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Rockwell Automation Teams With Nymi For Wearable Biometric Authentication

Rockwell Automation Teams With Nymi For Wearable Biometric Authentication

Nymi is teaming up with Rockwell Automation to bring secure biometric authentication to the latter’s ThinManager platform. Rockwell will specifically be incorporating the Nymi band, a wearable device that is able to verify the identities of users based on unique cardiac biometrics. ThinManager, meanwhile, is a Remote Desktop Server software management suite designed for modern…

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Online Gaming Platform Gets Biometric Onboarding

Online Gaming Platform Gets Biometric Onboarding

Lottoland is turning to IDnow to verify the identities and ages of its customers. The European online gaming platform will specifically be using IDnow’s AutoIdent solution to confirm the identities of new users during their initial registration, ensuring that everyone using the platform is legally old enough to do so. AutoIdent is a face-based authentication solution that matches the…

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Voice Recognition Market to Reach $28B in 2026: Report

Voice Recognition Market to Reach $28B in 2026: Report

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report on the voice and speech recognition market, projecting that the market will grow from $6.89 billion to $28.34 billion between 2018 and 2026. The market is expected to display a CAGR of 19.8 percent during that period. FBI credits a number of different factors for the expected growth,…

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Zwipe Gets Another Asia-based Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe Gets Another Asia-based Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe is teaming up with the Southeast Asian card manufacturer dz card to develop biometric payment cards for that market. dz card will take advantage of Zwipe’s biometric technology and expertise, especially when integrating its biometric payment platform and its user-friendly at-home enrollment services.  The cards themselves are being designed to meet the specific needs…

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Japanese Bank Begins Deployment of Biometric ATMs Featuring NEC Tech

Japanese Bank Begins Deployment of Biometric ATMs Featuring NEC Tech

“… Seven Bank has revealed that it has been working with facial recognition specialist NEC to develop these new ATMs, and that it will begin to replace current ATMs with the new models starting this month.” Tokyo-based customers of Japan’s Seven Bank will soon have sophisticated new ATMs at their disposal, thanks to technology from…

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BioConnect to Host Expert Panel on Physical-Digital Security Convergence

BioConnect to Host Expert Panel on Physical-Digital Security Convergence

Having helped to lead the discussion around the convergence of physical and digital security at this year’s ISC West exhibition, BioConnect is looking to keep that conversation going with a forthcoming expert panel. The event is slated for Thursday, September 19th, and will be held at 1 University Avenue in Toronto. And it will feature…

Smart Lighting, Biometric Surveillance Specialists Team Up to Deliver Security Solution in Mexico City

After an initial trial phase, Philadelphia-based VSBLTY and Mexico City’s Energetika have announced a formal agreement concerning the joint deployment of their smart city solutions. Essentially, the collaboration will see Energetika’s energy-efficient lighting technology combined with VSBLTY’s crowd analytics and facial recognition technology in urban public security deployments. The companies’ contract will run to August…

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Ping Identity to Make IPO on NYSE

Ping Identity to Make IPO on NYSE

Ping Identity is gearing up for a planned IPO, announcing that it’s offering 12,500,000 common stock shares pursuant to a prospectus filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company hasn’t yet set a date for its stock market debut, but says that its shares have been approved for listing on the New York Stock…

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New Study Finds Consumers Will Trade Privacy for Access to Services

New Study Finds Consumers Will Trade Privacy for Access to Services

A new report from Strategy Analytics suggests that consumers are willing to put up with data breaches and privacy violations for the sake of convenience. The firm’s researchers found that while most people underestimated how much of their personal information – including biometric information – was available to corporate entities, they didn’t mind sharing that…

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Unisys Upgrades Face Tech for Biometric Queensland Driver’s Licenses

Unisys Upgrades Face Tech for Biometric Queensland Driver’s Licenses

Unisys has renewed its contract with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to facilitate the creation of secure biometric driver’s licenses, marine licenses, and accreditations. The two organizations first joined forces back in 2009, and TMR has issued more than 4.5 million smart licenses to Queensland residents in the decade since. Now…

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Goode Intelligence Places Focus on Digital Identity at 2020 Summit in London

Goode Intelligence Places Focus on Digital Identity at 2020 Summit in London

Goode Intelligence has put out a call for speakers for its inaugural Identity Summit London. The 2020 event will take place on Thursday, January 30th and will be hosted at Rise London’s conference venue in the city. The Identity Summit London is building on Goode’s Biometric Summits, which began with Biometric Summit London 2018. The…

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iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

“Apple says Face ID is now 30 percent faster with an improved performance at a range of distances.” The prognosticators were right: Apple’s newest iPhones feature an enhanced version of Face ID, with Touch ID yet to make its return (if it ever comes back). The biometric enhancements are relatively modest. Apple says Face ID…

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Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi is releasing a new finger vein authentication solution built to be simpler and safer than other biometric modalities. To use the new solution, users simply need to hold up their hand in front of the built-in camera on a standard computer, at which point Hitachi’s system will capture the image and analyze the vein…

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New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

Aratek is looking to expand its global reach even further with a subtle but potentially important move: The company has launched a Spanish version of its website. In announcing the development, Aratek noted that Spanish is the world’s fourth most popular language, with an estimated 460 million speakers. Aratek international sales VP Samuel Wu suggested…

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Internet Freedom Advocate Raises Alarm Over Facial Recognition

Internet Freedom Advocate Raises Alarm Over Facial Recognition

“The efforts reflect the larger, increasingly contentious debate around facial recognition technology, which largely revolves around the axes of privacy advocates’ fears of Big Brother-style surveillance, and police organizations’ insistence that it offers a useful security and policing tool.” Fight for the Future, a non-profit advocacy group aimed at promoting a free internet, is now…

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Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

“The client is deploying hundreds of EcoID fingerprint readers across its organization, allowing staff to log into its internal network using BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows authentication software.” BIO-key continues to enjoy a rising profile in the law enforcement sector, with another national police force opting to use its biometric authentication technology to protect internal…

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Zion Forecasts $59.43 Billion Global Biometrics Market

Zion Forecasts $59.43 Billion Global Biometrics Market

Zion Market Research has released a new report that predicts that the global biometric technology market will hit $59.43 billion by 2025, climbing from $17.16 billion in 2018. The final figure represents a CAGR of 19.42 percent. The forecast is nearly identical to that of Grand View Research, which projected a $59.31 billion global biometrics…

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New Customers and Strategic Partnerships Drive Year-Over-Year Growth for Onfido

New Customers and Strategic Partnerships Drive Year-Over-Year Growth for Onfido

Onfido is boasting about a stellar year after posting a 171 percent year-over-year growth in sales for the second quarter. The company credited the strong growth to a number of different factors, including a series of new customers and strategic partners. “Our core identity verification business is continuing to meet and exceed the market need…

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Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

“…Bloomberg reports that Apple is actually planning to deliver in-display Touch ID to the iPhone next year, with the technology currently being tested by its overseas suppliers.” A new report from Bloomberg is offering further evidence that Apple is indeed working on an in-display version of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID helped…

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BioConnect Gets $3.9 Million in Federal Funding for Expansion Effort

BioConnect Gets $3.9 Million in Federal Funding for Expansion Effort

“FedDev Ontario’s support is a material catalyst for us to continue to invest aggressively in BioConnect’s future. We are a very proud Canadian company committed to the GTA and we will leverage this partnership to continue to grow our presence globally.” – Rob Douglas, Founder, Chairman and CEO, BioConnect Toronto-based biometrics specialist BioConnect is poised to…

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