News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon Us

Last week at FindBiometrics we launched our 2016 biometrics industry Year in Review Survey as Financial Biometrics Month continued with a look at emerging solutions in banking and payments. Meanwhile, the industry news had its fair share of fingerprint sensor smartphone integrations, contactless modality reports, and enterprise solution launches.

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Year in Review 2016

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon UsLast week we launched our latest Year in Review survey. Now in its 14th year, the survey is the longest running of its kind in the identity management industry. Filling out our short questionnaire takes less than four minutes and will help you and your fellow FindBiometrics readers keep your fingers on the pulse of the biometrics industry.

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Financial Biometrics Month

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon UsFinancial Biometrics Month continued last week at we counted down the remaining days to our upcoming webinar, Biometrics Beyond Payments. In our featured articles section we examined some emerging biometric FinTech solutions involving voice authentication, smart cards, and more. Meanwhile, in the industry news, we were talking about behavioral biometrics and banking thanks to an expansion of BioCatch’s anti-fraud platform on behalf of a UK bank.

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: 3 Exciting FinTech Solutions of Tomorrow

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UK Bank Expanding Behavioral Biometrics Testing

Fingerprints, Part 1

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon UsThe modality with the biggest share of headlines this week was fingerprint recognition. Suprema announced that its new BioMini Slim 2 scanner features the world’s slimiest optical fingerprint sensor while its Suprema’s BioEntry W2 fingerprint-based access control solution was recognized with an Innovative Achievement Award from Detektor International. NEXT Biometrics won a smart card fingerprint sensor order from an unnamed government client, Precise Biometrics released its Q3 results while also confirming a much anticipated rumor, and Fingerprint Cards was named Sweden’s fastest growing tech company by Deloitte.

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FPC is Sweden’s Fastest-Growing Tech Company: Deloitte

Precise Biometrics Confirms Samsung Rumors in Strong Q3 Report

New BioMini Slim 2 Features ‘World’s Slimmest’ Optical Sensor

NEXT Biometrics Wins Government Smart Card Order

Suprema Wins Detektor International Award

Fingerprints, Part 2 – Mobile Device Integrations

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon UsIn addition to the aforementioned fingerprint-centric headlines, last week also had the usual influx of mobile device sensor integration news. Fingerprint Cards had its sensors launched on handsets from Vivo, OnePlus, and Huawei, the last of which was another under-glass deployment. Synaptics had integrations of its Natural ID fingerprint sensors too, its technology finding its way onto new phones from Sharp and a tablet from ASUS. Precise Biometrics provided the algorithm software on many of these deployments, adding interesting common thread to the week’s mobile sensor integration coverage.

Precise Biometrics Announces Two Mobile Integrations Via Sensor Partners

Huawei Mate 9 Pro Brings Under-Glass FPC Sensor to Standard Price Range

Synaptics Natural ID Fingerprint Sensors Built Into New Sharp Smartphones

FPC1245 Featured in New Vivo, OnePlus Smartphones

ASUS Sticks with Synaptics Sensor for New Tablet

ImageWare Systems

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon Us

ImageWare Systems announced GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite last week, a scalable and multimodal Software as a Service identity management solution that works on the Windows ecosystem. The company also released its Q3 2016 financial update, and had its biometric technology launch as part of Fujitsu’s Smart Origination platform.

ImageWare Launches GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite For Microsoft Ecosystem

ImageWare CEO Emphasizes Partnerships, Microsoft Opportunity in Q3 Update

Fujitsu Launches Smart Origination Platform

Driver Biometrics

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon UsA new report from Frost & Sullivan brought connected car biometrics into the spotlight last week, stating that advances in biometrics stand to radically transform the automotive experience. Coming at cars from a different angle, Vision-Box announced last week that its biometrics platform is being used to issue driver’s licenses in Lithuania. Here are the stories that had us talking driver biometrics last week:

The Biometrics Boom Is Coming To The Automotive Industry

Vision-Box Tech Modernizes Lithuanian Driver License Issuance

Contactless Biometrics

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon UsCaller authentication made the news last week with Interactions, LLC, announcing a new voice biometrics system, while NICE won the Saddletree Research 2016 Kachina Award for its own call center solution. Contactless authentication specialist FST Biometrics was given an innovation award by Frost & Sullivan too, while facial recognition startup FacioMetrics was acquired by Facebook. VeriTran, in the meantime, added contacless biometric security to its offerings courtesy of Sensory’s TrulySecure solution.

Facebook Acquires Facial Biometrics Startup

FST Wins Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan

NICE Recognized for Call Center Voice Authentication Solution

VeriTran Offers Sensory Biometric Authentication Solutions to Clients

Interactions, LLC Announces New Caller Authentication System

Biometrics Events Around The Globe

News Roundup: The Year in Review is Upon UsBiometrics have been making the conference rounds recently. Last week we took a trip around the world as we examined the various trade shows NEC has been bringing its facial recognition solutions to, recapped the exhibition activities of Integrated Biometrics, and reported on patient ID company Imprivata’s presence at the Cerner Health Conference.

Imprivata Showcases Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

NEC Banks on Biometrics for Singapore FinTech Festival Showing

Integrated Biometrics Busy on Event Circuit

NEC Continues Promotional Push with Technovation Solutions Partnership


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