biometrics

ImageWare Sales Update Shows Building Momentum, Fruitful Partnerships

ImageWare Sales Update Shows Building Momentum, Fruitful Partnerships

“…ImageWare says its biggest partner had sealed a deal with a Canadian financial institution, which will also take advantage of ImageWare’s biometric technology for employee authentication.” ImageWare says its sales strategy is starting to pay off, insisting that it is building momentum in a new ‘sales update’. The company says that three of its partners…

Delta, CBP Bring Biometric Boarding to Detroit Airport

Delta, CBP Bring Biometric Boarding to Detroit Airport

Delta Air Lines’ biometric boarding experiment has expanded to Detroit. The company has announced that, in collaboration with the US Customs and Border Protection agency, it’s now allowing passengers to board certain flights at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) with a simple face scan. This applies to anyone departing on a daily flight from gate…

BioCatch Raises Concerns Over iOS 12 OTP Autofill Feature

BioCatch Raises Concerns Over iOS 12 OTP Autofill Feature

BioCatch is raising some red flags over one feature of iOS 12, Apple’s forthcoming operating system update for its mobile devices: In a new post on the BioCatch blog, the company says that the iOS 12 ‘OTP Autofill’ system ‘is a fraudster’s best friend.’ It’s a feature aimed at improving the user experience by automating…

Computer Vision Specialist AnyVision Nets $28M in Series-A Funding

Computer Vision Specialist AnyVision Nets $28M in Series-A Funding

Israel-based computer vision specialist AnyVision has raised $28 million in a series-A round of investment, the company has announced. It’s a development reflecting the broader excitement over computer vision technology, with this week alone having seen a couple of major acquisition and investment announcements for other AI firms. Much of the excitement is fueled by…

Image Recognition Market Sees 19.7% CAGR Growth Trend: Report

Image Recognition Market Sees 19.7% CAGR Growth Trend: Report

The global image recognition market is in the middle of a considerable growth trend, according to a new analysis from Progressive Markets. Using 2015 as a benchmark, the India-based research agency says that the market will grow from a value of $13.7 billion to $79.8 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 19.7 percent. In…

BRIEF: Society Begins to Grapple with Ethics of Biometrics

BRIEF: Society Begins to Grapple with Ethics of Biometrics

Like pretty much any other groundbreaking technology, biometrics has long carried the promise of great social benefit and the risk of potential abuse. It has always been exciting and controversial. But those qualities have only intensified as biometric technologies have advanced in their sophistication. Today, systems are emerging that can identify people through public security…

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…

Fingerprint Cards Reports Stabilizing Sales in Q2 2018 Update

Fingerprint Cards Reports Stabilizing Sales in Q2 2018 Update

Fingerprint Cards issued its Q2 update today, with the report depicting the continuation of trends seen in its last quarterly result. Revenues for the quarter came in at SEK 389.9 million, a decrease of 53 percent year-over-year. FPC also continued to see a net loss, which amounted to SEK 467.9 million, compared to a loss…

ImageWare Hones Japan Focus with TwoFive, Inc. Partnership

ImageWare Hones Japan Focus with TwoFive, Inc. Partnership

“We are excited to integrate, distribute and support the industry’s best of breed platform for multi-factor biometrics with ImageWare.” – Nobuhiro Suemasa, CEO, TwoFive, Inc. A new partner could help ImageWare to extend its market presence in Japan. Called TwoFive, Inc., the Tokyo-based firm offers security solutions to Japan’s service provider industry. Thanks to its partnership…

Iris Biometrics Moving to Samsung’s Budget Phones

Iris Biometrics Moving to Samsung’s Budget Phones

Samsung may be looking beyond iris recognition for its next flagship device, but it appears that the technology could soon get a bigger role in the company’s budget smartphones. Files pertaining to the firmware of this year’s Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus include an intriguing hint that the mobile device will use iris recognition for…

Facial Recognition Goes to Summer Camp

Facial Recognition Goes to Summer Camp

A new service is letting parents more efficiently keep tabs on their kids while they’re away at summer camp, with biometric technology. Summer camps tend to employ staff photographers whose job is to snap pictures of the good times being enjoyed by their clients’ kids, which are subsequently posted on camp websites or Facebook pages,…

Scottish Advisory Group Recommends Establishment of Biometrics Commissioner, Rules for Police

Scottish Advisory Group Recommends Establishment of Biometrics Commissioner, Rules for Police

Government authorities in Scotland have launched a public consultation on how police should handle biometric data, reports The Scotsman. It’s the product of an Independent Advisory Group on biometrics established earlier this year, which has concluded that there should be formal rules concerning how such data is collected, stored, and disposed of. The matter would…

International Launch of Vivo Nex to Spread In-Display Biometrics

International Launch of Vivo Nex to Spread In-Display Biometrics

In-display fingerprint scanning technology is poised to continue its expansion beyond the China market with the international launch of Vivo’s Nex smartphone. The company has announced that its latest flagship device will soon launch in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russia, and Taiwan. It’s the third smartphone from Vivo to feature in-display sensor technology, which Vivo…

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…

IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

“It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards.” IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been certified by a major global payment provider, the company has announced. As for the details of the certification, IDEX is staying tight-lipped. But the revelation came from…

ArcSoft Brings Face Unlock to New Cadence DSP Solution

ArcSoft Brings Face Unlock to New Cadence DSP Solution

“The combination of Cadence’s vision and AI DSP and ArcSoft’s software technology make on-device vision and AI experiences possible on today’s mobile platforms.” – Pulin Desai, Product Marketing Director, Tensilica Vision DSP product line at Cadence ArcSoft and Cadence Design Systems have teamed up to develop an AI-driven digital signal processing (DSP) solution for imaging. The…

Nikon Files Patent for Biometric Camera Tech

Nikon Files Patent for Biometric Camera Tech

“The company’s patent details how its biometric sensors could be used to detect the user’s mood at the time a photograph is taken, based on things like heart rate, perspiration, blood pressure, and so on.” A newly published patent filed by Nikon suggests that biometric technology may be on the verge of catching on in…

Gemalto Addresses Consumer Concerns Ahead of Biometric Card Rollouts

Gemalto Addresses Consumer Concerns Ahead of Biometric Card Rollouts

As excitement around emerging biometric payment card technologies continues to build, Gemalto is taking the precaution of reassuring cautious and skeptical consumers about the reliability of fingerprint-scanning cards in a new myth-busting FAQ. First among the many items of concern is the idea that biometric cards could be easily spoofed, with Gemalto asserting that its…

WEBINAR: Preparing For a Post-Password Internet

WEBINAR: Preparing For a Post-Password Internet

On Wednesday May 30 at 11 AM Eastern, FindBiometrics and the FIDO Alliance presented the latest in our expert biometrics webinar series: ‘Preparing For the Post-Password Internet.’ The culmination of On-Device Authentication Month, the webinar dealt with topics concerning FIDO2 standards empowering browsers to support password alternatives, the opportunities and challenges facing strong online authentication…

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