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Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

APAC Mobile Biometrics Market Undergoing ‘Strong Growth’: Frost & Sullivan

APAC Mobile Biometrics Market Undergoing ‘Strong Growth’: Frost & Sullivan

“Key driving factors include growing adoption in mobile banking applications, collaborative innovations, updating smart devices, and, of course, security concerns.” As the mobile biometrics revolution continues, the APAC market will play an important role in driving growth, suggests Frost & Sullivan. Announcing a new report focused on the APAC region, the market research firm asserts…

FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2018 with intense activity in the APAC region. In a year-end post on its website, the organization noted that it saw some considerable developments in Japan in particular toward the end of the year. Yahoo! Japan joined FIDO’s Board of Directors, while KDDI and Line both attained FIDO2 certification. Japan…

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints has a major new distribution partner for the South Asian market. The company has teamed up with Excelpoint Systems, a Singapore-based firm that offers electronic components and engineering services to OEMs in the APAC region. In a statement announcing the partnership, Fingerprints explained that “Excelpoint works closely with its principals to create innovative solutions…

Jumio’s Ascent Continues with 269% Q2 Sales Jump

Jumio’s Ascent Continues with 269% Q2 Sales Jump

“The company attributes its Q2 success primarily to the APAC market, which it has targeted through a new Singapore office established this past March.” Jumio continues to be one of the great success stories of the authentication industry with the news that it has just finished its best sales quarter yet: Q2 saw a year…

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

“…the company asserted that ‘APSCA has one of the largest business networks in Asia with over 11,000 payments and identity industry executives from end-users and suppliers, including senior decision-makers from government agencies, banks, credit card companies, transport and ticketing operators, mobile operators and merchants.’” IDEX has become a member of the Asia Pacific Smart Card…

NEXT Biometrics Appoints APAC Sales Exec

NEXT Biometrics Appoints APAC Sales Exec

“Yu’s appointment is the latest organizational change undertaken by NEXT Biometrics as part of an effort to scale up its operations. “ NEXT Biometrics now has an Asia Pacific Sales and China General Manager, with former Crossmatch executive William Yu taking on the newly created position. Yu brings to the role his four years of…

BIO-key Aims to Extend Asia Reach with New Director

BIO-key Aims to Extend Asia Reach with New Director

BIO-key is aiming for a stronger presence in the APAC market with a new appointment to its Board of Directors: Investment and finance specialist Fabian Shin has joined the team. In a statement announcing his appointment, BIO-key emphasized Shin’s extensive business connection in Asia, noting that he is an independent, non-executive director of Hong Kong-listed…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

NEC has received the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award. In a statement announcing the award win, NEC explained that it had been granted in recognition of the company’s “technical leadership and growth performance” in the APAC region last year. Commenting further, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT…

Citi Reaches Voice Biometrics Enrollment Goal Ahead of Schedule

Citi Reaches Voice Biometrics Enrollment Goal Ahead of Schedule

“Citi says it has reached its goal of getting a million customers to enroll in the voice authentication program about two months ahead of schedule…” Citibank has now brought voice authentication to a million customers in the Asia Pacific region, the bank has announced. The system operates via the bank’s call-in lines, passively identifying customers…

New Cognitec VP to Lead Asia Pacific Efforts

New Cognitec VP to Lead Asia Pacific Efforts

Germany-based biometrics specialist Cognitec has appointed a new VP for its Asia Pacific division. Terry Hartmann will lead the company’s efforts in business development and client relations in the region. Hartmann joins the company from his most recent stint as the head of Unisys’s North American transportation business, but his most crucial experience is in…

Citi Brings Voice Authentication to Philippines

Citi Brings Voice Authentication to Philippines

“The Philippines debut of the system follows soon after its launch this August in Malaysia, with Citi having previously indicated its aim is to become the first bank to roll out voice authentication across the entire APAC region.” Citibank has brought voice-based authentication to the Philippines, reports BusinessMirror. The bank has launched such a system for…

Citi Aims to be First Bank to Offer Voice Authentication Throughout APAC

Citi Aims to be First Bank to Offer Voice Authentication Throughout APAC

With a voice recognition system now deployed in Taiwan, Citibank is aiming to be the first financial services company to offer voice biometrics authentication across the entire Asia Pacific market. The company is using the technology to enable passive authentication for customers calling in to its call centers, and says that in the coming weeks…