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OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

“OnePlus is … sticking with a favorite FPC sensor, once again using an FPC1245 model in its new OnePlus 5 device after previously integrating the sensor into its OnePlus 3T.” Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new smartphone integrations of its biometric sensors, including two repeat customers and one new one. Meitu’s new M8 device features…

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US, Swedish Police Authorities to Share Access to Fingerprint Records

US, Swedish Police Authorities to Share Access to Fingerprint Records

“…in cases in which there is a potential prison sentence of a year or more, authorities will have permission to access the fingerprint databases for criminal matches, with Sweden’s containing about 165,000 such records, and the FBI in possession of about 100 million.” Police authorities in the US and Sweden will soon be able to…

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Biometric Audio Security Solution Gets Patent Approval

Biometric Audio Security Solution Gets Patent Approval

Max Sound Corporation has been granted a patent for a voice-based biometric security system. First filed in early 2014, the system is entitled “Biometric audio security”, patent no. 9679427. In a statement announcing the patent approva Max Sound CEO John Blaisure referred to the growing excitement over biometric security in general. But the company specializes in…

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New ID Solution Embeds Iris Biometrics in Scannable Barcode

New ID Solution Embeds Iris Biometrics in Scannable Barcode

IriTech has teamed up with barcode technology specialist HD Barcode LLC to offer a new identity solution based on ID cards with embedded iris biometrics data. It’s called HD IrisCheck. A given user’s iris biometrics are embedded into a special barcode on a normal ID card. The card can then be scanned using an iris-scanning…

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UPI Upgrade Could Boost Aadhaar Pay in India

UPI Upgrade Could Boost Aadhaar Pay in India

An upgrade to India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform is expected to feature enhanced support for biometrics and preauthorized transactions, reports The Economic Times. Administrated by the National Payments Corporation of India, the UPI is a payments platform designed to facilitate electronic payments between different bank accounts via mobile devices; Samsung, seeking to boost its…

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IDEX Announces Flexible, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for NFC Cards

IDEX Announces Flexible, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for NFC Cards

IDEX has announced a new flexible, low-power fingerprint sensor designed for integration into NFC smart cards. In a statement announcing the new solution, the company asserts that it’s already “sampling with a European top-tier card integrator.” The company also reports that it is seeing “strong interest” from other organizations, particularly Asia-based card integrators, and that…

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Biometrics Will Be More Popular Than Ever at Money20/20 Europe

Biometrics Will Be More Popular Than Ever at Money20/20 Europe

Next week is Money20/20 Europe, with the best and brightest minds in FinTech set to convene in Copenhagen to show off their wares and spread industry thought leadership. A lot of different kinds of technologies with financial services applications will be on display, but as with last year’s event, biometric technology is likely to be…

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Fujitsu Becomes Reseller of ImageWare Security Products and Services

Fujitsu Becomes Reseller of ImageWare Security Products and Services

“In a statement announcing the move, Fujitsu EMEIA biometrics division head Thomas Bengs said the ImageWare solutions enable Fujitsu to offer its customers ‘an enhanced portfolio of biometric security solutions that reduce the barriers to deploying highly secure biometric authentication.’” Fujitsu has become a reseller of ImageWare security products and services, extending its reach into mobile…

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Money20/20 Europe Moving to Amsterdam

Money20/20 Europe Moving to Amsterdam

The Money20/20 Europe conference is moving to Amsterdam next year, organizers have announced. The move is primarily aimed at accommodating growth. Money20/20 Europe launched last year in Copenhagen, bringing almost 4,000 visitors to the Bella Center, and organizers appear to be expecting an even bigger number for this year’s event. Amsterdam’s RAI venue offers a…

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Montreal Priests to Undergo Fingerprint Background Checks

