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TypingDNA Looks to Expand with $1.5M in Seed Funding

TypingDNA Looks to Expand with $1.5M in Seed Funding

“Our goal is to be the number-one provider of typing biometrics technology. We are focused on striking more partnerships with major players in identity, authentication, two-factor authentication (2FA) and fraud prevention.” – Raul Popa, CEO, TypingDNA The award-winning Romanian startup TypingDNA has secured $1.5 million in seed funding, which it plans to use to boost…

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GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is the longest running biometrics industry survey, providing insight into the top trends in the ever-evolving identity marketplace. In this guest post, biometrics expert Mark Clifton highlights some of the survey’s most notable findings. These survey results underscore the intersection between biometrics and some major technology disruptions in today’s world.…

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Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

One of the clearest trends at last autumn’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas was the emergence of a popular new buzzword: “Frictionless”. As one of the event’s participants quipped, friction is the new F-word, and while that may be especially true in the financial services sector, it’s a sentiment that is spreading rapidly across a…

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Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Players in the biometrics industry are remarkably open to working with each other, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question 18 of the survey asked how much respondents agreed with the statement, “Industry cooperation through partnerships and alliances is crucial in meeting the market demands of biometrics.” The answers showed an overwhelming…

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Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Physical banks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but they are clearly becoming less necessary as more financial services business is conducted online and through mobile devices. And with that trend in mind, one of the more forward-looking results of the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey makes a lot of sense. Question 15 of the…

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Suprema Unveils New Facial Recognition Terminal at Intersec 2019

Suprema Unveils New Facial Recognition Terminal at Intersec 2019

Suprema is making a big splash at Intersec 2019. In the days before the conference, the security company announced that it would unveil a brand new facial recognition prototype that offers greater speed, accuracy, and convenience to enterprise-level customers. The prototype demonstration is exclusive to Intersec 2019, which runs from January 20-22 in Dubai. “Our…

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Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

One set of responses to FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey offers a glimpse at the potential in a perhaps under-explored application of biometric authentication: Proof of age. Question 16 of the 2018 Year in Review asked respondents how much they agreed with this statement: “If given the option to use biometrics to pay for age-restricted…

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Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

People in the biometrics industry were really into FinTech last year, suggest the results to the second question of FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey for 2018. The question asked, “Which of the following areas of application for biometrics has been the most interesting to you in 2018?” and listed answers such as “Healthcare”, “Border Control”,…

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Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

The vast majority of people in the biometrics industry and adjacent areas are interested in biometric expedited border screening programs, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The data comes from Question Seven, which asked, “Are you part of a biometrics enabled expedited traveler screening program (ie. PreCheck, Nexus, etc.” This refers to programs…

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Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“In announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, Suprema suggested in a statement that it has tailored BioSign 3.0 for the 3D Sonic Sensor…” A new partnership with a high-profile sensor maker is laying track to bring Suprema deep into the smartphone biometrics market. The company has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the companies working together on…

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NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

With plans to build a big new resort in Hokkaido, Japan, Hard Rock International is inviting NEC to provide biometric technology for the development. The plans came to light at Hokkaido’s Integrated Resort Showcase this week, where Hard Rock unveiled a scale model of its planned resort featuring an enormous guitar-shaped hotel, a monorail connected…

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Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

The results are in for the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review Survey, with at least some of them confirming the biggest trends observed over the course of 2018. And this can be seen clearly in the responses to Question Three of the survey in particular, which asked, “From your perspective, which biometric modality has been…

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INTERVIEW: Raymond So, General Manager, ZKTeco H.K.

INTERVIEW: Raymond So, General Manager, ZKTeco H.K.

The biometrics industry is broad, with plenty of room for niche players focusing on specific areas like facial recognition for smartphone unlocking or fitness-tracking earbuds. But there are some major players who have managed over the years to become successful solutions providers across a diverse range of solutions and applications, and ZKTeco has been a…

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INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

Over the course of the mobile biometrics boom of the last several years, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have sought out new and growing market opportunities in the commercial sector. A range of OEMs and consumer tech brands have looked to biometric technologies to offer innovative new solutions, not only in smartphones but in…

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FindBiometrics and HIMSS Announce Groundbreaking Exclusive Biometrics Media Partnership

FindBiometrics and HIMSS Announce Groundbreaking Exclusive Biometrics Media Partnership

FindBiometrics and HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) have entered an exclusive Premier Biometrics Media Partnership at a critical time for both the healthcare industry and the global identity management marketplace. January 3, 2019, Toronto — FindBiometrics, the most trusted online voice in biometrics and identity management, and HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems…

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Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Every year, FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey takes the pulse of the industry, gauging perceptions and attitudes across a range of topics. And while this year’s survey is as varied as ever, the topic of biometric testing is more important than ever. Standardized testing has long been an important component of the biometrics industry, particularly…

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Expedited Biometric Traveler Processing Market to Reach $1.3B by 2022: Acuity

Expedited Biometric Traveler Processing Market to Reach $1.3B by 2022: Acuity

“Acuity Principal Maxine Most estimates that there are currently about 5,600 biometric eGates and kiosks deployed at over 300 locations in 80 countries, and that this number will triple by 2022.” The expedited traveler screening enabled by biometric technology at airports is going to continue its ascent over the next few years, suggests a new…

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Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial recognition was secretly used to scan attendees of a Taylor Swift concert earlier this year, it has now been revealed. The technology was deployed at a kiosk set up at California’s Rose Bowl in May. The kiosk featured a display showing highlights from the pop star’s rehearsal, attracting the attention of Swift fans; and…

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Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

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