biometrics

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

In the wake of this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards is reporting multiple new device launches featuring FPC fingerprint sensors. ZTE’s Blade V9 smartphone features an FPC1145 sensor model, while LG’s new K10 and K10+ smartphones feature the FPC1228. And Huawei, which had perhaps the strongest showing in MWC’s Glomo Awards, launched its M5…

ImageWare to Release 2017 Results March 16th

ImageWare to Release 2017 Results March 16th

ImageWare Systems will publish its 2017 year-end financial results on Friday, March 16th, shortly after the close of the market, the company has announced. That will be followed by a conference call discussing the results on Monday, March 19th. In its announcement, ImageWare suggested that members of the company’s management team will host the call,…

In Uganda, UNHCR Launches Biggest Biometric Refugee Project Yet

In Uganda, UNHCR Launches Biggest Biometric Refugee Project Yet

Uganda has become the latest country to launch a biometric refugee identification program in collaboration with the UNHCR, the United Nations’ refugee agency. With additional assistance from the World Food Programme, government authorities will use fingerprint readers and iris scanners to scan the country’s 1.4 million refugees, many of whom have recently arrived from the…

NEXT Anticipates Gross Margin Spike as Smart Card Activities Ramp Up

NEXT Anticipates Gross Margin Spike as Smart Card Activities Ramp Up

NEXT Biometrics has attained its goal of reaching a positive gross margin for January, the company has announced. The news comes by way of NEXT’s Q4 and year-end report for 2017. The company’s revenues for the quarter came in at NOK 24.7 million, down compared to NOK 31.8 million in Q4 of 2016; and its…

Former TSA, American Airlines Exec Joins CLEAR

Former TSA, American Airlines Exec Joins CLEAR

A former American Airlines and TSA executive has now joined CLEAR’s ranks: Howard Kass has been named the organization’s SVP of Corporate Affairs. Kass started working for US Airways in 2003, and was its VP of Legal and Government Affairs when it merged with American Airlines in 2013, at which time he became American Airlines’…

SensibleVision Says 3DVerify ‘Immune’ to Racial Bias

SensibleVision Says 3DVerify ‘Immune’ to Racial Bias

In the wake of another study pointing to demographic bias in commercial facial recognition technologies, SensibleVision is highlighting its 3DVerify solution, which the company says shows no such bias. The latest study comes by way of MIT and Stanford University. Assessing three commercially available facial recognition systems, researchers found significant differences in accuracy between demographic…

UPDATED: Biometrics at MWC 2018 – Talking About Identity

UPDATED: Biometrics at MWC 2018 – Talking About Identity

FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World are reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where biometrics are everywhere, sparking conversation and controlling venue access. Strong authentication and biometric technology fits into nearly every key trend at MWC this year, bringing security and convenience to smart cars, credit cards, touch screens and the latest flagship smartphone…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Samuel Choi, Senior Sales Manager, Suprema at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Samuel Choi, Senior Sales Manager, Suprema at MWC 2018

Suprema has long been established as a provider of reliable, technologically advanced biometric solutions, but the company’s presence in the consumer electronics sector is still growing in the wake of the mobile biometrics revolution. At this year’s Mobile World Congress, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to catch up with Samuel Choi, Senior Sales…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Trustonic CTO Richard Hayton Talks TEE and Digital Holograms

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Trustonic CTO Richard Hayton Talks TEE and Digital Holograms

Trustonic came to this week’s Mobile World Congress after a very busy year. The company’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology was embraced by a range of interests, form a government security contractor in the UK, to a system-on-chip specialist exploring the connected car space, to a major digital authentication body in South Korea. In a…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

With the growing popularity of voice-based user interfaces and interaction, Sensory‘s technology has been widely embraced. It was in play through a number of offerings from partners like Amazon, Honeywell, Huawei, and Motorola at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and, as Sensory CEO Todd Mozer points out, it has enjoyed a repeat performance at this…

Facebook Opts Some Users Out, Others In For Facial Recognition Features

Facebook Opts Some Users Out, Others In For Facial Recognition Features

Facebook is providing more information to users about new facial recognition features of the social media platform that were first announced at the end of last year. The features are designed to automatically detect when pictures of a user are uploaded to the platform without their knowledge, or when their image is used as a…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Carl-Michael Heüveldop on Aware’s Big Transition

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Carl-Michael Heüveldop on Aware’s Big Transition

This year’s Mobile World Congress finds Aware, Inc. in transition. Speaking to FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, the company’s business development consultant for Europe, Carl-Michael Heüveldop, explains that the past year has seen the company shift its focus from the government sector to the commercial market, with Aware now concentrating on the mobile applications of its biometric…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Mark Virnig, Director, Product Management – Mobile, ImageWare at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Mark Virnig, Director, Product Management – Mobile, ImageWare at MWC 2018

By now, ImageWare‘s GoVerifyID platform is well established, and so the company has taken the opportunity of this year’s Mobile World Congress to show off how it’s being used by partners including SAP and Fujitsu. Those are some pretty big names in the enterprise services sector, and in his show floor interview with FindBiometrics President…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Iris ID’s Mohammed Murad at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Iris ID’s Mohammed Murad at MWC 2018

It’s Mobile World Congress 2018 this week, and FindBiometrics is bringing you coverage straight from the international conference in Barcelona. Reporting live from the exhibition floor, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill caught up with Mohammed Murad, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Iris ID. Murad highlighted Iris ID’s handheld iris recognition technology currently being showcased at…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Guillaume Yribarren, VP, IDEMIA at Mobile World Congress

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Guillaume Yribarren, VP, IDEMIA at Mobile World Congress

This week saw IDEMIA‘s first appearance at Mobile World Congress since the company was formed through the merger of Safran Identity & Security and Oberthur Technologies last year. Accordingly, the digital security giant has taken the opportunity to make a big splash: Describing IDEMIA’s MWC showing to FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill in an on-site interview,…

BioCatch Chairman Becomes Its CEO

BioCatch Chairman Becomes Its CEO

The chairman of BioCatch‘s board of directors has now been named the company’s CEO. Howard Edelstein became the behavioral biometrics specialist‘s chairman in 2016, the same year that Eyal Goldwerger took on the role of CEO. In a statement announcing Edelstein’s new appointment as CEO, the company called him a “FinTech industry luminary”, highlighting his…

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

“Sensory says it has already teamed up with Time-of-Flight sensor makers to develop devices that can put TrulySecure’s IR and 3D capabilities into action…” Sensory Inc.’s TrulySecure facial and voice recognition system can now support infrared and 3D image data from Time-of-Flight cameras. The new functionality means that TrulySecure can authenticate users with facial recognition…

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