Montreal Priests to Undergo Fingerprint Background Checks

Priests in Montreal will soon need to submit to fingerprint-based background checks, and some already have. It’s part of a larger project undertaken by the Catholic Church of Montreal in an effort to prevent abuse of the vulnerable, particularly concerning the sexual abuse of children that has been found to be pervasive in the Church…

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Gemalto, Caliber Offer Speedy CJIS Compliance with Authentication Solution

Gemalto, Caliber Offer Speedy CJIS Compliance with Authentication Solution

Gemalto has teamed up with Caliber Public Safety to offer a new authentication solution to law enforcement organizations, leveraging Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication Service and Caliber’s Public Safety Cloud infrastructure. The solution is aimed at helping clients to comply with Criminal Justice Information Service requirements regulating how sensitive information like fingerprint records and rap sheets are…

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CLEAR Biometric Screening Arrives at LAX

CLEAR Biometric Screening Arrives at LAX

The CLEAR biometric passenger screening system has launched at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), allowing travelers to quickly move through security by undergoing fingerprint or eye scans. Commenting on the deployment, the CEO of LAX municipal operator LAWA, Deborah Flint, lauded the CLEAR system as one that will “help travelers save time.” For CLEAR’s…

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Precise Biometrics Divests Its Mobile Smart Card Solutions Business

Precise Biometrics Divests Its Mobile Smart Card Solutions Business

Seeking to fully focus its resources on fingerprint biometrics technology, Precise Biometrics has divested itself of its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business, the arm of the company concerned with its Tactivo smart card reading devices. Germany-based Security-as-a-Service provider IDENTOS GmbH will take over the business as of January 1st, 2018. For the next two years,…

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BRIEF: Money20/20 Europe’s Biometric FinTech Experts

BRIEF: Money20/20 Europe’s Biometric FinTech Experts

Money20/20 Europe is right around the corner, and FindBiometrics will once again be on hand to help deliver expertise on the kinds of biometric technology that are increasingly in demand in the world of financial services. To that end, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill will host a panel discussion entitled The power of choice: Why multimodal…

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NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

“NEXT announced it had completed testing of the chip in March of this year. Now, the company has received “a high-volume order” for the chip.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for its new A2 ASIC chip, the company has announced. The chip is considered a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy, aimed at…

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Innovatrics’ Latent Editor Tool Offers Aid in Forensic Investigations

Innovatrics’ Latent Editor Tool Offers Aid in Forensic Investigations

Innovatrics has launched a new software tool, called Latent Editor, that could be a great aid in forensic investigations. It’s designed to let users edit and enhance latent fingerprint images. It has an automatic minutiae detection feature, and a ‘smart separation’ function designed to let users separate overlapping fingerprints. And it can be used with…

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NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC will participate in INTERPOL World 2017, the company has announced. The international police consortium bills the event as an opportunity for government and business organizations, as well as policy specialists, to confer on innovative approaches to fighting crime, and to show off new solutions. Thus for NEC the event represents an opportunity to showcase…

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Neurotechnology Announces MegaMatcher 10

Neurotechnology Announces MegaMatcher 10

Lithuania-based Neurotechnology has announced a new upgrade to its MegaMatcher multimodal biometric platform. MegaMatcher 10 offers several improvements to its previous iteration. The company says its fingerprint algorithms offer enhanced accuracy on lower-quality images, and improved interoperability with other vendors’ technology; while its face scanning offers better age detection, and iris scanning has been improved…

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STC Helps Open AUST Biometric Forensics Lab in Lebanon

STC Helps Open AUST Biometric Forensics Lab in Lebanon

In partnership with STC Group and SITE Technology, the American University of Science & Technology (AUST) has opened a new biometric forensics laboratory in Lebanon. The lab opened with introductory lectures and workshops led by representatives from STC, which offers biometric technology, specializing particularly in the area of voice biometrics. And the company says that…

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IBM Veteran Becomes HYPR’s First Independent Director

IBM Veteran Becomes HYPR’s First Independent Director

IBM veteran Nicholas Donofrio has joined the HYPR board as its first independent director. Donofrio joined IBM as an engineer in 1967, and ultimately retired in 2008 from his position as Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology. Thus he “has experienced a half-century of innovation and disruption across multiple waves of technology,” as HYPR CEO George…

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NEXT Flexible Sensors Reach Mass Production

NEXT Flexible Sensors Reach Mass Production

NEXT Biometrics has succeeded in its aim of being ready for mass production of its flexible fingerprint sensors in Q2, the company has announced. It’s the result of a partnership with Taiwan-based display maker Innolux established last July, along with considerable investments in new production equipment. Now, everything is in place and up to spec,…

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BRIEF: How Biometric Tech is Helping Refugees

BRIEF: How Biometric Tech is Helping Refugees

It’s World Refugee Day, a time to bring focused attention to a complex issue that is increasingly in the news. According to the UNHCR, the UN agency most directly concerned with refugee issues, one in every 113 people in the world are refugees from war or political violence, with an estimated total of 65 million…

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FPC Extends Kona I Smart Card Partnership

FPC Extends Kona I Smart Card Partnership

“…with their extended partnership the companies have announced that four new smart card models are using FPC technology.” Fingerprint Cards has officially partnered with smart card maker Kona I. While the South Korea-based company had integrated an FPC1020 fingerprint sensor into a smart card last year, with their extended partnership the companies have announced that four…

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Another Entry Into the Biometric Smart Card Market is Announced

Another Entry Into the Biometric Smart Card Market is Announced

FinTech payments consultant SmartCard Marketing Systems has teamed up with smart card specialist CardLogix to develop a new biometric payment card solution, the companies have announced. The effort will leverage CardLogix’ security features, including a fingerprint sensor that will store biometric data on the smart card’s embedded processor, and other more conventional card security measures…

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Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

‘Password overload’ is leading to some lax security habits, but there’s a growing appetite for better security solutions, according to new findings from Digital Guardian’s Data Insider blog. According to the company’s recent survey of a thousand randomly selected Google users over the age of 18, 61 percent said they use the same password across…

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Syniverse, Pinn to Answer PSD2, GDPR Regulations with Behavioral Biometrics

Syniverse, Pinn to Answer PSD2, GDPR Regulations with Behavioral Biometrics

Global transaction processor Syniverse and software developer Pinn have teamed up to offer a new security solution aimed at helping companies to comply with the European Union’s new payment and data regulations. The solution will integrate Pinn’s behavioral biometrics technology into Syniverse’s global platform, enabling continuous authentication for extra security. In a statement announcing the…

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ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

“Essentially, it’s meant to offer a means of identifying registered individuals by their biometric traits, without unnecessarily revealing other personal information, with trusted parties to the blockchain system assuring credibility.” ID2020 held its Platform for Change Summit at the United Nations today, with Accenture, Microsoft, and Avanade showcasing a new identity platform based on blockchain…

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DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

A Japan-based enterprise security specialist is embracing BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable more secure authentication for its customers. DDS Inc. has ordered 30,000 such devices for customers across Asia, the companies have announced. It could significantly raise BIO-key’s profile in Japan: DDS is a system integrator for Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Group, an organization…

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Neurotechnology Announces SentiVeillance Server Facial Recognition Solution

Neurotechnology Announces SentiVeillance Server Facial Recognition Solution

Neurotechnology has announced SentiVeillance Server, a new facial recognition solution designed for easy deployment on video surveillance systems. It’s compatible with the video management systems Evo Global, Evo S, Luxriot Evo, and Milestone XProtect VMS, enabling user to quickly identify faces in video streams, and to configure automatic alert notifications when certain faces – or…

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Suprema’s BioEntry P2 Can Perform 10,000 Matches Per Second

