fingerprint recognition

Access Control Company Places Order for NEXT Fingerprint Sensors

Access Control Company Places Order for NEXT Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics has received a substantial purchase order worth roughly $100,000. The order concerns fingerprint sensor modules that NEXT expects to deliver in the fourth quarter of 2019 and into 2020. The announcement did not reveal which company placed the order, but did disclose that it came from an existing NEXT customer that planned to…

MeReal’s New Biometric Cards to Feature FPC Sensors

MeReal’s New Biometric Cards to Feature FPC Sensors

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that it will once again be providing fingerprint sensors for MeReal’s next shipment of biometric cards. The new cards are expected to hit the market in 2020, and will feature an FPC1300 sensor. MeReal recently unveiled a new biometric smart card called the Keyper, although it’s unclear if the Keyper…

IDEMIA and Zwipe Team up on Simplified Biometric Card Solution

IDEMIA and Zwipe Team up on Simplified Biometric Card Solution

“… IDEMIA and Zwipe say that their solution will be distinguished by its relatively small number of components, with things like the Secure Element and the microcontroller all embedded in a single chip mounted on a flexible Printed Circuit Board.” IDEMIA and Zwipe have teamed up on a biometric payment card solution that they are…

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

When it comes to the government biometrics market, one growth area that’s impossible to ignore right now is biometric border control. It is simply exploding around the world, partly as a result of many governments’ increased focus on border security, and partly because of advancements in biometric technologies like facial recognition. Face-Scanning Achieves Liftoff In…

Zwipe and G+D Developing New Biometric Payment Device

Zwipe and G+D Developing New Biometric Payment Device

“We have selected Zwipe because of their proven ability to integrate biometrics with payment functionalities into an extremely space and energy-constrained environment.” – Gabrielle Bugat, Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit, Financial Services, G+D Mobile Security Zwipe and Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (or “G+D”) are teaming up on a new payment device,…

Egis Partnership Brings Precise Biometrics Tech to More Phones

Egis Partnership Brings Precise Biometrics Tech to More Phones

“We are pleased to receive this additional integration which is a recognition of the quality of our leading fingerprint software and that our strategic direction of increasing our presence in Asia is showing results.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics‘ partnership with Egis Technology has brought its fingerprint algorithm software into even…

IDEX Biometrics to Present at APSCA Next-Generation Cards Conference

IDEX Biometrics to Present at APSCA Next-Generation Cards Conference

IDEX Biometrics will be making an appearance at the APSCA’s third annual Next-Generation Cards conference and exposition in Singapore. The event will run from October 15-16, and will focus on the evolving payment and identity card ecosystem facing card issuers and manufacturers. To that end, Hunter Hu will be giving a presentation about biometric smart…

FPC Survey Finds Broad Support for Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Survey Finds Broad Support for Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has conducted a poll of banks and consumers in an effort to learn more about their views about financial security and the prospects for biometric payment cards. The company found that banks and consumers are generally aligned in their views, especially when it comes to the significance of contactless payments. On that…

Zwipe Gets Another Asia-based Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe Gets Another Asia-based Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe is teaming up with the Southeast Asian card manufacturer dz card to develop biometric payment cards for that market. dz card will take advantage of Zwipe’s biometric technology and expertise, especially when integrating its biometric payment platform and its user-friendly at-home enrollment services.  The cards themselves are being designed to meet the specific needs…

New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

Aratek is looking to expand its global reach even further with a subtle but potentially important move: The company has launched a Spanish version of its website. In announcing the development, Aratek noted that Spanish is the world’s fourth most popular language, with an estimated 460 million speakers. Aratek international sales VP Samuel Wu suggested…

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

“The client is deploying hundreds of EcoID fingerprint readers across its organization, allowing staff to log into its internal network using BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows authentication software.” BIO-key continues to enjoy a rising profile in the law enforcement sector, with another national police force opting to use its biometric authentication technology to protect internal…

AI Enhancement Makes MorphoWave Biometric Scanner Faster, More Accurate

AI Enhancement Makes MorphoWave Biometric Scanner Faster, More Accurate

“Its matching speed is 85 percent faster, enabling a 25 percent increase in throughput, with the device capable of scanning 50 people per minute.” IDEMIA‘s renowned MorphoWave Compact biometric solution is now faster and more accurate, thanks to an AI-driven update. Launched in the spring of 2018, the MorphoWave Compact is a smaller version of…

Exec with Marketing, Payments Experience is NEXT Biometrics’ New CEO

Exec with Marketing, Payments Experience is NEXT Biometrics’ New CEO

“NEXT’s unique fingerprint sensor technology and the growth potential of its target markets provides the foundation to further scale the business and reach the Company’s true potential.” – Peter Heuman, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has found its next CEO in Peter Heuman, an executive with experience in media marketing and financial services. In announcing…

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…

IDEX Biometrics Execs Double Down on Share Purchases, and Then Some

IDEX Biometrics Execs Double Down on Share Purchases, and Then Some

Recently appointed executives with IDEX Biometrics have continued to purchase large quantities of shares in the company after initial transactions last week. The latter were conducted shortly after a second quarter update from IDEX highlighting its progress in advancing its interests in the emerging biometric payment cards market. A fingerprint sensor specialist, IDEX has been…

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…

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