fingerprint biometrics

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…

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

BIO-key CEO Upbeat Despite Ongoing Trade Tensions in Q2 Update

BIO-key CEO Upbeat Despite Ongoing Trade Tensions in Q2 Update

BIO-key has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, ended June 30th. The results reflect, to some extent, the impact of ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, alongside ongoing progress in BIO-key’s other business activities. Revenues for the quarter came in at $728,383, a slight decline (2.7 percent) against Q2 revenues…

IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Biometrics has issued its corporate update for the second quarter and first half of 2019, emphasizing the progress the fingerprint biometrics specialist has made in positioning itself in the emerging biometric payment cards market. Highlights in the update include the establishment of IDEX’s largest customer commitment to date – a multi-year, multimillion dollar deal…

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

“The national IDs will increase financial inclusion, allowing people with no other form of official ID to open bank accounts and conduct transactions…” The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects to print 23 million biometric IDs in the Philippines in 2020. In addition to a photo, the new IDs will contain fingerprint and iris biometrics…

NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Biometrics is expanding its market reach through a new partnership with an unnamed provider of access control solutions for the global market. The deal specifically concerns NEXT’s One Touch ID 2010 ultra-slim FAP20 fingerprint sensor, which will be integrated into a range of identity verification and access control devices over the course of the…

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