fingerprint recognition

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Tactilis Provides Biometric Smart Cards for Identity Pilot in Madeira

Tactilis Provides Biometric Smart Cards for Identity Pilot in Madeira

The Government of Madeira is moving forward with the pilot of the “Smart Island” digital identity program in collaboration with Tactilis. Madeira is an autonomous group of Portuguese islands off the coast of North Africa with a population of approximately 300,000 people. A consortium of Madeira’s leading systems integrators has placed an initial order for…

Moqi Unveils New FingerID Fingerprint Recognition Platform

Moqi Unveils New FingerID Fingerprint Recognition Platform

Moqi will be showcasing its new FingerID solution at the upcoming Milipol Conference in Paris. FingerID is an automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS) that can find a match for a new fingerprint in less than one second, even in a database with more than 2 billion prints. Built to be a Software-as-a-Service solution, FingerID is…

IDEX Restructuring in Response to Evolving Biometric Card Environment

IDEX Restructuring in Response to Evolving Biometric Card Environment

IDEX Biometrics has announced that the company will be restructuring in an effort to reduce its operating costs. The restructuring will take place in the fourth quarter of 2019, and is expected to lower the company’s break-even shipments point by 50 percent. According to IDEX CEO Stan Swearingen, the changes reflect the unpredictable nature of…

YubiKey Bio Adds Fingerprint Recognition to Security Key

YubiKey Bio Adds Fingerprint Recognition to Security Key

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

Zwipe CEO Says Q3 ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Zwipe CEO Says Q3 ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Zwipe has issued an ‘Operational Update’ for the third quarter, highlighting its most important recent developments. These include a few important partnerships. In September, the fingerprint recognition specialist announced that it had teamed up with IDEMIA to develop a streamlined biometric payment card solution, with the companies aiming to get it to market in the…

IDEX Biometrics to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 13

IDEX Biometrics to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 13

IDEX Biometrics has set a date for its third quarter update: the results will be published on November 13th, and will arrive alongside a conference call slated for 10:00 CET. The call will be helmed by IDEX CEO Stan Swearingen as well as CFO Derek D’Antilio. In announcing the plans, IDEX offered no details about…

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

“IoT is connecting the world around us, so the ways we access our homes and digital services need to keep up.” – Thomas Rex, SVP BL Smartcards, Automotive & Embedded, Fingerprints Fingerprint Cards has announced an updated version of its FPC-BM solution. Like its predecessor, the new FPC BM-Lite is a biometric module designed to…

Datasonic and Digent Place Focus on Biometrics with New Joint Venture Company

Datasonic and Digent Place Focus on Biometrics with New Joint Venture Company

Datasonic and Digent have teamed up to form a joint venture company that will work to develop “next generation biometric applications.” Datasonic will be the majority shareholder with a 60 percent stake in the company, which has been dubbed Datasonic Digent Sdn Bhd (DDSB). Digent will control the remaining 40 percent of the venture. Datasonic…

BIO-key Adds African Tech Institute to CAP Distribution Program

BIO-key Adds African Tech Institute to CAP Distribution Program

The Technology Transfer Institute of Africa (TTI) is the latest addition to BIO-key International’s Channel Alliance Partner (CAP) program. First launched in September, the CAP program is geared towards resellers and security providers in an effort to build a distribution network for BIO-key’s entire portfolio of biometric security solutions. The partnership with TTI is specifically…

Dr. Pepper Employee BIPA Violation Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

Dr. Pepper Employee BIPA Violation Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

A lawsuit that was filed by an employee against soft drink maker Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. in Illinois that claims the company violated the state’s biometric privacy laws has been moved to a federal court at the request of the defendant. The plaintiff for the case — Gio Villanueva, an employee of Dr. Pepper in…

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR‘s eponymous biometric passenger processing solution has arrived at yet another airport, thanks to a collaboration with United Airlines. Expedited screening lanes are now open at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The lanes are in operation in terminals B and C of the airport, with plans to extend CLEAR to terminal C in…

BIO-key Brings Windows Portfolio to Microsoft Ignite

BIO-key Brings Windows Portfolio to Microsoft Ignite

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition The biometric authentication specialist BIO-key International has announced that it will be displaying its wares as an exhibiting partner at the upcoming Microsoft Ignite technology conference. The event will run from November 4-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, where guests will be able to find BIO-key…

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

“With its upgraded Touchless 2.0 platform, Fingerprint Cards says it is targeting a range of application areas including mobile devices, payments, the automotive sector, and access control.” Fingerprint Cards continues its expansion beyond fingerprint recognition with the announcement of Touchless 2.0, a biometric platform combining facial recognition and iris recognition. While FPC gained renown primarily…

Samsung Launches New Rugged Smartphone

Samsung Launches New Rugged Smartphone

Biometrics News – Mobile Biometrics Samsung has released a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone. Dubbed the Galaxy XCover FieldPro, the new phone offers Push-to-Talk functionality that will make it easier for law enforcement officers and other professionals to stay in touch while in the field. Depending on the demands of the job, the…

HID Global Provides Fingerprint Tech for BigWise POS Terminals

HID Global Provides Fingerprint Tech for BigWise POS Terminals

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition HID Global is providing its DigitalPersona fingerprint recognition technology to BigWise’s Stellar Point-of-Sale solution. Stellar is designed for retail and restaurant clientele, with a customer base that is located primarily in South America. The integration of DigitalPersona was carried out in a matter of weeks, and will allow Stellar customers…

HYPR and MITRE Study Evaluates Three Biometric Modalities for Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE Study Evaluates Three Biometric Modalities for Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE have released the results of a study that examined the usability of various forms of biometric authentication for people with vision or hearing disabilities. The study leveraged HYPR’s True Passwordless Security platform, which meets the latest FIDO standards and is compatible with iOS, Android, and web applications. The study evaluated the utility…

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Fingerprint Cards has placed one of its sensors in a new payment device from JCB. The device will support “personal authentication applications” in addition to contactless payments. The presence of an FPC sensor suggests that people will be able to use the device itself to add an extra layer of…

IDEMIA Brings FINRA Fingerprint Service to IdentoGO Locations

IDEMIA Brings FINRA Fingerprint Service to IdentoGO Locations

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition IDEMIA has unveiled a new FINRA fingerprint service that allows customers to meet the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s strict requirements for fingerprint background checks. While IDEMIA has previously provided custom FINRA solutions for Fortune 500 clients, the new service will be available at more than 500 IdentoGO locations across the…

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