fingerprint biometrics

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Next Wave in Payments

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Next Wave in Payments

As we’ve seen in our Primer and our look at the FIDO Alliance for On-Device Biometrics Month, there’s a wide range of areas in which the on-device approach to biometric data and authentication can be usefully applied. But one of the most important of these application areas is only just starting to come into view,…

New SecuGen SDK Aimed at Broadening Use of Biometric Fingerprint Readers

New SecuGen SDK Aimed at Broadening Use of Biometric Fingerprint Readers

SecuGen has launched a new solution designed to let users of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services to plug in a SecuGen fingerprint reader to their local device and remotely authenticate through a SecuGen biometric app during a Remote Desktop session. What’s more, the aptly-named SDK Plugin for Remote Desktop is offered gratis for up to two…

FPC Biometric Sensors Protect New Smartphones from OPPO, Honor and More

FPC Biometric Sensors Protect New Smartphones from OPPO, Honor and More

“Announced at the start of last summer, the FPC1511 is Fingerprint Cards’ most affordable fingerprint sensor yet, and has been an important component of the company’s strategy in the mobile sector… Fingerprint Cards has revealed that its biometric technology is being used in another new slate of mobile devices from multiple different smartphone brands including…

Grand View Forecasts $12.46 Billion AFIS Market by 2025

Grand View Forecasts $12.46 Billion AFIS Market by 2025

Last month, Grand View Research predicted that the global biometrics market would hit $59.3 billion by 2025. Now the analytics firm is taking a more granular look at that figure, with a new report that suggests that a major part of the fingerprint market alone will be worth $12.46 billion in the same time frame.…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Biometric Card Trial in Mexico

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Biometric Card Trial in Mexico

IDEX Biometrics will play an integral role in a new biometric card trial from MasterCard and Edenred Mexico. Launched in conjunction with the Mexican state of Sonora, the new pilot program will use biometric fingerprint-scanning cards to distribute state benefits as part of an ongoing effort to give more people secure access to banking services.…

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX has concluded its Annual General Meeting, and issued its results for the first quarter of 2019. The AGM was a successful one, with all resolutions having been made in accordance with the Board’s proposals. That includes an official name change to “IDEX Biometrics ASA”, aimed at offering a better indication of what the company…

CLEAR’s Biometric Stadium Access Comes to Cleveland

CLEAR’s Biometric Stadium Access Comes to Cleveland

“The news comes just about a month after CLEAR announced a trio of partnerships with other MLB teams – the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins, and the Baltimore Orioles – to bring its screening program to their home stadiums, as well.” CLEAR‘s biometric expedited screening program has come to another ballpark, this time at Cleveland’s…

Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz has released a refurbished mobile app designed to streamline the car rental process and make it easier for customers to get on the road. The app will allow users to log in using fingerprint or facial recognition, at which point they can use the app to make reservations, manage their accounts, and access services…

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

LastPass has upgraded its iOS and Android apps to better serve its increasingly mobile user base. In the case of a forgotten master password, the password manager will now allow users to complete the entire account recovery process using only their mobile device thanks to a new software update that incorporates secure biometric authentication. To…

Several New Smartphones Launch with FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Several New Smartphones Launch with FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has placed fingerprint sensors in a slew of new smartphones from leading mobile manufacturers. The new phones include the Kyocera Duraforce Pro2, which features the FPC1145, and the Redmi 7, which boasts the FPC1511. The FPC1511 has also been integrated into a trio of smartphones from Huawei, including the Huawei Y7 2019, the…

Apple’s Not Done With Fingerprint Biometrics, Suggest New Patents

Apple’s Not Done With Fingerprint Biometrics, Suggest New Patents

Once again, a new pair of patents suggests that Apple isn’t quite done with fingerprint recognition. The patents specifically concern acoustic imaging tech that would turn the entire mobile screen into a biometric sensor. So how does it work? Once you sift through the technical jargon, the concept is essentially sonar for the iPhone. When…

Newly Launched Biometric Payment Card Trials Showcase Home Enrollment

Newly Launched Biometric Payment Card Trials Showcase Home Enrollment

NatWest’s and Royal Bank of Scotland’s trials of biometric payment cards have kicked off with a bang, with card supplier Gemalto and its partners having organized media launch events in London and Edinburgh. First announced in early March, the trial programs are being conducted in collaboration with Visa. The fingerprint-scanning cards themselves, provided by Gemalto,…

IDEX Celebrates ‘Landmark’ Multimillion Dollar Order for Biometric Sensor Tech

IDEX Celebrates ‘Landmark’ Multimillion Dollar Order for Biometric Sensor Tech

“IDEX said this is its first volume order for the SmartFinger IDX 32000 sensor, and described the multimillion-dollar deal as ‘the largest single customer commitment to date.’” IDEX has secured its biggest order ever, for its SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual interface fingerprint sensor solution. In announcing the order, IDEX did not disclose the name of…

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

“Our biometric scanners have become the standard for governments around the globe and are now deployed in more than fifty nations on six continents.” – Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics Seeking to enhance its biometric border control capabilities, the US Customs and Border Protection agency has opted to deploy fingerprint scanner devices from Integrated Biometrics.…

Biometric Chromebooks Powered by FPC Tech

Biometric Chromebooks Powered by FPC Tech

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in two new laptops, the company has announced. The Chromebook 714 and the Chromebook 715, both targeted primarily at the enterprise market, each feature an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor for user authentication. Each device’s fingerprint sensor is featured just under the keyboard. They also support Intel Celeron, Pentium, Core i3…

AMREL Launches New FAP50 Rugged Tablet

AMREL Launches New FAP50 Rugged Tablet

AMREL has launched a new FAP50 mobile fingerprint scanner designed for use in law enforcement. Dubbed the BioSense AT80 Max, the rugged tablet is being billed as the lightest biometric device of its kind, and is sophisticated enough to overlook latent prints on the platen and to make full FBI-certified ten-finger readings in a range…

NatWest Starts Biometric Payment Card Trial

NatWest Starts Biometric Payment Card Trial

“The trial program is a significant development for Fingerprint Cards, which has looked to the emerging biometric payment cards market as an important new business area… “ The UK bank NatWest has started its trial of biometric payment cards, and Fingerprint Cards technology is playing a role, the latter has announced. News that NatWest would…

Aratek Hits the Road with Portable Marshall Biometric Terminal

Aratek Hits the Road with Portable Marshall Biometric Terminal

Aratek will be showcasing its newly launched “identify-anywhere” fingerprint scanner solution at a pair of North American trade shows in the next few weeks. Dubbed Marshall, the portable device can be integrated with FBI-certified FAP20, FAP30, or FAP 45 scanners and comes with a built in printer for maximum flexibility and utility in the field.…

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