The first full week of the year brought with it both reflection and a glimpse of the future. On Wednesday we set out on our examination of the 2014 FindBiometrics Year in Review by breaking down the results of the first poll question. Meanwhile, International CES was taking place in Las Vegas, featuring an incredible amount of biometrics news.
Here is what 2015 is starting to look like in Identity Management:
Biometrics at CES 2015
All technology minded eyes were on Las Vegas this week with CES 2015 promising, as usual, to start the year off with a fair share of electronic excitement. The two big buzz makers at this year’s major exhibition were connected cars and the Internet of Things – areas of application regular readers will recognize as having a welcome place for biometric solutions.
This year’s CES saw a huge number of biometrics companies showing off new technology as we take our first steps into an increasingly post-password era. From FIDO Ready solutions, to the iPassport, to a biometric mCommerce sticker for your phone – biometrics was all over this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Teaming Up For Authentication
Partnerships and new hires made the news this first week of January. IDtech360 announced its partnership with Iris ID, Fingerprint Cards AB teamed up with O-Film, and Sensory Inc announced a joint initiative with Nok Nok Labs to deliver face and voice recognition that adheres to the FIDO specifications.
MorphoTrak (Safran), meanwhile, announced the hiring of Scott Swann, the company’s new senior director of innovation in its Law Enforcement and Public Safety Business Unit.
The rest of the news this week was all about the vertical markets. Retail and marketing applications for biometrics were discussed in news concerning Fujitsu and NEC respectively, while Nuance Communications had an announcement from the world of automotive tech.
Enterprise solutions were also a topic of discussion this week and healthcare made the news with BIO-key announcing that its biometric authentication has been chosen to protect electronic health records in hospitals across four states.
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January 9, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter