News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a look at what to expect from the upcoming Samsung SDS America biometrics and mobility FinServe webinar while Fingerprint Cards made big headlines, national ID projects were in the news, and information started to surface about the upcoming Money20/20 conference.

Here is a look back on the top stories in identity management from the week that was:

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Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilityLast week we published an interview with JENETRIC CEO Roberto Wolfer. Fresh from the recent Global Identity Summit in Tampa, where JENETRIC held a high profile launch party for its new mobile livescan tech, the conversation with Wolfer examines the importance of true mobility in vertical markets. Mobility and biometrics experts are slated to convene on November 2 to speak on the topic of how said technologies benefit financial services and address the myths surrounding strong authentication in commerce in a webinar co-hosted by Samsung SDS America and our sister site Mobile ID World. Last week we broke down what to expect at the webcast, which is shaping up to be the online biometrics industry event of the year.


Here’s What To Expect From Samsung SDS America’s Big Biometrics Webinar

Money20/20 Las Vegas

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilitySpeaking of experts and biometric finance, Money20/20 2016 is only a week a way and we are starting to see just exactly how big biometrics are becoming at the annual FinTech conference. Last week we reported on what to expect from Daon, Mastercard, and STC Group at the leading conference all about money and technology. Daon and Mastercard will both be participating in a panel discussion moderated by FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill. Take a look at the articles below to see how Money20/20 is shaping up this year.

Daon Americas President to Talk Biometrics at Money20/20

Mastercard to Tackle Biometrics, Other Innovations at Money20/20

STC Group Plans Big Showing for Money20/20


News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilityOutside of the conferences and webinars, biometric FinTech made headlines last week with a new partnership between Spreadtrum and the IFAA aiming to promote an iris recognition based payment standard in China. Meanwhile, online money transfer service Fonmoney integrated HooYu for security purposes, and in doing so embraced biometric authentication.

Online Money Transfer Service Embraces Biometrics

Partnership to Push Iris Authentication Standard for mPayments in China

Fingerprint Cards AB

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilityFingerprint Cards announced last week that its business developer, Johan Carlström, has left the company as of October 15 to pursue entrepreneurial commitments. The company also announced its by-now-expected smartphone integrations, including the first from new client SK Telecom. The integrations and executive departure are in line with FPC’s very active year, which will be discussed at the upcoming conference call scheduled for the end of October, when the company will go over its Q3 results.

Johan Carlström Is Leaving Fingerprint Cards

SK Telecom Launches First Smartphone Featuring FPC Biometrics

FPC to Issue Q3 Report on October 27

Oppo Maintains Biometric Setup On New Handset

Xiaomi’s New Mi Max Prime Features an FPC Sensor

Mobile Biometrics Innovations, Integrations and Controversy

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilityNew reports of exploding smartphones caused Samsung Electronics to halt sales and exchanges of its iris scanning Galaxy Note7 handset. It wasn’t all drama in the realm of mobile biometrics, though. 360 selected Oberthur to provide the secure element to its Q5 and Q5 Plus smartphones, Precise Biometrics saw its software ship on a new handheld thanks to its partnership with Synaptics, and a new patent from Microsoft illustrated new ways for biometrics to improve mobile user experience.

Precise BioMatch Mobile Software Ships on New Handheld

360 Picks PEARL by OT For Q5 and Q5 Plus Smartphones

Lock Screens Could Reveal More Notifications Based on Biometrics

Samsung Halts Sales and Exchanges of Iris Scanning Smartphone

Face-Based Security

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilityLast week we looked at how NEC Corporation’s face biometrics have been helping secure a football stadium in Colombia. Meanwhile, Face Forensics upgraded its F2 facial recognition platform. Read more by following the links below.

NEC Tech Helps Ensure Safety at Colombian Football Stadium

Face Forensics’ Access Control System Links Face Biometrics to ID Cards

Making The Strong Authentication Upgrade

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilityLast week reported on the integration of ImageWare’s GoVerifyID biometrics platform into Fujitsu’s Smart Origination solution. We also saw Centrify announce its support for STOP.THINK.CONNECT., an initiative that’s part of National Cyber Security Month aiming to raise IT security awareness at home and in the workplace.

Fujitsu Smart Origination Gets GoVerifyID

Centrify Joins STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign

National ID

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

It was a week of milestone celebration in the realm of national ID. Safran Identity & Security announced that it’s issued over 10 million electronic IDs in Chile, and NEC Corporation was celebrating the 2016 milestone of India’s Aadhaar program having surpassed a billion enrollments. Meanwhile the National Police Directorate of Norway selected Gemalto for the country’s eID project.

NEC Celebrates as Aadhaar Marches Beyond Billionth Enrolment

Safran Reaches 10M-Mark in eID Issuance in Chile

Norwegian Authorities Select Gemalto for eID Project


News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and MobilityFinally, Apple made biometrics news last week too. Its biometrics enabled mobile wallet, Apple Pay, launched in New Zealand, and we saw a new patent from the company that could lead to the inclusion of vital sign-based user identification on future Apple Watch models.

Future Apple Watch Might Identify Users Via Cardiac Biometrics

Apple Pay Comes to New Zealand


Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.

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October 17, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter