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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…

Nations Trust Bank Uses Daon’s Biometric Tech In Two New Apps

Nations Trust Bank Uses Daon’s Biometric Tech In Two New Apps

“…both apps get the same sophisticated capabilities through Daon’s IdentityX platform, allowing users to log in via facial, fingerprint, or voice recognition.” Daon‘s flagship biometric authentication platform is being used in another bank’s mobile banking app, this time in Sri Lanka: Nations Trust Bank has announced that the technology is being used for user authentication…

INTERVIEW: Daniel Asraf, SVP Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto

INTERVIEW: Daniel Asraf, SVP Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Daniel Asraf, Senior Vice President Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto. The conversation begins with talk of how Gemalto’s 2017 acquisition of 3M’s identity business has affected the company, before going on to detail the vertical markets it’s pursuing. O’Neill and Asraf then discuss the rise of multimodality and Gemalto’s biometric product lineup,…

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

“It’s a notable development in the wake of Apple’s new iPhone X, which abandons Apple’s pioneering fingerprint recognition system in favor of face scanning for device unlocking. “ OnePlus’s newest smartphone features a full-size display and built-in facial recognition. The OnePlus 5T is a new iteration of the OnePlus 5 announced this past summer. But…

Researchers Warn Speaker Recognition Vulnerable to Effective Mimics

Researchers Warn Speaker Recognition Vulnerable to Effective Mimics

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland are warning about the vulnerability of voice recognition systems to effective mimics. Their findings are outlined in a new study published in Elsevier entitled, “Acoustical and perceptual study of voice disguise by age modification in speaker verification”. Essentially, the researchers sought to see if they could fool automated…

Iris Recognition Market to See CAGR of 21 Percent Through 2021: Technavio

Iris Recognition Market to See CAGR of 21 Percent Through 2021: Technavio

The global iris recognition market will grow at a CAGR of 21 percent between this year and 2021, according to a new market forecast from Technavio. Entitled, ‘Global Iris Recognition Market 2017-2021’, the report comes amid growing excitement around iris recognition in the mobile sector. Samsung has proven to be a champion of the technology,…

Thomson Reuters Expanding Use of Samsung SDS Nexsign

Thomson Reuters Expanding Use of Samsung SDS Nexsign

Thomson Reuters is expanding its use of Samsung SDS Nexsign. The companies first completed a Proof of Concept earlier this year, with Thomson Reuters implementing Samsung’s biometric authentication platform with certain regional online applications. Now, according to a statement from the companies, its use of the technology will expand, bringing NexSign’s capabilities’ “into some of…

Expenses Way Down in VerifyMe Q3 Update

Expenses Way Down in VerifyMe Q3 Update

VerifyMe has issued its Q3 update for 2017. While the company saw a net loss for the period, its fiscal metrics were generally vastly improved year-over-year. Operating expenses dropped from $451,234 in Q3 of 2016 to $382,158, and VerifyMe’s revenues, while minimal at $392, were up from zero in Q3 of 2016. Its net loss…

Global Healthcare Market to Reach $12B by 2025: CMR

Global Healthcare Market to Reach $12B by 2025: CMR

The global healthcare biometrics market will reach a value of $12 billion by 2025, according to a new forecast from Crystal Market Research. Entitled, ‘Healthcare Biometrics Market by Technology, Application, and End User – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025′, the report points to multiple factors driving this growth. A big one is the…

Samsung SDS Nexsign to be Available Through CA Mobile API Gateway

Samsung SDS Nexsign to be Available Through CA Mobile API Gateway

Samsung SDS America has teamed up with CA Technologies to upgrade its Nexsign biometric authentication platform with the latter’s API management solutions. That makes Samsung SDS Nexsign the first biometric authentication system to be available through CA Mobile API Gateway, a solution offering enterprises a central management platform for the administration of mobile API policies.…

