Vascular biometrics

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…

Biometric App to Help NGO Track Vulnerable Youth

Biometric App to Help NGO Track Vulnerable Youth

Miami-based IT consultant NEORIS has been contracted by Spain-based NGO itwillbe.org to develop a biometric app designed for identifying vulnerable youth. The app concept is dubbed PPa, for Protection People app, with the idea being that it would function on any mobile device or desktop and use a combination of fingerprint, facial, and palm vein…

Vending Machine Provider Taps M2SYS for Finger Vein Tech

Vending Machine Provider Taps M2SYS for Finger Vein Tech

M2SYS is bringing biometric security to American Green vending machines. The company has been tapped to provide its M2-FingerVein technology for the America Green Machines scheduled to start shipping by the end of the year. As the name suggests, M2-FingerVein is based on vascular biometric profiles under the finger’s skin. Because it goes beyond the…

Comarch Announces Eyeprint ID Integration

Comarch Announces Eyeprint ID Integration

“Eyeprint ID is a mobile biometric identification system that uses a smartphone camera to scan a user’s eye vein patterns as well as other micro features in and around their eye.” Enterprise IT solutions provider Comarch is embracing EyeVerify biometric technology. The companies have announced that the latter’s Eyeprint ID system will be integrated into Comarch’s Smart Finance…

Fujitsu to Offer Vascular Biometric Security for SAP Customers

Fujitsu to Offer Vascular Biometric Security for SAP Customers

Fujitsu has sealed a deal to offer its vascular biometric authentication technology for SAP IT systems. The company has signed on to a global reseller agreement with realtime AG, a prominent, certified service provider for SAP systems. Through that deal, Fujitsu will offer it PalmSecure BioLock access control solution to organizations using SAP ERP and…

New Fujitsu Notebooks Support Fingerprint, Palm Vein Biometrics

New Fujitsu Notebooks Support Fingerprint, Palm Vein Biometrics

Fujitsu has announced a new line of notebooks that offer biometric security capabilities. They’re called the Lifebook U7x7 notebooks, and are available in three different sizes with displays ranging from 12.5 inches to 15.6 inches. They’re thin and lightweight, and they feature classic and USB type-C compatibility, as well as anti-glare HD or full HD touch…

Imprivata Showcases Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

Imprivata Showcases Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

Imprivata is showcasing its biometric identification solutions at this week’s Cerner Health Conference. The company’s Confirm ID EPCS platform has been integrated into Cerner Millennium, the healthcare technology company’s IT platform. Confirm ID enables fingerprint-based login for healthcare professionals, helping to ensure that patient data and prescription information is protected; and in a statement announcing…

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

November is Financial Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, so for the next four weeks we will be examining strong authentication and identity tech in commerce. To kick things off, we have compiled a primer to serve as a snapshot of the biometrics in financial landscape. Read on to get up to speed on the world of…

News Roundup: Biometrics and Identity at Money20/20

News Roundup: Biometrics and Identity at Money20/20

Last week we were in Las Vegas for Money20/20, where biometrics were bigger than ever before. As such, FinTech was the name of the game last week, but it wasn’t the only game in town. News concerning mobile fingerprint sensor integrations, government applications, and more, filled out the headlines in an exciting week for biometrics. Here’s…

EyeVerify Update Improves Liveness Detection

EyeVerify Update Improves Liveness Detection

EyeVerify has launched a new version of its Eyeprint ID iOS app, and is highlighting improvements to its liveness detection capability. Eyeprint ID is mobile software enabling eye vein patern recognition, allowing for sophisticated biometric identification and authentication on a standard smartphone. With its lack of need for any special hardware, the system has generated…

EyeVerify Scaling Up After Ant Financial Acquisition

EyeVerify Scaling Up After Ant Financial Acquisition

In the wake of its acquisition by Alipay operator Ant Financial, EyeVerify is scaling up. The Eyeprint ID company has announced plans to increase its staff at its headquarters in Kansas City, where it’s going to “expand its relationship with the University of Missouri Kansas City” and “draw from the extensive local talent pool of…

Adventist Health System Puts Faith in Biometrics

Adventist Health System Puts Faith in Biometrics

One of the biggest religious healthcare systems in the US has embraced Imprivata’s biometric patient identification system. Florida-based Adventist Health System is now using the company’s PatientSecure platform. The system uses palm vein biometrics to accurately link patients to their medical records, allowing for more effective and efficient patient identification and the elimination of duplicate…

Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Will Continue to Surge: Report

Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Will Continue to Surge: Report

The global healthcare biometrics market will continue to expand dramatically, according to a new forecast from Grand View Research. The firm says the market will reach a value of $11.7 million by the year 2024. In a statement announcing its predictions, Grand View Research credited the growth to a “surge” in demand thanks to “the…

NYU Medical Center Offers High-Profile Demonstration of Biometrics in EHR

NYU Medical Center Offers High-Profile Demonstration of Biometrics in EHR

Part of NYU Lutheran medical center’s EHR system upgrade includes palm-vein biometrics courtesy of Imprivata. The Brooklyn-based NYU Lutheran medical center has launched a huge upgrade of its electronic health record system, and biometric technology is playing a significantly role. Its new system is called Epic, and has two primary components. One is an online app…

News Roundup: Background Checks and Major Acquisitions

News Roundup: Background Checks and Major Acquisitions

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to explore the world of law enforcement biometrics while acquisitions, both speculative and real, brought some excitement to the industry news. Fingerprints, facial recognition, and iris biometrics all made headlines, while an interview gave insight into the one of the newest big names in biometrics. – Sign up now…

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

In the wake of its acquisition by Ant Financial, EyeVerify is doubling down on its commitment to work with BioConnect. The latter two companies first teamed up earlier this summer, with BioConnect aiming to bring EyeVerify’s eye vein biometrics technology to its eponymous multi-factor authentication platform. With EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID system having attracted some considerable interest…

Japanese Bank to Let Customers Use Palm Vein Biometrics Instead of Cards

Japanese Bank to Let Customers Use Palm Vein Biometrics Instead of Cards

Japan’s Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is getting ready to offer palm vein authentication to all of its customers across Osaka, Tokai, and Tokyo, reports The Asahi Shimbun. The bank first introduced the scanners at select ATMs back in 2012, largely in response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Many customers lost their usual identification documents…

Fujitsu Updates Aim to Expand Applications of Palm Vein Scanners

Fujitsu Updates Aim to Expand Applications of Palm Vein Scanners

Fujitsu is expanding the range of applications for its palm vein scanners with two new devices: The FUJITSU Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-F Pro, and the FUJITSU Biometric Authentication Palm Vein Authentication Board. The former device is an upgraded version of its current embedded PalmSecure sensor technology, offering improved accuracy and enhanced sunlight tolerance. It’s also slimmer and…

Florida Hospital Takes Biometrics by the Hand

Florida Hospital Takes Biometrics by the Hand

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) has decided to embrace biometrics for patient identification, with Imprivata’s PatientSecure platform. Already in use in hundreds of hospitals, PatientSecure links hospital patients to their electronic health records via a biometric profile based on infrared palm vein scanning. It’s a system that not only cuts through administrative paperwork and clutter, but…

BioConnect Integrates EyeVerify’s Eye Vein Biometrics Tech

BioConnect Integrates EyeVerify’s Eye Vein Biometrics Tech

“Integrating EyeVerify’s technology is in line with BioConnect’s reputation for embracing new and innovative biometric modalities…” BioConnect is bringing EyeVerify’s eye vein biometric technology to its eponymous platform, the companies have announced. The partnership will see the integration of Eyeprint ID, EyeVerify’s flagship biometric system. It’s designed to use a standard smartphone camera to image the vein…

Note7 Iris Scanning a Sign of Progress in Mobile Biometrics: EyeVerify

Note7 Iris Scanning a Sign of Progress in Mobile Biometrics: EyeVerify

The CEO of EyeVerify sees validation in the emergence of iris scanning with Samsung’s latest flagship device. In a blog post on the company’s website, Toby Rush revisits his “Fingers and Eyes” prediction from February of last year that these would offer the primary modalities for user-friendly, secure biometric authentication on mobile devices. It was a prediction…

Qatari Bank at Forefront of Biometric ATM Trend

Qatari Bank at Forefront of Biometric ATM Trend

“Biometric ATMs may soon become much more commonplace in the region and around the world.” The Commercial Bank of Qatar has launched its biometric ATM system, 01 Systems has announced. Together with NCR Corporation, 01 Systems was contracted to implement the system, which uses finger vein authentication to eliminate the need for PINs or even…

Qatari Bank to Launch Biometric ATMs

Qatari Bank to Launch Biometric ATMs

Qatar’s first private bank, Commercial Bank QSC, is bringing biometric authentication to its ATMs, care of NCR Corporation and 01 Systems. In a statement announcing the move, NCR and 01 Systems said that the finger vein scanning technology will be used by the bank “to speed-up authentication and accelerate ATM transactions,” suggesting that biometric authentication will…

FingoPay Links Payment Information Directly to Shoppers’ Fingers

FingoPay Links Payment Information Directly to Shoppers’ Fingers

London-based Sthaler is hoping to shake up the payments industry with a new biometric solution that does away with cards, smartphones, and any other equipment on the user end. Called FingoPay, the system directly connects a user’s biometric profile to her payment information. It’s based on finger vein scanning, using Hitachi-made infrared scanners to detect…

Self-Serve Patient Check-In Platforms Get Imprivata Certification

Self-Serve Patient Check-In Platforms Get Imprivata Certification

“With the certification, PatientWorks kiosks will now be able to identify patients via palm vein scan, creating a 1:1 link with patient records.” Imprivata’s biometric patient identification platform has been integrated into the patient self-service offerings of PatientWorks Corporation. The latter’s KioskWorks and CheckinWorks platforms are now Imprivata Ready!-certified, meaning they can support Imprivata PatientSecure for…

Fiserv System Authenticates Bank Customers by Palm Vein Scan

Fiserv System Authenticates Bank Customers by Palm Vein Scan

FinTech specialist Fiserv has launched a new biometric authentication system for banking applications. Called Verifast: Palm Authentication, the system scans palm vein patterns to quickly identify users. It’s based on palm vein biometrics technology developed by Fujitsu, which Fiserv began to integrate into its “DNA” account processing platform last year. Banks that deploy the solution…

Fujitsu Names Master Distributor for PalmEntry Solutions

Fujitsu Names Master Distributor for PalmEntry Solutions

Fujitsu Frontech North America has named PCSC the master distributor for its PalmEntry and PalmEntry XS solutions. Based in California, PCSC is an access control solutions provider. As Fujitsu’s new master distributor, the company becomes the central channel through which PalmEntry and PalmEntryXS reach the market, and will also offer support services to customers. The PalmEntry…

Tangerine Mobile App Enables Voice, Selfie Login

Tangerine Mobile App Enables Voice, Selfie Login

Canadian direct bank Tangerine has launched a new mobile app with impressive security features. For one thing, the Tangerine Mobile Banking App, available on iOS, includes a Secure Chat feature. It lets users start a chat session with a Tangerine representative within the app, and because the users have already logged in, they’re able to…

First Internet Bank Recognized for Embrace of Biometrics

First Internet Bank Recognized for Embrace of Biometrics

Indiana-based First Internet Bank has been named Tech-Enabled Company of the Year at the 17th annual Mira Awards, a gala honoring Indiana’s best tech companies and innovations. In a statement announcing the award, First Internet Bank said it was bestowed in recognition of the company’s “ability to use technology to provide convenience, access, and a…

New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New details are emerging about the Japanese government’s plan to substitute tourists’ fingerprints for their payment cards. The project was announced earlier this month, and entails connecting visitors’ biometric data to their financial information so that they can make easily make payments at tourist hotspots without having to fill out complicated tax exemption forms; it would…

