fingerprint recognition

IDEX to Show Off Biometric Card Solutions at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX to Show Off Biometric Card Solutions at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX Biometrics will attend the APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific event in Malaysia next week, the company has announced. The APSCA event offers an opportunity for the company to showcase its fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface biometric payment cards to a financial services crowd, with IDEX having joined the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association last…

Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

“Five fingerprint readers were implemented in the school, and are being used to identify its 728 students as well as its 82 teachers.” Biometric student scanning has spread to Malaysia, with a secondary school in the town of Kota Tinggi using fingerprint readers to track attendance. As The Star Online reports, the SMK Bandar Tenggara’s…

Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

“Thanks to the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, criminal suspects can’t be compelled to divulge their passcodes for unlocking their phones; but some have argued that biometric scans are not information, and therefore can’t be subject to the same limitation.” Another judge has weighed in on the issue of whether police have the right to…

Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

“…Identity Devices will leverage fingerprint and iris scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards through their multi-year partnership.” Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has teamed up with a compatriot in the biometric authentication space in its latest bid to expand its reach beyond the mobile sector. Its new partner is Identity Devices, a firm founded by former FIDO…

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

“Dubbed the “BPT800″ tablet, the handheld is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions and remote locations; and over a hundred such units are currently being used by the State Border Guard Service to identify travelers seeking to cross the border.” Integrated Biometrics technology is helping to secure the Ukrainian border. The company has revealed…

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

The vast majority of people in the biometrics industry and adjacent areas are interested in biometric expedited border screening programs, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The data comes from Question Seven, which asked, “Are you part of a biometrics enabled expedited traveler screening program (ie. PreCheck, Nexus, etc.” This refers to programs…

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“Xiaomi is a longtime customer of Fingerprints, having seen integrations into multiple devices over the past year” Fingerprints (FPC) has kicked off the new year with the announcement of two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology. Both of the integrations concern smartphones from Xiaomi. One, the Redmi Note 7, features an FPC1511 fingerprint…

Gemalto Wins Airport Biometrics Contract for Uganda

Gemalto Wins Airport Biometrics Contract for Uganda

“Its new Border Management System will be deployed first at the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, and will be focused on the installation of fingerprint- and face-scanning eKiosks.” Ugandan authorities have awarded a contract to Gemalto to deliver a Border Management System (or ‘BMS’) revolving around airport biometrics screening. The project will…

Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“In announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, Suprema suggested in a statement that it has tailored BioSign 3.0 for the 3D Sonic Sensor…” A new partnership with a high-profile sensor maker is laying track to bring Suprema deep into the smartphone biometrics market. The company has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the companies working together on…

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

The results are in for the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review Survey, with at least some of them confirming the biggest trends observed over the course of 2018. And this can be seen clearly in the responses to Question Three of the survey in particular, which asked, “From your perspective, which biometric modality has been…

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

SiriusXM and Visa Bringing Biometric Payments to the Connected Car

SiriusXM and Visa Bringing Biometric Payments to the Connected Car

“…the system will use biometric authentication to confirm the payments, with Visa and SiriusXM suggesting in a statement that they’re consider the use of voice recognition and fingerprint scanning through the dashboard’s touchscreen.” SiriusXM is getting into the payments business, with a Visa partnership aimed at delivering in-car payments to consumers. Thanks to the companies’…

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe has announced a plan to raise up to NOK 120 million, or about $13.7 million USD, through private and public equity. An initial tranche will comprise a private placement offered to major shareholders and “certain new investors in Norway and Sweden,” the company explained in a statement. Zwipe said these interests have “pre-committed” to…

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

Neurotechnology Upgrades Flagship Multimodal Biometrics Platform

Neurotechnology Upgrades Flagship Multimodal Biometrics Platform

“In a statement announcing the upgrades, Neurotechnology said that its facial recognition technology is now five times more accurate at the low False Acceptance Rate setting…” Neurotechnology continues to drive into the new year in a high gear, announcing the latest iteration of its MegaMatcher biometrics platform. Arriving just half a year after the announcement…

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

Over the course of the mobile biometrics boom of the last several years, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have sought out new and growing market opportunities in the commercial sector. A range of OEMs and consumer tech brands have looked to biometric technologies to offer innovative new solutions, not only in smartphones but in…

BIO-key to Unveil New Biometric Locks at CES 2019

BIO-key to Unveil New Biometric Locks at CES 2019

“… BIO-key has announced new TouchLock Carabiner locks offering extra-tough security for bikes, scooters, and motorcycles; and a ‘Smart Commercial Lock’ solution called the SCL System, which is meant for industrial and commercial use.” With the year’s biggest show in consumer technology about to get underway, BIO-key is preparing to debut its latest biometric lock…

Mobile Biometric Payments On the Ascent in Latest Goode Forecast

Mobile Biometric Payments On the Ascent in Latest Goode Forecast

“This trend is part of the larger mobile biometrics boom, with Goode Intelligence forecasting in its report that mobile biometric payments will amount to $1.67 trillion per annum by the end of the forecast period.” Mobile payments are going to keep climbing as the mobile biometrics boom continues to unfold in the world of financial…

SecuGen Unveils Programmable Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader

SecuGen Unveils Programmable Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader

“Most of the existing Bluetooth products on the market are about as attractive as a deck of cards. The Unity 20 Bluetooth reader, on the other hand, breaks the mold and is a stunning device with a slim, sleek white case, a single button and three small LEDs.” – Jeff Brown, VP Sales and Marketing,…

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