Suprema’s BioEntry P2 Can Perform 10,000 Matches Per Second

Suprema has announced the BioEntry P2, its newest flagship fingerprint-based access control solution. Like its predecessor from last year, the BioEntry W2, the new device will be officially unveiled at the annual IFSEC security event. The fingerprint reader’s 1.0 GHz processor allows it to perform up to 10,000 matches per second, and it can store…

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Google Wallet Update Brings Fingerprint Authentication Option

Google Wallet Update Brings Fingerprint Authentication Option

Google Wallet is finally going to get support for fingerprint scanning in a new update. As Android Police notes in its breakdown of code in Google’s new Android application package for developers, the fingerprint scanning feature will arrive along with a change to the PIN system currently in place: At the moment, the Google Wallet…

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Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

“…it features an invisible fingerprint reader embedded in one of the Windows keys, allowing users to authenticate via the Windows Hello biometric security platform of the Windows 10 operating system.” Microsoft has unveiled the world’s first keyboard to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in a key, with biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards. It’s called…

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Gridsum, Tencent Promote Speech-to-Text System to Legal Officials in China

Gridsum, Tencent Promote Speech-to-Text System to Legal Officials in China

Speech recognition technology could soon play a major role in China’s legal system. China-based analytics and AI specialist Gridsum and internet media company Tencent are now promoting a solution they jointly developed to legal authorities in the country. Called the Intelligent Voice Recognition System, it’s designed to convert natural speech into text, and is aimed…

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FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

Fingerprint Cards has a new head of HR: Mattias Hakeröd has joined the company’s executive team as a new SVP. Hakeröd comes to the company from a previous position as Global HR Director for Mölnlycke HealthCare. He has also held administrative HR positions with AstraZeneca R&D and Vattenfall. In a statement announcing Hakeröd’s new post, FPC indicated…

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Suprema Announces CoreStation Biometric Door Controller Solution

Suprema Announces CoreStation Biometric Door Controller Solution

Suprema has announced CoreStation, its latest biometric access control solution. Calling it “an intelligent door controller”, Suprema says CoreStation can serve a user base of 500,000, and offers matching speeds of 400,000 per second. The system offers Ethernet connectivity, and also supports RS-485(ODSP) and Wiegand communications. And the system operates on Suprema’s BioStar 2 software…

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BioConnect Integrates FacePhi Facial Recognition Solution

BioConnect Integrates FacePhi Facial Recognition Solution

“Both companies will showcase their joint solution at the upcoming Money20/20 Europe expo, with Douglas and Mira scheduled to participate in an expert panel discussion on multimodal biometrics in FinTech, which will be hosted by FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill.” BioConnect is integrating FacePhi‘s facial biometrics technology into its eponymous multimodal authentication platform, the companies have…

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Fujitsu Officially Becomes Value-added Reseller of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite

Fujitsu Officially Becomes Value-added Reseller of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite

Fujitsu has officially become a value-added reseller of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite, the companies have announced. The Japan-based company will offer NNL’s platform through its Online Biometric Authentication Service, promoting it as a solution for large scale authentication projects. The partnership will initially focus on the Japanese market, but the companies say they…

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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

“According to the KAIST researchers, the system allows for facial recognition with 97 percent accuracy, using only 0.62mW of power.” A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering has developed a new biometric AI system in collaboration with domestic startup UX Factory Co. The system has two…

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Excitement About Facial Recognition Tech is Surging

Excitement About Facial Recognition Tech is Surging

Like the rest of the biometrics industry, facial recognition technology has seen a rising tide of market interest over the last several years. But there now appears to be a particularly strong spike in excitement over the technology, not just in its traditional domain of military-grade surveillance and security but also in consumer electronics. Here’s…

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BioCatch Named in Both European and North American Red Herring Awards

BioCatch Named in Both European and North American Red Herring Awards

Behavioral biometrics specialist BioCatch has been included in Red Herring’s Top 100 awards for both Europe and North America. These are annual rankings determined by the media company, which focuses on an investor audience looking to learn about innovative companies. Commenting on this year’s results, Red Herring CEO Alex Vieux said organizers were “extremely pleased”…