ISC West 2016: Biometric Solution Secures New Product Award

ISC West 2016: Biometric Solution Secures New Product Award

…And Other Highlights from the Show Floor at ISC West Each year the ISC West Conference awards best products, including in the category entitled “User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing and Management.”  In 2016 the award went to Advanced Optical Systems (AOS) based in Huntsville, Alabama for their innovative touchless four-fingerprint system ANDI On The Go. With a…

Hack Fears Propel Biometric POS Market: Report

Hack Fears Propel Biometric POS Market: Report

The global biometric POS terminals market will grow at a rate of 26 percent (CAGR) between 2016 and 2020, according to new research from Technavio. Increasingly sophisticated hack attacks are the major factor in the market’s growth, according to the firm’s new report. Explaining the findings in a statement, Technavio lead research analyst Soumya Mutsuddi…

ISC West: SoloInsight Integrates PalmSecure Tech Into CloudGate

ISC West: SoloInsight Integrates PalmSecure Tech Into CloudGate

Chicago-based SoloInsight has integrated Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology into its CloudGate cloud-based physical access control platform. The companies plan to show off the solution together at this week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. PalmSecure is, of course, Fujitsu’s palm vein scanning technology for biometric identification. While it was first introduced many years ago, Fujitsu has continued…

Matrix to Promote Biometric Tech at ISC West, Secutech India

Matrix to Promote Biometric Tech at ISC West, Secutech India

Enterprise telecommunications and security solutions provider Matrix will be showing off some major new offerings at a pair of high-profile industry events in April, the company has announced. At both ISC West 2016 and Secutech India, Matrix will showcase its COSEC, COSEC ARC, and SATATYA SAMAS solutions. The first two offerings deal with access control. The…

EyeVerify Named Best of Show Winner at FinovateEurope

EyeVerify Named Best of Show Winner at FinovateEurope

The FinovateEurope 2016 conference has concluded, and its organizers have announced the Best of Show winners—and two of the six winners are biometric fintech solutions. IDscan Biometrics was selected for its facial recognition onboarding system, while EyeVerify has been recognized for Eyeprint ID, its eye vein-based authentication platform. EyeVerify’s solution has proved to be particularly applicable to…

Samsung Patent Describes Authentication For Smartwatches

Samsung Patent Describes Authentication For Smartwatches

A new Samsung patent hints that the company may bring a unique user authentication system to its smartwatches and other wrist-based wearables. The patent describes a system in which light sensors act in collaboration with a camera sensor to trace a user’s vein structure, with the capability to also detect the user’s pulse. Both of…

EyeVerify Outlines Challenges, Solutions in Mobile Biometric Scanning

EyeVerify Outlines Challenges, Solutions in Mobile Biometric Scanning

A helpful new blog post from EyeVerify explains some of the more common reasons why biometric sensors don’t always work. And in doing so, it also happens to illustrate some of the benefits of EyeVerify’s own technology. The explanation revolves around input quality, noting that, for example, damp skin can hinder a fingerprint scan, and…

Plastic Sensor Captures Both Fingerprints and Vein Patterns

Plastic Sensor Captures Both Fingerprints and Vein Patterns

An innovative new fingerprint scanning technology could bring biometric sensors to a even more devices and products. The technology comes by way of FlexEnable, a developer of flexible electronics, and ISORG, a specialist in organic photodetectors and large area sensors for electronic devices. Together, the companies have developed a flexible fingerprint sensor. Based on plastic, the…

Eyeprint ID Gets FIDO Certification

Eyeprint ID Gets FIDO Certification

EyeVerify has received FIDO certification for its Eyeprint ID technology, the company has announced. The company’s flagship mobile biometric authentication platform is now compliant with the FIDO 1.0 UAF (Universal Authentication Framework) standard. The certification opens up a number of possibilities, as it verifies that Eyeprint ID is compatible with a wide range of other…

EyeVerify Boasts 2 Million Eyeprint ID Users

EyeVerify Boasts 2 Million Eyeprint ID Users

EyeVerify has announced via a new blog post on its website that it ended 2015 with 2 million enrolled Eyeprint ID users on unique devices. The company’s biometric software technology—which authenticates users by matching the unique vein patterns and other micro features in and around their eye to stored templates—received a commercial release last year…

News Roundup: Education, Liveness Detection, Passwords

News Roundup: Education, Liveness Detection, Passwords

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued with our 13th annual Year in Review coverage—looking at liveness detection, education and passwords—while mobility, border control and finance made up the majority of the headlines. Here’s a look back on the week that was in global identity management: Year in Review Week two of our 13th annual Biometrics…

EyeVerify to Showcase Eyeprint ID at FinovateEurope

EyeVerify to Showcase Eyeprint ID at FinovateEurope

EyeVerify has been invited to show off its flagship product at a major fintech conference early next year. The company will showcase its Eyeprint ID solution at FinovateEurope in London, an event running on February 9th and 10th. Eyeprint ID is EyeVerify’s eye vein biometric identification system. The company launched iOS and Android versions of…

EyeVerify Gets Positive Feedback From Curious Users

EyeVerify Gets Positive Feedback From Curious Users

Eye vein biometrics specialist EyeVerify says it is getting positive feedback on its mobile app. The app, available through the iOS app store and Google Play, was meant to offer a demo of the mobile capabilities of EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID technology for potential partners, but the company has found that a number of users have…

Visa Trial Links Credit Card to Finger Vein Biometrics

Visa Trial Links Credit Card to Finger Vein Biometrics

Visa Europe is experimenting with finger vein-based payments, the company has announced. Visa has teamed up with a UK-based biometrics startup called Sthaler to further develop finger vein recognition technology pioneered by Hitachi, and to use it for device- and card-free transactions. It works by connecting users’ finger vein patterns to assigned credit cards; when…

RSA Adds Eyeprint ID Security Layer to Mobile SDK

RSA Adds Eyeprint ID Security Layer to Mobile SDK

RSA, the security arm of computer data storage company EMC, has integrated EyeVerify technology into its RSA Adaptive Authentication Software Development Kit. The SDK now features Eyeprint ID capabilities for mobile apps. This means that EMC clients will now be able to develop custom mobile security solutions leveraging EyeVerify’s flagship, eye vein biometric technology, which…

EyeVerify CEO Calls for Payment Grade Standard for mPayment Biometrics

EyeVerify CEO Calls for Payment Grade Standard for mPayment Biometrics

EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush is calling for a new standard in mPayment biometric security. In a blog post on the eye vein biometrics company’s website, Rush argues that a “Payment Grade” standard could help to settle business’ anxiety over the relative security of various biometric solutions. Rush notes that when e-commerce was just starting to…

JCB Introduces Palm Vein Payments

JCB Introduces Palm Vein Payments

Japan-based payment card company JCB is testing out a palm vein authentication system for payments. Having already conducted an in-house trial involving hundreds of employees this summer, the company is now preparing a public trial at the JCB World Conference this month. The system has been developed in collaboration with Fujitsu, a company that has…

Imprivata to Showcase Biometric Patient ID

Imprivata to Showcase Biometric Patient ID

Healthcare IT solutions provider Imprivata plans to show off its lineup at this year’s Cerner Health Conference. The conference runs from October 11th to 14th in Kansas City. Among the offerings to be showcased is Imprivata PatientSecure, the company’s recently-launched biometric patient identification platform. PatientSecure uses palm vein biometrics to identify patients and link them…

Growth For Biometrics in Smartphones, Banking, Healthcare

Growth For Biometrics in Smartphones, Banking, Healthcare

There’s major growth in store for biometric technologies in the areas of mobile devices, ATMs, and healthcare, according to ABI Research. In new findings from the market research company’s Biometric Technologies and Applications service, the group predicts strong growth for modalities ranging from fingerprint sensors to iris scanners. ABI points to the already strong trend…

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