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BIO-key Approved for Nasdaq

BIO-key Approved for Nasdaq

BIO-key has been approved for Nasdaq listing. It’s the realization of a longstanding ambition on the company’s part, and comes soon after BIO-key took preparatory measures including the establishment of a major, long-term stock purchase agreement and the appointment of a new Audit Committee Chair to its Board of Directors. It also comes after the…

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UNHCR Reiterates Support for Biometric Registration of Refugees After Bangladesh Visit

UNHCR Reiterates Support for Biometric Registration of Refugees After Bangladesh Visit

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to promote biometric solutions for the management of refugee populations with UNHCR head Filippo Grandi’s recent visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi authorities are working to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled nearby Malaysia, where they have faced persecution. Reporting on his meeting with…

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BRIEF: Meet Aadhaar, the World’s Most Ambitious National ID Program

BRIEF: Meet Aadhaar, the World’s Most Ambitious National ID Program

India’s Aadhaar is the world’s most ambitious national ID program. It’s affiliated with a larger, ongoing initiative called Digital India, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched in 2015 to help push India towards a more digital economy; and it’s administrated by the Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, a government agency that predates the…

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BioCatch Granted Patent for Social Media RAT Trap

BioCatch Granted Patent for Social Media RAT Trap

BioCatch has won a patent for a system designed to detect remote access trojan (RAT) attacks. While the company’s behavioral biometrics technology is in general a kind of anti-RAT security solution, the system described in the newly granted patent is aimed specifically at attacks made through social media channels. In a statement announcing the patent…

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Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Banking With a Selfie in Argentina ICBC, the largest bank in the world by asset volume, recently embraced facial recognition based security at its Argentinian subsidiary. The biometric security comes via…

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Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Fingerprint sensors are now more or less standard features on contemporary smartphones, thanks to a revolution spearheaded by Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system back in 2013. Some analysts go so far as to predict that by 2020, all smartphones shipped will come equipped with such technology. But the mobile biometrics revolution is not stopping…

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Aadhaar Authentication Comes to Skype Lite

Aadhaar Authentication Comes to Skype Lite

Aadhaar authentication is now available for users of Skype Lite in India. The feature was first announced in February of this year. It lets users of the video chat service to confirm their identities using India’s national biometric ID program at any time during a call, and to request such confirmation from others. To authenticate,…

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Financial ID Briefing: The Biometric Superheroes of Money20/20 Europe

Financial ID Briefing: The Biometric Superheroes of Money20/20 Europe

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. The Biometric Superheroes of Money20/20 Europe All of the biggest FinTech news of the summer landed last week in Copenhagen, where we reported live from Money20/20 Europe 2017. Year after year…

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Money20/20 Europe: The Future of Payments is Biometric

Money20/20 Europe: The Future of Payments is Biometric

Like last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Money20/20 Europe conference and exhibition featured a wide range of exciting FinTech. Also like last year’s event, biometric technology proved to be extremely prominent. As commerce increasingly goes digital, biometric authentication has proven to be an effective and even necessary security measure, helping to ensure that customers are…

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Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

June is coming to a close and with it Consumer Biometrics Month must also end. Over the past four weeks, FindBiometrics has dedicated its featured articles, industry news, and expert guest content to examining the everyday biometrics that have taken post-password security into the mainstream. Take a look back on the highlights of Consumer Biometrics…

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GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. As we close out our June consumer awareness month we have yet another innovative solution from BIO-key to share. This New Jersey tech company has always been a bit of a pioneer in the biometric space and is known for developing…

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Money20/20 Europe: Interview With Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Interview With Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe is wrapping up today in Copenhagen, and FindBiometrics is there reporting live from the exhibition floor. Earlier today, FindBiometrcs president Peter O’Neill caught up with Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics for a brief interview. The conversation starts on the topic of TOC’s development of facial recognition technology supported by deep learning, the latter…

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Money20/20 Europe: Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, Talks Biometric Payment Cards [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, Talks Biometric Payment Cards [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Copenhagen for Money20/20 Europe, where the leading minds in FinTech are networking with executives from the biometrics industry helping transform commerce. Today, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill caught up with Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, to talk about biometric payment cards and fingerprint sensor technology. Listen to our exclusive Money20/20 Europe interview with Dr.…

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Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe kicked-off this morning in Copenhagen with keynotes from major names in global FinTech discussion how the industry is dealing with unprecedented innovation in connectivity, mobility, and commerce. Among the tech celebrities to take the stage was Jack Dorsey, CEO and founder of Square (who also happens to be the CEO of social media…

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Consumer Biometrics Month: Why Average Users Shouldn’t Worry About Spoofing

Consumer Biometrics Month: Why Average Users Shouldn’t Worry About Spoofing

A recent HSBC report cited technophobia as a key obstacle in consumer adoption of new technologies such as biometrics, and while biometry is continuing to proliferate mobile devices to the point of near-ubiquity, there is little wonder why. Successful presentation attacks make major headlines in national and international news outlets every time a hacking group…

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INTERVIEW: Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Platform

INTERVIEW: Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Platform

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Platform. The conversation begins with a brief rundown of the company’s fascinating 10 year history and a discussion of the end-user password experience driving the demand for easy biometric access control. Oorbals and O’Neill then speak in-depth about the company’s eponymous Biocryptology Platform and its…

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INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. We’ve all seen the forecasts and the numbers are staggering, some might even say breathtaking. Indeed, the future of the biometric technology market is forecasted to be very strong for the coming years and it seems that all…

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BRIEF: Money20/20 Europe’s Biometric FinTech Experts

BRIEF: Money20/20 Europe’s Biometric FinTech Experts

Money20/20 Europe is right around the corner, and FindBiometrics will once again be on hand to help deliver expertise on the kinds of biometric technology that are increasingly in demand in the world of financial services. To that end, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill will host a panel discussion entitled The power of choice: Why multimodal…

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NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

“NEXT announced it had completed testing of the chip in March of this year. Now, the company has received “a high-volume order” for the chip.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for its new A2 ASIC chip, the company has announced. The chip is considered a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy, aimed at…

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Financial ID Briefing: Technophobia, Selfie Finance, Copenhagen

Financial ID Briefing: Technophobia, Selfie Finance, Copenhagen

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. The Obstacle of Technophobia A new research report from HSBC, Trust in Technology, asserts that the biggest obstacle facing the mainstream adoption of biometrics in FinTech is consumer technophobia based on…

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Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

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GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Securing your luggage when you travel just got a little better and easier thanks to BIO-key. The company is introducing a line of biometric padlocks for travelers. TouchLock TSA is an innovative solution to today’s security and privacy…

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Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized Smart cards continue to be the latest battleground for the fingerprint sensor integration wars, and payment applications are the popular use case fueling the fire.…

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Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

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FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

“For Zwipe, the orders represent that next major step in the launch of its biometric smart cards after it first unveiled them at the recent Seamless Asia payments expo in Singapore.” Zwipe has announced that it has received its first two orders for its new biometric payment card solution, and Fingerprint Cards has revealed that…

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GUEST POST: An Exclusive Look at BIO-key’s Biometric Bicycle Locks

GUEST POST: An Exclusive Look at BIO-key’s Biometric Bicycle Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Here’s a look at one of BIO-key’s new BoT products. It’s the TouchLock Bicycle version: There’s a tremendous market of consumers that enjoy biking or simply use their bicycle for transportation.   In large cities, it’s common for…

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INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC. The conversation revolves around biometrics in the critical infrastructure vertical market, beginning with a discussion of key drivers in the sector. Ganz and O’Neill go on to speak about the specific applications of NEC’s NeoFace solution in critical infrastructure, and which markets are…

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BRIEF: How Biometric Passenger Screening is Attaining Lift-Off

BRIEF: How Biometric Passenger Screening is Attaining Lift-Off

Airlines, airport administrators, and government authorities have been exploring biometric passenger screening for years, and now it’s really starting to take off. On one hand, commercial interests are beginning to see the benefits of the technology, while escalating concerns about security, particularly regarding terrorism threats, are helping to drive government interest. These trends are now…

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An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. For the next four weeks we will be examining the booming consumer biometrics market—highlighting major products and solutions, commenting on major trends, and helping you get a full picture of the intricate world of popular biomerty.  The following introduction from Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key—whose biometric technology…

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Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments Are Coming To The Middle East

Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments Are Coming To The Middle East

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. LG Pay Launches in South Korea After years of speculation and waiting, a new mobile payments platform entered the pay-with-your phone market in South Korea last week. LG Pay, the long-rumored…

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IDEX Offers Details on OT-Morpho

IDEX Offers Details on OT-Morpho

IDEX is celebrating partner Safran Identity & Security’s merger with Oberthur Technologies, and revealing a few details about what it means. The news broke this week that Bpifrance and Advent International, OT’s majority stakeholder, had completed their acquisition of Safran’s identity division, establishing a new joint operation called OT-Morpho. Commenting on the development in a…

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Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

The completion of Advent International and Bpifrance’s acquisition of Safran Identity & Security signals the latest watermark in what appears to be a rising trend of M&A activity in the identity industry. It follows soon after Gemalto announced earlier this month that it had finalized its acquisition of 3M’s identity management business, 3M Cogent. And…

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Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With May coming to an end it is time to close the door on Physical Access Biometrics Month. Throughout the past five weeks, FindBiometrics has been focused on the strong authentication technology securing physical spaces with a large amount of assurance and a high level of convenience, exploring the topic though our featured articles, exclusive…

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Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometric Payment Cards Fight Social Benefits Fraud Biometric payment cards are the new hot market in fingerprint sensors and mobile biometrics technology, spurring intense competition between biometrics vendors aiming for high…

