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Fingerprint Cards Reports 2013 as Best Ever in Sales, Raked In SEK 34 Million During Q4

Fingerprint Cards Reports 2013 as Best Ever in Sales, Raked In SEK 34 Million During Q4

February 7, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Swedish biometric sensor manufacturer Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) had an exceptional 2013, especially in the second half. One need only look at the sheer multitude of news items surrounding the company to understand that its aggressive stance was paying off. If you were to take…

Biometrics at the Super Bowl: Facial Recognition and Emotional Advertising

Biometrics at the Super Bowl: Facial Recognition and Emotional Advertising

February 3, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Super Bowl Sunday is not just about sports. Sure, it is a day focused around the final game of the NFL season, taking the two best teams in the league and pitting them against each other in an all-or-nothing test of strength, speed coordination, strategy,…

Interview with Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon

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Daon CEO Thomas Grissen

Over the years, Daon created “Best Practice Guides” to help our customers get the most out of their systems and to ensure our identity platforms would be able to serve nations for well over a decade through a future proof design so they did not become obsolete.

The same thing is happening now in the enterprise space as large corporations running business systems serving these markets are wrestling with similar challenges. As NIST said, “Spoofed websites, stolen passwords and compromised accounts are all symptoms of inadequate authentication methods.” We see these issues in the paper every day. Biometrics is going to happen and become a “must have” technology in the enterprise just as it did across government.

Nearly every large enterprise with whom I have met has named biometrics as one of their “top 4” new technology agenda items. This comes as no surprise since Gartner has forecasted that by the end of 2016, over 30 percent of users accessing high value web apps from their mobile device will use biometric authentication…

Interview with Urban Fagerstedt, Chairman of the Board, Fingerprint Cards

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fB: You are the newly elected Chairman of the Board. What are you initial plans for the company?

FPC: We need to stabilize and grow. We need to strengthen our delivery capabilities. We have for a number of years; Fingerprint Cards is now a 15 year old company, we have been a small player trying to implement the new technology. And our channel today is to grow various functions of the company to be a reliable and strong vendor in this industry. To that end we have started a rapid expansion; our R&D activities are much larger, we have improved logistic planning functions, basically trying to build a company strong enough to meet our expectations for this market…

The Big Biometric Opportunities of 2014 – findBIOMETRICS Year in Review Part 2

The Big Biometric Opportunities of 2014 – findBIOMETRICS Year in Review Part 2

January 21, 2014 – by The findBIOMETRICS Team       Last week, as part of the 11th annual findBIOMETRICS Year in Review, we took a look at what our 64 surveyed industry experts votes as the most significant and memorable news stories of 2013. This week we continue to grill our experts, examining what…

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

January 15, 2014 – by Peter O’Neill   This is our 11th Anniversary Year in Review. Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry. What a year for the Biometrics and Identification Industry!   The past year in biometrics was explosive. Biometrics has become real. From the…

CES 2014: Iris Recognition For Mainstream Consumers Via Dongle Within the First Half of 2014

CES 2014: Iris Recognition For Mainstream Consumers Via Dongle Within the First Half of 2014

January 9, 2014 – Peter B. Counter      Iris-based biometric security has a lot of advantages going for it. Devices that unlock after a positive iris match are contactless, quick and benefit from the fact that eyeballs are incredibly difficult to recreate, making these solutions incredibly difficult to spoof. Generally you can expect to…

CES 2014: Palm Vein Payment Protection With PulseWallet and PalmSecure Technology

CES 2014: Palm Vein Payment Protection With PulseWallet and PalmSecure Technology

January 7, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Biometric payment protection and digital wallets are terms usually associated with smartcards that aggregate the contents of a pocketbook or smartphone apps that will let you physically pay for in store goods. Generally belonging under the umbrella term of “mCommerce,” these new forms of mobile payment…

Interview with Michael DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key

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I think what you are going to see is continued enhancements in visibility about biometrics as more and more devices hit the market that have biometric capability. We will see the use of that biometric for not just point applications but consumers in particular are going to want to use biometric capabilities for access to many social media and banking and finance applications. They are going to want to eliminate their passwords, PINS, tokens and cards. Now it is interesting that the Gartner conference was held this week and Gartner made some very basic assumptions. One of the basic assumptions was that 30% of all enterprises, for both internal purposes as well as for consumer access, will be utilizing biometric authentication by the year 2015 up from 5% today…

The Mobile Biometrics Market Landscape

Do you believe the future of identity is increasingly mobile and that biometrics has a critical role to play in the mainstreaming of mobile identity? Then join findBIOMETRICS and Acuity Market Intelligence for 30-minutes of thought provoking market analysis as we introduce Acuity’s latest market model – the Mobile Biometrics Market Landscape. Acuity’s Principal, C.…

Trend Expert Looks At The World Of Fitness, Finds Biometrics

Trend Expert Looks At The World Of Fitness, Finds Biometrics

November 5, 2013, by Peter B. Counter Biometrics are intuitive to humans because of what they are at their most basic level: the measurement of our body and its various functions. This makes biometrics ideal for access control and security because all humans are unique – an intuitive aspect of life that has been protecting…

The Emerging Opportunities: A Discussion With Frost & Sullivan Reserch Analysts About The Future of Biometrics

October 29, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Recently research firm Frost & Sullivan published a report titled “Emerging Opportunities in Global Biometrics Market.” The report details the global biometrics market growth over the next six years and predicts a total market growth of 22.5 percent between 2012 and 2019, singling out emerging areas of application and…

Synaptics Inc Acquires Validity Sensors, Audio Interview with Validity CTO Sebastien Taveau

Human interface solutions provider Synaptics Inc. made a major biometrics purchase last week with the acquisition of Validity Sensors: a provider of fingerprint authentication solutions for mobile devices and notebook computers. On the exhibition floor of Money2020 in Las Vegas, findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Validity CTO Sebastien Taveau about the big news in consumer biometrics.

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