News Roundup: Fingerprints, Access Control, Identification

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Education Month to a close with a roundup of August’s featured theme. The industry news, meanwhile, was chock full of the usual big fingerprint headlines, upgrades in access control, a slew of national ID stories and intriguing new research reports.

Here is a rundown of last week’s top stories in identity management:


In fingerprint news, last week smartphones once again did a lot of the heavy lifting. Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics announced that their tech was integrated into three new phones from QiKu, while the latter of the companies also announced a new strategic partnership with JP Sensor Corporation. We also took a look at how Precise and FPC’s technology has been implemented on the new Huawei Honor 7i.

Finger scanner iconsIn the meantime, NEXT Biometrics announced its newest innovation: ultra-thin fingerprint sensors, and we reported on the upgraded Touch ID functionality from 1Password. Here are the big ways fingerprints make the news last week:

New Patent Teases Advanced Touch ID Biometrics

Precise Biometrics Teams With JP Sensor

Precise Biometrics Tech on Three QiKu Smartphones

QiKu Chooses FPC Sensors for Smartphones

New Huawei Phone Has Fingerprint Sensor on The Side

NEXT Biometrics Introduces New Ultra-Thin Sensors

1Password Gets Enhanced Touch ID Functionality

Biometric Capabilities Added to Smart Card Platform

Access Control

Biometric Access ControlAccess control was in the news last week with ZKAccess announcing an update to its V3.5 software and introducing a new device: the FV 350, which can scan fingerprints and vein patterns at the same time. Suprema also made a headline in access control with a cloud and mobility based upgrade to its BioStar solution.

ZKAccess Announces Access Control Software Update

ZKAccess FV 350 Scans Fingerprints and Finger Veins Simultaneously

BioStar 2.1 Upgrade Adds Cloud, Mobile Access


Biometric ID, National IDNational ID, voter ID and credentialing made up a considerable amount of the news last week. MorphoTrust’s mobile driver’s license solution is being tested out in Iowa, and the Arizona Department of Transportation selected NEC Corporation of America’s NeoFace solution for anti-fraud measures. Voter ID was the focus of our news from Pakistan and the Philippines last week, DEMALOG was honored by Frost & Sullivan for its work in Africa, and Imprivata was touting its palm vein authentication based patient ID offering.

Iowa Tests Mobile Driver’s Licences

Comelec Counts Down to Biometric Registration Deadline

Indian Citizens Can Update Aadhaar Info Online

Biometric Polling Gets Bumpy Start in Pakistan

DERMALOG Named African Biometrics Company of the Year

NEC’s NeoFace Selected By Arizona DOT

Imprivata Promotes Biometric Patient Identification Platform

Behavioral Analysis

behavioralBehavioral biometrics are continuing to find their way into the news. Last week Socure scored a major new investor and NuData released findings concerning online fraud and how behavioral analytics can help fight it.

Social Biometrics Platform Attracts VC Heavyweight

New Data from NuData Highlights Value of Behavioral Analytics

The Newest Numbers

Passwords and PINsSpeaking of research findings, new reports had us talking about post-password security, the financial services sector and India’s biometrics market. The following links will get you up to date on the latest market research in biometrics:

Americans Ready to Move Beyond Passwords: Survey

Financial Services Second Only to Gov’t in Driving Biometrics

India’s Biometrics Market Continues to Surge


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August 31, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter