News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to take a deep dive into the evolving world of connectivity and biometrics with our Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 coverage. The industry news was filled with more fingerprint innovation as we posted our recent interview with FPC CEO Christian Fredrikson, and the week’s headlines were rounded out with the launch of Aadhaar Pay in India and more.

Take a look below at last week’s top stories in global identity management:

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 Continues

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar PayLast week we opened registration to our first expert webinar of 2017, ‘From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape’. That live webcast—which will feature guest presentations from Acuity Market Intelligence principal Maxine Most, and also David Pollington, GSMA’s head of Applications & Services—is part of Mobile Biometrics Month 2017, which we continued with in our featured articles section on Thursday with a look at how fingerprint biometrics have reached a point at which they can truly meet the ever changing design demands of the smartphone market.

Check out our Mobile Biometrics Month coverage below and be sure to sign up for the webinar:

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: Fingerprints And Adaptation

FindBiometrics Announces First Expert Webinar of 2017

Fingerprint Biometrics

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar PayLast week we published our interview with Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson conducted at Mobile World Congress 2017. The conversation gave insight into the company’s recently announced acquisition of Delta ID as well as the company’s plans for the future in an increasingly multimodal industry. In the meantime, Zwipe announced progress in its biometric payment card efforts and we saw new fingerprint products launched from GenKey and InvenSense respectively. In terms of deployments, NEC Chile announced that its fingerprint biometric technology is improving the cafeteria experience for students, and in terms of device integrations we saw a report predicting ultrasonic fingerprint sensors on the next iPhone iteration expected to be unveiled in the fall.

Here is a look at all of last week’s big fingerprint news:

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson

InvenSense-GF Partnership Produces Under-Glass Ultrasonic Sensor Solution

Updated GenKey ABIS Can Detect Duplicate Fingerprints More Quickly

Zwipe Reports Biometric Payment Card Progress

Looks Like Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning For iPhone 8: Report

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

Security Events

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar PayThis week ImageWare Systems will be in California for the 29th ROTH Capital Partners Conference, aiming to drum up investor interest. Looking ahead, we reported on what to expect from the 4th Kingdom Cyber Security Meeting held in Saudi Arabia this April, while Money20/20 Europe announced its official itinerary for 2017, which once again will feature a panel hosted by FindBiometrics on the topic of FinTech and identity.

4th Kingdom Cyber Security Meeting to Feature Smart City Focus

ImageWare to Present at ROTH Investor Conference

FindBiometrics Will Once Again Bring Biometrics to Money20/20 Europe

Border Control

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar PayAustralia’s Brisbane Airport has deployed the Smart Path border control solution from SITA, we reported last week. Meanwhile, we learned of plans to bring biometric screening to Canadian airports and the US CBP issued a special notice regarding the status of the biometric entry-exit program.

Brisbane Airport Deploys SITA Biometric Screening System

Biometric Airport Screening Program Takes Shape in Canada

CBP Lays Out Biometric Entry-Exit Program Plan


News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

Last week we looked at how FIDO Alliance standards mesh with existing government identity protocols while founding Alliance member Nok Nok Labs launched a Premium Edition of its S3 Authentication suite. Here are last week’s FIDO-focused headlines:

FIDO Standards Could Complement Government’s Existing Digital Security Protocols

Nok Nok Labs Launches a Premium Edition of S3 Authentication Suite

Contactless Authentication

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar PayA new report from Tractica is predicting dramatic growth for the iris biometrics market. The eye-based modality is slated to make an appearance on the upcoming Galaxy S8 handset from Samsung, but a new report states that it will be joined by another contactless modality, shipping with facial recognition too. Speaking of facial recognition, FST Biometrics announced last week that its frictionless biometric access control solution, IMID, was integrated into the Genetec Security Center, an IP security platform.

Dramatic Growth Predicted for Iris Recognition Market: Tractica

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

IP Security Platform Integrates IMID Biometrics

The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar PayAadhaar continued to be in the news last week as the UIDAI clarified that, in spite of reported misuse of national ID data, citizens can rest assured that the database is safe and secure. Aadhaar Pay launched in the country too, enabling fingerprint-based payments for those citizens who are enrolled in the national identity scheme.

Aadhaar Pay Goes Live in India

UIDAI Seeks to Reassure Public of Security of Aadhaar After Misuse Discovery

Voice and Speech

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar PayWe took a speculative eye to the future of commerce last week, considering the next steps in biometric FinTech convenience and what role voice recognition might play therein. NICE released survey results illustrating consumer opinions regarding voice authentication in the call center, and speech recognition made news too, with IBM breaking the world record for conversational accuracy.

Are Voice Recognition Based Payments The Next Step in FinTech Convenience?

IBM Sets New Speech Recognition Record

Consumers Like Call Center Voice Recognition, Too: NICE Survey


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