News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The Globe

Last week at FindBiometrics physical access control and FinTech were the biggest topics, as we brought you live reporting from Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen and ISC West in Las Vegas. Physical Access & Enterprise month kicked off in the featured articles section with a primer on April’s featured topic too, while FIDO, national ID, and fingerprints rounded out the headlines.

Here’s a look back on all the top news from the week that was:

Money20/20 Europe

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The GlobeLast week FindBiometrics was reporting straight out of Copenhagen where Money20/20 Europe was taking place and company president Peter O’Neill hosted a biometrics in finance panel. Morpho (Safran) was demonstrating its Scan & Pay solution that takes advantage of the MorphoWave contactless fingerprint scanning technology, Diebold was showing off its advanced Irving ATM concept, and we got a look at TOC Biometrics’ Approve app. The keynote stage was something to watch too, especially for those interested in biometrics and ID, as MasterCard went on record regarding the role of digital identity in financial inclusion and Samsung Pay revealed that more advanced biometrics are coming to its mobile wallet.

Money20/20 Europe: MasterCard and Digital Identity

Money20/20 Europe: Biometrics Are a Pillar of Samsung Pay

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Money20/20 Europe: Diebold Showcases Mobile-Based ATM

Money20/20 Europe: TOC Approve App Offers Third-Party Biometric Authentication

ISC West 2016

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The GlobeMeanwhile in Las Vegas, FindBiometrics contributing editor Darrell Geusz was reporting from the showroom floor on the trends in mobility, biometrics, identity, and security. The event, which traditionally helps dictate the conversation around physical access control for the rest of the year, brought with it its usual glut of announcements, integrations, and product launches. Suprema, BioConnect, EyeLock, SRI Identity, Fujitsu, and MicroStrategies all had their share of headlines.

Take a look at the links below to see the big news from ISC West 2016, as well as some of our notable observations on the showroom floor.

ISC West 2016: Biometric Solution Secures New Product Award

Connected Security Expo, ISC West: Your Mobile Device as Your Identity

ISC West: SRI IOM Access Control Tablet Now Compatible with Galaxy Control Systems Platform

ISC West: MicroStrategy’s Usher Offers Built-In Compatibility with Access Control Platforms

ISC West: New EyeLock Portable Template System Brings Iris Biometrics to Smart Cards

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

ISC West: SoloInsight Integrates PalmSecure Tech Into CloudGate

BioConnect Upgrades Flagship System

Physical Access & Enterprise

Physical access wasn’t solely confined to Las Vegas last week. FindBiometrics launched our latest featured topic, Physical Access & Enterprise Month, with a primer. Over the next few weeks we will be taking an in depth look at biometric security in the workplace. Registration is now open for the webinar that will serve as the culmination of our April focus. Last week we also published a video interview with Rob Douglas, founder and CEO of BioConnect, and we reported on the latest security integration of VIRDI’s biometric tech.

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Primer

What’s Next for Biometrics in The Enterprise?

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

National ID, Border Control

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The GlobeMorpho (Safran) celebrated a major national ID milestone in India last week, as we learned that Aadhaar has now enrolled one billion people. Gemalto launched its ID Verification platform, and a mobile visa enrollment service was launched in the UK, while details emerged surrounding a hack attack in the Philippines that may have compromised the biometric data in Comelec’s database.

Morpho Celebrates Billionth Aadhaar Enrollment

Full Extent of Comelec Hack Attack Unclear

Gemalto Launches ID Verification Platform

UK Launches Mobile Visa Application Service

Fingerprint Biometrics

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The GlobeFingerprint Cards (FPC) was making news last week with a number of smartphone sensor integrations as well as the announcement that it has upgraded its own biometric algorithm. Additionally, the company announced that its AGM has been scheduled for May 4, 2016. Precise Biometrics was in the fingerprint news too last week, involved in some of the same integrations as FPC and also because of its latest licensing agreement with MStar Semiconductor.

Vivo V3 and V3 Max Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

FPC Announces Upgraded Algorithm, New Huawei Integrations

FPC Tech Integrated Into OPPO F1 Plus Smartphone

FPC Announces Annual General Meeting for May 4th

MStar Semiconductor Licenses Precise Biometrics Tech

FinTech Outside of Copenhagen

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The GlobeFinancial biometrics weren’t just confined to Money20/20 Europe last week. Wells Fargo was recognized for its use of mobile biometrics with a Monarch Innovation Award, and Barclays finally enabled Apple Pay for its customers. We saw new research regarding the driving factors in the retail POS biometrics market too, while Morpho announced a major touring demonstration of financial biometrics that it is embarking on with Visa Europe.

Morpho and Visa Announce Biometrics Roadshow

Hack Fears Propel Biometric POS Market: Report

Barclays Enables Apple Pay

Wells Fargo Wins Monarch Innovation Award With Biometrics

Getting Certified, Behaving Authentically

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The GlobeFinally, last week’s news was rounded out with TeleSign announcing its Behavior ID solution, NetBio receiving FBI approval for its rapid DNA product, and FIDO announcing that there are now 150 FIDO Certified products on the market.

50 Percent More FIDO Certified Products in One Quarter

NetBio Rapid DNA System Gets FBI Approval

TeleSign Announces Behavioral Biometrics Offering


Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming webinar, Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow, and be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.

April 11, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter