fingerprint recognition

Biometrics Specialist Daon Appoints New VP of Emerging Markets

Biometrics Specialist Daon Appoints New VP of Emerging Markets

A former CBP executive is Daon‘s new VP of Emerging Markets, the company has announced. Ari Schuler joins the company from a position as the Director of the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s Innovation Team, which sought to leverage technology development practices from Silicon Valley to bring new solutions into the CBP’s operations. This…

BIO-key Explains Why Biometric Tech is More Affordable than Ever

BIO-key Explains Why Biometric Tech is More Affordable than Ever

BIO-key detailed the many applications of biometric technology in a recent post on its website. The company notes that biometric tech has been leveraged in virtually every professional environment, enabling everything from secure transactions to easy logins on shared workstations and personal devices. Of course, the advantages of biometric technology have been reasonably well established.…

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Government Project in India

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Government Project in India

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will be receiving a substantial number of fingerprint readers from NEXT Biometrics. Andhra Pradesh plans to use NEXT’s Aadhaar-certified readers to facilitate the distribution of government services and improve the living standards for people in rural areas as part of the state’s Navarathnalu program. The full order is worth…

U-tec Unveils Biometric Smart Door Lock and Handle

U-tec Unveils Biometric Smart Door Lock and Handle

U-tec is launching a new biometric smart lock designed primarily for garage doors, office doors, and any other single-hole door without a deadbolt. The Ultraloq Lever can be opened with a fingerprint scan or a PIN code, or remotely through a Bridge Wi-Fi adapter.  In terms of design, the Ultraloq Lever is essentially a handle…

iPhone Rumors Point to Face ID on a Budget Friendly Handset

iPhone Rumors Point to Face ID on a Budget Friendly Handset

Tech analysts are sorting through a confusing pile of iPhone rumors in the wake of a new report from MacOtakara. The rumors primarily concern the anticipated iPhone SE 2 and an updated version of the iPhone 8. For those interested, the main takeaway is that Apple seems to be developing a new, budget friendly iPhone…

Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe will soon be listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market (First North) in Stockholm. The company’s shares are already available on the Merkur Market at Oslo Børs, and are expected to remain on both stock exchanges for the foreseeable future. First North Zwipe trading will officially begin on Tuesday, January 28, under the…

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be covered through the arrangement,…

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

When it comes to the matter of which biometric modality was the most exciting one in 2019, the big question going into the latest edition of the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey – to one industry watcher, at least – was whether fingerprint recognition would take back some of the spotlight that facial recognition…

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR is a big step closer to bringing its biometric expedited screening platform to another US airport: St. Louis’s Airport Commission has approved a contract to bring CLEAR to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The contract now just needs approval from the city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment, according to a report from the…

Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales‘ biometric payment card has received certification from Mastercard, the company has announced. At the time of writing, details about the certification in question remain sparse. Thales’ achievement was announced by its subsidiary Gemalto in a tweet asserting that its card is the first contactless biometric payment card to receive the Mastercard certification. In a…

Iris ID, Integrated Biometrics Combine Tech in Multimodal Handheld

Iris ID, Integrated Biometrics Combine Tech in Multimodal Handheld

Two of the industry’s most high-profile biometric solutions have now combined in one multimodal handheld device. The integration comprises Iris ID‘s iCAM M300 handheld with Integrated Biometrics‘ Sherlock fingerprint scanner. The latter can now snap onto the iCAM M300, forming one lightweight mobile unit. Integrated Biometrics’ FBI-certified Sherlock fingerprint scanner has built a solid reputation…

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

As it continues to expand the applications of its biometric technology beyond the mobile sector, Fingerprint Cards has announced two new capacitive fingerprint sensors designed specifically for access control. Dubbed the FPC1020 and the FPC1024, the sensors are compact and water resistant, Fingerprint Cards says. Perhaps more importantly, they sport low power consumption, further enhancing…

Aratek to Show TruFace at Intersec 2020

Aratek to Show TruFace at Intersec 2020

Aratek has announced that it will be taking its TruFace facial recognition terminals to the Middle East for the Intersec 2020 event in Dubai. Aratek’s wares can be found at Booth #2-A29 for the duration of the event, which runs from January 19-21. “We are excited to show the Arab market how Aratek’s multi-biometric technology…

Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock is demoing a handful of new accessories at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. The accessories are designed primarily for the company’s enterprise level clients. The highlight is the Tapplock box 2.0, which takes advantage of Bluetooth technology to make it easier for companies to enroll new fingerprints in its enterprise software platform.…

AuthenTrend Brings FIDO-Certified Fingerprint Solutions to CES 2020

AuthenTrend Brings FIDO-Certified Fingerprint Solutions to CES 2020

AuthenTrend has announced that it will be one of the Taiwanese startups showcasing its wares at the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) at CES 2020. The company is best known for its fingerprint-enabled security keys, which have primarily been leveraged for identity and access management and are intended as a more secure alternative to passwords. “Our…

Egis Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Egis Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Taiwan-based Egis Technology is reporting solid results in its year-end update for 2019, despite a fourth quarter revenue dip. The company says it brought in NT$ 7.358 billion, or roughly $244.5 million USD, for the 2019 fiscal year, which it called “a new high” in a statement announcing the result. The figure represents a 24.5…

Philippines Police Adopt Biometric Tracking System to Catch Truant Officers

Philippines Police Adopt Biometric Tracking System to Catch Truant Officers

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in the Philippines is moving forward with the full implementation of a biometric attendance and time tracking system. The NCRPO Biometric System utilizes fingerprint recognition to monitor the comings and goings of various law enforcement personnel. 1,266 law enforcement employees have already been enrolled in the new system. An…

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