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Biometrics and Tokenization Help Mastercard Go Signature-Free

Biometrics and Tokenization Help Mastercard Go Signature-Free

Mastercard is almost ready to leave signatures behind. The company has announced that after April of next year, no signatures will be required for any debit or credit purchase in the US or Canada. Receipt signatures are already well on their way out the door, of course. Recognizing that they’re pretty much useless as a…

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FPC to Talk Smart Cards, IoT and Iris in ‘Technology Update’

FPC to Talk Smart Cards, IoT and Iris in ‘Technology Update’

Fingerprint Cards is preparing a ‘technology update’ for November 1st, inviting interested individuals to tune in to a webcast starting at 14:00 CET (9:00 AM EST). Accordingly, the November 1st update will cover Fingerprint Cards’ “core business capacitive sensors”, according to a statement announcing the webcast; and it will offer “up-to-date information on new segments…

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NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics is celebrating a major milestone with its announcement this week that it has now shipped three million fingerprint sensors in total. In a statement, NEXT CEO Ritu Favre said the achievement helps to demonstrate “NEXT’s ability to mass produce high quality, mass market robust sensors at what has become very high yield rates.”…

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Knomi Mobile Authentication System Combines Behavioral, Face & Voice Biometrics

Knomi Mobile Authentication System Combines Behavioral, Face & Voice Biometrics

“…Knomi also features ‘proprietary liveness detection techniques that use both passive and interactive methods’ to thwart spoofing attempts.” Aware, Inc. has announced a new mobile authentication solution that combines behavioral biometrics with facial and voice recognition. Called Knomi, the solution is available as a package of SDKs. It can be deployed either as a server-based…

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Facial Recognition May Be Coming to Hockey Arenas: Report

Facial Recognition May Be Coming to Hockey Arenas: Report

Facial recognition security may soon come to NHL games, suggests a new report from TSN. The idea is to screen those entering hockey arenas for potential criminals and other security risks. It’s not yet a matter of open discussion, but TSN’s report asserts that a “senior executive with one NHL club” told its journalist that…

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Daon Provides Biometric Capabilities For Visa ID Intelligence

Daon Provides Biometric Capabilities For Visa ID Intelligence

New Visa Platform Curates Security Solutions, Starting with Document Reading and Biometrics Visa is launching a new authentication solutions platform for its partners, and Daon is providing its biometric capabilities. The platform, Visa ID Intelligence, is aimed at offering merchants, issuers, and the like a suite of solutions to help them verify the identities of…

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Apple Responds To Senator Franken’s Face ID Privacy Concerns

Apple Responds To Senator Franken’s Face ID Privacy Concerns

The forthcoming iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system will store a user’s biometric template in a Secure Enclave, and will never share that data with third-party apps, or even Apple itself. That’s one of the key takeaways from Apple’s response to a list of ten questions publicly posed by Senator Al Franken, the head Democrat…

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Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Two more new smartphones are using Fingerprint Cards (FPC) sensors for their fingerprint scanning capabilities. Both are from Huawei. One, the Nova 2i, is a mid-range smartphone aimed primarily at the Malaysia market. The other is the Honor 9i, a kind of sequel device to the Honor 9 launched earlier this year, and is aimed at…

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AimBrain Gets UK Patent for Biometric Context System

AimBrain Gets UK Patent for Biometric Context System

UK-based AimBrain has attained a UK patent for one of the processes involved in its biometric authentication solution. Entitled “Conditional behavioural biometrics”, the patent outlines a system that assesses the contextual conditions around a given biometric factor – background noise in a voice recording, for example, or the lighting around a face – and then…

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Huawei Honor WaterPlay Tablet Features FPC Sensor

Huawei Honor WaterPlay Tablet Features FPC Sensor

Huawei is using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in another new offering in its Honor line of mobile devices. The Honor WaterPlay features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor. It’s a tablet device, and as the name suggests, its IP67-rated water resistance is a key marketing point. Other features of the tablet include a 10.1″ QXGA display, a…

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Kony Integrates Daon Biometrics Into Digital Banking Platform

