fingerprint recognition

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…

New Report Forecasts Booming Identity Verification Market

New Report Forecasts Booming Identity Verification Market

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for identity verification tech will more than double from $6 billion in 2019 to $12.8 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 16 percent. The rising demand for reliable identity verification solutions and services is expected to drive much of that growth as companies…

First Full-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Emerges as Mobile Biometrics Move Into the Display

First Full-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Emerges as Mobile Biometrics Move Into the Display

“…given the growing consensus that mobile fingerprint sensors are moving into device displays, extending the scanning capability across the entire display surface would seem to be a logical next step for smartphone brands…” In the midst of the SID Display Week trade show in San Jose, Taiwan-based optoelectronics specialist AU Optronics (or “AUO”) has announced…

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…

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

The Bahrain International Airport is overhauling its infrastructure with a new Passenger Terminal Building, which will feature 22 biometric eGates courtesy of Vision-Box. The new building is part of the BIA’s ongoing Airport Modernization Programme, and is designed to up the airport’s yearly capacity to 14 million passengers. “The new Automated Border Control platform will…

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

“Its new Precise YOUNiQ solution, which combines fingerprint, facial, and behavioral recognition with geodata, is also an area of intensifying focus, with Precise Biometrics aiming for commercialization in 2020.” Full-screen fingerprint scanning could be the next big thing in mobile biometrics, according to comments from Precise Biometrics‘ CEO in the company’s latest quarterly update. “The…

Unikeys is Accepting Pre-Sales for its Biometric Cryptocurrency Wallet

Unikeys is Accepting Pre-Sales for its Biometric Cryptocurrency Wallet

Unikeys is now accepting pre-sales for its physical cryptocurrency wallet. Dubbed the UKey, the biometric card allows shoppers to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies just as they would with an ordinary debit or credit card, with a built-in fingerprint sensor to authenticate transactions.   The card itself is being manufactured through a partnership…

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

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…

Gemalto Tech Used for Biometric Voter ID in Philippines Election

Gemalto Tech Used for Biometric Voter ID in Philippines Election

“The larger aim is to eliminate voter fraud by ensuring that each eligible citizen gets a single vote.” National and local elections are being held today in the Philippines, and biometric technology from Gemalto is playing a key role. The company has revealed that it was selected, together with domestic IT firm Nextix, to provide…

GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

“…by using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair a user’s smartphone to their computer, GoTrustID’s mobile app can essentially use the smartphone as a faux-USB security key, since a BLE connection still requires physical proximity.” GoTrustID is taking advantage of the FIDO Alliance‘s latest authentication standard in a particularly creative way, announcing a new login system…

FPC Fingerprint Sensors Power Google Pixel 3a’s Biometrics

FPC Fingerprint Sensors Power Google Pixel 3a’s Biometrics

Google has launched the latest devices in its Pixel line of smartphones, and they once again feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. Launching just seven months after the Pixel 3, the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are very similar devices, with one key difference: They’re priced at $399 and $479, respectively, compared to…

Grand View Forecasts $12.46 Billion AFIS Market by 2025

Grand View Forecasts $12.46 Billion AFIS Market by 2025

Last month, Grand View Research predicted that the global biometrics market would hit $59.3 billion by 2025. Now the analytics firm is taking a more granular look at that figure, with a new report that suggests that a major part of the fingerprint market alone will be worth $12.46 billion in the same time frame.…

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

“Inkript’s partnership with Zwipe revolves around the latter’s fingerprint sensor technology, with the two working together to produce biometric payment cards.” A new partnership should help to further solidify Zwipe’s position in the Middle East and Africa biometric cards market. The company has teamed up with Inkript, a digital security solutions provider based in Beirut.…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Biometric Card Trial in Mexico

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Biometric Card Trial in Mexico

IDEX Biometrics will play an integral role in a new biometric card trial from MasterCard and Edenred Mexico. Launched in conjunction with the Mexican state of Sonora, the new pilot program will use biometric fingerprint-scanning cards to distribute state benefits as part of an ongoing effort to give more people secure access to banking services.…

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX has concluded its Annual General Meeting, and issued its results for the first quarter of 2019. The AGM was a successful one, with all resolutions having been made in accordance with the Board’s proposals. That includes an official name change to “IDEX Biometrics ASA”, aimed at offering a better indication of what the company…

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