fingerprint biometrics

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru has unveiled a biometric flash drive with fingerprint recognition capabilities. Dubbed the Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30, the new USB device is OS agnostic, and is compatible smart TVs and many pieces of industrial equipment in addition to Mac and Windows computers. The key selling point, however, is the device’s fingerprint security. The Bio-Elite30 has a…

Thai Bank Embraces Multimodal Biometrics

Thai Bank Embraces Multimodal Biometrics

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has announced the launch of fingerprint and facial recognition authentication methods for customers of its TMRW digital banking brand. With the announcement, TMRW, the first mobile-only bank in Thailand, also becomes the first bank in Thailand to offer multimodal biometric authentication. “At TMRW, we are committed to making banking simpler, more…

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

Multinational chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the follow-up to their 3D Sonic Sensor fingerprint sensor, saying the new 3D Sonic Max will be 17 times larger than the original and allow for the scanning of up to two fingerprints at once for increased security. The 3D Sonic Sensor was released last year and uses ultrasonic sound…

Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprint Cards has a new partner in its efforts to target the emerging biometric payment cards market: the company has announced a new partnership with Valid that will see the latter take advantage of FPC’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for smart card applications. Valid originally started up in Brazil over half a century ago as…

Securiport Adds Sensors from Integrated Biometrics to Improve Border Security

Securiport Adds Sensors from Integrated Biometrics to Improve Border Security

Securiport has formed a technical partnership with Integrated Biometrics (IB), and will be leveraging the latter’s fingerprint sensors for a variety of biometric border and identification solutions. IB’s fingerprint sensors are FBI-certified, and can be deployed as standalone mobile devices or placed in a fixed system like an eGate or a biometric kiosk. The new…

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

The 2019 Year in Review survey is officially open, which means it’s time to start thinking about some of the biggest questions, issues, and themes in the biometrics industry. And one thing that’s on pretty much everyone’s mind as the industry approaches its year-end is which biometric modalities have had a big 12 months. There’s…

Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Digital security firm Kaspersky Lab has shown off a new ring with a fake fingerprint that is meant to protect the wearer’s biometric data. With the increased reliance on the use of biometric data for user authentication has come an increased concern about that biometric data being stolen or compromised. The ring, made of “thousands…

HID Global White Paper Makes Strong Case for Biometric Identity

HID Global White Paper Makes Strong Case for Biometric Identity

As physical and digital security continue to converge, HID Global has issued a new White Paper illustrating how biometric technology can be used to establish irrefutable identity and maintain trust. Entitled “Powering Trusted Identities with Biometrics“, the paper begins with the premise that ‘identity is who you are, not what you know’. Knowledge-based authentication mechanisms…

NEXT Biometrics and Softlock Collaborate on African Smart Car Pilot

NEXT Biometrics and Softlock Collaborate on African Smart Car Pilot

NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Softlock to carry out a biometric smart card pilot with the government of an unspecified African country. The new cards will combine a large-area fingerprint sensor from NEXT with Softlock’s operating system, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and biometric applets. The government partner is hoping to use the cards for…

FPC Powers Fingerprint Biometrics on New Card from Elementik Technologies

FPC Powers Fingerprint Biometrics on New Card from Elementik Technologies

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC BM-Lite biometric module in a new biometric authentication card from India’s Elementik Technologies. The card has been dubbed the ByteSeal, and FPC is boasting that it will be the “first fingerprint biometrics enabled authentication card” to hit the market in India. The ByteSeal offers wireless BLE and NFC…

Uber Pressured to Begin Collecting Driver Biometrics in London

Uber Pressured to Begin Collecting Driver Biometrics in London

Ride hailing giant Uber is being pressured to provide the biometric data of its drivers in an effort to increase the safety and security of passengers in London. The request comes from Transport for London (TfL), the city agency that regulates public transportation, on the eve of the expiration of Uber’s licence to operate in…

Imprivata and Modeus Partner on Electronic Drug Management Platform

Imprivata and Modeus Partner on Electronic Drug Management Platform

The Australian software company Modeus is leveraging Imprivata’s biometric tech to strengthen the security of its HS8 electronic drug management platform. To that end, Modeus has integrated Imprivata’s Confirm ID prescription authentication platform into HS8, thereby allowing doctors to verify their identities and record drug activity with a fingerprint recognition scan or an ID card…

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

Suprema Brings Partner Solutions to Trustech 2019

Suprema Brings Partner Solutions to Trustech 2019

Suprema ID will be highlighting the many applications of its fingerprint authentication technology at the upcoming Trustech 2019 event in Cannes. To that end, the company will showcase a range of different partner solutions that have integrated Suprema’s ultra-thin FAP20 and FAP30 fingerprint scanners. The display is intended to give future Suprema customers a better…

Laxton Brings New Chameleon to Trustech 2019

Laxton Brings New Chameleon to Trustech 2019

The Laxton Group has announced that it will be launching its latest biometric tablet at Trustech 2019 in Cannes. The Chameleon 8 Slap+ is built with the Livetouch Quattro Compact fingerprint scanner from Jenetric, which can capture four fingerprints simultaneously and is the smallest scanner to receive FAP60 certification from the FBI.  “The Chameleon 8…

BIO-key Opens New African Subsidiary

BIO-key Opens New African Subsidiary

BIO-key has opened a new African subsidiary in Nigeria. BIO-key Africa will operate under the leadership of Managing Director Maduawuchi “Steve” Uwazie, and will handle local sales and government relations while building new biometric products specifically for the African market.  “Though we have conducted business in Africa for years, BIO-key Africa serves as a local…

Fujitsu Adds Multimodal and PC Support for AuthConductor V2

Fujitsu Adds Multimodal and PC Support for AuthConductor V2

Fujitsu has released an updated version of its AuthConductor authentication platform. The new AuthConductor V2 combines the AuthConductor Server with Fujitsu’s PC login technology to create a more comprehensive authentication solution for large and small businesses alike. Like its predecessor, AuthConductor V2 allows clients to leverage palm vein recognition for secure authentication in the workplace.…

Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly update, which suggests the company is on solid footing. Net sales for the third quarter of 2019 came in at about SEK 27.5 million, compared to net sales of SEK 16.8 million in Q3 of 2018. And Precise Biometrics is back in black with respect to its operating…

BIO-key’s Q3 Results Reflect Business Model Transition, Trade Tensions

BIO-key’s Q3 Results Reflect Business Model Transition, Trade Tensions

BIO-key has issued its Q3 update for 2019, with CEO Mike DePasquale detailing why the company is on solid footing for long-term success despite a dip in revenues. The company’s Q3 2019 revenue came in at $452,714, compared to revenues of $739,750 in the third quarter of 2018. The company attributed the drop to a…

NYPD Deletes Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints

NYPD Deletes Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints

The New York Police Department has finally finished deleting what was an illegal database of fingerprints obtained from juvenile offenders more than two years after being ordered to do so by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Calls to delete the database originated in 2014 after an arrest of a youth…

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