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Dubai Airport to Use Biometrics and Blockchain for Passive Passenger Screening

Dubai Airport to Use Biometrics and Blockchain for Passive Passenger Screening

Dubai Airport is aiming for a ‘gate-less border’ with a new partnership with ObjectTech. The company has been contracted to establish a passive traveler identification system based on biometrics and blockchain auditing, to which end it will work with Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs (GDRFA). Specifics concerning which biometric modalities will be…

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Is Touch ID Moving to the iPhone’s Power Button?

Is Touch ID Moving to the iPhone’s Power Button?

One of 68 newly granted Apple patents shows an alternative Touch ID configuration that allows for a full-size screen by putting the fingerprint scanning system on the device’s power button. It’s a different approach than the one Apple is thought to have been pursuing for this year’s iPhone. While it’s widely acknowledged that Apple –…

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BIO-key Receives First Orders For TouchLock Biometric Padlocks

BIO-key Receives First Orders For TouchLock Biometric Padlocks

BIO-key has received its first orders for its TouchLock biometric padlocks. In a statement announcing the orders, BIO-key indicated that they came from “distribution customers in Japan and China,” in the words of BIO-key Hong Kong Managing Director Wong Kwok Fong. He added that BIO-key has “opened discussions with some of the largest bicycle manufacturers…

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TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The TSA has started testing out a biometric boarding system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. The system is designed to replace travel documents with fingerprint scans, and launched as a pilot project today. Interested participants are being recruited from TSA PreCheck, a biometric pre-screening program aimed at helping participants to move…

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UWE Bristol Teams with Private Sector Partner to Develop Commercial 3D Facial Recognition Tech

UWE Bristol Teams with Private Sector Partner to Develop Commercial 3D Facial Recognition Tech

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has partnered with UK-based facial biometrics specialist Customer Clever to develop a commercial 3D facial recognition system. The companies have embarked on a two-year project together, with joint funding of £170,000. In a statement announcing the project on its website, UWE Bristol asserted that its Centre for…

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Neurotechnology Wins Fisheries-Focused Computer Vision Competition

Neurotechnology Wins Fisheries-Focused Computer Vision Competition

Neurotechnology researchers have won first place in a competition designed to find AI solutions for fisheries monitoring. The competition was organized by Kaggle, an online crowdsourcing platform aimed at the tech and research communities. Organized by The Nature Conservancy and aimed ultimately at applying sophisticated computer vision technology to the fight to protect global fisheries…

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Delta Airlines Launches CBP Biometric Pilot at JFK Int’l Airport

Delta Airlines Launches CBP Biometric Pilot at JFK Int’l Airport

“[A] project at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will start up later this summer, and will use facial recognition technology provided by NEC Corporation of America for customer screening ahead of boarding at gates E10 and E12, with a further expansion planned to F6 and F9.” Delta Airlines and the US Customs and Border Protection agency…

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Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Mastercard and researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science have teamed up to help financial services executives deliver biometric security to their customers. The effort is based on research pointing to an important obstacle: While consumers appear ready to embrace biometric security, bank executives are somewhat at a loss as to how…

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Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei is once again using Fingerprint Cards‘  biometric technology in a new smartphone. The Huawei Honor 9 features an FPC1264 fingerprint sensor. This is yet another Huawei integration of FPC sensor technology. The Huawei Honor Magic, launched toward the end of last year, used an FPC1268 sensor; and the Honor 8 device from last autumn…

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Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

A majority of theme park attendees want biometric authentication systems to help smooth out the verification process at their favorite destinations, says Omnico. The theme park software provider is basing its conclusion on surveys 3,470 consumers across five countries – China, Japan, Malaysia, the UK, and the US – who have visited theme parks at…

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