biometric authentication

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

The Austrian software company POS AG has deployed BioID’s identity verification services to allow its customers to self-activate their SIM cards. POS AG will specifically be leveraging BioID’s PhotoVerify solution, which will eliminate the need to speak with an agent (in person or online) when activating a card. PhotoVerify combines document verification and facial recognition…

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

“… the Kiosk coordinates and conducts all the alcohol screening for the County thereby freeing up deputies for higher-value work.” – Patrick McKinney, General Manager, Precision Kiosk Technologies The use of automated breathalyzer kiosks for court-mandated alcohol screening continues to spread, with Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies playing a key role in the state of Wisconsin.…

Feitian Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Feitian Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

“Feitian made its announcement at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, where the company also showcased its major new security product, the AllinPass K33.” China-based Feitian has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, or MISA, the company has announced. MISA is Microsoft’s effort to team up with strategic security partners to help defend…

New Aadhaar Legislation Aimed at Protecting Private Sector Use in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

New Aadhaar Legislation Aimed at Protecting Private Sector Use in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

“By protecting the use of Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis, the central government is seeking to ensure that Aadhaar can still be used for private sector services.” India’s Parliament has passed legislation allowing citizens to voluntarily use Aadhaar as identification when opening new banking or mobile accounts. The bill, called “The Aadhaar and Other…

New TMR Report Forecasts $26.2 Billion IDaaS Market for 2027

New TMR Report Forecasts $26.2 Billion IDaaS Market for 2027

A new report from Transparency Market Research (TMR) predicts that the Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) market will hit $26.2 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 26 percent during that period. The increasing demand for authentication and document verification technology is expected to fuel much of that growth as technology allows for the creation of more secure…

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy is trying to simplify identity verification and authentication with a new web browser interface that does not require any back-end coding or software integration. Dubbed the Identity Portal, the new platform combines Ipsidy’s flagship Proof and Verified services to enable mobile identity verification and authentication with minimal technical expertise. Proof is a mobile document…

STMicroelectronics ToF Sensor Brings Energy-Saving Presence Detection to PCs

STMicroelectronics ToF Sensor Brings Energy-Saving Presence Detection to PCs

STMicroelectronics has found a novel application for its FlightSense Time-of-flight (ToF) sensor, which has now been integrated into Intel’s Context Sensing technology. The ToF sensor will specifically be used for presence detection, conserving power and improving security by letting the computer know when a real person is sitting at the screen. The ToF sensor can…

Biometric Authentication Protects the Trinity Wallet

Biometric Authentication Protects the Trinity Wallet

The non-profit IOTA Foundation has released a new cryptocurrency wallet to facilitate the seamless storage and exchange of IOTA tokens. Dubbed the Trinity Wallet, the open-source platform offers customizable user features and is already compatible with most major operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. The design itself was put together with input…

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

Could In-Display Touch ID Replace Face ID on the Chinese iPhone?

Could In-Display Touch ID Replace Face ID on the Chinese iPhone?

Apple is reportedly planning to release a new version of the iPhone designed specifically for the Chinese market. The new phone would ditch Face ID in favor of an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, largely in an effort to cut costs and remain competitive during the ongoing trade war between the US and China. The move would…

Diebold Nixdorf Integrates IoT and Biometric Tech into New Line of ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf Integrates IoT and Biometric Tech into New Line of ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf has released a new line of ATMs that leverage mobile tech and biometrics to deliver a more personalized self-service experience. The DN Series is currently in a pilot phase with 18 financial institutions in 13 different countries, including BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. “The self-service channel continues to play a crucial role in financial…

Element Provides Mobile Biometric Onboarding for Indonesian Bank

Element Provides Mobile Biometric Onboarding for Indonesian Bank

Element will be providing biometric authentication services for Bank Central Asia (BCA) in Indonesia. Through the partnership, BCA will deploy Element’s facial recognition technology for customer onboarding and authentication, leveraging mobile technology to increase people’s access to secure financial services.     “By 2025, a projected 284 million Indonesians are estimated to have 410 million smartphone…

Biometric Taxi Tech Authenticates and Monitors Drivers in Chinese City

Biometric Taxi Tech Authenticates and Monitors Drivers in Chinese City

Thousands of taxi drivers in the Chinese city of Xi’an are now being verified by facial recognition technology when they get behind the wheel. And, true to the country’s security ethos, they’re also being monitored constantly by an AI system to ensure they aren’t engaging in prohibited activities such as smoking or using a smartphone while…

New Appointments Bring Wealth of Experience to BioConnect

New Appointments Bring Wealth of Experience to BioConnect

“We are very pleased Debbie and Mark have joined our company. Their years of experience in financial services, physical access, enterprise technology, global scale and culture fit make them ideal leaders to join our mission,” – Rob Douglas, Chairman & CEO, BioConnect BioConnect is looking to further build on excitement over its multimodal biometric authentication…

Money20/20 Europe Focuses on Transformation and Innovation

Money20/20 Europe Focuses on Transformation and Innovation

This year’s Money20/20 Europe conference kicked off today, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest industry events of the year. One indication of this is the number of speakers lined up to take the stage: More than 350 industry leaders will deliver talks throughout Money20/20 Europe’s keynotes, seminars, and sessions. And…

Biometric ID Verification Fights Rental Housing Fraud

Biometric ID Verification Fights Rental Housing Fraud

CheckpointID is teaming up with IDScan.net to provide better fraud prevention services for property managers, security guards, and other people monitoring multi-unit apartment buildings. The new platform will combine document verification and facial recognition to make sure the name on an application matches the name of the person who will be living in a unit.…

Visa Looks to Biometric Authentication with New LATAM and Caribbean Partnership

Visa Looks to Biometric Authentication with New LATAM and Caribbean Partnership

“We want Visa cardholders to feel absolutely confident that their funds and personal data are safe whenever and wherever they use their Visa cards.” – Alessandro Chiarini, CEO, Fortress Identity Delaware-based Fortress Identity has announced a new partnership with Visa that will see the company’s technology used to protect Visa cardholders in Latin America and…

CLEAR, Delta Bring Biometric Boarding to Boston Logan

CLEAR, Delta Bring Biometric Boarding to Boston Logan

CLEAR‘s biometric passenger processing system has arrived at another major US airport, enabling expedited security screening for registered travellers at Boston Logan International Airport (or BOS). The system has gone into operation at Terminal A. In announcing this latest addition to CLEAR’s network of airport partners, the company emphasized that BOS is the primary airport…

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