Sometimes, a roundup of the week’s top stories on FindBiometrics will have one or two clear themes – selfie authentication, for example, or mobile biometrics. This isn’t one of those roundups. Instead, this week has brought us some big news concerning a range of solutions and applications, and our latest roundup spans the breadth of some of the most exciting parts of the industry.
First up is some news from the military sector, with StereoVision Imaging having announced this week that it had received a substantial followup order from the US Army. The order concerns SVI’s Facial Recognition Binocular System, which is designed to let soldiers identify subjects in the field from a considerable distance:
From there, we move to the civilian side of biometric identification. Readers showed a lot of interest this week in the news from France-based ARIADNEXT that its IDCheck.io biometric authentication solution had received FIDO certification. IDCheck.io features liveness detection technology from Germany’s BioID:
From there, we move on to air travel, another burgeoning sector of the identity industry. American Airlines has teamed up with mobile biometric authentication specialist Daon to pilot a mobile app that lets travelers share their immunity credentials:
This week also brought a classic type of biometrics industry news: a fingerprint sensor announcement from the mobile sector. Readers showed a lot of interest in Fingerprint Cards’ new FPC1542 sensor model, which is designed for side-mounted smartphone integrations:
And finally, this week delivered another popular episode of the ID Talk podcast. This one featured Onfido CRO Thomas Ammirati, who took some time to speak with host Peter Counter about biometric onboarding in financial services, healthcare, and the enterprise, among other relevant topics:
Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.
November 21, 2020 – by Alex Perala