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CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

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Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Market Intelligence is taking some time to reflect on the state of the biometrics industry as it enters another decade. In doing so, the research firm highlights some of the major trends that helped biometric tech transition from a fringe concept to an everyday reality for millions of people around the world. The firm…

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Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

A former Amazon executive is now IDEMIA‘s Chief Digital Product Officer. The company has announced that David Desharnais “will lead IDEMIA’s cloud and digital platform strategy.” Desharnais joins the global identity company after serving as Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Industries Group Head & GM, a position he held since July of 2018. Before that, he…

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Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales‘ biometric payment card has received certification from Mastercard, the company has announced. At the time of writing, details about the certification in question remain sparse. Thales’ achievement was announced by its subsidiary Gemalto in a tweet asserting that its card is the first contactless biometric payment card to receive the Mastercard certification. In a…

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RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks has announced that Mike Ensing will be stepping up as the company’s new Interim CFO. Ensing will be taking over from Cary Baker, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after three years with the company. “We wish Cary the best in his future endeavors,” said RealNetworks Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser. “Mike is a…

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Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema ID is looking to solidify its presence in the African market after hiring Paul Kennedy as its new Sales Representative for the region. Kennedy brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, in which he will be expected to find new customers for the company’s fingerprint and identity document solutions. “My role…

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ID R&D’s Liveness Detection Solution Announces iBeta Level 1 Conformance

ID R&D’s Liveness Detection Solution Announces iBeta Level 1 Conformance

ID R&D‘s IDLive Face v1.9 facial recognition solution has now become one of the few biometric systems to attain conformance to Level 1 of iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection testing program. The achievement means that IDLive Face is now officially compliant with the ISO 30107-3 international standard. First launched in 2019, IDLive Face is particularly notable for…

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Iris ID, Integrated Biometrics Combine Tech in Multimodal Handheld

Iris ID, Integrated Biometrics Combine Tech in Multimodal Handheld

Two of the industry’s most high-profile biometric solutions have now combined in one multimodal handheld device. The integration comprises Iris ID‘s iCAM M300 handheld with Integrated Biometrics‘ Sherlock fingerprint scanner. The latter can now snap onto the iCAM M300, forming one lightweight mobile unit. Integrated Biometrics’ FBI-certified Sherlock fingerprint scanner has built a solid reputation…

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CES 2020: Gentex Shows off Automotive Iris Biometrics

CES 2020: Gentex Shows off Automotive Iris Biometrics

“The company is evidently keen to get consumers familiar with this kind of biometric technology as smart and connected cars get an increasing number of sophisticated IT components.” Biometric driver authentication will be among the technologies showcased by Gentex at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. The system revolves around iris recognition,…

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Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

The 3D camera manufacturer Orbbec is highlighting the many potential applications of its technology at CES 2020. The company’s cameras offer object, face, and gesture recognition in addition to 3D measurement and mapping capabilities, and have already been deployed in thousands of products for the international market. The main attraction at CES is a biometric…

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Valencell Sensor System Measures Blood Pressure for Hearables/Wearables

Valencell Sensor System Measures Blood Pressure for Hearables/Wearables

US-based biometric technology company Valencell announced at CES 2020 this week that it has developed a new blood pressure (BP) sensor system that can be integrated into hearable and wearable tech. The new system was developed in partnership with Sonion — a Danish company that specializes in the manufacturing of microacoustic and micromechanical components —…

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abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

The home security provider abode systems has unveiled a new Indoor/Outdoor Smart Camera that can be easily deployed anywhere in the home. The camera comes with a number of different mounts designed for different areas of the house. “Doorbell and external video cameras should not require a security expert to setup,” said abode Founder and CEO…

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Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

“… the report predicts that most face-based authentication on smartphones will be software-based, with more than 1.3 billion devices supporting facial recognition software by 2024.” Selfie authentication is here to say, but nor is smartphone fingerprint scanning going anywhere – that’s the upshot from a new report from Juniper Research. Entitled “Mobile Payment Authentication: Biometrics,…

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FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

As it continues to expand the applications of its biometric technology beyond the mobile sector, Fingerprint Cards has announced two new capacitive fingerprint sensors designed specifically for access control. Dubbed the FPC1020 and the FPC1024, the sensors are compact and water resistant, Fingerprint Cards says. Perhaps more importantly, they sport low power consumption, further enhancing…

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Swann Unveils New Security Cameras and Doorbells with Face Recognition Capabilities

Swann Unveils New Security Cameras and Doorbells with Face Recognition Capabilities

The home security specialist Swann is showcasing a pair of new security cameras at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. The first is a standard Wire-Free Security Camera, and the second is a Wi-Fi Security Tracker Camera that received a CES 2020 Innovation Award. Swann is displaying a wireless video doorbell in addition to…

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Aratek to Show TruFace at Intersec 2020

Aratek to Show TruFace at Intersec 2020

Aratek has announced that it will be taking its TruFace facial recognition terminals to the Middle East for the Intersec 2020 event in Dubai. Aratek’s wares can be found at Booth #2-A29 for the duration of the event, which runs from January 19-21. “We are excited to show the Arab market how Aratek’s multi-biometric technology…

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Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock is demoing a handful of new accessories at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. The accessories are designed primarily for the company’s enterprise level clients. The highlight is the Tapplock box 2.0, which takes advantage of Bluetooth technology to make it easier for companies to enroll new fingerprints in its enterprise software platform.…

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Hampton Introduces Biometric Smart Locks at CES 2020

Hampton Introduces Biometric Smart Locks at CES 2020

Security hardware company Hampton Products unveiled its new lineup of smart locks at CES in Las Vegas this week, including the BenjiLock by Hampton, which is biometrics-enabled. Users can choose between the BenjiLock Via — which comes in both internet connected and non-connected formats — or the BenjiLock Luca, a non-connected version which is more…

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MarketsandMarkets Predicts Healthcare will Drive $1.786 Billion Eye Tracking Market

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Healthcare will Drive $1.786 Billion Eye Tracking Market

MarketsandMarkets is forecasting major growth in the global eye tracking market, predicting that the appetite for such tech will jump from $560 million to $1.786 billion between 2020 and 2025. Those numbers represent a CAGR of 26.1 percent for that five-year period. The research firm attributes much of that growth to the healthcare industry, where eye tracking…

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TypingDNA Lands $7 Million in Series A Funding

TypingDNA Lands $7 Million in Series A Funding

TypingDNA is maintaining its upward trajectory with $7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Google’s AI-oriented Gradient Ventures fund, and also garnered significant contributions from GapMinder and Techstars Ventures. As the name would suggest, TypingDNA is a typing biometrics specialist that authenticates users based on their typing patterns. The company is…

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