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Nikon Files Patent for Biometric Camera Tech

Nikon Files Patent for Biometric Camera Tech

“The company’s patent details how its biometric sensors could be used to detect the user’s mood at the time a photograph is taken, based on things like heart rate, perspiration, blood pressure, and so on.” A newly published patent filed by Nikon suggests that biometric technology may be on the verge of catching on in…

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INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

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INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

Biometric smart cards have been a hot topic in FinTech for over a year now, and at the center of that conversation is IDEX, a Norway-based biometric solutions provider focused exclusively in the smart cards vertical. FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter had the opportunity to speak with IDEX’s new CEO, Stan Swearingen, who was appointed…

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Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics is often defined or described as the measurement of the body related to human characteristics; however, homo sapiens aren’t the only species in the animal kingdom to which biometric measurements have been applied. From farming, to conservation of endangered specifies, to finding a lost family pet – biometrics have been applied to a whole…

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FPC Sensor Used In Another Cryptocurrency Payment Card

FPC Sensor Used In Another Cryptocurrency Payment Card

“…the integration is another example of FPC’s ongoing efforts to diversify its business pursuits beyond the saturated mobile market in which it is a well-established player.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is being used to secure a new cryptocurrency payment card from Hong Kong-based MeReal Biometrics. In terms of its design, the “UKey” is very…

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FPC Announces Cost-Optimized 4th Gen Fingerprint Sensor

FPC Announces Cost-Optimized 4th Gen Fingerprint Sensor

“FPC’s latest sensor model is a single-chip solution that the company says is suitable for square or rounded rear-mounted applications, or in a rectangular home button on the front of a mobile device.” Fingerprint Cards has announced its most affordable fingerprint sensor yet, the FPC1511. The solution was first hinted at in FPC’s latest quarterly…

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BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

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BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

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IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

“IDEMIA’s fingerprint matching service will primarily be used by domestic law enforcement agencies, as well as border control and immigration authorities…” The UK’s Home Office has selected IDEMIA to provide it with an upgraded fingerprint matching system. In a statement announcing its contract win, IDEMIA did not disclose the project’s value. But the company did…

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Panasonic Brings Face-Based Entry to Belgian Soccer Stadium

Panasonic Brings Face-Based Entry to Belgian Soccer Stadium

Fans of the Belgian soccer club RWD Molenbeek will soon be able to access their home stadium via biometric recognition. The service comes by way of Zetes, and thanks to facial recognition technology from Panasonic. For RWD Molenbeek fans, this means that when season tickets are ordered online, they’ll be asked to upload a selfie.…

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BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

This year’s Money20/20 Europe is a wrap, and as always, the event offered a lot to take in. At its new home in the RAI in Amsterdam, Money20/20 Europe attracted more than 5,000 attendees from over 1,500 companies as well as major media attention, and covered innovations in a wide range of areas, from AI…

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Money20/20 Europe: Get to Know the Four Levels of Biocryptology

Money20/20 Europe: Get to Know the Four Levels of Biocryptology

“We’re very proud to have created a technological platform for complete, secure access that also eliminates the need for passwords and usernames”. – Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology This week in Amsterdam, Biocryptology CEO Ted Oorbals took to the stage for a discussion with Consult Hyperion Director of Innovation Dave Birch as part of Money20/20 Europe.…

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INTERVIEW: Identity Strategist Bianca Lopes at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Identity Strategist Bianca Lopes at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

During her time as the head of marketing for biometric authentication specialist BioConnect, Bianca Lopes established herself as one of the most prominent voices in the identity industry. And since leaving that post earlier this year, her voice has only gotten clearer, with Bianca now acting as an independent identity strategist. Catching up with FindBiometrics…

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“Biometrics are Accepted as the Premium FinTech Experience” – FindBiometrics Takes Authentication to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

“Biometrics are Accepted as the Premium FinTech Experience” – FindBiometrics Takes Authentication to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

“Now that biometrics are accepted as the premium FinTech experience, we can get down to the real work,” said FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, addressing the audience for “Breaking the compromise between security and convenience” – the FindBiometrics panel at Money20/20 Europe. Focused around the concept of ‘Identity First’, the panel brought together leaders in biometrics…

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INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

On-device authentication has been a hot topic here at FindBiometrics, and it’s the same story at this year’s Money 20/20 Europe, now in full swing in Amsterdam. User authentication and a password free internet are all major topics being discussed at Europe’s largest FinTech event and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill is on the scene and…

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INTERVIEW: Biocryptology CEO Ted Oorbals at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Biocryptology CEO Ted Oorbals at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

With fingerprint sensors now widespread across all manner of smartphones, Biocryptology has settled on a ubiquitous biometric basis for its user authentication platform. And with financial services organizations increasingly looking to mobile biometric solutions for customer authentication and onboarding, Money20/20 Europe offers an ideal venue for Biocryptology to reach an audience. To that end,  Biocryptology…

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