biometrics

The F-Code Biometric Credit Card is Coming to Japan

The F-Code Biometric Credit Card is Coming to Japan

“The F-Code solution is an otherwise normal payment card that features a built-in fingerprint sensor, which is used to authenticate a user at the time of a transaction, effectively replacing the need for a PIN.” With excitement over biometric payment cards now firmly beyond the boiling point, one of the first major deployments might be…

ZKTeco Opens Mexico Office

ZKTeco Opens Mexico Office

“The Latin American market appears to be one with a growing appetite for biometric technology, if activity from major players is any indication.” ZKTeco has opened a new office in Mexico as part of an effort to accommodate growth in the country and the Latin America region more broadly, the company has announced. In a…

New Version of S3 Authentication Suite Features “Silent Authenticator”

New Version of S3 Authentication Suite Features “Silent Authenticator”

Nok Nok Labs has announced a new version of its flagship biometric authentication platform, and it comes with some considerable upgrades. Some of the improvements are focused on usability, with version 5.2 of the S3 Authentication Suite featuring new Dashboard, GUI, and command line interfaces to make deployment easier, with the browser-based Dashboards offering analytics…

Vision-Box Unveils Seamless Airport 4.0 at FTE Asia

Vision-Box Unveils Seamless Airport 4.0 at FTE Asia

Vision-Box representatives are in Singapore today to showcase their latest biometric traveler screening solution at Future Travel Experience Asia Expo 2017 (or ‘FTE Asia 2017’). Dubbed Seamless Airport 4.0, the solution is a combination of the biometric automation technologies Vision-Box has been developing for years. It’s designed to essentially enable frictionless passenger processing with biometric…

Egis Revenues Way Up Despite Challenging Mobile Market

Egis Revenues Way Up Despite Challenging Mobile Market

“…the remarkable growth has taken place during a period of intense competition and falling prices in the mobile fingerprint sensor market…” Egis Technology has provided a revenue update for the third quarter of the year. The Taiwan-based company reports revenues for the quarter of about NTD 1.4 billion (just under $47 million USD at the…

NFC and Biometrics Facilitate Digital Bank Branch in Brazil

NFC and Biometrics Facilitate Digital Bank Branch in Brazil

A new digital-focused bank branch in Brazil is going to be a showcase for sophisticated technology from Diebold Nixdorf. The Saque e Pague branch will not feature live tellers, offering in their place digital services facilitated by NFC communication and biometric authentication technologies. At the same time, two-way video assistance will be available for more complex…

OCBC Bank Embraces Face ID For Mobile Login

OCBC Bank Embraces Face ID For Mobile Login

Apple’s iPhone X has only just hit store shelves, and a new banking app that takes advantage of its new Face ID authentication system has already arrived. Singapore’s OCBC Bank has announced OCBC OneLook, a new authentication system compatible with its OCBC Mobile Banking, OCBC OneWealth, OCBC Business Mobile Banking and OCBC Pay Anyone mobile apps.…

IDEX to Offer ‘Investor Update’ on Nov. 9

IDEX to Offer ‘Investor Update’ on Nov. 9

IDEX will host an ‘Investor Update’ on November 9th, the company has announced. In a statement, the company indicated that the event will tackle highlights from last week’s ‘Capital Markets Day’, and that it will also go over “strategy, technology, market opportunities and outlook,” and “a Q&A session.” The Investor Update’s announcement comes on the heels…

Elyctis Tech Supports Latest Kyrgyzstan Election

Elyctis Tech Supports Latest Kyrgyzstan Election

Kyrgyzstan has just concluded another biometric election, and Elyctis technology played a crucial role, the company has announced. More than 5,000 Elyctis ID BOX One readers were deployed at polling stations across the country for last month’s presidential election. The devices are designed to automatically read data from voter ID documents, and to compare it…

Thai Authorities Expand Biometric Registration Program to All SIM Cards

Thai Authorities Expand Biometric Registration Program to All SIM Cards

Authorities in Thailand are expanding the country’s biometric registration program for mobile subscribers nationwide. The National Broadcasting and Telecom Commission first announced that mobile network operators would be required to offer voluntary biometric registration to interested subscribers near the start of this year, and followed that move in late spring with a regulation mandating biometric…

INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Jim Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key. The interview begins with highlights from BIO-key’s exciting and productive 2017, as well as discussion of the financial biometrics market, before taking a deep-dive into the company’s enterprise operations. O’Neill and Sullivan delve into the nuances of implementing…

How Will iPhone X And Face ID Change The Mobile Market?

How Will iPhone X And Face ID Change The Mobile Market?

After signs of sagging demand for the last couple of iPhones, the iPhone X seems to have brought Apple unambiguously back to the premium smartphone throne. Reuters reports long lines at Apple stores around the world ahead of the device’s launch today. About 400 people queued at Apple’s flagship store in Sydney, Australia, compared to…

BitVault Smartphone Features ActiveIRIS Tech From FPC

BitVault Smartphone Features ActiveIRIS Tech From FPC

Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new smartphones targeting niche markets. One of the devices comes from Razer, a company focused on offering hardware and software specifically aimed at gamers. Its new Razer Phone features an UltraMotion display offering 120 Hz refresh rates, Dolby ATMOS sound with dual amplifiers, and a 4,000…

Fujitsu Client Computing Chose NEXT Biometrics For Notebook Fingerprint Sensors

Fujitsu Client Computing Chose NEXT Biometrics For Notebook Fingerprint Sensors

It looks like Fujitsu is the “Tier 1 notebook customer” behind NEXT Biometrics’ first shipments of its NB-2034-S2 fingerprint sensor module for notebooks. NEXT Biometrics announced the shipments just a few days ago, and has now confirmed that Fujitsu Client Computing Limited has been integrating the biometric technology into new notebook and tablet devices after…

ImageWare Systems to Post Q3 Results on Nov. 9

ImageWare Systems to Post Q3 Results on Nov. 9

“…ImageWare said that the Q3 results will be published prior to a 5:00 p.m. ET conference call in which the corporate update will be discussed.” ImageWare Systems will post its Q3 corporate results on November 9th, the company has announced. The results will arrive soon after ImageWare showcased its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access…

ZKTeco Reports Back From Successful China Public Security Expo

ZKTeco Reports Back From Successful China Public Security Expo

“ZKTeco’s participation in the 16th China Public Security Expo, ZKTeco comes after it launched the Thai Smart Security Association and the Thai Secure Identity Biometric Association toward the end of summer… ZKTeco is reporting back from a very busy China Public Security Expo. The four-day event concluded on November 1st, and in a statement announcing…

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

FinTech is the front line of biometric innovation and deployment. That was the key takeaway from Money20/20 last week in Las Vegas where FindBiometrics was reporting live from the exhibition floor. But the Financial ID conversation doesn’t end there. November is Financial Biometrics Month, in which we are dedicating our featured articles, interviews, and online…

IDEX Bets Big On Smart Cards and In-Display Sensors

IDEX Bets Big On Smart Cards and In-Display Sensors

IDEX’s revenues are down in its Q3 report, but the company expects a big pay-off from its biometric smart card activities. A Costly Year So Far The revenues amount to NOK 3.5 million for the quarter, compared to NOK 8.4 million in Q3 of 2016. Likewise, revenues for the first nine months of 2017 were…

BIO-key to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 14

BIO-key to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 14

BIO-key will publish its Q3 results after the market close on November 14th, the company has announced. The update will mark the end of an eventful period for the company. BIO-key’s fingerprint reader technology made its television debut in October when its SideTouch USB solution was showcased on the Home Shopping Network, and the company…

NEC Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure Sports Stadium in Taipei

NEC Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure Sports Stadium in Taipei

NEC‘s facial recognition technology has now been deployed at the 29th Universiade, a sports facility in Taipei, Taiwan. The system allows for near-passive authentication of stadium employees. While they are still required to scan their ID cards over a reader, their faces are scanned by NEC’s system as they approach the gate, with no need…

Taiwan Joins CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program

Taiwan Joins CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program

“And it works both ways: Travelers from Taiwan who register for the program will get expedited processing at the 54 airports participating in the US.” Taiwan has become the latest state to join the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Trusted Traveler Program. The development arrives thanks in part to Taiwanese authorities’ implementation of…

Biometric Vehicle Access is Only a Matter of Time

Biometric Vehicle Access is Only a Matter of Time

by Kayla Matthews Biometrics Begin Where Keys End Insert the key of your mid-80’s Ford Bronco into the door of another Bronco of the same era, and there’s a serious chance it might just turn over and grant you access. That’s not a comforting thing to know if you’re the owner of a mid-80s Bronco. …

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

The iPhone X is starting to find its way into the hands of early reviewers, and they are putting its new Face ID system to the test. It’s one of the flagship features of Apple’s big new iPhone, and by positioning it as an authentication system that completely replaces its pioneering Touch ID fingerprint recognition…

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Brings Biometrics to Businesses

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Brings Biometrics to Businesses

“Its use of iris recognition for user authentication, meanwhile, offers the kind of sophisticated biometric security that is increasingly sought by businesses and other organizations.” Samsung has launched a business version of its Galaxy Note8 smartphone, the company has announced. The aptly named Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition offers a couple of key features for enterprise…

Japanese Smartphone Features FPC’s Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics

Japanese Smartphone Features FPC’s Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics

A new smartphone features both fingerprint and iris scanning capabilities care of Fingerprint Cards technology. In a statement announcing the integrations, FPC declined to name the client in question, referring to it as “a leading Japanese manufacturer.” The company also indicated that the client’s new device is the first to feature both an FPC fingerprint sensor…

BIO-key Brings Biometric Padlocks to the US Market

BIO-key Brings Biometric Padlocks to the US Market

BIO-key‘s TouchLock biometric padlocks are now available in the US. The company has set up its own e-commerce site for the products, and they are available through Amazon. BIO-key says that “in the coming weeks and months” the products will also arrive in “select stores” through its distribution partners, according to a statement. BIO-key first…

NEXT Biometrics Exec Speaks at APAC Smart Card Conference

NEXT Biometrics Exec Speaks at APAC Smart Card Conference

NEXT Biometrics is promoting its biometric smart cards technology at this week’s Asia Pacific SmartCard Association (APSCA) Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference & Exhibition, the company has announced. The event is pretty much what its title implies: An opportunity for stakeholders in the payment and smart card ecosystem to convene to discuss new technologies for…

In-Display Fingerprint Sensors, Iris Scanning Solution Among FPC Technology Update Bombshells

In-Display Fingerprint Sensors, Iris Scanning Solution Among FPC Technology Update Bombshells

Fingerprint Cards held a ‘Technology Update’ today in which the company outlined several major new developments. Addressing a topic that has seen a rising amount of buzz across the biometrics industry, the company asserted that its smart card technology “is attracting considerable and growing interest,” adding that the smart cards market is now moving “into…

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. The conversation details the transformative period the company has navigated in 2017, beginning with discussion of how it is addressing last year’s announcement that its long-time hardware partner, Fingerprint Cards (FPC), will be replacing Precise’s algorithm solutions with its own biometric…

NEXT Biometrics Begins Shipping Sensor Module for Notebooks

NEXT Biometrics Begins Shipping Sensor Module for Notebooks

NEXT Biometrics has started shipping its NB-2034-S2 fingerprint sensor module for notebooks, the company has announced. The solution is also aimed at tablet and access control applications. The NB-2034-S2 is the first module in NEXT Biometrics’ line of second generation ASIC solutions, and is based on the NB-A520 semiconductor controller, which features an embedded microcontroller. Because…

SafeKey 2.0 Will Support Biometric Authentication

SafeKey 2.0 Will Support Biometric Authentication

“SafeKey 2.0 is based on EMV 3DS, and it will support biometric authentication in the form of facial and fingerprint recognition.” With EMVCo having just announced an upgrade to its EMV 3-D Secure – Protocol and Core Functions Specification, or EMV 3DS, American Express has likewise announced the next generation of its SafeKey authentication platform. SafeKey…

Zighra Gets Second US Patent for Passive Authentication System

Zighra Gets Second US Patent for Passive Authentication System

Zighra has received approval for its second US patent. The Ottawa-based firm received its first US patent approval this past summer, for a system pertaining to the AI engine underpinning its behavioral biometrics platform. Having just seen its official launch this month, that platform, SensifyID, runs entirely on-device, assessing things like how a given user…

TRUSTECH to Dedicate Conference Track to Biometric Authentication

TRUSTECH to Dedicate Conference Track to Biometric Authentication

TRUSTECH 2017 is right around the corner, and biometrics are going to take a big part of the spotlight. Organizers of the event have announced that it will feature a high-profile conference track covering “Biometrics for Authentication”, which will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on November 28th. In a statement announcing the event,…

FPC and NXP Semiconductors Work Together on Biometric Payment Cards

FPC and NXP Semiconductors Work Together on Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards and NXP Semiconductors are working together on contactless, biometric payment cards, the companies have announced. The collaboration will revolve around combining NXP’s Secure Elements technology with FPC’s biometric fingerprint sensor technology. The resulting technology will enable secure, on-card fingerprint authentication, with no need for an embedded battery; and the biometric payment cards will…

Gemalto Upgrades Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System

Gemalto Upgrades Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System

Gemalto has upgraded CABIS, the Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System, bringing it to version seven, the company has announced. First developed by 3M Cogent, CABIS is offered to law enforcement and other government agencies to enable identity searches based on biometric information. In a statement announcing it latest upgrade, Gemalto asserted that it now offers…

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

A new report is claiming that Apple has compromised the security of its facial recognition system for the iPhone X – and Apple is flatly denying it. The Bloomberg report appears to be based a single anonymous source with knowledge of Apple’s production process, who asserts that Apple “relaxed some of the specification for Face…

Imprivata Acquires Caradigm Identity and Access Business

Imprivata Acquires Caradigm Identity and Access Business

Imprivata has acquired the Identity and Access Management Business of Caradigm, a GE Healthcare company. In a statement announcing the acquisition, the companies suggested that Caradigm’s Identity and Access Management Business will continue to operate as a firm focused on population health solutions. But Imprivata CEO Gus Malezis also asserted that the acquisition “will serve as a…

IBM Among Zelle’s New Technology Partners

IBM Among Zelle’s New Technology Partners

The Zelle payments network now has four new technology partners – ACI Worldwide, CGI, D3 Banking Technology, and IBM. In a statement announcing the partnerships, Early Warning Services, the payments network’s provider, indicated that its new partners “will provide design, development and integration solutions and services to accelerate the adoption of Zelle at their financial…

Ievo Fingerprint Readers Help to Secure Security Firm

Ievo Fingerprint Readers Help to Secure Security Firm

A security firm based in the UK’s West Midlands has contracted some extra security for its own surveillance center: Ievo has announced that its biometric fingerprint readers have been deployed at Cougar Monitoring’s operations center in Cradley Heath. The center is staffed around-the-clock, with Cougar Monitoring security experts scanning CCTV feeds and monitoring alarm systems…

New Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition to Police Car Dash Cams

New Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition to Police Car Dash Cams

A new partnership will bring live facial recognition to police car cameras. COBAN Technologies, a provider of in-car and body cameras for law enforcement, will integrate Digital Barriers’ biometric technology into its FOCUS H1 dash cam solution. Digital Barriers’ SmartVis technology will enable on-the-fly facial recognition through the dashboard camera feeds, allowing for the immediate…

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics at Money20/20

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics at Money20/20

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Read about their Premier Biometrics Media Partnership. Biometric Conversation @ Money20/20 Biometrics have had a growing presence at Money20/20 since its inception five years ago, and FindBiometrics played a major role…

New Phones From OPPO and ZTE Feature FPC Sensors

New Phones From OPPO and ZTE Feature FPC Sensors

“These latest announcements are the latest in a flurry of integration activity with respect to Fingerprint Cards sensors.” Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations this week with two different OEMs: OPPO’s new F5 smartphone uses an FPC1035 sensor, while ZTE’s Axon M features an FPC1145. Listen to our live Money20/20 interview with Thomas…

INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Toronto-based BioConnect has long been one of the major multimodal biometric solutions providers for businesses, having collaborated with some big names like Visa. Lately, the company has been keen to highlight how this kind of technology can be used to prevent high-profile data breach fiascos, and it looks like a growing proportion of the enterprise…

INTERVIEW: Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

This week at Money20/20, FindBiometrics reported live from the show floor, where biometrics had an unprecedented presence. Among the attending firms representing the biometrics industry was Biocryptology, a company dedicated to revolutionizing access control on a universal scale. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill took the opportunity to speak with Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology. The live interview begins with…

INTERVIEW: FaceTec’s John Wojewidka at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

While FaceTec has been developing and refining its unique mobile facial recognition solution for quite some time, the timing of its ZoOm SDK’s launch this summer appears to have been propitious. The 3D face recognition solution arrived at a time of growing awareness of the need for liveness detection in biometric authentication, and brought said…

INTERVIEW: David Benini, VP, Aware, Inc. at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Aware, Inc. has long been one of the big names of the biometrics industry, applying its technology across the consumer, commercial, and government sectors. As disclosed in its latest quarterly update, the company has lately placed a strong focus on R&D, and that has evidently borne fruit in the form of Knomi, Aware’s new mobile…

INTERVIEW: Fujitsu’s Jason Bradlee at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics was at Money20/20 this week, covering the biometrics boom underway in financial services. Biometrics have had a presence at Money20/20 since year one, but never before has strong authentication and biometry been so prolific at the Las Vegas conference. At Money20/20, FindBiometrics Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Jason Bradlee, Head of…

INTERVIEW: Frances Zelazny, VP, BioCatch at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Behavioral biometrics has emerged in recent years as an exciting new security technology in the digital space, and BioCatch has been one of its leading pioneers. And while it already enjoyed a high profile in the industry, the company’s eponymous platform got a big boost this week with the news that Samsung SDS was integrating…

INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

HYPR has had a big year in 2017. On the heels of a funding round that brought in $3 million in venture capital toward the end of 2016, HYPR launched its biometric security platform for e-commerce in January, and proceeded to get the server component of its platform FIDO certified just a few months later.…

Ottawa, Munich Firms Collaborate on Voice-Based Authentication Solution

Ottawa, Munich Firms Collaborate on Voice-Based Authentication Solution

Ottawa-based inBay Technologies and Munich-based VoiceTrust are teaming up to collaborate on a biometric authentication platform. The partnership will essentially see the integration of VoiceTrust’s voice recognition technology into inBay’s idQ Trust as a Service identity platform. In a statement announcing the partnership, the heads of both companies emphasized not only the technological collaboration, but…

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