News Roundup: Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border Control

Last week at FindBiometrics Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 continued in our featured articles section as we got a closer look at Suprema’s BioSign mobile solution, we saw the start of MasterCard’s Identity Check (Selfie Pay) rollout, and we reported on border control and enterprise solutions.

Here’s a look back on last week in global identity management:

Mobile Biometrics Month Continues

Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border ControlLast week we entered our fourth week of Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 by taking a look at the major factors in the mobile biometrics market that are getting strong authentication into the hands of end users. Stay tuned this week as we bring March’s featured topic to a close and be sure to check out our latest webinar recording, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT, linked bellow

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Ways Biometrics Are Making it To End Users

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Mobility in The News

Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border ControlMobility isn’t just confined to our featured coverage in March. Last week we published an interview with Suprema vice president Brian Song, getting a special in depth look at the company’s new BioSign product. Meanwhile, in the industry news section, we learned that ImageWare Systems has become an Amazon Web Services Technology Partner, expanding the reach of its GoMobile Interactive platform.

Take a look:

Four Things You Need To Know About Suprema’s BioSign | From Our Conversation With Dr. Brian Song, Vice President, Suprema

ImageWare Leverages Amazon Web Services as New Technology Partner


Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border ControlLast week MasterCard and BMO Financial Group together announced that they are beginning to roll out the highly anticipated Identity Check payment verification solution, otherwise known as Selfie Pay. Meanwhile, Xura and SpeechPro partnered to develop a voice and face recognition based authentication solution for financial institutions.

MasterCard, BMO Begin Rollout of Identity Check

Xura and SpeechPro Team to Develop Multimodal FinTech Solution


Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border ControlBioConnect – fresh off of its recent rebranding – announced that it will be demonstrating its Teamworks multimodal biometric time and attendance solution at the upcoming ISC West conference in Las Vegas.  CloudLock was in the biometrics for enterprise news last week too, with the announcement that it has adopted RSA Via Access security, which supports fingerprint, Eyeprint and FIDO U2F authentication methods.

Entertech Officially Rebrands as BioConnect

CloudLock Adopts RSA Via Access Security

BioConnect to Demo New Time and Attendance Solution at ISC West

Border Control, National ID

Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border ControlBorder control was a strong force in the news last week on an international scale. Updates on border control projects in Morocco, Barbados, and Japan made headlines as we received more details about Vision-Box’s biometric deployments through the US Customs and Border Protection Agency.

Meanwhile, in Turkey, we turned to matters of national ID as the country’s government began to issue biometric identification cards.

Barbados Gov’t Delays Launch of Biometric Border Screening

CBP Border Screening Trials Use Vision-Box Facial Biometrics Tech

Morocco Awards Contract for Huge Biometric Border Project

Japan Seeks Facial Recognition for Border Security

Turkey Begins Issuance of Biometric IDs


Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border Control

In fingerprint news last week we learned how NEC Corporation of America’s biometric technology is helping investigate cold cases in the United States. Fingerprint Cards announced that its FPC1035 sensor is featured on a new smartphone, Apple launched a new iPhone featuring Touch ID, and SecuGen announced the availability of its latest fingerprint biometrics solutions ahead of ISC West. BIO-key made headlines with its latest corporate update last week too, while healthcare biometrics company RX Safes prepared for The Sidoti Emerging Growth Convention in New York.

NEC Tech Aids in Cold Case Investigations

Apple iOS 9.3 Lets Users Lock Notes With Touch ID

New, Low-Cost SecuGen Devices Now Available

New Smartphone From 360 Features FPC Sensor

Rx Safes Aims to Capitalize for Nasdaq Push

BIO-key Schedules Corporate Update

Markets, Research, Standards

Selfie Pay, Touch ID, Border Control

The FIDO Alliance is holding a free seminar this week in New York to discuss authentication standards. Meanwhile the biometrics markets are looking great, with new reports detailing the future of biometric POS solutions and the access control sector.

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

Report Predicts Strong Growth for Biometric POS Market

Free FIDO Seminar to Discuss Authentication Standards


Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming webinar, Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow, and be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.

March 28, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter