric security options. Available for the iPhone, the Citi Mobile…

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

An augmented reality startup called Blippar is aiming to let users identify other people just by pointing their phones at them. Before its latest update, the company’s eponymous app could already identify a number of objects, providing information about them when users’ aimed their smartphone cameras at them – for example, by identifying a famous…

InFocus’ Iris Scanning Smartphone Gets Approval for Aadhaar

InFocus’ Iris Scanning Smartphone Gets Approval for Aadhaar

Oregon-based InFocus is preparing to launch an iris-scanning smartphone compatible with India’s Aadhaar biometric national ID program. The as yet unnamed smartphone has just received certification from India’s Standardization Testing & Quality Certification (STQC) authority confirming its use for Aadhaar, the biggest and most ambitious biometric national ID program in the world. With Aadhaar used…

News Roundup: Trustech 2016, Financial Biometrics, Connectivity

News Roundup: Trustech 2016, Financial Biometrics, Connectivity

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Financial Biometrics Month to a close with an expert webinar and a roundup of November’s featured topic. In the meantime the industry news was focused on Trustech 2016, border control, smart cards, mobile integrations and much more. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity…

Biometric Technology May Enjoy MWC 2017 Limelight

Biometric Technology May Enjoy MWC 2017 Limelight

“…biometric technology may once again enjoy quite a bit of the limelight at next year’s show.” The GSMA has offered new details on its plans for the 2017 Mobile World Congress. It’s shaping up to be a big deal. Among the confirmed keynote speakers are heavy hitters like Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Turner CEO…

Apple Pay Comes To Spain Via Banco Santander

Apple Pay Comes To Spain Via Banco Santander

Banco Santander has now enabled Apple Pay support in Spain. In so doing, it holds claim to being the first Spanish financial institution to offer Apple’s mPayment platform. It actually enabled Apple Pay in the UK last year, and offered support to rival mPayment platform Android Pay toward the end of this past summer. It…

Next LG Flagship Could Feature Iris Scanning, LG Pay

Next LG Flagship Could Feature Iris Scanning, LG Pay

LG is rumored to be planning to include iris scanning in its next flagship smartphone, reports The Korea Herald. The device, dubbed the G6, is also expected to support LG’s own mobile payment platform, thought to be called LG Pay. The Korean company’s mobile unit reportedly saw significant losses due to the poor market performance of…

IDEX Receives Repeat Sensor Order From Taiwan-based Mobile Customer

IDEX Receives Repeat Sensor Order From Taiwan-based Mobile Customer

IDEX is celebrating another technology integration with a repeat customer. A Taiwan-based mobile OEM has incorporated the company’s Cardinal Q sensor into a new device. In a statement announcing the integration, IDEX again declined to name the client, but said that it had received multiple orders from this same company earlier this year. IDEX Worldwide…

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

Financial Biometrics Month 2016 has come to an end at FindBiometrics. All November long we shone a spotlight on the exciting, dynamic and always evolving world of biometric FinTech. Weekly featured content, industry news coverage, and an expert webinar panel all helped paint a picture of the current state of biometrics-enabled commerce and shed some…

Korea Gets Specialized Mobile Biometric Authentication Service

Korea Gets Specialized Mobile Biometric Authentication Service

A new mobile biometric authentication solution has arrived in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald. Called BioCA, it’s based primarily on facial recognition, using a smartphone’s camera to apply the biometric modality, but can also incorporate voice and fingerprint recognition. It’s the product of a collaboration between the Korea Smart Authentication Corp. (KoSAC) and Daon,…

Coolpad Note 3S Enables Biometric Security via FPC1035

Coolpad Note 3S Enables Biometric Security via FPC1035

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in another new device from Coolpad. The Coolpad Note 3S enables biometric scanning via an FPC1035. It’s the same sensor model used in the Coolpad Note 5 announced earlier this autumn, and in Coolpad’s Max Lite smartphone announced this past spring. The company is evidently one of…

Mastercard Brings Identity Check to Brazil and Mexico

Mastercard Brings Identity Check to Brazil and Mexico

“The biometric technology comes by way of Daon’s IdentityX platform, which was recently adopted for a similar mobile biometric authentication system specialized for the South Korean market.” Mastercard has launched its Identity Check solution in Brazil and Mexico. The system allows users to authenticate for mobile transactions via facial recognition, using their smartphone cameras, or…

Precise Biometrics Nets New Integration Via Chipone

Precise Biometrics Nets New Integration Via Chipone

Precise Biometrics technology is being used in a new smartphone from a China-based OEM. In a statement announcing the integration, the company declined to reveal the name of its client, but it did suggest that the integration should begin to generate royalty revenues starting in the fourth quarter of this year. The company also stated that…

Multimodal Mobile Biometrics on the Rise

Multimodal Mobile Biometrics on the Rise

Juniper Research is predicting the rise of multimodal mobile biometrics. In a new report entitled Mobile Biometrics: Consumer Markets, Opportunities & Forecasts 2016-2021, the market research firm acknowledges that while fingerprint scanners are now more or less ubiquitous, the next few years will see the rise of additional biometric modalities like facial and voice recognition.…

Thailand Mobile Operators Must Enable Biometric Enrollment: Regulator

Thailand Mobile Operators Must Enable Biometric Enrollment: Regulator

Government regulators in Thailand are making biometric enrollment mandatory for mobile subscribers, reports the Bangkok Post. It’s a move headed by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, or NBTC. All mobile operators will be required to set up online fingerprint registration for subscribers, with next February being the tentative deadline. The move follows the NBTC’s announcement…

OPPO A57 Features FPC1245 Biometric Sensor

OPPO A57 Features FPC1245 Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards biometric technology is being used in a new smartphone from OPPO. Called the OPPO A57, the device features an FPC1245 fingerprint sensor. OPPO is by now a consistent, repeat client of FPC. The same sensor model was used in its multiple previous devices put out by the company over the course of this…

News Roundup: The Biometric Smart Card Boom

News Roundup: The Biometric Smart Card Boom

Last week at FindBiometrics things were gearing up for Trustech 2016 where the biometric smart card is slated to make a big impression. Meanwhile we continued to countdown to this week’s Financial Biometrics Month webinar as mobile biometrics integrations, law enforcement, and connected identity rounded out the industry news. Here is a look back on last…

Black Friday Deals Come With Digital Threats: NuData

Black Friday Deals Come With Digital Threats: NuData

It’s Black Friday, and that means the holiday season kicks off today. Accordingly, NuData security is raising the alarm about digital security threats as more shoppers place orders online. The company says that according to an analysis of its customer base using its NuDetech behavioral analytics platform, fraudsters are working harder than ever. Detected fraud…

Safran Launches MorphoTablet 2 Biometric Tablet

Safran Launches MorphoTablet 2 Biometric Tablet

Safran Identity & Security has announced a new version of its MorphoTablet. Like the original biometric tablet, the MorphoTablet 2 offers fingerprint scanning and facial recognition capabilities, and offers electronic document verification with respect to electronic passports, ID cards, driver licenses, and so on. But it also now supports 4G connectivity, and a 13MP camera…

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