fingerprint biometrics

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT Biometrics has long positioned itself as a uniquely capable biometric technology supplier for the emerging concept of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, and has issued a new White Paper laying out exactly why. Central to the argument is NEXT Biometrics’ use of large-size sensors. This isn’t a trivial matter, and there’s no need for technical expertise…

Integrated Biometrics Unveils World’s Smallest FAP 30 Sensor

Integrated Biometrics Unveils World’s Smallest FAP 30 Sensor

“The sensor is only 7mm thick and weighs less than an ounce. And because it’s built on Integrated Biometrics’ LES film technology, it’s highly resistant to environmental factors…” Integrated Biometrics has announced the latest offering in its Light Emitting Sensor (or “LES”) line of fingerprint sensors. Called “Danno”, it’s the world’s smallest FAP 30 fingerprint…

Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories finds another diverse lineup in terms of topics. But there is one modality that pops up among this week’s most popular articles more than any other – fingerprint biometrics. Three of this week’s top five revolve around fingerprint scanning. IDEX got some time in the spotlight with a…

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

Suprema ID Launches its Slimmest Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

Suprema ID Launches its Slimmest Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

Suprema ID will be debuting a new, slimmer fingerprint sensor at next week’s ID4Africa event in South Africa. The BioMini Slim 3 stakes its claim as the world’s slimmest sensor, providing device manufacturers with FAP 30 capabilities in a more flexible and convenient form factor. Despite the thinner design, the scanner is able to offer…

Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

NEC Teams with Gavi and Simprints to Create Biometric Identities for Immunization

NEC Teams with Gavi and Simprints to Create Biometric Identities for Immunization

NEC and Simprints are teaming up with the Gavi Vaccine Alliance to improve immunization rates for young children in the world’s poorest countries. The new solution combines Simprints fingerprint scanners with NEC’s authentication engine to create digital identities for children under the age of five. Once created, those biometric identities can be used to build…

Fingopay Partners with Cardstream Ahead of Global Naked Payments Launch

Fingopay Partners with Cardstream Ahead of Global Naked Payments Launch

Fingopay has partnered with Cardstream as it moves towards a global rollout of its naked payments platform. The alliance will give Fingopay access to all of the payment partners and applications that are connected to Cardstream’s Open Payment Network, which will allow it to expand rapidly as more retailers incorporate the technology. The global launch…

Integrated Biometrics LES Tech Used in Wi-Fi Handhelds for Law Enforcement

Integrated Biometrics LES Tech Used in Wi-Fi Handhelds for Law Enforcement

Integrated Biometrics‘ Light Emitting Sensor (or “LES”) technology is playing a critical role in new mobile fingerprint scanning devices from SIC Biometrics. Aimed primarily at the law enforcement sector, the IdentiFi devices are designed to support either a FAP 45 fingerprint sensor for single and two-finger roll print capture, or a FAP 50 sensors for…

New Illinois Law Would Require Fingerprint Check for Gun Ownership

New Illinois Law Would Require Fingerprint Check for Gun Ownership

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation that would require a fingerprint check for anyone looking to obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card or a concealed carry license in the state. The fingerprints would be matched against Illinois police and FBI databases, offering better background checks and making it more difficult for people…

IDEX Biometrics Announces New CFO

IDEX Biometrics Announces New CFO

“We are pleased to welcome Derek to our team, where he will have an immediate impact through his experienced leadership of our financial organization. He joins us at an ideal time as we prepare the company for commercial success.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found its new Chief Financial Officer: Derek…

Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo Sensor Helps Coast Guard’s Fight Against Terrorism

Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo Sensor Helps Coast Guard’s Fight Against Terrorism

Integrated Biometrics‘ Columbo fingerprint sensor is now helping to keep US cargo facilities safe and secure, thanks to a partnership with Parroco Security Integration Group, or “P-SIG”. The latter has integrated the Columbo solution into its Mozaic ID handheld biometric scanner, which has now been selected by the US Coast Guard for use in verification…

Smartphone Models From Japan Pick FPC For Mobile Biometrics

Smartphone Models From Japan Pick FPC For Mobile Biometrics

“This latest batch of integrations comes soon after multiple other smartphone integration announcements from Fingerprint Cards, whose biometric technology has also been incorporated into recent devices from OPPO, Honor, Sharp, and others.” Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in three new smartphone models, the company has announced. In announcing the biometrics integrations, Fingerprints did not…

IDEX Biometrics Bolsters Roster of Asian Card Partners

IDEX Biometrics Bolsters Roster of Asian Card Partners

“The market for biometric smart cards is gaining considerable momentum. Our biometric sensors are ready for mass deployment in smart cards and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Sian to help achieve this.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found another Asia-based partner in its biometric payment cards efforts.…

Fingerprint Cards AGM Sees Re-election of Board Members, Share and Dividend Decisions

Fingerprint Cards AGM Sees Re-election of Board Members, Share and Dividend Decisions

“The developments arrive after Fingerprint Cards’ publication of its Q1 results earlier this month, in which the company reported improvements in its revenues and net result despite ongoing challenges in the mobile biometrics market.” Fingerprint Cards held its Annual General Meeting yesterday, and has disclosed its important developments. Concerning stockholders, it was resolved at the…

Biometric Card Tech Boosts EMV Payments Ascent: Report

Biometric Card Tech Boosts EMV Payments Ascent: Report

ABI Research is charting a strong ascent for EMV payment card issuance, with emerging biometric card technology playing an important role. The market research firm says it expects EMV payment card issuance to rise from 3.18 billion this year to over 3.75 billion by 2023, with several factors propelling that growth. These include contactless migration,…

BIO-key Q1 Update Shows US-China Trade War’s Impact

BIO-key Q1 Update Shows US-China Trade War’s Impact

The escalating trade war between the US and China has made an impact on BIO-key‘s bottom line, the company’s CEO says. The comments came via the fingerprint sensor specialist’s Q1 update for 2019, in which the company saw a $289,832 year-over-year drop in revenues, which came in at $551,623, compared to $841,455 in revenues a…

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…

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