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Money20/20 Europe: The Future of Payments is Biometric

Money20/20 Europe: The Future of Payments is Biometric

Like last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Money20/20 Europe conference and exhibition featured a wide range of exciting FinTech. Also like last year’s event, biometric technology proved to be extremely prominent. As commerce increasingly goes digital, biometric authentication has proven to be an effective and even necessary security measure, helping to ensure that customers are…

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Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technologies: SITA Survey

Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technologies: SITA Survey

Self-service systems significantly enhance the passenger experience, suggest results from a new survey from air travel solutions provider SITA. The twelfth edition of the SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, conducted in partnership with Air Transport World, polled over 7,000 passengers from 17 countries around the world. Passengers who went through biometric screening at airports rated…

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Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

“While [the Galaxy Note7] had been intended to pioneer mobile iris scanning, the Galaxy S8 has seen that goal through, with Samsung aiming to make iris-based authentication an increasingly important component of its device-based payments ecosystem.” The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have together won in the Best Smartphone category of this year’s 2017 Asia…

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Suprema to Showcase FaceStation 2 at Security Twenty 17 North

Suprema to Showcase FaceStation 2 at Security Twenty 17 North

Suprema will attend Security Twenty 17 North, where it will show off its latest solutions, the company has announced. Chief among those solutions will be FaceStation 2, the company’s wall mountable facial recognition terminal. The solution is the long-awaited upgrade to the original FaceStation launched in 2012, and Suprema says it can perform up to…

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FIDO Alliance Boasts Over 360 Certified Devices

FIDO Alliance Boasts Over 360 Certified Devices

“A company needs only to perform the Conformance Self-Validation using FIDO’s test tools, complete its Interoperability Testing, and then submit documentation for final certification; after that, it’s just a matter of deciding how to implement FIDO’s trademark.” There are now over 360 devices supporting the FIDO Alliance‘s authentication standards, the international consortium has announced. The…

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New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

Qualcomm has announced a new line of fingerprint sensors that can scan through glass, metal, and mobile displays. The new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use ultrasonic technology for fingerprint imaging. Qualcomm says they can scan through up to 1200 µm of an OLED display, 800 µm of cover glass, and 650 µm of aluminum. The sensor can…

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Token Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Hi-Tech Ring

Token Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Hi-Tech Ring

“The ring’s eponymous developer, a FIDO Alliance member, has partnered with some big names to ensure compatibility.” A new wearable device is aimed at enabling a kind of continuous biometric authentication paired with wireless technology allowing users to do things like make payments and unlock doors with a wave of the hand. It’s called Token,…

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AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

“On its website, AGM asserts that its X1 device features a waterproof fingerprint sensor, as well as other outdoor-use features including IP68 water and dust resistance, and a titanium alloy frame.” A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new device from AGM Mobile, a Samoa-based developer of smartphones designed for outdoor use. Its…

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CTA Argues Against Laptop Ban in Favor of Biometric Scanning

CTA Argues Against Laptop Ban in Favor of Biometric Scanning

The head of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is urging the Department of Homeland Security to consider the use of enhanced biometric scanning and other sophisticated technology to secure flights, rather than implement its proposed ban on laptops and similar electronic devices for flights coming to the US. In a press release, CTA CEO Gary…

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Easy Solutions Announces Dublin Datacenter Deployments

Easy Solutions Announces Dublin Datacenter Deployments

Easy Solutions is expanding the reach of its email fraud prevention platforms through new Dublin-based datacenter deployments, the company has announced. The company’s DMARC Compass platform analyzes the providence of emails coming into enterprise inboxes, and automatically blocks those that come in from unauthorized addresses. Detect Safe Browsing Clientless, meanwhile, is designed to automatically detect…

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Integrated Biometrics Reports 2000+ First Month Orders of FIVE-0 Device

Integrated Biometrics Reports 2000+ First Month Orders of FIVE-0 Device

Integrated Biometrics has received over 2000 orders of its FIVE-0 fingerprint scanning device within its first month of availability, the company has announced. The FIVE-0 is a 10-fingerprint scanner designed to be small enough to fit inside a shirt pocket, largely thanks to its use of thin film transistor technology. The device has FBI FAP50…

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CBP Brings Biometric Exit Program to Houston

CBP Brings Biometric Exit Program to Houston

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has brought its biometric exit program to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The system uses facial recognition technology to scan travelers as they board their planes, matching their faces against those compiled from travel documents of registered passengers. The CBP’s aim is to collect the…

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Pharmacy Software Provider Embraces Crossmatch Biometrics

Pharmacy Software Provider Embraces Crossmatch Biometrics

Crossmatch‘s biometric identity management technology has been adopted by Computer-Rx, an Oklahoma-based provider of pharmacy software. The new client is taking advantage of Crossmatch’s DigitalPersona U.are.U software to enable biometric authentication for its customers. The deployment means that end users can log into their accounts via fingerprint scan, which is replacing the old username and…

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Acuant Adds Tampering Detection to Biometric ID Verification System

Acuant Adds Tampering Detection to Biometric ID Verification System

“Acuant has also separated its identity document library from its underlying software architecture, allowing new kinds of IDs to be added without the need for a whole software upgrade…” Acuant has upgraded its AssureID and FRM identity platforms. The company has added a photo tampering detection feature to Acuant FRM, a biometric document verification system…

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Money20/20 Europe: Interview With Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Interview With Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe is wrapping up today in Copenhagen, and FindBiometrics is there reporting live from the exhibition floor. Earlier today, FindBiometrcs president Peter O’Neill caught up with Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics for a brief interview. The conversation starts on the topic of TOC’s development of facial recognition technology supported by deep learning, the latter…

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CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…NEC has revealed that the project uses its NeoFace cloud-based biometric matching technology, and its NeoFace Express device.” NEC technology is being used in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit trial program at the Washington Dulles International Airport, the company has announced. The project came into action near the start of this…

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SRI Wins 4-Year, $12.5M Contract to Develop Anti-Spoofing Tech for IARPA

SRI Wins 4-Year, $12.5M Contract to Develop Anti-Spoofing Tech for IARPA

“SRI International says its solution, which it calls a ‘Multi-physiological Joint Optimization and Liveness Nuances for Identity Ratification system,’ will focus on ‘dynamic biometrics’…” The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA) has contracted SRI International to develop a solution that can detect spoofing attacks against biometric security systems. Such presentation attacks appear to be a…

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The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

We are reporting live from Copenhagen at Money20/20 Europe this week, where the biometrics industry has converged to help usher in the future of identity in FinTech. Biometric Payment Cards As expected, biometric payment cards are taking up a big share of the security spotlight at Money20/20 Europe, with OT-Morpho and IDEX both making conference…

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Money20/20 Europe: IDEX Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Gets Demoed

Money20/20 Europe: IDEX Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Gets Demoed

IDEX‘s flexible fingerprint sensor is being shown off at this week’s Money20/20 Europe event, the company has announced. Following the revelation that IDEX ‘s fingerprint sensor technology was being used in a biometric payment card being trialed by Mastercard, IDEX officially announced its flexible, low-power fingerprint sensor at the end of last week. The company…

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NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

“…NeoFace Watch facial recognition technology is being used to secure the facility by scanning a surveillance feed for the faces of individuals on a watch list. “ NEC‘s facial recognition technology is being used to help secure a high-profile new tourist attraction in South Korea. Called Seoul Sky, it’s the third-highest observation deck in the…

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Suprema Showcases Super-Slim Scanner at SDW 2017

Suprema Showcases Super-Slim Scanner at SDW 2017

Suprema is showing off its flagship compact fingerprint scanner at the SDW 2017 event today. The BioMini Slim 2 was first announced late last year. Suprema says that with its 16mm optical sensor, the device is the world’s slimmest fingerprint scanner. It offers support for Android devices and meets FBI PIV/FIPS 201 and Mobile ID…

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Multiple Virdi Fingerprint Readers to Get Avigilon ACM Compatibility

Multiple Virdi Fingerprint Readers to Get Avigilon ACM Compatibility

The Avigilon Access Control Manager (ACM) platform will soon support more fingerprint sensor products from South Korea-based Virdi International. The latter has announced that its AC2000 and AC5000plus fingerprint scanning terminals are first in line, with plans to allow customers to connect them to Avigilon’s Mercury controller modules starting in Q3 of this year. Later,…

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Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe kicked-off this morning in Copenhagen with keynotes from major names in global FinTech discussion how the industry is dealing with unprecedented innovation in connectivity, mobility, and commerce. Among the tech celebrities to take the stage was Jack Dorsey, CEO and founder of Square (who also happens to be the CEO of social media…

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Jumio Partners With FinServ Startup Monzo

Jumio Partners With FinServ Startup Monzo

Almost immediately after opening its new London office, Jumio has partnered with a UK-based client in the financial services industry. Monzo is a new, mobile-focused current banking institution, having just received its full banking license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in April of this year. As such, it appears…

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Money20/20 Europe: OT-Morpho Officially Announces Biometric Payment Card

Money20/20 Europe: OT-Morpho Officially Announces Biometric Payment Card

“In a statement announcing the biometric smart card, OT-Morpho emphasized its use for everyday EMV payments…” OT-Morpho has officially announced its biometric payment card solution at this week’s Money20/20 Europe expo. The card features NFC technology for contactless payments, and is EMV compliant. Of course, the standout feature is its embedded fingerprint sensor, with the…

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Money20/20 Europe: Daon Integrates EyeVerify Tech Into IdentityX Platform

Money20/20 Europe: Daon Integrates EyeVerify Tech Into IdentityX Platform

“…given Daon’s prominence as a provider of mobile authentication solutions, it offers a high-profile boost to EyeVerify and its technology – perhaps the biggest since the company’s acquisition by Alipay operator Ant Financial.” Daon has integrated EyeVerify‘s Eyeprint ID technology into its IdentityX platform, thanks to a new partnership announced at this week’s Money20/20 Europe event.…

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Multimodal Authentication Startup Raises £4M in Series A Round

Multimodal Authentication Startup Raises £4M in Series A Round

A London-based startup offering a multimodal authentication service has raised £4 million in a Series A funding round. Called AimBrain, the startup’s eponymous platform combines facial and voice recognition with behavioral biometrics, analyzing patterns in how users type, grip their devices, and so on, for added authentication. The funding round was led by BGF Ventures, and…

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FindBiometrics is in Copenhagen For Money20/20 Europe

FindBiometrics is in Copenhagen For Money20/20 Europe

FindBiometrics is at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen this week, bringing you the identity-focused coverage and commentary from the most exciting FinTech conference of the summer, along with our sister site Mobile ID World. Tracey Davies, Money20/20’s managing director kicked the conference off this morning, underlining that in addition to being a fantastic networking opportunity and…

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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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