biometric authentication

Aculab Launches Voice Recognition API

Aculab Launches Voice Recognition API

“VoiSentry is designed as a scalable speaker verification system that is simple to install and integrate and can be deployed on the customers platform of choice.” – Ian Colville, Product Manager, Aculab UK-based Aculab has announced a new voice authentication solution for the enterprise. Called “VoiSentry”, it’s an API solution aimed at letting clients deploy voice…

New Patent Approval Burnishes BIO-key IP Portfolio

New Patent Approval Burnishes BIO-key IP Portfolio

 “Accurate and efficient one-to-many biometric identification is the cornerstone of secure identity and authentication services.” – Mira LaCous, CTO, BIO-key BIO-key has been awarded a patent for a key component of its technology portfolio. Entitled, “Adaptive Short Lists and Acceleration of Biometrics Database Search,” US Patent 10,025,831 covers an iterative search system, in which a database…

FST Biometrics to Shut Down: Report

FST Biometrics to Shut Down: Report

Israel-based FST Biometrics is shutting down its operations, according to a new report in Haaretz. The organization is known for its In Motion Identification, or “IMID”, solution, which is designed to use face scanning and gait recognition to identify individuals as they approach doors and other checkpoints, allowing authorized personnel to seamlessly gain access. The…

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

“They trained their deep learning system on a database of 574 near-infrared post-mortem images, as well as a database of 256 images of irises from live subjects…” Polish researchers are working on technology that can prevent fraudsters from using the iris biometrics of dead people. The researchers, Mateusz Trokielewicz, Adam Czajka, and Piotr Maciejewicz, have published…

Yoti’s Research in Asia Shows Paramount Importance of Accurate Identity Solutions

Yoti’s Research in Asia Shows Paramount Importance of Accurate Identity Solutions

Yoti continues to share insights from its research concerning grassroots nonprofits in the developing world, with its findings from Asia pointing to the paramount importance of accurate identity solutions that protect privacy. Writing on the company’s blog, David Burton, a researcher with Glean, a consultancy that helped to carry out Yoti’s research, explains that the…

JINCO Partnership Brings IDEX’s Biometric Card Tech to Major Projects

JINCO Partnership Brings IDEX’s Biometric Card Tech to Major Projects

“JINCO is a leading smart card integration pioneer and we are very proud that they have chosen to integrate our fingerprint sensor into their dual-interface biometric cards.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX has announced successful integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology by its partner JINCO Universal. Based in Taiwan, JINCO offers sophisticated smart card solutions…

Iris and Facial Recognition to Ship on Next Samsung Tablet

Iris and Facial Recognition to Ship on Next Samsung Tablet

“…an instructional video on Intelligent Scan has been included in the official Galaxy Tab S4 firmware files – all but confirming that the tablet will use Intelligent Scan for user authentication.” It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet will indeed use iris recognition for user authentication. Speculation about the feature was prompted a few weeks…

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

A new startup is looking to blockchain and biometrics to enable decentralized app development. Called iTrue Limited, the Hong Kong-based firm is taking the Nuggets approach to user data. Like the Nuggets platform, iTrue incentivizes users to share their personal data by rewarding them for doing so with its ITU cryptocurrency tokens. But they can…

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

Earlier this month, the company behind Timehop, a social media ‘time capsule’ app that shows users their older posts, revealed that it had suffered a data breach affecting 21 million users. And while the attack was not particularly exceptional as far as data breaches go, it nevertheless offers some food for thought, as FIDO Alliance…

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

“More and more people are getting used to confirming their identities with a face scan, and thus a growing number of end users are going to appreciate this option in DigitalPersona v3.0.” Crossmatch has implemented the latest major upgrade to its flagship authentication platform. DigitalPersona v3.0 offers a number of new features, but perhaps the…

Behavioral Biometrics Offers PSD2 Compliance: BehavioSec

Behavioral Biometrics Offers PSD2 Compliance: BehavioSec

BehavioSec is highlighting its technology’s compliance with Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), the European Union’s major regulation for payment services and transactions. In a new post on its website, BehavioSec points out the PSD2 now requires ‘Strong Customer Authentication‘ (SCA), which it defines as the use of two of three authentication factors – something the…

Face ID Components Suppliers Optimistic About Shipments Thanks to Apple Device Demand

Face ID Components Suppliers Optimistic About Shipments Thanks to Apple Device Demand

“… one supplier involved in the VCSEL laser technology needed for Face ID, Win Semiconductors, posted revenues of about $149.47 million for Q2 of 2018, a 19.71 percent year-over-year increase.” A new industry report offers further evidence that Apple is planning to bring its 3D facial recognition system to all of its new iPhones and…

New Partnership Solidifies BIO-key’s Presence in India

New Partnership Solidifies BIO-key’s Presence in India

“With its extensive biometric national ID program, increasingly used to authenticate citizens across a range of services in the public and private sectors, India may represent a particularly fertile market for BIO-key’s fingerprint scanner products.” A new partner could help to extend BIO-key‘s reach in the Indian market. Called Quantum Business Advisory, or “QB Advisory”,…

AssureID Brings Selfie Authentication to Home Buying

AssureID Brings Selfie Authentication to Home Buying

“We believe in empowering individuals to create secure transactions and found that Acuant has the same mission with products to enable trust while keeping processes streamlined.” – Ryan Harris, CEO, Noodigs An innovative new Acuant client is taking advantage of its AssureID identity verification platform. Called Noodigs, the client is aiming to launch a digital…

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

“Having a sensor suitable for dual-interface cards is very important to meet customer demand, especially in the banking segment.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface smart cards has passed “engineering integration and validation” tests with authentication and transaction security specialist Feitian, the company has announced. IDEX and Feitian first announced…

Almost Every Indian Adult Now Registered in Biometric ID Program

Almost Every Indian Adult Now Registered in Biometric ID Program

Almost every Indian adult is now enrolled in Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID database, according to a new report from The Economic Times. It’s a matter of some speculation, but the numbers add up. The central government says that a little over 1.2 billion people have been enrolled in the program; meanwhile, authorities also project…

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

“What’s more, the system is highly accurate, offering an Equal Error Rate of 0.3 percent on microphones and 0.6 percent for speech collected through a telephone.” ID R&D has upgraded IDVoice, its voice recognition system. The company says that IDVoice can now identify a speaker within one to two seconds of natural speech, making it…

BIO-key Delivers Biometric Login Solution to Hungarian Client

BIO-key Delivers Biometric Login Solution to Hungarian Client

“It’s a testament to our technology and global brand to be recognized and selected by a leader in the IT communications industry from across the globe” -Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key has won a new client for its biometric security technology: The company has announced that T-Systems, a Hungarian IT consultancy, has ordered fingerprint scanners…

Jumio Partners With Backbase

Jumio Partners With Backbase

“The companies already share some common customers including HSBC and Metro Bank, but the partnership could help to further expand Jumio’s client roster.” A new distribution partner could give a further boost to Jumio‘s ongoing ascent. The company has teamed up with Backbase, a financial digitization consultancy that offers a range of FinTech solutions to…

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Welsh fingerprint sensor startup Touch Biometrix has managed to acquire some funding from the Wales government. The funding comes from the SMARTCymru program, which is aimed at supporting businesses across five phases of development. For Touch Biometrix, the funding will apply to the first phase – “Technical and Commercial Feasibility”. In announcing the funding, Touch…

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