Kony Integrates Daon Biometrics Into Digital Banking Platform

Enterprise-focused app developer Kony is getting ready to launch a new digital banking solution that incorporates biometric authentication technology. Called the Kony Digital Banking Platform, it’s designed to offer a comprehensive range of solutions for financial services organizations looking to upgrade their digital services. The platform will enable digital onboarding, eSignature services, contactless payment services,…

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WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Evolution of Money and Biometrics

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Evolution of Money and Biometrics

Announcing: The Evolution of Money and Biometrics For years, finance has been the market through which biometrics have seen the greatest proliferation. Mobile wallets and banking apps leveraged face, voice and fingerprint biometrics to bring convenience and security to mCommerce, and in turn launched biometric technology into the mainstream. But mass adoption is just the beginning.…

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Bank Independent To Offer Enacomm’s Voice Authentication

Bank Independent To Offer Enacomm’s Voice Authentication

Enacomm is bringing voice-based authentication to customers of Bank Independent, a financial services organization with 28 branches across northern Alabama. The solution’s announcement arrives on the heels of a new report from a Frost & Sullivan analyst lauding the benefits of voice-based authentication security when deployed in appropriate contexts. For its part, Enacomm claims its…

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A New Biometrics-Based Cryptocurrency is Available for Purchase

A New Biometrics-Based Cryptocurrency is Available for Purchase

“A user must declare their residence, present two pieces of government-issued identification, and submit to either a fingerprint, face, or iris scan in order to get certified.” A new, biometrics-based cryptocurrency is now available for purchase. Called AML BitCoin, it was created by NAC Foundation, which says it’s the first cryptocurrency to comply with Know…

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ImageWare to Demo GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for ISAM at Money20/20

ImageWare to Demo GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for ISAM at Money20/20

“At Money20/20, ImageWare will showcase how its platform can be used to enable voice-, fingerprint-, and selfie-based authentication for end users through ISAM…” ImageWare Systems will demo its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) at this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, the company has announced. While ImageWare first announced the GoVerifyID…

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New Diebold Nixdorf Concept Enables ATM Access Via Selfie

New Diebold Nixdorf Concept Enables ATM Access Via Selfie

“The company also indicated that it’s going to present on the technology at a FIDO Alliance Workshop entitled “Identity is Fundamental: What you Need to Know About Identity & The Future of Money” during Money20/20.” Diebold Nixdorf is going to showcase a range of sophisticated new technologies for ATM banking at next week’s Money20/20 event…

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Zighra Launches On-Device Continuous Authentication System

Zighra Launches On-Device Continuous Authentication System

Ottawa-based Zighra has launched a new continuous authentication solution. Called SensifyID, it’s “the first patented solution to run advanced machine learning and behavioral authentication algorithms entirely on-device”, according to a statement announcing its launch. The platform’s launch comes soon after Zighra announced its first US patent toward the end of this summer. It’s aimed at using…

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IDEMIA to Upgrade Colombian Identity Program

IDEMIA to Upgrade Colombian Identity Program

The Colombian government has contracted IDEMIA to upgrade its civil identity program, the latter has announced. It’s a continuation of a longstanding relationship. In a statement announcing the new contract with the National Civil Registry of Colombia (Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil de Colombia, or RNEC), IDEMIA asserted that it “has worked with the RNEC…

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FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

With the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation fast approaching, Yubico founder and CEO Stina Ehrensvard is making the case for the YubiKey as a convenient, affordable way to reach compliance. The GDPR is essentially a major update to EU privacy regulations first established in 1995, and reflects the massive cultural changes…

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Biometrics and AI Help New Toyota Concept-i Vehicles Understand Your Emotions

Biometrics and AI Help New Toyota Concept-i Vehicles Understand Your Emotions

“Toyota says the core technology underlying its Concept-i series is an AI system designed to recognize drivers’ emotions by analyzing their facial expressions and tone of voice.” Toyota has added two new vehicles to its Concept-i smart car line. One, the Concept-i RIDE, is designed to enable easy access and use, with gull-wing doors offering…

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Voice Biometrics Needs to Be Heard in Context: Opus Research

