consumer biometrics

New Apple Patent For Biometric Touch Bar References Surprising Modality

New Apple Patent For Biometric Touch Bar References Surprising Modality

A newly published Apple patent application suggests that an unexpected biometric modality could be on its way to Mac computers. The patent application was originally filed with the European Patent Office in 2017, and, as Patently Apple reports, expands the number of features that could potentially be delivered through the Mac Touch Bar from 12…

Apple Patent Application Details New Biometric Features for Mac Touch Bar

Apple Patent Application Details New Biometric Features for Mac Touch Bar

A newly published Apple patent application suggests that an unexpected biometric modality could be on its way to Mac computers. The patent application was originally filed with the European Patent Office in 2017, and, as Patently Apple reports, expands the number of features that could potentially be delivered through the Mac Touch Bar from 12 to 106. …

Ooma Smart Cam Brings Facial Recognition Security to Consumers

Ooma Smart Cam Brings Facial Recognition Security to Consumers

“As with the Butterflye camera announced by Ooma a year ago, the Ooma Smart Cam also features a facial recognition system that allows it to identify known individuals, such as family members in a given household, and to send alerts to administrators when unknown individuals are detected. “ Ooma has announced the latest version of…

BIO-key to Unveil New TouchLock Device at Luxury Tech Show

BIO-key to Unveil New TouchLock Device at Luxury Tech Show

“The user can scan their fingerprint directly on the TouchLock Bike Pro, or perform a fingerprint scan on their smartphone via the TouchLock app, or even use the app to authenticate with facial recognition via a selfie image.” BIO-key is going to unveil a new biometric lock product this week at the Luxury Technology Show…

BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Brings Biometric Padlocks to Best Buy

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Brings Biometric Padlocks to Best Buy

“Our retail accounts look to Aluratek to bring them innovative products rooted in cutting edge technology and design. We are pleased to launch our relationship in Best Buy and look forward to expanding BIO-key’s retail footprint over the remainder of 2018.” – John Wolikow, CEO, Aluratek BIO-key International announced today its latest partnership aimed at…

Synaptics Management May Discuss ‘Forward-Looking Info’ in Fiscal 2018 Update

Synaptics Management May Discuss ‘Forward-Looking Info’ in Fiscal 2018 Update

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Japanese Bike Company to Promote BIO-key Locks

Japanese Bike Company to Promote BIO-key Locks

“The partnership represents a considerable success in terms of the BIO-key’s business strategy, with two of the three ‘pillars’ of its strategy for 2018 – outlined in its year-end fiscal update – being a stronger focus on the APAC market, and an emphasis on the kinds of hardware solutions encapsulated in its TouchLock product line.”…

FPC Tech Integrated Into ‘Smart Suitcase’

FPC Tech Integrated Into ‘Smart Suitcase’

Fingerprint Cards is seeing a relatively unusual application of its biometric sensor technology, with the company announcing that it has been integrated into a new suitcase from China-based luggage brand 90FUN. The latter is perhaps best known for its Puppy1 smart suitcase, which is designed to follow the user around automatically, and balance itself using…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Apple sparked the mobile revolution in 2013 with the launch of Touch ID, and since then biometric authentication has become a mainstream technology. Fingerprint sensors in particular became almost as ubiquitous on smartphones as front-facing cameras and microphones. Now, nearly five years since that fateful Cupertino keynote, the consumer mobile biometrics space is practically unrecognizable.…

BIO-key Receives First Orders For TouchLock Biometric Padlocks

BIO-key Receives First Orders For TouchLock Biometric Padlocks

BIO-key has received its first orders for its TouchLock biometric padlocks. In a statement announcing the orders, BIO-key indicated that they came from “distribution customers in Japan and China,” in the words of BIO-key Hong Kong Managing Director Wong Kwok Fong. He added that BIO-key has “opened discussions with some of the largest bicycle manufacturers…

Developer Materials Hint of Biometrics For New Macs

Developer Materials Hint of Biometrics For New Macs

Developer materials for macOS Sierra, the next major update of Apple’s operating system for Mac computers, offer hints of what’s to come with new Mac devices, reports 9to5Mac. The developer resources for Apple’s APIs include bits of code referring to “LED” functions, suggesting that a future Mac device could feature the OLED touch bar predicted…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

The end of January is here, which means it’s time to get on with 2016. We’ve spent all month here at FindBiometrics looking back on 2015—one of the biggest years for biometrics in terms of public visibility and actual deployment. But for all the success stories last year brought there are many more to come.…

News Roundup: The Future of Mobile Digital Identity

News Roundup: The Future of Mobile Digital Identity

Last week at FindBiometrics we held our exclusive webinar event, Mobile Biometrics and the Next Generation of Digital Identity, while we continued to explore Mobile Identity Month in the Featured Articles section. Meanwhile, in the Industry News section, we reported on physical access control, consumer biometrics and even a new potential biometric modality. Here is…

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

TouchID may soon appear on more Apple laptops and mouses, if “a sketchy rumor” is to be believed. Reporting on gossip from Apple.club.tw, MacRumors’ Joe Rossignol notes that while the site has provided reliable inside information in the past, there are reasons to be skeptical in this case. According to Apple.club.tw’s sources, the fingerprint-scanning TouchID system…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Face (and Voice) of The Consumer

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Face (and Voice) of The Consumer

This week at FindBiometrics we continued to explore our featured theme of the month, voice recognition, while facial recognition, consumer biometrics, access control and mobility made up the identity management industry news. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Voice The theme of February at FindBiometrics is voice recognition, and this week…

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Home automation company Control4 has partnered with Invixium Inc. to bring the latter’s biometric devices into its product lineup. Invixium’s Mycro, Touch, and Sense products will all be integrated into the Control4 online shop by April of this year. Speaking in a press release, Control4 emphasized the security benefits that this partnership will produce. The…

IBIA Applauds Biometric Presence at CES 2015

IBIA Applauds Biometric Presence at CES 2015

The International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) has published a response on its official website lauding the impressive presence of biometrics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, held this past January in Las Vegas. The paper, located in the IBIA website’s resources section, states that “it is of the utmost importance that everyday consumers be presented…

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