Biometric Access Control To Become Standard in Car Sharing: Fujitsu

Biometric Access Control To Become Standard in Car Sharing: Fujitsu

The utilization rate of shared cars will jump from five percent this year to over 50 percent by 2030, according to a new forecast from Fujitsu America. According to the firm’s analysis, the trend points to a shift in the car’s value proposition: Over the next several years, consumers will see it less as an…

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: Four Ways To Pay With Biometrics

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: Four Ways To Pay With Biometrics

In less than five years consumers have gone from no-bio to full-bio when it comes to ways to pay for goods and services. The advent of the mobile wallet, signaled by the launch of Apple Pay in 2014, introduced average users to the secure and convenient concept of biometrics payments, and since then the options…

Veridium Teams with Blockchain Banking Startup to Trial Biometric Platform in Sub-Saharan Africa

Veridium Teams with Blockchain Banking Startup to Trial Biometric Platform in Sub-Saharan Africa

Veridium has teamed up with a South Africa-based digital financial services platform to work on a pilot program that could extend access to financial services to many of the unbanked individuals in sub-Saharan countries. Like another startup that trialed a digital banking platform in Africa earlier this year, Humaniq, Veridium’s new partner, Wala, seeks to…

New Biometric Banking Solution to Enter Pilot Trial in December

New Biometric Banking Solution to Enter Pilot Trial in December

A new biometric authentication solution for mobile banking applications is about get go into a pilot test. The solution, CardLok, comes from New York-based Ipsidy. It’s a multi-factor biometric authentication platform designed specifically for use by financial institutions. It’s going to be trialed this December by Miami-based Intercredit Bank, N.A., which will offer it to…

NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update Predicts Positive Gross Margin in Q1 of 2018

NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update Predicts Positive Gross Margin in Q1 of 2018

NEXT Biometrics has issued its corporate update for the third quarter of 2017. The company saw revenues of NOK 25.4 million for the quarter, down from revenues of NOK 28.4 million in Q3 of 2016, but up slightly from revenues of NOK 24 million in Q2 of this year. The company’s net loss for the…

Chatsworth Products Integrates Zwipe Access Into Data Center Security Portfolio

Chatsworth Products Integrates Zwipe Access Into Data Center Security Portfolio

Chatsworth Products (‘CPI’), a provider of security solutions for IT infrastructure, is integrating Zwipe‘s biometric access control card into its portfolio. The development means that CPI customers will be able to leverage biometric authentication via Zwipe Access cards, enabling authorized individuals to access secure areas with a simple fingerprint scan at a card reader. The…

BIO-key Revenues Streak Continues in Q3 Update

BIO-key Revenues Streak Continues in Q3 Update

BIO-key is maintaining its streak of higher revenues in its latest fiscal update. The company reports that revenues for the third quarter came in at about $942,o00, up 118 percent compared to BIO-key’s $431,000 in revenues in Q3 of 2016. That appears to continue a trend from BIO-key’s Q2 update this past summer, which showed…

Smart Vending Machines to Incorporate EyeLock Iris Scanning Tech

Smart Vending Machines to Incorporate EyeLock Iris Scanning Tech

EyeLock’s iris recognition technology will be integrated into a high-tech vending machine thanks to a new partnership with ViaTouch Media. The latter’s ‘Vicki’ vending machine will be unveiled to partners and potential investors at a private event this Thursday, and will subsequently be showcased at January’s Consumer Electronics Show. The machine uses an interface similar…

Researcher Makes Case for Sweat-Based Authentication

Researcher Makes Case for Sweat-Based Authentication

A University of Albany assistant professor is making the case for a new approach to user authentication on consumer devices based on sweat. In a newly published paper, Jan Halámek argues that skin secretions offer individual amino acid profiles that are unique enough for identification purposes. Paired with additional data such as patterns in sweat levels…

Changi Airport’s Biometric Terminal Goes Live

Changi Airport’s Biometric Terminal Goes Live

Terminal 4 of Singapore’s Changi Airport is now open, with biometric passenger screening enabled by IDEMIA. The airport’s Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) program was first announced back in 2015, with Safran Identity & Security revealing its involvement soon after; Safran I&S has since gone on to merge with Oberthur Technologies to form IDEMIA, but the…

Precise Biometrics Q3 Update Looks Ahead To Technological Shift

Precise Biometrics Q3 Update Looks Ahead To Technological Shift

Precise Biometrics‘ Q3 report finds the company in the red, but a technological shift is getting underway that should help to bring the company back to profitability next year, suggests Precise Biometrics’ new corporate update. The company’s net sales for the third quarter came in at just under SEK 10.1 million, compared to SEK 22.5…

iPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

iPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

A team of hackers say that the iPhone X’s flagship facial recognition system can be hacked. All you need is about $150, a 3D scanner, a 3D printer, makeup, some paper, and unrestrained access to the victim’s face. Vietnam-based Bkav say they used these materials to put together a composite mask that was then used…

New Digital Barriers Partner to Bring Facial Recognition to Autonomous Vehicles

New Digital Barriers Partner to Bring Facial Recognition to Autonomous Vehicles

Digital Barriers has entered into a new partnership that will see its video streaming and facial recognition technologies integrated into autonomous vehicles. The company’s new partner is NEXT Future Transportation, a company that offers modular, autonomously driving vehicles to act as public transportation. The firm intends to leverage Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis live video streaming technology…

IDEMIA Tech Aids CBP Trial of Biometric Screening at Sea Port

IDEMIA Tech Aids CBP Trial of Biometric Screening at Sea Port

The US Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agency has expanded its biometric screening program to the sea, with a newly concluded trial demonstrating the use of facial recognition to identify passengers on cruise ships. The trial was conducted with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) using biometric technology provided by IDEMIA. The trial focused on re-entry of…

IMID Access Control Tech Secures HQ of Iconic Canadian Transport Firm

IMID Access Control Tech Secures HQ of Iconic Canadian Transport Firm

“The technology was integrated with Automatic Systems’ SmartLane turnstiles, and in collaboration with Canadian partner Infynia Security.” An iconic Canadian company has deployed FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) system at its headquarters in Montreal. CN (or, the ‘Canadian National Railway Company’) has implemented FST’s biometric access control system at all of the access points…

FPC Joins China-Focused Internet Finance Authentication Alliance

FPC Joins China-Focused Internet Finance Authentication Alliance

“In a statement announcing its membership, FPC noted that IFAA’s standard includes biometric authentication based on facial, fingerprint and iris recognition.” Fingerprint Cards has joined a major authentication standards group focused on the APAC region and particularly the China market. The Internet Finance Authentication Alliance (IFAA) was founded in 2015 by major companies including Samsung,…

Automotive Biometrics Market to Reach $969 Million by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Automotive Biometrics Market to Reach $969 Million by 2023: Goode Intelligence

The automotive biometrics market will reach a value of $969 million by 2023, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence. Entitled, “Biometrics for the Connected Car; Automotive Biometrics Market Analysis & Forecasts 2018-2023”, the report asserts that this value will reflect a CAGR of 96 percent over the forecast period. In a statement announcing…

UN’s Biometric Registration Yields Valuable Data Amid Rohingya Refugee Crisis

UN’s Biometric Registration Yields Valuable Data Amid Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The United Nations’ refugee agency has just completed the first phase of a family counting initiative at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, with a major assist from biometric technology. The majority of the Rohingya Muslims have fled from neighboring Myanmar, where they have faced what many are calling a genocide that has intensified over…

NEC Corporation of America Announces New CEO, US Expansion

NEC Corporation of America Announces New CEO, US Expansion

NEC Corporation of America has a new CEO, and is expanding its presence in the country. Masahiro (or ‘Mark’) Ikeno previously headed NEC’s EMEA division, but he attained a wealth of experience in the US prior to that. From 1994 to 2002, he was the Director of Business Planning for NECAM’s Server Division, and before…

FaceTec Adds Industry Expert Jay Meier to Advisory Board

FaceTec Adds Industry Expert Jay Meier to Advisory Board

FaceTec has a new biometrics industry expert on its advisory board: Jay Meier, founder and managing partner at Sage Capital Advisors, will now be offering his expertise to the company. In a statement announcing Meier’s appointment, FaceTec described him as “an award-winning financial securities analyst and expert in Identity Access Management, Credentialing and Biometrics”. From…

Synaptics Says In-Display Fingerprint Solution Will Go Into Mass Production This Year

Synaptics Says In-Display Fingerprint Solution Will Go Into Mass Production This Year

Synaptics says its under-glass fingerprint sensor technology will see an in-display deployment in a mobile device this year. The company first announced its Natural ID FS9100 sensor line at the end of last year. It’s an optical fingerprint sensor that Synaptics says can scan through a full millimeter of cover glass. At the time of…

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Digital Identity in the Era of Cloud-Based Biometrics

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Digital Identity in the Era of Cloud-Based Biometrics

A major shift toward cloud-based biometric authentication is coming. Make sure you are ahead of the curve for the next big evolutionary development in strong authentication, which is set to disrupt every vertical market from enterprise, to healthcare, to financial services and beyond. Join FindBiometrics and Acuity Market Intelligence on December 6, 2017, at 11…

New Mobile ID App Yoti Emphasizes User Privacy

New Mobile ID App Yoti Emphasizes User Privacy

A UK firm has launched a new mobile ID app that places a strong emphasis on user privacy. The Yoti app is designed to first confirm users with a selfie and a photo of a driver’s license or a passport. From there, additional personal details can be loaded to the app such as phone number,…

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

“Vivo also emphasized its collaboration with Qualcomm on in-display fingerprint sensor technology…” Three major smartphone companies have signed non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU) agreements to purchase 12 billion dollars’ worth of Qualcomm technology over the next three years. The agreements were signed as part of a larger bilateral trade initiative undertaken upon President Donald Trump’s…

T-Systems to Act as ‘Data Trustee’ for BioID Web Service

T-Systems to Act as ‘Data Trustee’ for BioID Web Service

BioID has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Telekom to host its BioID Web Service platform in DT subsidiary T-Systems’ data center. It’s part of an effort to ensure compliance with the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation. In a statement announcing the deal, BioID explained that T-Systems is acting as a “data trustee”,…

ImageWare Announces Canadian Patents

ImageWare Announces Canadian Patents

ImageWare has announced that it has won approval for two Canadian patents pertaining to its IWS Biometric Engine. One of the patents, titled ‘Multimodal Biometric Platform‘ and issued in November of last year, describes a system that revolves around a biometric matching engine, which uses an assortment of biometric processors specifically designed to assess a…

DHS’s First ‘Biometric Technology Rally’ Will Test Facial, Iris Systems on High Throughput

DHS’s First ‘Biometric Technology Rally’ Will Test Facial, Iris Systems on High Throughput

The US Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is organizing “Biometric Technology Rallies” for next year, the agency has announced. The ‘rallies’ will essentially be live trials of biometric technologies. The first, to be held in March at the Maryland Test Facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, “will challenge industry to provide biometric…

Revenues, Gross Margin Up in ImageWare’s Q3 Update

Revenues, Gross Margin Up in ImageWare’s Q3 Update

ImageWare has issued its Q3 results for the period ended September 30th. Compared to Q3 of 2016, the company’s net loss remains unchanged, at $-2.4 million for each period. But revenues were up 28 percent year-over-year, coming in at $1.1 million compared to $0.8 million a year ago. Gross margin, meanwhile, rose from 72.6 percent…

