Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Financial Biometrics Month to a close with an expert webinar and a roundup of November’s featured topic. In the meantime the industry news was focused on Trustech 2016, border control, smart cards, mobile integrations and much more.
Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management:
Financial Biometrics Month
Last week marked the end of Financial Biometrics Month 2016, which culminated in our final expert webinar of the year: Biometrics Beyond Payments. We brought everything to a close with a roundup of the month’s’ featured topic while the industry news concerning Mastercard Identity Check, Apple Pay, and a new EyeVerify integration kept biometric FinTech in the headlines.
Trustech took place in France last week, where biometrics hogged the spotlight. IDEX was there promoting its smart card solutions, which are enabled through its partnership with Safran Identity & Security. Meanwhile DERMALOG claimed to have the world’s fastest AFIS, which it demonstrated at the show formerly known as CARTES.
Construction-focused biometric access control solutions provider Biosite announced new venture capital funding from Mobeus Equity Partners last week. Meanwhile we reported on an innovative automotive access control system that leverages ECG authentication and saw Suprema continue to increase its ranking on A&S Magazine’s Security 50 list.
Border Control and Law Enforcement
Last week we reported that the national police in France are using Safran Identity & Security’s Morpho Video Investigator, while airpiorts in Paris are on track to recieve biometric eGates from Gemalto. In other border control news, a custom RV outfitted with an IdentoGO enrollment center has taken to the road in the US to promote the TSA PreCheck program.
Fingerprint Sensors and Mobile Integrations
Fingerprint Cards launched a new series of fingerprint sensors last week, designed to serve the competitive smart card market. The company also continued to have its technology integrated into new smartphones, seeing launches on handsets from OPPO and Coolpad. IDEX received a sensor order from a Taiwan-based OEM, in the meantime, and Precise Biometrics announced its software was integrated into a new devices via its partner Chipone.
Crossmatch announced its new DigitalPersona Composite Authentication offering last week while attending the Gartner IAM Summit. Meanwhile, ImageWare Systems announced a new GoVerifyID integration aimed at the enterprise market and was named one of the year’s 20 most promising CA Technology solutions providers.
Connectivity is continuing to spread, and where there’s connection there’s opportunity for identity tech. Last week we reported on the biometric aspects of Amazon Rekognition and GM’s semi-autonomous driving system, while Neurotechnology announced a new solution that seem ideal for IoT applications. Here’s how biometrics and connectivity converged in last week’s industry news:
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December 5, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter