biometrics

YIR 2017: Respondents Agree Face ID Will Have a Big Impact

YIR 2017: Respondents Agree Face ID Will Have a Big Impact

In December of 2017 FindBiometrics surveyed over 200 members of its informed audience – including executives from the world’s leading biometrics companies – on topics relating to the identity technology industry over the past 12 months. The results comprise the 15th Annual FindBiometrics Year in Review. There are a number of fascinating results to be…

BIO-key Wins Business from ‘World-Renowned’ Defense Ministry

BIO-key Wins Business from ‘World-Renowned’ Defense Ministry

“The order comes not long after a previous government sector order from Canada’s Province of British Columbia, which also revolved around BIO-key’s WEB-key platform.” BIO-key has completed a big new order from a government client. In a statement announcing the deal, BIO-key did not name the client in question, referring to it as “the cybersecurity…

FacePhi Reports 307% Profit Increase for 2017

FacePhi Reports 307% Profit Increase for 2017

“FacePhi says it now has 21 banks among its client roster, including two of the world’s biggest institutions, HSBC and ICBC.” Spain-based mobile biometrics specialist FacePhi saw a 307 percent increase in profit last year, the company has announced. FacePhi’s business revolves around the financial services sector, where its technology has been embraced for mobile…

Panelists for Year In Review Expert Discussion Revealed

Panelists for Year In Review Expert Discussion Revealed

The panelists for FindBiometrics’ first webinar of the year have been announced, and they’re a strong set. Slated for 11 AM Eastern on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018’s first expert discussion is actually a look back on 2017, assessing the remarkable results of FindBiometrics’ annual Year in Review survey. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill will kickstart the…

FST CTO Leads Israeli Delegation at ISO Biometrics Meeting

FST CTO Leads Israeli Delegation at ISO Biometrics Meeting

Members of the International Standards Organization are convening to discuss biometric technologies this month, and FST Biometrics will have a prominent seat at the table. The company has announced that its CTO, Shahar Belkin, is leading the Israeli delegation for The International Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37, Biometrics Committee. According to a statement from FST,…

NEC Aims for UK Government Sector with NPS Acquisition

NEC Aims for UK Government Sector with NPS Acquisition

“NEC aims to combine NPS’s technologies with its own AI and biometric solutions to develop systems that will allow British police to detect suspicious activity and individuals…” NEC is aiming to extend its reach in the UK government sector with its acquisition of Northgate Public Services Limited (NPS), an British services company. In a statement…

American Green Gets Canadian Partner For Verified Pot Vending

American Green Gets Canadian Partner For Verified Pot Vending

Canada’s Green Rush presents a new frontier and thanks to the neighbours to the south, with pot vending machines that employ vascular biometric technology on the horizon. With the impending legalization of marijuana Canada, American Green Inc. recently announced an agreement has been signed with Dispension Industries Incorporated to be its exclusive Canadian distributor. American Green…

IDEMIA Announces Leadership Changes

IDEMIA Announces Leadership Changes

IDEMIA CEO Didier Lamouche has announced sweeping changes to the company’s leadership structure. Its Executive Committee now has two new members. Philippe Barrreau, the former head of Swiss security systems provider SICPA SA, has become a new Executive Vice President at IDEMIA, tasked with overseeing the company’s Public Security and Citizen Identity business units. Ed…

Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson Steps Down

Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson Steps Down

Precise Biometrics‘ CEO has abruptly stepped down, with a senior executive from Danish home electronics maker Bang & Olufsen to take the helm this summer. In the meantime, CFO Göran Thuresson will act as an interim CEO, with assistance from Torgny Hellström as Executive Chairman. On August 1st, BO Home EVP Stefan K Persson will become Precise…

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in Visa’s Biometric Card Trial

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in Visa’s Biometric Card Trial

“Visa’s payment card solution features an embedded fingerprint sensor as well as red and green lights to indicate when authentication has succeeded or failed.” Visa is collaborating in the Bank of Cyprus’s biometric payment card trial, and will also initiate America’s first such pilot, with help from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. Announced earlier this…

Considering the State of Smart Car Biometrics

Considering the State of Smart Car Biometrics

It’s been a long on-ramp for the smart car concept, but things seemed to kick into a higher gear over the past year as major IT and tech companies poured resources into automotive efforts, and big brands in the car sector welcomed new collaborations. This week, a lot of that behind-the-scenes activity produced results in…

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Smartphone Demoed at CES

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Smartphone Demoed at CES

“The company emphasized the solution’s capability of accommodating full-size displays that take up almost the entire front face of a mobile device, and the convenience of maintaining a front-facing fingerprint scanning system with respect to the user experience.” As anticipated, Vivo has taken the opportunity of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show to demo the world’s…

HID Global Teams with R&D Lab to Develop Anti-Fraud Solutions for Financial Services

HID Global Teams with R&D Lab to Develop Anti-Fraud Solutions for Financial Services

HID Global has announced a new partnership aimed at developing anti-fraud technologies for the financial services sector. Its new partner, ThreatMark, bills itself as an R&D lab specializing in malware detection, artificial intelligence, and behavioral biometrics. The firm is based in the Czech Republic and has a London office as well. In a statement announcing…

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

The Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency is looking at up to seven mechanisms for identity verification of soldiers in the field, including gait recognition, according to FedScoop. The news comes from a luncheon arranged by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association to celebrate the retirement of DISA head Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, who…

Year in Review 2017: The Most Exciting Modalities, Part 1

Year in Review 2017: The Most Exciting Modalities, Part 1

In December of 2017 FindBiometrics surveyed over 200 members of its informed audience – including executives from the world’s leading biometrics companies – on topics relating to the identity technology industry over the past 12 months. The results comprise the 15th Annual FindBiometrics Year in Review. Read The Introduction to the 2017 FindBiometrics Year in…

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

Fingerprint Cards and Gentex have announced an exclusive partnership that will see the companies work together on iris-scanning technology for automotive applications. The announcement arrives amid this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where Gentex has been showcasing connected car technologies including an iris-scanning driver authentication system designed for integration into a vehicle’s rear-view mirror. The system…

Fujitsu to Showcase Biometric, RFID Solutions at NRF 2018

Fujitsu to Showcase Biometric, RFID Solutions at NRF 2018

“Fujitsu is also going to show off RFID technology at NRF 2018.” Fujitsu Frontech North America is planning to show off a range of cutting-edge technologies at the National Retail Federation 2018 expo, including its latest biometric solutions. The latter include its PalmSecure F-Pro sensor, and the Stylistic V535 tablet. Announced last autumn, the F-Pro…

Fujitsu Gets New F-Pro Distributor in Medical Training Sector

Fujitsu Gets New F-Pro Distributor in Medical Training Sector

Fujitsu Frontech North America has a new distributor for its F-Pro palm vein scanner: Pittsburgh-based KbPort LLC. In a statement announcing the arrangement, Fujitsu described its new partner as a “leader in the medical training and teaching community”. As such, the company will combine Fujitsu’s solution with other biometric technologies to enable two-factor authentication for…

Facial Recognition Technology Used To Bust Bogus Marriages In Chongqing City, China

Facial Recognition Technology Used To Bust Bogus Marriages In Chongqing City, China

One of China’s largest cities has begun using facial recognition technology to bust bogus marriages and shorten the process of registering newly married couples, reports South China Morning Post. The Marriage and Adoption Registration Management Centre in Chongqing hopes to prevent the occurrences of people registering under a false name by introducing a process where newlyweds…

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