CES 2017

CES 2017 Points to a More Connected Future

CES 2017 Points to a More Connected Future

“…CES 2017 drew 3,800 exhibitors and 175,000 tech professionals from around the world.” The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show is a wrap, and it looks to have been quite a successful one. According to organizers with the Consumer Technology Association, CES 2017 drew 3,800 exhibitors and 175,000 tech professionals from around the world. And it was…

Nuance Tech Taps Into CES Buzz

Nuance Tech Taps Into CES Buzz

There was a lot of buzz over exciting new technologies at last week’s CES 2017 event, and Nuance Communications was keen to make its voice heard as it showcased its voice-based interaction solutions. The company used the event to highlight its Nuance Mix development platform, which has recently been leveraged in a range of partner…

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

Last week we brought in the new year with exciting biometrics news coverage straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The first major tech conference of the year, renowned for setting the technological tone for the following twelve months, CES dominated the identity news with automotive headlines, fingerprint sensor news, and much more. The…

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

Goodix is celebrating a major new client, with LG having integrated a Goodix fingerprint sensor into its new K10 and Stylus 3 smartphones. The announcement came at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. LG has evidently opted to shake things up after having used an IDEX fingerprint sensor in its Stylo 2 V and its Stylus…

Delta ID Tech Powers Iris-Scanning Driver Authentication System

Delta ID Tech Powers Iris-Scanning Driver Authentication System

A new biometric authentication system for the car is based on Delta ID iris scanning technology. Announced yesterday by Gentex, the system is based in the car’s rearview mirror, and can act as a kind of access control for the car. If the biometrics of the person in the driver’s seat don’t match the profile of…

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

California-based desktop and mobile accessory maker Kensington has announced a new second-factor authentication key with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Called the VeriMark Fingerprint Key, the solution was launched at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The device is designed to work with Windows Hello, the biometric security system built into Windows 10; as…

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix has won a prestigious CES 2017 award for an innovative fingerprint sensor system with built-in liveness detection. It has become the first China-based IC company to win a Best of Innovation Award in the category of Embedded Technologies, thanks to its Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor. It’s an optical fingerprint sensor system that also uses infrared…

IDEX to Show Off ISO-ID1 Solution at CES 2017

IDEX to Show Off ISO-ID1 Solution at CES 2017

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist IDEX is aiming to make a splash at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where it will not only show off its technological solutions but also look for new partners and investors.   In a statement announcing its participating in the this week’s event, IDEX said it will showcase an ISO-ID1 smart…

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

“…BIO-key is signalling that it will place a particular focus on its “most exciting announcement” – biometric padlocks.” BIO-key is gearing up for this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, promising in a new blog post to show off “biometric technology products that make customers say ‘Wow’ and ‘How did I live without this?’” Those…

SecuGen Launches UN20 Serial Fingerprint Sensor

SecuGen Launches UN20 Serial Fingerprint Sensor

Optical fingerprint device and technology manufacturer SecuGen has released the UN20 Serial fingerprint sensor, the company has announced. Scheduled to be showcased at CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, the UN20 Serial is a standalone, optical, OEM fingerprint sensor, boasts FBI FAP 20 certification, and bears a special distinction: it is the first of…

BIO-key to Kick Off 2017 with CES Device Launches

BIO-key to Kick Off 2017 with CES Device Launches

“…BIO-key has unveiled new additions to its lineup, including Q-180 Touch, a fingerprint reader with a Micro USB plug designed to enable compatibility with Android mobile devices.” BIO-key is aiming to kick-start 2017 by launching multiple new products at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company is well known for its USB fingerprint readers, whose Windows 10…

Continental Leverages Biometrics for Driver Convenience, Car Efficiency

Continental Leverages Biometrics for Driver Convenience, Car Efficiency

German car maker Continental is doubling down on the biometrics front ahead of CES 2017. The company had announced a number of sophisticated smart car technologies to be showcased at the event earlier this week, including dynamically adjusting tinted glass and HTML5 in-car displays. Among the most eyebrow-raising of these were its plans to incorporate…

Continental is Bringing Biometric Tech to the Smart Car

Continental is Bringing Biometric Tech to the Smart Car

German automotive company Continental is seeking to establish a leading position in pioneering the smart car of the future, and biometric technology is factoring into those efforts in a big way, as attendees will discover at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to enhanced in-vehicle displays, cloud-based software updates, and dynamically adjusting tinted glass,…

EyeLock to Showcase New Reference Design Modules at CES

EyeLock to Showcase New Reference Design Modules at CES

EyeLock is taking the opportunity of next month’s Consumer Electronics Show to target the Internet of Things market with three new reference designs for its iris scanning technology. In a statement, the company explained that the reference design modules comprise hardware and software and offer broad applications across “critical infrastructure, automotive, healthcare, financial services, government…

SecuGen Will Unveil Hamster Pro 45 Two-Finger Reader at CES 2017

SecuGen Will Unveil Hamster Pro 45 Two-Finger Reader at CES 2017

SecuGen has announced another new biometric device to be unveiled at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. Called the Hamster Pro 45, the two-finger reader is the latest in the company’s Hamster line of fingerprint scanners. It’s a FAP 45 device capable of taking flat and rolled fingerprint scans. It’s compliant with the FBI’s Appendix F standard, and…

SecuGen to Showcase Bluetooth-Compatible Fingerprint Sensor at CES

SecuGen to Showcase Bluetooth-Compatible Fingerprint Sensor at CES

SecuGen is going to show off a new fingerprint sensor at next month’s CES 2017. The company will have its UN20 Bluetooth device on display at booth 21647. As its name suggests, the sensor features Bluetooth connectivity. It’s also FIPS 201 PIV/FAP 20 certified, and runs on a customizable Linux system, standard features of SecuGen’s…