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Full Expert Lineup of Biometric Access Control Webinar Panel Revealed

Full Expert Lineup of Biometric Access Control Webinar Panel Revealed

The industry’s biggest webinar on biometric access control is right around the corner, and its full lineup of expert panelists has been revealed. Entitled The Biometric Baseline: Starting the New Conversation in Physical Access Control, the webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st, at 11:00am ET. It will feature executive leadership from two of the…

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Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

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Money 20/20 Europe to Tackle Biometrics, VR, IoT, and More

Money 20/20 Europe to Tackle Biometrics, VR, IoT, and More

“Biometric technology is also expected to once again be a major topic of discussion, with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill returning to host an expert panel discussion entitled The power of choice: Why multimodal biometrics are taking over FinTech.” The organizers of Money20/20 Europe have revealed the event’s full agenda and its keynote speakers. The latter…

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WATCH: Expert Behavioral Biometrics Webinar

WATCH: Expert Behavioral Biometrics Webinar

Behavioral Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics culminated with an expert webinar on Wednesday, April 26. The presentation, moderated by FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, starts with the latest market research from Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence, providing an overview of the current behavioral biometrics market. Most is then joined by Ryan Wilk, Vice President, Customer Success,…

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INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

In April we brought you live coverage form ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas, where biometrics technology was proving itself as the key to the future of physical access control. BioConnect was there, showcasing new biometric innovations on the exhibition floor. With the conference behind us, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill sat down with Rob Douglas,…

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Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is underway in Washington, DC, and as one would expect from an event aimed at shaping the future of identity, biometrics are playing a major role. Biometric authentication is being taken for granted in many of the conversations occurring at K(NO)W, often with fingerprint authentication on a smartphone mentioned as…

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GALLERY: Day Two of K(NO)W Packed with Digital Identity Expertise

GALLERY: Day Two of K(NO)W Packed with Digital Identity Expertise

Day Two of the inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is turning out to be a packed one. The day started with a keynote address from Consult Hyperion Director of Innovation David Birch. Author of the forthcoming book Before Babylon, Before Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us, Birch did not disappoint on the…

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K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is currently underway in Washington, DC, and FindBiometrics is there in person at this great meeting of the leading minds in global identity technology. K(NO)W is unique as a trade show, operating on a high conceptual level rather than drilling down into a specific vertical where digital identity is used.…

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INTERVIEW: Robert Capps, VP of Business Development, NuData Security, A Mastercard Company

INTERVIEW: Robert Capps, VP of Business Development, NuData Security, A Mastercard Company

FindBiometrics recently dedicated an entire month to behavioral biometrics, the passive modality on the rise promising to change the ways we fight fraud and authenticate users online. As one of the leading vendors in this booming space, NuData Security, a behavioral biometrics company recently acquired by MasterCard, figured prominently into our featured coverage. FindBiometrics had the…

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K(NO)W Kicks Off with High-Profile Speakers, New Partnership

K(NO)W Kicks Off with High-Profile Speakers, New Partnership

“Day two will see an expert panel discussion on physical and digital access control featuring experts from Princeton Identity, BioConnect, ImageWare, Acuity Market Intelligence, and FindBiometrics…” The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference kicked off today with high-profile speakers and a new partnership announcement. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden delivered the event’s keynote address via livestream from Russia,…

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K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

FindBiometrics is in Washington this week for the inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. Day one started off with an incredibly high profile opening presentation, a conversation between Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of the Note to Self podcast, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who joined the stage remotely from Russia. Zomorodi interviewed Snowden for nearly…

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News Roundup: Industry Accolades and Fighting Fraud

News Roundup: Industry Accolades and Fighting Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics our month long investigation into Physical Access Biometrics continued as facial recognition, anti-fraud technology, and industry accolades filled out the headlines. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Physical Access Biometrics May is Physical Access Biometrics Month and last week that had us taking…

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Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

When it comes to physical access biometrics, few things are more important than maintaining a balance between security and convenience. As biometrics become more pervasive as a physical security mechanism, contactless biometrics have gained a great deal of traction, offering the highest levels of user convenience without compromising the considerably strong security brought to the table…

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Tracking the Evolution of Access Control Biometrics

Tracking the Evolution of Access Control Biometrics

Biometric technology is increasingly considered standard in access control, according to leading industry players. It’s no coincidence that Princeton Identity’s first standalone product since the company spun off from former parent SRI International is a biometric access control solution. Equally important is the fact that the IOM Access200 is a multimodal solution, reflecting the growing…

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News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we opened the door on Physical Access Biometrics Month with a webinar announcement and a primer on the topic, while fingerprints made headlines with smartphone integrations and more. The industry news was filled with company expansions and acquisitions, reports on everyday biometrics, and big FinTech stories. Take a look back on last week’s top…

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