Last week at FindBiometrics we examined the multimodal future of biometric airport security in our featured articles section as the days counted down to our next webinar. Border control and national ID mad the industry news too, and FinTech, voice recognition and authentication standards rounded out the headlines.
Here’s a look back on last week’s top biometrics and identity stories:
Border Control & National ID Month
June is Border Control & National ID Month at FindBiometrics and last week we continued our focus with an examination of multimodal biometrics and the future of airport security. In the industry news, border control and national ID manifested in an award for MorphoTrust’s collaborative efforts with the US government, a look at how Vision-Box was involved with this year’s SEF/SCIF Annual Congress, and news out of India involving new and novel efforts in enrolling children in Aadhaar. Meanwhile, the days are still counting down to our next expert webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control, which is taking place next Wednesday, June 22.
Mobile Biometric Integrations
Last week bore its share of biometric smartphone news, with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announcing its sensors’ inclusion on new handsets from Lenovo and Sharp. IDEX found its Cardinal Q sensor is on LG’s Stylus 2 Plus, while Precise Biometrics announced new integrations of its fingerprint matching software courtesy of hardware partnerships with Synaptics and Elan Microelectronics respectively.
On top of all the smartphone news, we also took a look at Fujitsu’s Arrows Tab F-04H tablet, which, in the tradition of previous Arrows devices, features Delta ID iris scanning. Take a look through the links below to learn more about last week’s featured biometric mobile devices.
Biometrics and Finance
Daon Americas president Conor White is slated to speak about biometrics at this year’s NAFCU (National Association of Federal Credit Unions) conference, we reported last week. Biometrics are still working their way to ubiquity in FinTech, and BioConnect weighed in on how greater accessibility is driving this trend, while Lux Research released a report encouraging mobile payments providers to embrace biometric authentication.
Standards and Specifications
Last week we reported that W3C has released the first draft of its FIDO-based web authentication specification. Meanwhile, Safran Identity & Security was at the Mobile Connect Summit promoting its solutions, including its FIDO Certified mobile facial recognition solution that authenticates users via selfie.
In behavioral biometrics news last week we saw BioCatch expand its use of Microsoft Azure cloud computing, while NuData announced that it won the Judges’ Choice award for Best Antifraud Solution at this year’s CNP Expo—an event centered around card not present financial transactions.
Voice biometrics continues to be an active area of the industry news. Last week we saw an update on the efficacy of Amazon’s Alexa AI, and we had a look at Opus Research’s latest report on the speech analytics market, while Microsoft began offering a new set of APIs that enable voice recognition. Last week also saw a new entrant into the voice biometrics scene with the surprise introduction of KnuEdge—founded by former NASA chief Daniel Goldin.
In fingerprint-focused news last week Precise Biometrics announced a new licensing agreement with EOSMEM, while Sciometrics partnered with NIST to develop contactless fingerprint standards, and Perkotek announced biometric functionality on its time/attendance/access control solutions.
Facial recognition was in the news last week too, rounding out the headlines, as we reported on NEC’s new biometrics-based smart signage system, NeoFace Engage. We also saw the contactless modality pull its weight in the Canadian war on fraud, aiding in the capture of 15 fraudsters.
Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Be sure to sign up for our upcoming webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control, and follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.
June 13, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter