News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 continued as innovations in facial recognition dominated the news. We interviewed major industry personalities too, while border control rounded out the headlines and the industry prepared for the upcoming CeBIT and ISC West conferences.  

Here is a roundup of last week’s top stories in global identity management:

Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics EvolutionLast week we announced the panel of our upcoming Mobile Biometrics Month webinar, which will feature presentations from Acuity Market Intelligence and the GSMA before opening up into a panel discussion with representatives from Aware, Inc., Precise Biometrics, and Nok Nok Labs. In the featured articles section, we took time to examine how mobile biometrics are affecting the FinTech, elections, and national ID markets around the world, and we also published an interview with industry veteran Jane Snipes, Managing Partner of Northstar Recruiting, who has seen the influence of mobility on the access control industry first hand.

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: 3 Markets Where Mobility Is Making a Difference

FIDO Heralds Increasing Prominence of its Standards in Mobile Sector

Expert Panel For Mobile Biometrics Webinar Announced: Precise Biometrics, Aware, NNL, GSMA, Acuity

Interview with Jane Snipes, Managing Partner, Northstar Recruiting


News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics EvolutionIDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia gave us insight into the biometric smart card market in an interview published last week. Meanwhile, Suprema announced a new series of embedded fingerprint modules with potential IoT applications, and we examined Fingerprint Cards’ recent moves toward multimodality.

INTERVIEW: Dr. Hemant Mardia, Managing Director and CEO, IDEX

Suprema Announces SFM6000 Series Fingerprint Embedded Modules

FPC Aims To Be the Leader in Biometry

Border Control

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics EvolutionLast week marked the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam, and so the news had its share of biometric border control headlines. Gemalto and IER Fly introduced a new self-service passenger processing solution, Vision-Box announced its new Seamless Gateway security solution, and SITA announced a new industry working group that aims to offer policy guidance to border control agencies like the TSA. While that was all coming out of the Netherlands we also reported an update concerning the multimodal biometric security coming to Changi Airport in Singapore.

SITA Working Group to Advocate for Biometric Airport Screening

Vision-Box’s Seamless Gateway System Offers Passive Biometric Passenger Screening at Airports

Gemalto and IER Fly Into Biometric Airport Screening Market

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints


News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics EvolutionIndia’s Aadhaar national ID program continued to make news last week, receiving major praise from World Bank. The biometric registry also kept on its path to revolutionizing every aspect of daily life, as we reported on the announcement that Safran Identity & Security has completed its Aadhaar-based airport traveler screening pilot conducted at Kempegowda International Airport.

India’s Aadhaar Wins Praise From World Bank

Safran Announces Completion of Pilot Project Linking Airport Screening to Aadhaar Biometrics

Getting Ready for CeBIT

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics EvolutionCeBIT 2017 is taking place in Hanover, Germany, this week, and biometrics will once again be prominently featured. NEC Corporation will be there, demonstrating its smart city technology and showing off its award winning facial recognition. Dermalog will be there too, having recently announced that its own face recognition technology can scan a group the size of the Chinese population within 14 seconds.

NEC To Showcase Facial Recognition, Smart City Tech at CeBIT

Dermalog Emphasizes Speed of Biometric Tech Ahead of CeBIT 2017

Facial Recognition

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics EvolutionNEC’s facial recognition technology has topped the latest NIST testing of face biometric solutions, we reported last week. Safran Identity & Security, meanwhile, unveiled its new MorphoFACE biometric scanner and announced a deployment of its MorphoBIS Face Expert solution with the National Police of the Netherlands. Facial recognition will be a part of Suprema and BioConnect’s joint presence at the upcoming ISC West conference in Las Vegas, with a new version of the FaceStation slated for demonstration, and it looks like the next iPhone will be embracing the contactless modality in question, if new patents are to be of any indication. Here are all of last weeks’ many big facial recognition announcements:

Is Apple Really Going To Implement Facial Recognition on the Next iPhone?

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

Safran Equips Dutch Police With Facial Recognition Tech

Safran Unveils MorphoFACE Biometric Scanner

Rockwell Collins Automates Airport Baggage Checking with Biometrics

New FaceStation, Mobile App Kit Among Suprema-BioConnect Showpieces for ISC West


News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics EvolutionNewly released usage statistics has proven that USAA’s mobile app—which offers biometric authentication via Daon’s Identity X platform—has gotten millions of people to use biometrics when banking. Biometric FinTech is spreading around the world, with Samsung having recently launched its eponymous mobile wallet in India, and CL having just received accreditation to provide certification services for biometrics systems intended for Brazilian Banks. Here are last week’s top biometric FinTech stories:

USAA App a Premiere Success Story of the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

UL Accredited to Assess Biometric Security for Brazilian Banks


Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout March as we embark on Mobile Biometrics Month 2017. Be sure to register for our webinar, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape, and follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a beat.