Dynamism and Growth in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

It’s been another richly varied week in biometrics news, and FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of our top stories reflects that. But if there’s one theme common to all of these articles, it’s that they each reflect the dynamism and progress of the overall biometrics market as it continues to grow and its technologies continue to evolve.

CLEAR, for example, continues to expand its network of partner airports, with Chicago O’Hare International Airport having become the latest to embrace CLEAR’s expedited biometric passenger processing system:

CLEAR Launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Time for Holidays

Meanwhile, in the world of biometric cards – a particularly fast-growing sector of the biometrics industry – NEXT Biometrics took advantage of the occasion of Trustech 2019 to showcase its latest fingerprint sensor module designed specifically for this form factor. With mass launches of biometric payment cards anticipated to begin next year, this is the latest step forward at the vanguard:

Trustech 2019: NEXT Biometrics Unveils Latest Biometric Card Module

FaceTec also enjoyed some more time in the spotlight this week thanks to our hands-on report with the company’s ZoOm authentication solution, one of the most cutting-edge selfie authentication systems in the industry. FindBiometrics Editor in Chief Peter Counter did his level best to spoof this thing, and where many others have failed… he also failed:

First Look: FindBiometrics Goes Hands-On with ZoOm 8 from FaceTec

In the world of behavioral analytics, meanwhile, Fujitsu has been pushing the envelope with a new system designed to identify specific human actions based on a minimal amount of video data:

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Behavior Analytics Platform

And finally, biometric security specialist BioConnect made a splash this week with its launch of a new R&D lab in Toronto – helped along with a major influx of funding from the federal government, and setting the stage for further growth going forward:

BioConnect Opens New Biometric Innovation Hub

Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.

November 29, 2019 – by Alex Perala