fingerprint biometrics

U-tec Unveils Biometric Smart Door Lock and Handle

U-tec Unveils Biometric Smart Door Lock and Handle

U-tec is launching a new biometric smart lock designed primarily for garage doors, office doors, and any other single-hole door without a deadbolt. The Ultraloq Lever can be opened with a fingerprint scan or a PIN code, or remotely through a Bridge Wi-Fi adapter.  In terms of design, the Ultraloq Lever is essentially a handle…

iPhone Rumors Point to Face ID on a Budget Friendly Handset

iPhone Rumors Point to Face ID on a Budget Friendly Handset

Tech analysts are sorting through a confusing pile of iPhone rumors in the wake of a new report from MacOtakara. The rumors primarily concern the anticipated iPhone SE 2 and an updated version of the iPhone 8. For those interested, the main takeaway is that Apple seems to be developing a new, budget friendly iPhone…

Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe will soon be listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market (First North) in Stockholm. The company’s shares are already available on the Merkur Market at Oslo Børs, and are expected to remain on both stock exchanges for the foreseeable future. First North Zwipe trading will officially begin on Tuesday, January 28, under the…

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be covered through the arrangement,…

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

When it comes to the matter of which biometric modality was the most exciting one in 2019, the big question going into the latest edition of the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey – to one industry watcher, at least – was whether fingerprint recognition would take back some of the spotlight that facial recognition…

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR is a big step closer to bringing its biometric expedited screening platform to another US airport: St. Louis’s Airport Commission has approved a contract to bring CLEAR to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The contract now just needs approval from the city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment, according to a report from the…

Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

As it continues to expand the applications of its biometric technology beyond the mobile sector, Fingerprint Cards has announced two new capacitive fingerprint sensors designed specifically for access control. Dubbed the FPC1020 and the FPC1024, the sensors are compact and water resistant, Fingerprint Cards says. Perhaps more importantly, they sport low power consumption, further enhancing…

Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock is demoing a handful of new accessories at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. The accessories are designed primarily for the company’s enterprise level clients. The highlight is the Tapplock box 2.0, which takes advantage of Bluetooth technology to make it easier for companies to enroll new fingerprints in its enterprise software platform.…

Egis Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Egis Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Taiwan-based Egis Technology is reporting solid results in its year-end update for 2019, despite a fourth quarter revenue dip. The company says it brought in NT$ 7.358 billion, or roughly $244.5 million USD, for the 2019 fiscal year, which it called “a new high” in a statement announcing the result. The figure represents a 24.5…

NEXT’s Latest Biometric Module Receives FBI Certification

NEXT’s Latest Biometric Module Receives FBI Certification

The latest fingerprint module from NEXT Biometrics has officially received Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Certification from the FBI. The module is called the One Touch 2000, and is built with a large-size FAP 20 fingerprint sensor.  “The PIV certification is important for customers within government ID and Access-Control markets,” said NEXT CEO Peter Heuman. “Our FAP…

Isorg ‘On-Display’ Solution Can Scan Four Fingerprints at Once

Isorg ‘On-Display’ Solution Can Scan Four Fingerprints at Once

The fingerprint biometrics specialist Isorg has announced that it will be demoing its full-screen Fingerprint-on-Display (FoD) module at CES 2020 in January. The multi-finger system has been built specifically for smartphones, and can authenticate users based on as many as four fingerprints at the same time. The module itself is 0.3mm thick, making it easy…

NIST Launches Three New Biometric Databases to Aid Identity Verification Research

NIST Launches Three New Biometric Databases to Aid Identity Verification Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the release of three new biometric databases aimed at helping accelerate the development of more secure and accurate biometric identification systems. The databases — knows as SD 300, SD 301, and SD 302 — contain different types of biometric data collected at different times including…

FPC Makes Case for Fast Adoption of Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Makes Case for Fast Adoption of Biometric Payment Cards

There’s already substantial demand for the kind of payments solution that biometric cards promise, and they could pick up momentum much faster than previous payment card upgrades, argues Fingerprint Cards‘ Lina Andolf-Orup. In a new post on the company’s website, Andolf-Orup, Fingerprint Cards’ head of marketing, offers an overview of some of the major milestones…

New Apple Patent Describes In-Display Touch ID

New Apple Patent Describes In-Display Touch ID

Apple has been awarded a patent for an optical sensor that could be used for an under-display fingerprint scanner in a future iPhone, and a report from Patently Apple says the same sensor technology is already in use the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. While previous iPhones with fingerprint scanners used capacitive sensors, this patent calls…

Ghana Electoral Commission Plans New Biometric Voter Registration System

Ghana Electoral Commission Plans New Biometric Voter Registration System

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (or “EC”) announced that it plans to pursue a new biometric voter registration system for the coming general elections in 2020. This news comes despite the fact that the current system — which made Ghana the first country in the world to use biometric voter registration and has been in place since…

Florida’s Orange County Deploys BIO-key Tech to Secure Elections Process

Florida’s Orange County Deploys BIO-key Tech to Secure Elections Process

BIO-key is once again providing biometric technology to help secure the elections process in the state of Florida. This time around, the Supervisor of Elections in Florida’s Orange County will be using biometric authentication for any employees that need to gain access to sensitive voter data and election files. Orange County is the fifth largest…

Mantra Releases New MFS500 Fingerprint Sensor

Mantra Releases New MFS500 Fingerprint Sensor

Mantra Softech has released a new optical fingerprint sensor that can be deployed to bring biometric authentication to a range of different devices and applications. Dubbed the MFS500, the new sensor is an FBI-certified FAP10 scanner and is compatible with the Windows, Android, and Linux operating systems. The other noteworthy feature is the sensor’s platen…

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