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Apple is ditching Touch ID and bringing its new Face ID facial recognition system to next year’s iPad, according to a new Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the report asserts that Apple essentially wants to adapt the key design elements that make the new iPhone X stand out to its flagship…

Biometric Payment Cards Play Major Role in IDEX Investor Update

Biometric Payment Cards Play Major Role in IDEX Investor Update

IDEX hosted its Investor Update this morning in Oslo, and as anticipated, the firm placed a strong focus on the enormous potential it sees in biometric payment cards. In its presentation, the company drew a line between what it called the ‘first wave’ of biometric adoption and the ‘second wave’ that’s about to start. The…

Easy Solutions Adds Early Phishing Detection to Web Browser Solution

Easy Solutions Adds Early Phishing Detection to Web Browser Solution

Easy Solutions has incorporated a new feature called Early Phishing Detection to its Detect Safe Browsing solution. The latter is a software-as-a-service platform designed to enable the automatic detection of potential malware and phishing attacks through desktop web browsers. Its new Early Phishing Detection feature is designed to apply URL classification based on machine learning…

New Academic Partnership Could Help Gemalto to Strengthen Government Ties

New Academic Partnership Could Help Gemalto to Strengthen Government Ties

Gemalto has entered into an official partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Identity (UTCID). The academic institution was first established in 2010 with a mandate to publicize best practices, assess future threats, and offer other educational assistance to the public concerning identity management and security. Now, Gemalto says it will work…

Financial Biometrics Month: The Fingerprint-Powered Comeback of Plastic Payments

Financial Biometrics Month: The Fingerprint-Powered Comeback of Plastic Payments

After the mobile wallet boom, it looked like biometrics were going to kill the credit card via the mobile wallet. By collecting all of a user’s accounts into a single device, protecting the data with biometrics, and adding the contactless convenience of NFC or MST technology – the latter which enabled tap-style convenience even on…

BIO-key Representatives Showcase Solutions at CES Unveiled New York

BIO-key Representatives Showcase Solutions at CES Unveiled New York

BIO-key representatives are in New York City today to present the company’s latest biometric padlocks at CES Unveiled New York. It’s an invite-only event meant to offer a kind of sneak preview of the innovative technologies to be showcased at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which is held each January. BIO-key first unveiled its TouchLock…

AimBrain and iDENprotect Have Teamed Up

AimBrain and iDENprotect Have Teamed Up

AimBrain and iDENprotect have teamed up, the companies have announced. The former offers a biometric authentication platform based on facial, voice, and behavioral recognition. The latter offers enterprise security solutions that leverage embedded security hardware commonly found in mobile devices. Their partnership will combine iDENprotect’s technology with AimBrain’s facial recognition, offering what they call a…

Pramati Technologies Incorporated Face ID into ThumbSignIn

Pramati Technologies Incorporated Face ID into ThumbSignIn

The iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system has already made a substantial impact on the mobile biometrics industry, and it looks like it could revolutionize Pramati Technologies’ flagship biometric authentication platform, to take one example. The firm first announced ThumbSignIn this past summer. It’s an SDK available to both iOS and Android developers, and…

Silicon Review Names HID Global a ‘Vendor to Watch’

Silicon Review Names HID Global a ‘Vendor to Watch’

HID Global has received some new accolades from The Silicon Review: In a statement, the company has announced that it has been named “one of the top cyber security vendors to watch in 2017.” The company says it received this recognition thanks to its expanding presence in the digital security market, and because of its…

Kony Announces One-Stop-Shop for Digital Banking Solutions

Kony Announces One-Stop-Shop for Digital Banking Solutions

Kony, a developer of apps for the enterprise, has announced a new curated selection of digital banking solutions aimed at helping clients get the services and capabilities they need more quickly. Called the Kony Digital Banking Marketplace, the platform offers solutions from a range of partner companies. Jumio’s Optical Character Recognition technology is featured, for…

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