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LexisNexis Integrates BioCatch Tech Into Security Platform

LexisNexis Integrates BioCatch Tech Into Security Platform

BioCatch and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have teamed up, the companies have announced. The partnership will see BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics technology integrated into the LexisNexis Risk Defense Platform, allowing administrators to view additional risk score data pertaining to user’s innate behavioral patterns. The system will also determine whether a user is genuine or a fraudster by…

Big-Name Consortium to Trial Cross-Border Banking in EU

Big-Name Consortium to Trial Cross-Border Banking in EU

“Barclays, HSBC, Orange, OT-Morpho, the Open Identity Exchange, and the UK Government Digital Service are all involved.” A consortium of some of the biggest names in FinTech and digital security is getting ready to trial a cross-national banking project in the European Union. The aim is essentially to develop and test a secure and convenient…

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft has added support for fingerprint recognition to the Android version of its Microsoft Authenticator app, reports Neowin. The app was announced late last month and is designed to let users replace passwords with their mobile devices, sending a push notification to their smartphones when they go to log in to their Microsoft accounts. Now,…

Dermalog Gets Fast Iris Matching Tech Certified by SGS-TÜV Saar

Dermalog Gets Fast Iris Matching Tech Certified by SGS-TÜV Saar

Dermalog has received SGS-TÜV Saar certification for its iris recognition technology, the company has announced. SGS-TÜV Saar is a German testing and auditing firm primarily concerned with industrial facilities, environmental impact, consumer products, and management processes. In a statement announcing its certification, Dermalog says SGS-TÜV Saar has confirmed that its iris recognition technology can make 8.5 million…

Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is underway in Washington, DC, and as one would expect from an event aimed at shaping the future of identity, biometrics are playing a major role. Biometric authentication is being taken for granted in many of the conversations occurring at K(NO)W, often with fingerprint authentication on a smartphone mentioned as…

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran Identity & Security has won a contract to upgrade the legacy automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) used by the Botswana Police Service. It’s a continuation of a longstanding relationship, with Safran having provided technology to the BPS since 1998. Now, the plan is to upgrade the AFIS to a system that uses both fingerprint…

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG is planning to bring facial recognition software to its new G6 smartphone, The Investor reports. The company is thought to have contracted another Korea-based company, Oez, to provide the technology. As The Investor reports, Oez’s facial recognition software takes up only 3.5MB – 5MB, and features liveness detection capabilities to prevent spoofing. LG’s move…

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Biometrics Month to a close as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for this week’s ISC West conference and exhibition from which we will be reporting live. There was a ton of news activity in the realm of fingerprints, Samsung launched its multimodal Galaxy S8 handset, and…

ImageWare Issues Q4 2016 Results

ImageWare Issues Q4 2016 Results

“In a statement announcing the results, ImageWare highlighted partnership agreements established during Q4 with Avatier and SAP, and a partnership expansion with Fujitsu…” ImageWare has issued its corporate update for Q4 and the year-end of 2016. For the quarter, there was little change in comparison to Q4 of 2015. Revenues for both periods came in…

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

“…with the remarkable success of its IdentityX deployment in the mobile app of American bank USAA, Daon has gone on to work with heavyweights like Mastercard and has become one of the most notable success stories of the mobile biometrics revolution.” Daon‘s mobile biometrics technology has found its way into a big new deployment in the…

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID has added eye biometrics to its BioID Web Service via a new beta test. The service already supported fingerprint and facial recognition, allowing web developers to leverage mobile biometric authentication via the BioID Connect mobile app. Soon, they’ll also be able to user periocular biometrics – eye lashes, brows, wrinkles in the skin around the…

Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box is celebrating the success of its first deployment of biometric automated eGate technology with a private transportation service. The project was implemented in France’s St. Pancras International rail station in collaboration with the Eurostar transportation company, and with the cooperation of the French Ministry of Interior and border police. The eGates are meant to…

STC Group Announces Upgraded VoiceKey Solutions

STC Group Announces Upgraded VoiceKey Solutions

STC Group has announced a new version of its VoiceKey platform (stylized “VoiceKey.PLATFORM”) featuring upgraded VoiceKey.AGENT and VoiceKey.FRAUD components. Designed for call center deployments, VoiceKey.AGENT uses voice recognition to authenticate callers. VoiceKey.FRAUD complements this feature by enabling “search and identification of fraudsters” during calls and with recordings, according to a statement announcing the upgraded platform.…

Aware Year-End Results Show ‘Strong Financial Performance’

Aware Year-End Results Show ‘Strong Financial Performance’

“In explaining the strong revenue and income performance for 2016, Aware credited major biometric licensing sales to the US Marine Corps, the Navy, and a government integrator.” Aware, Inc. has announced its Q4 and year-end results for 2016. Compared to Q4 of 2015, revenues were down, from $6.9 million to $3.9 million. Operating income also…

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate will attend the HIMSS17 Annual Conference and Exhibition and plans to highlight its biometric solution for patient identification and EHR management, the company has announced. NextGate introduced facial recognition to its MatchMetrix patient records management system late last summer, and quickly proceeded to integrate it into its XDS Registry & Repository platform. In a…

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics’ VFS7500S fingerprint authentication solution has become the first such device to receive full certification from China’s Banking Card Test Center (BCTC). The certification could open important paths for Synaptics in the China market. The BCTC was established by China UnionPay (CUP), the country’s major domestic bank network. In announcing the BCTC certification, Synaptics asserted…

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

Goodix is celebrating a major new client, with LG having integrated a Goodix fingerprint sensor into its new K10 and Stylus 3 smartphones. The announcement came at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. LG has evidently opted to shake things up after having used an IDEX fingerprint sensor in its Stylo 2 V and its Stylus…

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

California-based desktop and mobile accessory maker Kensington has announced a new second-factor authentication key with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Called the VeriMark Fingerprint Key, the solution was launched at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The device is designed to work with Windows Hello, the biometric security system built into Windows 10; as…

Safran Identity & Security CEO Optimistic About Post-Acquisition Future

Safran Identity & Security CEO Optimistic About Post-Acquisition Future

In a new interview posted on the Safran Identity & Security website, company CEO Anne Bouverot has offered details about what to expect from the company’s purchase. Safran first announced it had entered into negotiations regarding the division’s sale toward the end of September, with Advent International, backed by BPIFrance, being the prospective buyer. Advent is…

UIDAI Seeks to Ensure None Left Behind in Aadhaar Campaign

UIDAI Seeks to Ensure None Left Behind in Aadhaar Campaign

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is working to ensure that no one is left behind when it comes to registration in the nation’s biometric ID program, Aadhaar. Earlier this month, the UIDAI launched a campaign to register any last voters in 22 states in which Aadhaar registration has already reached virtually 100 percent. Any…

Smartisan Uses FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech in New Phones

Smartisan Uses FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech in New Phones

China-based OEM Smartisan is using biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics in two new smartphones. Called the M1 and M1L, the devices each feature an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor running Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ flagship algorithm software for mobile devices. The new integrations underline both FPC’s and Precise Biometrics’ continuing momentum in the…

New Apple Patent Points to Display-Embedded Touch ID

New Apple Patent Points to Display-Embedded Touch ID

Apple has patented a new system for bringing its Touch ID fingerprint sensor system directly into the display of a mobile device, AppleInsider reports. The patent illustrates how special sensors called ‘electrostatic lenses’ could be used to capture a clearer image of a fingerprint even through glass, which otherwise blurs the fingerprint images that capacitive sensors…

Touch ID Can Now Protect Incognito Google Searches on iOS

Touch ID Can Now Protect Incognito Google Searches on iOS

Google is bringing its Incognito search function to its iOS app, and is adding biometric security to the mix. Incognito search is already available on the Google Chrome app, letting users browse the web in a way that doesn’t tie their searches to their accounts, allowing for a certain measure of privacy. Now, that same…

Report: Oberthur, Gemalto Bidding for Safran Biometrics Arm

Report: Oberthur, Gemalto Bidding for Safran Biometrics Arm

“Safran’s plans to sell its biometrics business are no secret as the company seeks to refocus on its core activities related to aerospace, but it is keeping tight-lipped about the current negotiations.” Safran is selling its biometrics business and could close the deal by the end of the month, according to a new Reuters report.…

Philippines Election Authorities Put Biometric System to Use

Philippines Election Authorities Put Biometric System to Use

“Much of the biometric data was collected during an intensive campaign last year ahead of its national election…” Election authorities in the Philippines are taking advantage of the country’s new biometric voter registration system to ensure that upcoming polling is fair and free of fraud. Ahead of the Philippines’ district and youth council elections, the…

Japanese Bank Developing Facial Biometric Payments System

Japanese Bank Developing Facial Biometric Payments System

“It’s a concept similar to a fingerprint scan-based system currently being explored by the Japanese government that would allow tourists to make biometric payments during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics…” One of Japan’s biggest banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, or SMFG, is exploring the use of facial recognition as a substitute for payment cards, reports The Yomiuri…

ZTE’s ZMax Pro Brings Fingerprint Biometric Smartphones Below $100

ZTE’s ZMax Pro Brings Fingerprint Biometric Smartphones Below $100

ZTE is bringing fingerprint biometrics further down the price spectrum with its latest mobile device. As Mobile World Live reports, the company claims its new ZMax Pro will be “the first US carrier-supported phone under $100 that features a fingerprint sensor”. Of course, by “under $100”, ZTE means “$99″—the price of the phone after a…

Indian Biometric ID Efforts Expand on Land and at Sea

Indian Biometric ID Efforts Expand on Land and at Sea

Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID program, continues to extend its reach across the country. In Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, 95.2 percent of the population either have or are awaiting their Aadhaar numbers, with city officials having made Aadhaar enrollment mandatory. But as the program grows, there’s plenty of other incentive to register;…

Biometric Registration Will Be Mandatory For ID Applicants: Israeli Minister

Biometric Registration Will Be Mandatory For ID Applicants: Israeli Minister

Israeli authorities are making participation in a national biometric identity program mandatory. The announcement arrived as a long pilot program testing the biometric registry came to a close. The project was started in the summer of 2013 and later saw two extensions, with the first arriving just ahead of a scathing report from the State Comptroller…

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

It looks like Samsung’s next major mobile device will feature an iris scanning capability. Hints emerged earlier this month when Patently Apple reported that Samsung had trademarked “Galaxy Eyeprint” and “Galaxy Iris”, and that it had been working with a prominent academic institution on iris scanning technology. Now, Patently Apple reports that Samsung has filed…

Suprema’s BioEntry W2 is a Fast Reader of Fingerprints, Smart Cards

Suprema’s BioEntry W2 is a Fast Reader of Fingerprints, Smart Cards

Seoul-based Suprema has announced BioEntry W2, the latest in its line of access control solutions. BioEntry W2 revolves around fingerprint scanning, and is designed for use in a range of environments including outdoors. It features a 2GB memory allowing for the management of the identity credentials of up to 500,000 users, and its 1.2GHz quad…

Border Control & National ID Month: The Primer

Border Control & National ID Month: The Primer

June is Border Control & National ID Month 2016 at FindBiometrics. All month we will be examining the ins-and-outs of biometric citizen registry and identification—its applications, real life deployments, and how it is shaping the global community—as well as the way biometrics are protecting the borders of the nations they are helping to build. To…

Crossmatch Marks 20-Year Anniversary

Crossmatch Marks 20-Year Anniversary

Crossmatch is celebrating a big anniversary this month. It’s now 20 years old, going back to 1996 when it existed as two entities—Cross Match Technologies and DigitalPersona, Inc. The companies combined to form Crossmatch in 2014, and as a new unit the company has since seen major government deployments of its technology—such as in border…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

On account of its flexible, software based nature, voice recognition technology is incredibly versatile in terms of potential applications. Identifying and authenticating a user via the unique qualities of her voice is contactless, quick, and easy to deploy in any scenario where a microphone is available. Here are four unique examples of voice biometrics in action…

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung has announced that its mPayment platform, Samsung Pay, will launch in Singapore this quarter. The announcement came only one day after Apple Pay launched in the country, with Samsung declining to offer a specific launch date. To a considerable extent, the announcement marks yet another instance of Samsung playing catch-up with its rival Apple. While…

Apple Pay Launches in Singapore

Apple Pay Launches in Singapore

Apple Pay has arrived in Singapore, making it the sixth country to support the mPayment platform, which is also available in Australia, Canada, China, the UK, and the US, where it initially launched. As in Canada and Australia, the platform is currently only compatible with American Express cards, which can be issued by that financial…

Money20/20 Europe: TOC Approve App Offers Third-Party Biometric Authentication

Money20/20 Europe: TOC Approve App Offers Third-Party Biometric Authentication

TOC Biometrics is showcasing its Approve app at this year’s Money20/20 Europe conference. Available for iOS and Android, it’s a system that could have potentially broad applications. TOC Approve essentially acts as an independent verification mechanism for other businesses, apps, and so on. And it revolves around a simple concept: When a user needs to…

Barbados Gov’t Delays Launch of Biometric Border Screening

Barbados Gov’t Delays Launch of Biometric Border Screening

The Barbados government is treading carefully as it prepares to implement biometric border screening. The country’s Immigration Department has pushed back the implementation date in order to more closely examine sensitive issues related to the project. Originally, the biometric border screening was set to go live on April 1st of this year, with multiple fingerprint…

MSU Researchers Highlight Need for Anti-Spoofing Solutions

MSU Researchers Highlight Need for Anti-Spoofing Solutions

Researchers in Michigan State University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering have devised what they call “a simple, fast and effective method to generate 2D fingerprint spoofs that can successfully hack built-in fingerprint authentication in mobile phones.” The method is detailed in their report, Hacking Mobile Phones Using 2D Printed Fingerprints. Essentially, the researchers loaded…

INTERVIEW: Phil Tusa, COO, CMITech

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently interviewed Phil Tusa, COO of the iris biometric company CMITech. The conversation begins with a look into what’s driving iris biometrics and how CMITech is addressing some of the central challenges facing the modality. It goes on to detail the company’s history, the verticals CMITech is finding success in,…

Digital Insight Enables Android Fingerprint ID On Mobile Banking App

Digital Insight Enables Android Fingerprint ID On Mobile Banking App

Fintech solutions provider Digital Insight is integrating Android Fingerprint ID into its Mobile Banking App, the company has announced. The integration complements the app’s current support for Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint authentication system for iOS, and Eyeprint ID, EyeVerify’s eye vein-based mobile authentication solution. Digital Insights hopes to roll out Android Fingerprint ID to all…

Sensory Biometrics Helping Track Attendance in South America With Inngresa

Sensory Biometrics Helping Track Attendance in South America With Inngresa

Biometrics company Sensory, Inc. is helping track employee attendance in Peru, Chile and Colombia thanks to a licensing agreement with Inngresa. The partnership has seen Sensory’s TrulySecure face recognition technology integrated into Inngresa’s attendance tracking platform, Inngresa Mobile, which cuts down on truancy and time fraud. According to an interview published on El Pais with Norelys…

IriTech, Heptagon Announce Mobile Iris Scanning Solution

IriTech, Heptagon Announce Mobile Iris Scanning Solution

Iris biometrics developer IriTech has teamed up with imaging and illumination specialist Heptagon to produce a mobile iris scanning solution. Called UEYE, the system combines IriTech’s iris recognition algorithms with Heptagon’s mobile imaging platform. It’s a solution aimed not just at mobile devices, but also at PCs and the various devices emerging through the nascent Internet…

Samsung Mobile Devices To Use Morpho Face Biometrics

Samsung Mobile Devices To Use Morpho Face Biometrics

Samsung is going to integrate a Morpho (Safran) biometric solution into its Android devices. It’s a software development kit for facial recognition, and a new partnership will see Samsung ICT division Samsung SDS integrate it into a new multimodal authentication platform. It’s meant to enable a biometric alternative to passwords, and lets developers leverage devices’ built-in…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Last year was one of unprecedented visibility for biometric technology. With major innovations in mobility and consumer electronics bringing post-password tech to the masses, and with the increased international threat of terrorism once again spurring on the initiatives to biometrically secure borders, biometrics were among the mainstream topics of 2015. But with increased optics comes…

ZTE’s Multimodal Biometric Smartphones Lauded by IDG

ZTE’s Multimodal Biometric Smartphones Lauded by IDG

ZTE Mobile Devices has won four awards in the International Data Group (IDG)’s Global Top Brands Awards Ceremony at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. It won in the categories of Top 10 Brands from China, Global Top 50 CE Brands, Global Smart Phones Top 10, and Global Connected Devices Top 10. Commenting on…

FPC Exploring Automotive Sector

FPC Exploring Automotive Sector

Having established a leading position as a hardware supplier in the smartphone fingerprint sensor market, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is preparing to expand into the automotive sector, the company has announced. In a statement on its website, the company suggested it has been working with major car makers interested in experimenting with automotive applications of its…

EyeVerify Boasts 2 Million Eyeprint ID Users

EyeVerify Boasts 2 Million Eyeprint ID Users

EyeVerify has announced via a new blog post on its website that it ended 2015 with 2 million enrolled Eyeprint ID users on unique devices. The company’s biometric software technology—which authenticates users by matching the unique vein patterns and other micro features in and around their eye to stored templates—received a commercial release last year…

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho (Safran) continues its march into the mobile market. In a new post on its website, Morpho’s Telecom Business Unit Vice President and General Manager, Yves Portalier, further clarifies the company’s strategy in this area since CEO Anne Bouverot first announced Morpho’s mobile plans last month. In framing Morpho’s strategy, Portalier points to advancements in SIM…

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