Voice Biometrics Needs to Be Heard in Context: Opus Research

Together with other security factors and biometric modalities, voice biometrics “has delivered exponential improvements in security.” That’s one of the key takeaways from a new report from Opus Research. The Opus Research report’s provocative title, “Voice Biometrics, What Could Go Wrong?” may bring to mind a BBC reporter’s claim – with a certain burden of…

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BioConnect to Promote Biometric Security at Major Industry Events

BioConnect to Promote Biometric Security at Major Industry Events

Multimodal biometrics specialist BioConnect has been evangelizing about the benefits of biometric security to protect against fiascos like the Equifax breach, and its top executives are taking their message on the road as they attend multiple industry events in North America. The Toronto-based company is kicking things off at Sibos 2017 in its hometown, where…

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Expert Panel to Tackle Real-World Biometrics at Money20/20

Expert Panel to Tackle Real-World Biometrics at Money20/20

“…FindBiometrics is carrying the torch into this year’s flagship Money20/20 event in Las Vegas with a panel discussion on Biometric FinTech in the Real World.” Money20/20 is right around the corner, and biometric technology is once again poised to be a major focus of discussion. It was a major topic at this summer’s Money20/20 Europe…

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Machine Learning AI Platform Being Trained on ‘Several Thousand’ Porn Videos

Machine Learning AI Platform Being Trained on ‘Several Thousand’ Porn Videos

The new artificial intelligence boom is far-reaching, cutting across a range of sectors and applications to bring the power of sophisticated AI to bear on everything from mobile banking to healthcare. And, evidently, online porn. Pornhub, which of course bills itself as “the premiere online destination for adult entertainment,” has announced that it has implemented…

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Arrow Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, and Synaptics Team Up To Spread Voice-Powered AI

Arrow Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, and Synaptics Team Up To Spread Voice-Powered AI

Arrow Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, and Synaptics have announced a new joint solution aimed at helping device makers incorporate Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant into their products. Synaptics and NXP technologies form the foundation of the solution. It’s based on Synaptics’ AudioSmart 2-Mic Dev Kit for Amazon AVS, which features Synaptics’ dual microphone board, voice input processor,…

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Looks Like Apple is Abandoning Touch ID

Looks Like Apple is Abandoning Touch ID

Renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is now confident that Apple will abandon Touch ID in favor of its new facial recognition technology on all of next year’s iPhone models. The KGI Securities analyst expressed this view in a new note to investors, less than a month after a previous note in which he said the…

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Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

“FPC says it’s the company’s most cost-efficient sensor yet, and Huawei is evidently enthusiastic about the offering…” Huawei is about to launch another device in its Honor line of smartphones, and has once again gone with Fingerprint Cards technology for the device’s biometric capability. Fingerprint Cards has announced that the Huawei Honor 7X features an…

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Samsung Electronics CEO Announces Surprise Resignation

Samsung Electronics CEO Announces Surprise Resignation

“In any case, Samsung appears to have re-established some pretty solid footing this year, becoming a pioneer in mobile biometrics technology with the iris scanning capabilities of its award-winning Galaxy S8 devices and the newly-released Note 8 smartphone.” Samsung Electronics’ CEO has announced his surprise resignation from the company. Oh-Hyun Kwon will leave not only…

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Face ID Will Ultimately Find Its Way To Apple Smart Car: Report

Face ID Will Ultimately Find Its Way To Apple Smart Car: Report

While Apple’s iPhone X announcement last month attracted attention primarily for revealing the most substantial redesign of the iPhone to date, a Frost & Sullivan analyst thinks that hidden in the subtext are hints that Apple’s next focus will be on making its own car. In his new report, Frost & Sullivan Connectivity & Telematics…

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CyberExtruder Tech Helps Secure Malls in Brazil

CyberExtruder Tech Helps Secure Malls in Brazil

“The solution was recently deployed by BRMalls, a major shopping mall chain in Brazil, and Allevate’s domestic resellers are reporting ‘significant success’ with the technology, according to a statement from CyberExtruder.” CyberExtruder’s facial recognition technology is having a substantial impact on the operations of one end client in Brazil. The news comes by way of…

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IDEX To Showcase Biometric Sensor For Smart Cards At Money20/20

IDEX To Showcase Biometric Sensor For Smart Cards At Money20/20

“IDEX is performing its sampling at a time of intense excitement in the emerging biometric smart card market…” IDEX will showcase its biometric sensor for smart cards at this year’s Money20/20. The announcement comes soon after IDEX announced it had started sampling its smart card sensors at the end of September, with IDEX now reporting…

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Suprema’s BioEntry P2 to Start Shipping in Late October

Suprema’s BioEntry P2 to Start Shipping in Late October

Suprema has officially launched BioEntry P2, its latest fingerprint reader for access control. First announced this past June, the device uses an optical fingerprint sensor for user authentication, and also offers dual-band RFID reading. It features a 1.0GHz processor supporting matching speeds of 10,000 per second; and it has 8GB of memory allowing for 10,000…

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ConnexiCore To Offer Enacomm’s Biometric Banking Solutions

ConnexiCore To Offer Enacomm’s Biometric Banking Solutions

A new partner is going to help promote Enacomm technology in the financial services market. The company has announced that ConnexiCore, a consultancy specializing in that area, will offer Enacomm’s Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA) and Enacomm Financial Suite (EFS) solutions to its bank and credit union clients. Given Enacomm’s history as an early adopter of…

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New Suprema CoreStation Can Support Half a Million Users

New Suprema CoreStation Can Support Half a Million Users

“The CoreStation access control solution was launched in conjunction with the BioEntry P2…” Suprema has announced a new biometric access control solution aimed at larger enterprise organizations with centralized IT infrastructure. Dubbed CoreStation, the door controller system is designed for use with Suprema’s BioStar 2 software platform. It can support up to half a million registered…

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Paychex Embraces Iris Scanning In New Time Clock Solution

Paychex Embraces Iris Scanning In New Time Clock Solution

HR management solutions provider Paychex has taken a deep dive into biometric technology. The company has announced that its new InVision time tracking solution is based on iris recognition, enabling fast and accurate time and attendance tracking. It’s represents a big leap forward since the company took a its first tentative step toward biometric time…

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Maldives’ New Biometric ID Combines Passport, Driver License, Payment Card, and More

Maldives’ New Biometric ID Combines Passport, Driver License, Payment Card, and More

The Maldives government has just introduced a pioneering new biometric citizen ID card built on Dermalog technology. The new Passport Card’s name is somewhat misleading. While the card does indeed act as an electronic passport, it’s also a driver’s license, a health card, an insurance document, and a payment card, complete with Mastercard support enabling…

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Galaxy Note 9 To Feature Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Report

Galaxy Note 9 To Feature Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Report

Samsung’s next Galaxy Note device will likely feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to a new note to investors from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo. The renowned analyst asserts that two compatriots of Samsung, BeyondEyes and Samsung subsidiary Samsung LSI, have already shipped samples to the company; meanwhile, Egis and California-based Synaptics are also enjoying “better…

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Biometrics Are Part of the Artificial Intelligence Explosion

Biometrics Are Part of the Artificial Intelligence Explosion

Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. Sci-fi fans have been well acquainted with its principles since Isaac Asimov started getting books published, and more recently a generation that has grown up on video games has spent countless hours trying to outsmart AI entities. But in recent years AI has really come to the forefront…

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Yandex Launches Voice-Based AI Assistant in Russia

Yandex Launches Voice-Based AI Assistant in Russia

“…developers had a wealth of data upon which to train Alice using Yandex’s ‘SpeechKit’ platform, making it a particularly sophisticated AI assistant.” A Moscow-based IT giant has just launched Russia’s own version of Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. Called Alice, the AI system is designed to respond to a wide range of voice-based queries, from…

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Pegasystems Embraces Facial Recognition for KYC, CLM Solutions

Pegasystems Embraces Facial Recognition for KYC, CLM Solutions

Pegasystems has incorporated facial recognition into its Pega Know Your Customer and Pega Client Lifecycle Management solutions, the company has announced. The technology comes by way of Spain-based Electronic IDentification, whose identity verification solution leverages the mobile camera of a given smartphone or computer to apply facial recognition technology to a live user, and to…

