fingerprint biometrics

New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

Aratek is looking to expand its global reach even further with a subtle but potentially important move: The company has launched a Spanish version of its website. In announcing the development, Aratek noted that Spanish is the world’s fourth most popular language, with an estimated 460 million speakers. Aratek international sales VP Samuel Wu suggested…

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

“The client is deploying hundreds of EcoID fingerprint readers across its organization, allowing staff to log into its internal network using BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows authentication software.” BIO-key continues to enjoy a rising profile in the law enforcement sector, with another national police force opting to use its biometric authentication technology to protect internal…

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

“…Bloomberg reports that Apple is actually planning to deliver in-display Touch ID to the iPhone next year, with the technology currently being tested by its overseas suppliers.” A new report from Bloomberg is offering further evidence that Apple is indeed working on an in-display version of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID helped…

AI Enhancement Makes MorphoWave Biometric Scanner Faster, More Accurate

AI Enhancement Makes MorphoWave Biometric Scanner Faster, More Accurate

“Its matching speed is 85 percent faster, enabling a 25 percent increase in throughput, with the device capable of scanning 50 people per minute.” IDEMIA‘s renowned MorphoWave Compact biometric solution is now faster and more accurate, thanks to an AI-driven update. Launched in the spring of 2018, the MorphoWave Compact is a smaller version of…

Exec with Marketing, Payments Experience is NEXT Biometrics’ New CEO

Exec with Marketing, Payments Experience is NEXT Biometrics’ New CEO

“NEXT’s unique fingerprint sensor technology and the growth potential of its target markets provides the foundation to further scale the business and reach the Company’s true potential.” – Peter Heuman, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has found its next CEO in Peter Heuman, an executive with experience in media marketing and financial services. In announcing…

Zwipe to Seek Listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market

Zwipe to Seek Listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market

Zwipe‘s Board of Directors has decided to seek a listing for the company on Nasdaq Stockholm’s First North Growth Market, the company has announced. The news arrives alongside Zwipe’s interim report for January through June of 2019, in which the company listed revenues of about TNOK 348, reflecting the “pre-commercial stage” of its biometric payment…

Government Biometrics Month: How Law Enforcement is Driving the Industry

Government Biometrics Month: How Law Enforcement is Driving the Industry

The government market has always been one of the key drivers of the overall biometrics industry. That’s partly because for a long time, the government sector pretty much was the biometrics industry; other areas, like consumer-facing biometrics and FinTech, are much more recent phenomena. But the government sector has also played an outsized role because…

Suprema ID Gets FAP 30 Certification for New Fingerprint Scanner

Suprema ID Gets FAP 30 Certification for New Fingerprint Scanner

“First unveiled at this year’s ID4Africa event in Johannesburg this past June, the BioMini Slim 3 lays claim to the world’s slimmest fingerprint sensor.” Suprema ID has announced that it has attained FAP 30 certification for its BioMini Slim 3 optical fingerprint scanner. A subset of the FBI’s PIV specifications, the FAP 30 certification essentially…

Former Employees Accuse Burger King and Gurtler Chemicals of BIPA Violations

Former Employees Accuse Burger King and Gurtler Chemicals of BIPA Violations

Two more companies are being taken to court for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The Cook County Record reports that David Kirby and Araceli Refugio Huerta have respectively filed class action complaints against Gurtler Chemicals and Burger King for requiring employees to scan their biometric information when clocking in for…

FPC Client Orders 100,000 T-Shape Sensors for Biometric Card Solution

FPC Client Orders 100,000 T-Shape Sensors for Biometric Card Solution

Fingerprint Cards has received its first order for the use of its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module outside of the payments market, the company has announced. The order is for one hundred thousand sensors to be delivered this year. Fingerprint Cards hasn’t named its client in this case, but explained in a statement that the T-Shape…

Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones: Report

Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones: Report

This year’s new iPhones will feature an enhanced Face ID system that can scan users’ faces even if the phone is laying flat on a table, according to a Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the situation,” the report lists a number of features of the anticipated iPhone devices as well as other offerings…

GenKey Focuses on Cryptography in Biometric SDK Update

GenKey Focuses on Cryptography in Biometric SDK Update

GenKey has announced a new version of its longstanding BioHASH biometric SDK, which now features cutting-edge authentication features to keep user data secure. One of these is BioHASH’s support for Biometric Asymmetric Key Creation. In this process, during authentication or another kind of transaction, the BioHASH software can generate a private key from a fingerprint…

IDEX Biometrics Execs Make Large Share Purchases

IDEX Biometrics Execs Make Large Share Purchases

A pair of IDEX Biometrics executives have bought significant share holdings in the Norwegian fingerprint sensor specialist, according to mandatory trade notices from the company. Two of the notices concern Stephen A. Skaggs, a member of IDEX’s board. One notice, issued August 21st, attests that Skaggs “bought 50,000 shares in IDEX in the Oslo Børs…

Telos ID Gets FINRA Certification for Biometric Background Checks

Telos ID Gets FINRA Certification for Biometric Background Checks

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has certified Telos ID as an official vendor of FINRA’s Electronic Fingerprint Submission (EFS) program. In announcing the news, Telos ID noted that the Security Exchange Act of 1934 requires the fingerprinting of every member and employee of a national securities exchange, and that Telos ID is now able…

Suprema President Responds to Hack of Biometric Database

Suprema President Responds to Hack of Biometric Database

“The investigation is ongoing, and Suprema has committed to working with relevant regulators and other authorities, and to contacting affected parties with further information as it is found.” Suprema has formally responded to the alleged security vulnerabilities discovered in its BioStar 2 access control system, acknowledging that unauthorized security researchers were able to access sensitive…

NEXT Biometrics CEO Anticipates ‘Hypergrowth’ in Biometric Smart Cards: Q2 Update

NEXT Biometrics CEO Anticipates ‘Hypergrowth’ in Biometric Smart Cards: Q2 Update

Revenues are up in NEXT Biometrics latest quarterly update, with the company highlighting advancements in its Aadhaar market activities and in promoting its new FAP 20 fingerprint sensor. For the second quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, NEXT Biometrics’ revenues came in at NOK 30.1 million, an improvement of 18 percent compared to Q2 of…

ZKTeco Shows Off Biometric Tech to Tennessee Cops

ZKTeco Shows Off Biometric Tech to Tennessee Cops

ZKTeco‘s ongoing roadshow has finally come to the US, with the company having recently showcased its offerings at the Annual Summer Conference for the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association. As the company explained in a new post on its website, the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1971, and its led by a director…

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