finger vein biometrics

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi is releasing a new finger vein authentication solution built to be simpler and safer than other biometric modalities. To use the new solution, users simply need to hold up their hand in front of the built-in camera on a standard computer, at which point Hitachi’s system will capture the image and analyze the vein…

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon is reportedly experimenting with a hand-based biometric payments scheme that could be introduced at select Whole Foods locations as early as next year. The news comes courtesy of the New York Post, which cites sources working at Amazon’s New York City offices. According to those sources, the new solution (which has been codenamed Orville)…

Futronic Releases USB Finger Vein Sensor

Futronic Releases USB Finger Vein Sensor

Futronic has officially released the VS80 USB2.0 Finger Vein Scanner, a new sensor that uses infrared light to authenticate users with finger vein biometrics. According to Futronic, the VS80 was designed to filter out “background noise” in finger vein images, allowing for more accuracy and a higher level of security. The USB scanner is compatible…

Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

All Work & Social, the operator of a co-working space in Manchester, England, has become the latest organization to embrace Fingopay‘s biometric payments platform. The partnership means that members of All Work & Social’s XYZ building in Spinningfields will be able to pay for food and beverages – the building features an in-house coffee bar…

Hitachi Teams with Alpha Generation for UK Distribution

Hitachi Teams with Alpha Generation for UK Distribution

Hitachi Europe is targeting the UK market through a new partnership with Alpha Generation Distribution, which specializes in IT security solutions. The company will be making Hitachi’s biometric finger vein technology available to customers through its extensive reseller network. “We’re launching something built for today’s market and real end-user demand – and we think it’ll…

Invixium Looks to Expand with $3.5 Million in CIBC Financing

Invixium Looks to Expand with $3.5 Million in CIBC Financing

“We are well positioned to capitalize on the global trend towards utilizing biometric authentication for enterprise security and productivity.” CIBC Innovation Banking is backing Invixium to the tune of $3.5 million in debt financing, giving the Ontario-based biometric security startup an infusion of capital that will be used to fuel growth in the coming years.…

PanPacific Dispenses Beer with Biometric Vending Machines

PanPacific Dispenses Beer with Biometric Vending Machines

PanPacific International is rolling out a new line of vending machines that will use biometric verification to deliver age restricted products. The SmartPan Pro Beverage Dispenser uses finger vein biometrics to confirm the age of registered customers, allowing for self-service with goods that previously needed to be stocked behind the counter. The new vending machine…