Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Looking Back on 2014, Looking Forward With CES 2015

Internet of Things, M2M, BiometricsThe 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.

CES 2015: Synaptics To Show Off Innovations in Biometrics

Valencell Will Be All Over CES 2015

CES 2015: Egis Technology to Showcase Range of New Devices

iPassport Debuts at CES 2015

CES 2015: Biometric, Bluetooth-Enabled Sticker Allows for Secure mCommerce

EyeLock Touts FIDO-Certified Iris-Scanning Tech at CES

Addressing The Biggest Challenge of Going Handsfree – Interview with Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Inc.

New AGNITiO Tech Can Authenticate Via Natural Speech

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.

FPC and O-Film Team Up to Tackle Growing Chinese Market

IDtech360 Partners With Iris ID To Offer Entire Biometric Product Line

MorphoTrak Welcomes New Senior Director of Innovation: The FBI’s Scott Swann

Sensory Inc. and Nok Nok Labs to Deliver FIDO-Ready Face and Voice Recognition

Thinking Vertically

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.

In-Store Marketing Will Use Biometrics to Target Shoppers

Electronic Signature Company Nods to Biometric Integration

Fujitsu to Show Off Biometric Tech at NRF 2015 Event

BIO-key Biometric Technology Chosen By Hospitals Across Four States

NEC to Upgrade Biometric Systems for Two California Counties

Connected Car Tech Will Use Biometrics to Offer Personalized Driving Experience

Integrated Biometrics Introduces The Columbo Desktop Fingerprint Scanner

Precise Biometrics Enterprise Focus Continues to Pay Off


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January 9, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter