Biometric

OneSpan Reports Strong Results for Q4/2018, Expects Further Revenue Growth in 2019

OneSpan Reports Strong Results for Q4/2018, Expects Further Revenue Growth in 2019

OneSpan has issued its results for the fourth quarter and 2018 fiscal year, showing strong results that exceeded the upper end of its revenue guidance for the year. The Chicago-based authentication specialist saw revenues of revenues of $64.8 million in Q4, up 19 percent year-over-year. For the full 2018 fiscal year, OneSpan reports revenues of…

IDEMIA Combines Business Units Into New ‘SET’ Division

IDEMIA Combines Business Units Into New ‘SET’ Division

“The company’s Financial Institutions, Connected Objects, and Mobile Operators divisions are all joining together to form the Secure Enterprise Transactions, or SET, division.” IDEMIA has announced further changes to its corporate structure, a little over a year after its last major overhaul. Essentially, the changes comprise the consolidation of three previously discrete business units. The…

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

“Application developers and system integrators opt for NEXT’s sensor technology because of its reliable performance and seamless integration.” NEXT Biometrics will continue to be a major player in the Indian market now that the company has received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified fingerprint technology. The fingerprint sensors will be used in a slew of Aadhaar…

Japan Will Use Facial Recognition to Secure the Emperor’s Anniversary Ceremony

Japan Will Use Facial Recognition to Secure the Emperor’s Anniversary Ceremony

For the first time, Japan will be using facial recognition technology to enhance security during a government-sponsored event. Government officials and journalists attending Emperor Akihito’s 30th anniversary ceremony at Tokyo’s National Theatre will need to register images of their faces ahead of the event on February 24th. Those images will then be matched with the…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box has announced that a trial of its Seamless Flow boarding platform is now underway for Cathay Pacific passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Seamless Flow platform uses facial recognition technology to identify travelers, and is designed to eliminate the need for paper documentation and streamline the flow of people through the airport.   “Now, you…

New FPC Biometric Software Platform Aimed at Cards and Wearables

New FPC Biometric Software Platform Aimed at Cards and Wearables

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new biometric software platform aimed specifically at payment card, wearable, and dongle applications. Dubbed “FPC-BEP”, the solution is an adaptation of Fingerprints’ mobile algorithm, and has shown solid results in in-house testing, with the company asserting that it has demonstrated a False Rejection Rate under two percent and a False…

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

A recently published Apple patent suggests that the company could be planning to introduce Face ID and 3D hand gestures to its HomePod line of products. The patent specifically refers to a voice-controlled assistant such as a “countertop speaker,” and would allow such devices to recognize faces, as well as hand waves and other basic…

Iris ID Tech Comes to GenKey Platform

Iris ID Tech Comes to GenKey Platform

“…for GenKey the integration offers a substantial expansion of its suite of biometric solutions, empowering its clients with sophisticated iris recognition technology.” GenKey has integrated Iris ID‘s iris recognition technologies into its biometric ID platform, the companies have announced. It’s a big development for Iris ID; GenKey is a major government contractor, delivering biometric ID…

SecuGen to Showcase Unity 20 Device at RSA Conference

SecuGen to Showcase Unity 20 Device at RSA Conference

SecuGen will showcase its Unity 20 fingerprint reader at the 2019 RSA Conference, the company has announced. First announced ahead of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the device is a Bluetooth-enabled fingerprint reader featuring a 1GHz processor and MINEX-compliant biometric algorithms. It’s based on the U20-ASF-BT sensor module, featuring the highly compact U20-A and enabling…

NEXT Biometrics Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

NEXT Biometrics Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Prima Technology on this innovative use of our technology. As outlined at the January 2019 Business Update, we are in the process of expanding our presence in the access control market through broadening of our distributor network and increased sales efforts of our team.” – Ritu Favre, CEO,…

Biometrics Are The Next Logical Step For Cryptocurrency: IDEX

Biometrics Are The Next Logical Step For Cryptocurrency: IDEX

IDEX is dispelling some misconceptions about cryptocurrencies after doing the same for biometric payment cards and financial inclusion. In the first entry of the company’s latest blog series, IDEX Senior Vice President David Orme argues that biometric authentication is the next logical step for cryptocurrency expansion.   According to Orme, biometric technology solves one of…

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

The healthcare sector represents a byzantine industry with a complex set of technological needs. Accordingly, it’s an area in which biometric technology offers some compelling applications, and is starting to make some serious inroads. It’s no wonder, then, that such technologies showed a stronger presence than ever at this year’s healthcare IT-focused HIMSS conference in…

Veritone Uses AI to Improve Media Coverage of College Football Playoff

Veritone Uses AI to Improve Media Coverage of College Football Playoff

On the field, the Clemson Tigers bested the Alabama Crimson Tide in this year’s College Football Playoff. Behind the scenes, the CFP was teaming up with Veritone to showcase the future of sports media coverage, with Veritone delivering the CFP’s Digital Media Hub while also offering its Live Event Services and the use of its…

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Having demonstrated the utility of its biometric authentication technologies in heavy-duty industrial deployments, Invixium is now setting its sights on the academic market. In a new blog post, the company has outlined three key areas where its biometric access control solutions could prove highly beneficial. A fairly obvious one is in academic laboratory facilities. It’s…

HIMSS Survey Finds Healthcare Security is Improving, but Legacy Systems Still Pose a Threat

HIMSS Survey Finds Healthcare Security is Improving, but Legacy Systems Still Pose a Threat

HIMSS has released its 2019 Cybersecurity Survey, generally finding improved cybersecurity awareness among healthcare organizations. Healthcare providers are devoting more funding to IT and taking advantage of the growing number of healthcare-specific solutions like Nuance’s Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant or OneBio’s blockchain platform. However, the survey also highlighted some glaring flaws in healthcare security, many…

BIO-key CEO Discusses New $10M Contract on Stock Day Podcast

BIO-key CEO Discusses New $10M Contract on Stock Day Podcast

“While Asia is an important source of growth – we are really seeing our business expand on a global basis.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key Biometrics specialist BIO-key has won a big new contract in the Asia market, with CEO Mike DePasquale discussing the deal on the Uptick Newswire Stock Day Podcast. Speaking to host…

Fingerprints CEO Emphasizes New Initiatives in Q4/2018 Report

Fingerprints CEO Emphasizes New Initiatives in Q4/2018 Report

“[Fingerprints’ CEO] said that the company is working on an in-display fingerprint sensor planned for launch this year, and that it has already demonstrated prototypes for customers.” Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has issued its Q4 and year-end results for 2018, depicting a continuing battle against challenging market conditions. The Swedish company’s revenues for the quarter…

Veridium Survey Finds Growing Support for Biometric Authentication in the Workplace

Veridium Survey Finds Growing Support for Biometric Authentication in the Workplace

Veridium has shared the findings of its Biometric Consumer Sentiment Survey, revealing that more adults are warming to the benefits of biometric authentication. The survey found that a full 70 percent of respondents would like to see biometric authentication used more often in the workplace, alternately citing speed, security, and convenience (and the difficulty of…

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Brexit continues to have unexpected repercussions. Eurotunnel has announced that it will be adding facial recognition technology to the road and rail border between France and the UK, tightening security at the Channel Tunnel with PARAFE E-Gates similar to those already being used in airports around the world. The new PARAFE gates will be delivered…

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