News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 with an exclusive webinar event while border control, fingerprint authentication, speech recognition and voter ID made up the big headlines in the news.

Here is a look back on the top identity management stories from last week:

Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT

Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTOn Friday we hosted the latest entry in our renowned webinar series, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT. If you missed the live webcast, follow the links below to see what experts from Acuity Market Intelligence, ImageWare Systems, Daon, and Nok Nok Labs have to say about the death of the password, financial use cases, enterprise adoption, Internet of Things, liveness detection, and on-device versus in-the-cloud paradigms when it comes to mobile biometrics.

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Are Mainstream, So What’s Next?

Access Control

Biometric Access ControlLast week we published an interview with John Che, president and CEO of ZKTeco. The conversation dealt extensively with physical access control and time & attendance applications. We saw biometric access control companies prepare for upcoming conferences too, with Matrix announcing its agenda for ISC West and Secutech India, and  with Idesco announcing plans to show off its solutions – including those powered by FST Biometrics – at The Cooperator Expo New York.

BioConnect brought things into the logical access control arena, announcing its new partnership with Canadian e-learning company Yardstick. BioConnect will be authenticating online learning students, mitigating test fraud with multimodal biometrics.

We still have two weeks left in Mobile Biometrics Month 2016, but April is just around the corner, when we will be hosting the next FindBiometrics webinar,  “Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow”. Register with the link below:

Webinar: Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow

INTERVIEW: John Che, President and CEO, ZKTeco

Matrix to Promote Biometric Tech at ISC West, Secutech India

NYC Real Estate Community to Get First-Hand Look at Biometric Solutions

BioConnect Teams Up With Yardstick, a Canadian e-Learning Company


Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTApril isn’t just about physical access control. The inaugural Money20/20 Europe conference will be taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 4-7 and FindBiometrics will be there hosting a panel on biometrics and financial services.

Learn more about the upcoming event by following the link below:

Big Expectations for Biometrics at Money20/20 Europe

Border Control, National ID

Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTThe IBIA released a white paper last week urging the Department of Homeland Security to fully realize the as of yet unfulfilled mandate for biometric entry-exit. Meanwhile, Morpho (Safran) announced that it will be providing biometric technology for Singapore Airport’s FAST border control project. SITA made headlines too, unveiling its new Smart Path solution at the Passenger Terminal Expo, while in national ID news we heard the rumblings of controversy surrounding India’s Aadhaar project.

Here is how border control and national ID made the biometrics industry news last week:

IBIA Calls on DHS to Embrace Biometric Entry-Exit

Morpho to Provide Tech for Singapore Airport’s FAST Project

SITA Smart Path Replaces Passports, Boarding Passes with Biometrics

Indian Gov’t Seeks to Open Aadhaar Data to Security Agencies

DERMALOG to Highlight Tech’s Role in Refugee Crisis at CeBIT


Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT

Last week Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics announced that their respective biometric tech was integrated into the two latest smartphone models from Oppo. Nok Nok Labs announced that its S3 Authentication Suite supports Android fingerprint biometrics, Microsoft announced Touch ID support on the latest version of Outlook, and BIO-key joined FIDO in demystifying biometrics on a panel at connect:ID. Id3 attained MINEX III compliance last week for its match-on-card solution too, while Integrated Biometrics announced Kojak: a new 10-print scanner that can be used in the field.

id3’s Match-On-Card Solution Attains MINEX III Compliance

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Supports Android Fingerprint Biometrics

Oppo R9, R9+ Feature Tech from FPC, Precise Biometrics

New Kojak 10-Print Scanner Can Be Used in the Office and in the Field

New Version of Outlook Supports Touch ID

BIO-key to Demystify Biometrics on FIDO Panel


Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTFacial recognition made the news last week with Tygart integrating Toshiba’s algorithm software into its MXSERVER platform. VASCO was at CeBIT last week touting the modality by demonstrating it as part of the company’s mobile security offerings.

MXSERVER Facial Recognition Platform Integrates Toshiba Algorithm Software

VASCO to Demo Selfie Authentication at CeBIT 2016

Voice and Speech Recognition

Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTSpeech and voice recognition were in the news last week in equal parts. Intel integrated Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree speech recognition into its system-on-chip products and we reported that Google researchers have developed a high speed, high accuracy offline speech recognition solution. In the realm of authentication, AurionPro integrated ValidSoft voice authentication to its offerings, while TalkTalk began to offer Nuance powered voice security to its customers.

Aurionpro Integrates ValidSoft Voice Authentication Into Solutions Suite

TalkTalk Enables Voice Authentication For Its Customers

Google Researchers Develop High Speed Offline Speech Recognition

Intel Integrates Sensory’s Voice Activation Tech into SoC Offerings

The Market

Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTImageWare Systems issued its Q4 and year-end 2015 fiscal results last week and held a conference call to discuss them. Meanwhile ABI Research released its latest biometrics market forecast, predicting the overall market will reach $30 billion by 2021.

Biometrics Market to Reach $30B by 2021: ABI Research

ImageWare Announces Results for Q4, 2015


Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTSmartmatic had us talking about biometrics and voting last week. The company came out in support of President Obama’s recent call for electronic voting, which he made while speaking at the SXSW conference. Furthermore, Smartmatic released results of a recent poll it conducted which show a demand for better voting technology on behalf of Americans.

American Voters Want Change in Voting Technology: Smartmatic

Smartmatic Backs Obama’s Call for e-Voting


Biometrics News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoTSRI Identity announced its IOM Access Control Tablet last week, a mobile device that can enable iris-based biometric physical access control which the company will be showing off at ISC West. Meanwhile, CMITech was at connect:ID in Washington, demonstrating its new EF-45 iris scanner.

CMITech to Show Off New Iris Scanner at connect:ID

IOM Access Control Tablet Combines Iris Recognition and Mobility


Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming webinar, Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow, and be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.

March 21, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter