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News Roundup: Smartphones and Fingerprints

News Roundup: Smartphones and Fingerprints

Last week at FindBiometrics we began our featured examination of invisible biometrics while smartphones and fingerprint sensors dominated the industry news. The headlines were rounded out with biometric commerce news, voice recognition innovation from Sensory, and government biometrics. Here is a look at last week’s top stories: Smartphones and Fingerprints Fingerprint Cards made big waves…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: The Primer

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Primer

If you follow convenient authentication to its logical conclusion you will find yourself in the realm of invisible biometrics. A label reserved for completely frictionless strong authentication, invisible biometrics verify user identity with very little to no effort on the human’s part. To a verified user, when invisible biometrics are involved, it’s like every door…

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News Roundup: Governments Stick With Biometrics

News Roundup: Governments Stick With Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics governments from all around the world decided to double down on biometrics as we concluded our Healthcare Month with an investigation into remote care solutions. The rest of the headlines were diverse in nature as we officially entered summer talking about smartphones, physical access control, border control and much more. Here…

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Healthcare Month: The Remote Care Revolution

Healthcare Month: The Remote Care Revolution

Biometric technology, as we outlined in this month’s primer, can be used not only for security in healthcare and patient identification but also as a way of taking the hospital home. While the former two of these technology paradigms is focused on authentication and the latter on monitoring and data analytics, they both serve to address the…

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Israel Diamond Exchange Selects IMID for Security

Israel Diamond Exchange Selects IMID for Security

FST Biometrics‘ unique multimodal system is coming to the Israel Diamond Exchange. It’s going to be used to secure the entrance of IDE’s newest polishing facility. The polishing facility processes millions of dollars in diamonds every day, and also hosts visitors and, of course, staff. It’s a big, expensive undertaking, and as such, IDE was…

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INTERVIEW: FotoNation on the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

INTERVIEW: FotoNation on the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

Interview with Martin George, Sr. Director, Business Development and Sumat Mehra, SVP, Marketing & Business Development: FotoNation FindBiometric president Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Martin George and Sumat Mehra of FotoNation – a company that specializes in providing face recognition and tracking technology for deployment in high-end digital cameras and smartphones. The conversation touches…

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News Roundup: Controversy Abound

News Roundup: Controversy Abound

Last week at FindBiometrics, as we continued our featured examination of biometrics in healthcare, we reported on a number of controversies. Banking solutions also made headlines as mobility and fingerprint biometrics solutions made up the majority of the week’s news. Here is a look back on the week that was in identity management: Banking Last week’s…

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Iris-Scanning Smartphone Debuts in Japan

Iris-Scanning Smartphone Debuts in Japan

Fujitsu’s Arrows NX F-04G smartphone has hit the market in Japan, becoming the first in the world to arrive with built-in iris-scanning technology. It’s available through telecom provider NTT DoCoMo. The mobile device sports a number of fairly standard premium smartphone features: 3GB of RAM, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a 21MP camera. The main…

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Healthcare Month: Four Biometrics Deployments in Health

Healthcare Month: Four Biometrics Deployments in Health

Though biometrics serve to bring an incredible amount of benefits to the healthcare industry, the gigantic risk associated with health data has served as a barrier preventing the kind of explosive traction we’ve seen in say, the payment solutions market. That having been said, biometric healthcare solutions are being used every day to shorten diagnosis…

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C2 Pro Scans Fingerprints in Half a Second

C2 Pro Scans Fingerprints in Half a Second

There’s a new fingerprint scanning terminal on the market from Anviz Global. Dubbed the C2 Pro, the device puts an emphasis on speed and ease of use. Anviz asserts that the C2 Pro can scan a fingerprint in half a second – a marked improvement over the average which the company pegs between 0.8 seconds…

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Privacy Concerns Derail Biometrics Standards Group

Privacy Concerns Derail Biometrics Standards Group

A cross-industry working group tasked with developing a code of conduct for retailers and marketers interested in using facial recognition technology is breaking down over privacy concerns. The group was led by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Association, and brought together not only marketers and merchants but also privacy advocates to try…

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News Roundup: Fingerprints and Heart Biometrics

News Roundup: Fingerprints and Heart Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics fingerprints dominated the industry news as we continued our featured examination of biometrics in healthcare. The FIDO Alliance was in the news for the third week in a row, while identification deployments and market research rounded out the headlines. Here’s a look back on the week that was: Fingerprints Fingerprint biometrics…

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Healthcare Month: Biometrics, Context and Coolness

Healthcare Month: Biometrics, Context and Coolness

Though identity management technology focuses on the biological aspect of who we are, there are other aspects of human life that add up to the whole person. At the Global Identity Summit in September, as the conference expanded its focus from solely on biometrics to include biographics and big data analytics, Duane Blackburn offered an…

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Louisiana Hospital Adopts Iris-Based Patient ID System

Louisiana Hospital Adopts Iris-Based Patient ID System

Biometric patient identification has come to the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Louisiana. After an evaluation of multiple potential solutions, TGMC selected RightPatient as the provider of its new identity management system. RightPatient’s solution uses iris recognition, letting hospital workers access medical records simply by taking a picture of a given patient. In addition to generally improving…

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Acuity: Huge Growth For Mobile Biometrics Market

Acuity: Huge Growth For Mobile Biometrics Market

Acuity Market Intelligence has released a new report on the global mobile biometrics market, and is predicting huge growth over the next several years. The firm cites smartphones, tablets, and wearables as the main drivers of growth in this market. The firm pegs the market at $1.6 billion for last year, and predicts it will…

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News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics the news was international in scope, with top stories from India, China, Nigeria, Canada and the U.S. New integrations, new implementations and new inventions kept the biometrics conversation dynamic and exciting as we began Healthcare Month. Novelty and Innovation Biometric facial recognition is finding its way into San Antonio animal shelters…

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Canadian Gov’t Seeks to Expand Biometric Screening

Canadian Gov’t Seeks to Expand Biometric Screening

The Canadian government is seeking to expand the collection of visitors’ biometric data, and it’s raising some concerns about privacy. The changes have been introduced into a new omnibus budget bill. The government already takes face and fingerprint data for visitors from a number of countries. It also uses ePassports, has employed facial recognition technology…

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Healthcare Month: The Primer

Healthcare Month: The Primer

Healthcare has long been a ripe vertical market for biometric technology. Health records are extremely valuable personal documents, drugs and pharmaceuticals are in high demand and need protecting, and doctors are extremely poor on time. Biometric technologies, with their high levels of security and convenience, are capable of addressing these problems in healthcare, bringing efficiency…

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Facial Recognition ATM to Debut in China

Facial Recognition ATM to Debut in China

A Chinese university has developed the world’s first facial recognition ATM, according to an article by Charlotte Middlehurst in The Telegraph. The ATM is also said to use iris biometrics for user authentication. It’s the product of a joint effort between Tsinghua University in Beijing and Tzekwan Technology, a financial security organization based in Hangzhou.…

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Dog Face Biometrics Market Continues Expansion

Dog Face Biometrics Market Continues Expansion

Finding Rover, the facial recognition app for dogs, continues to expand its reach. According to a 1200 WOAI News Radio article, the system has now been implemented in animal shelters in San Antonio. While it may sound like a novelty at first, the app offers a substantial service to people and pets alike. In much…

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