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IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IDEMIA‘s IdentoGO organization has signed on its first NFL partner to promote its TSA PreCheck biometric authentication program — the New York Jets. The partnership will see PreCheck registration made available to Jets fans at MetLife Stadium during all Jets home games this season. Those who sign up will then be have access to expedited, biometric…

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Huawei’s Modular Data Center Supports Dubai Airport Digitization

Huawei’s Modular Data Center Supports Dubai Airport Digitization

Dubai Airport is ramping up its technological overhaul, and Huawei is playing an important role, the latter has announced. Huawei says it has been selected by airport authorities to provide its FusionModule1000B prefabricated, modular data center solution to provide the powerhouse for Dubai Airport’s increasingly digital operations. It’s already the world’s biggest airport in terms…

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Haptrics To Incorporate Precise Biometrics Software Into Fingerprint Sensors

Haptrics To Incorporate Precise Biometrics Software Into Fingerprint Sensors

Precise Biometrics has signed on with a new licensing partner for its Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. Korea-based fabless semiconductor specialist Haptrics Inc. will incorporate the technology into its CMOS fingerprint sensors. The deal will see Haptrics pay annual licensing fees to Precise Biometrics, as well as royalties based on the number of sensors sold…

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MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

NEXT Biometrics has inked a major distribution agreement for its USB fingerprint scanners with a new German partner. MTRIX has agreed to sell the devices in not only Germany but also Austria and Switzerland. The agreement pertains to NEXT Biometrics’ Scallop and Oyster fingerprint scanning devices, which are designed to offer plug-and-play functionality with computer…

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CAS Researchers Claim Cutting Edge of Gait Recognition

CAS Researchers Claim Cutting Edge of Gait Recognition

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) say they have developed a gait recognition system that can identify an individual from as far as 50 meters. While other biometric modalities like fingerprint and facial recognition are more common, gait recognition is not unheard-of. Israel-based FST Biometrics, for example, has developed a commercial access control…

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UN Members Show Growing Appreciation for Biometric Refugee Registration

UN Members Show Growing Appreciation for Biometric Refugee Registration

The growing importance of biometric technology to the UN’s refugee agency was increasingly prominent at last week’s 68th Executive Committee Meeting of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Commenting on Botswana’s work to implement the UNHCR’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, that country’s delegate noted that the Botswana government has issued almost a thousand biometric…

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Biometric Smart Cards Excitement Reaches Boiling Point

Biometric Smart Cards Excitement Reaches Boiling Point

Buzz has been building for biometric smart cards for months, with the bombshell revelation of Mastercard’s trials of biometric payment cards having helped to kick things off in a big way earlier this year. A lot has transpired since then, however, with various advancements having brought excitement over this emerging market to a boiling point.…

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Nymi Solution Offers Big Benefits to Pharmaceutical Industry

Nymi Solution Offers Big Benefits to Pharmaceutical Industry

Fresh off of its showing at the Pharma MES & Process Minds conference in Berlin, Nymi is excited about its eponymous platform’s potential in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. As the company points out in a new blog post, the pharmaceutical industry is moving toward “Industry 4.0”, a phase of intense digitization. And in…

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any2any Integrates BioID Facial Recognition

any2any Integrates BioID Facial Recognition

A new client is integrating BioID’s online biometric authentication system into a unique platform. Called “any2any”, the platform is designed to offer custom-branded ’employee experiences’ in flexible workplaces, allowing client companies to offer intuitive digital work experiences to staff, even in remote locations. Now, thanks to BioID’s facial recognition technology, the company will offer clients…

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UK Police to Uncover Fingerprints’ Hidden Clues Using Mass Spectrometry

UK Police to Uncover Fingerprints’ Hidden Clues Using Mass Spectrometry

Police in the UK may soon be using fingerprint samples for a lot more than matching against criminal databases thanks to mass spectrometry. The biophysical technique revolves around breaking down the molecular components of a given fingerprint sample. A fingerprint can contain all kinds of trace compounds, and mass spectrometry analyzes them by measuring the…

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