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NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group are renewing the commitment they made back in November. The two companies first came together to form a joint R&D program to work on biometric smart cards, with NEXT Biometrics supplying large-area fingerprint sensors for future MK cards. That collaboration has since uncovered other market opportunities, leading to a new…

NEXT Reaches Into Russian Access Control Market with Latest Partnership

NEXT Reaches Into Russian Access Control Market with Latest Partnership

“Making use of NEXT Biometrics’ advanced fingerprint technology enables us to serve this need along with seamless integration and a multitude of successful use cases.” – Maxim Chembura, UniComm Commercial Director NEXT Biometrics now has a Russian distributor: The company has announced that UniComm, an IT security developer and integrator, will sell its biometric access…

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

“Application developers and system integrators opt for NEXT’s sensor technology because of its reliable performance and seamless integration.” NEXT Biometrics will continue to be a major player in the Indian market now that the company has received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified fingerprint technology. The fingerprint sensors will be used in a slew of Aadhaar…

NEXT Biometrics Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

NEXT Biometrics Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Prima Technology on this innovative use of our technology. As outlined at the January 2019 Business Update, we are in the process of expanding our presence in the access control market through broadening of our distributor network and increased sales efforts of our team.” – Ritu Favre, CEO,…

BIO-key CEO Discusses New $10M Contract on Stock Day Podcast

BIO-key CEO Discusses New $10M Contract on Stock Day Podcast

“While Asia is an important source of growth – we are really seeing our business expand on a global basis.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key Biometrics specialist BIO-key has won a big new contract in the Asia market, with CEO Mike DePasquale discussing the deal on the Uptick Newswire Stock Day Podcast. Speaking to host…

NEXT Biometrics Partners with M-Tech Innovations for Biometric Smart Cards

NEXT Biometrics Partners with M-Tech Innovations for Biometric Smart Cards

“…we are in the process of building a sustainable network with leading players in the smart card ecosystem to commercialize biometric dual interface technology in the banking sector and beyond.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has another partner in the emerging biometric payment cards market: The company has…

IDEX Explains How Biometric Authentication Will Make Banking More Inclusive

IDEX Explains How Biometric Authentication Will Make Banking More Inclusive

In the latest and concluding entry to its blog series on Biometrics for Financial Inclusion, IDEX Biometrics explained how biometric authentication will make it easier for people around the world to gain access to secure financial services. That can be particularly valuable to those with literacy issues, many of whom lack the traditional credentials that many…

SmartMetric Partners with ServiRed on Biometric Payment Cards

SmartMetric Partners with ServiRed on Biometric Payment Cards

A big new partnership should leave SmartMetric well-positioned in Europe’s emerging biometric payment cards market. The company has teamed up with ServiRed, which claims to be Spain’s biggest payment card scheme with 44 million cards in circulation and well over a million participating merchants. ServiRed is also the proprietor of the Advantis card chip operating…

Women’s Micro Bank Brings Biometric Kiosks to Papua New Guinea

Women’s Micro Bank Brings Biometric Kiosks to Papua New Guinea

The Women’s Micro Bank and the UN’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme are rolling out a new biometric banking system to make financial services more accessible to women in rural Papua New Guinea. The system is essentially a network of kiosks dubbed Mama Access Points – or MAPs – each of which is equipped with a…

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers to…

Zwipe Makes Merkur Market Debut

Zwipe Makes Merkur Market Debut

“In making its pitch to investors, Zwipe had emphasized its position as a technology supplier in the emerging biometric payment cards market, and the company maintained this theme in a statement announcing its Merkur Market debut.” Zwipe has reached an important corporate milestone, announcing that its shares are now trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange’s…

BIO-key Collaboration Delivers Timely School Safety System

BIO-key Collaboration Delivers Timely School Safety System

“The RallyPoint/IdenitiMetrics solution, including BIO-key’s finger matching technology, securely connects loved ones and will thereby have an immediate and positive impact in emergency situations.”- Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key A new trilateral partnership is aimed at using biometrics to help keep kids safe during emergency situations at schools. The principals with respect to biometric technology are…

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,…

SecuGen to Showcase Ultra-Thin Sensor at CES 2019

SecuGen to Showcase Ultra-Thin Sensor at CES 2019

“SecuGen says the U10 is one of the smallest fingerprint sensors on the market, at less than 13mm thin, allowing it to be easily integrated into a wide range of hardware devices, from handhelds to ATMs. “ A year after its debut, SecuGen‘s U10 fingerprint sensor will return to the Consumer Electronics Show. The optical…

Tapplock Announces New Fingerprint Biometric Lock and More

Tapplock Announces New Fingerprint Biometric Lock and More

Tapplock, an early pioneer of the biometric lock concept, has unveiled a new version of its fingerprint-scanning lock and a new enterprise platform. The company first announced its initial Tapplock device back in January of 2016, and while fingerprint-scanning locks still haven’t gone mainstream, it has seen a growing number of rivals follow it into…

Asian Bank Begins Trial of Feitian/IDEX Biometrics Payment Cards

Asian Bank Begins Trial of Feitian/IDEX Biometrics Payment Cards

A trial of biometric payment cards featuring IDEX sensors is now underway in Asia, the company has announced. It’s the product of IDEX’s partnership with Feitian, which developed a dual interface biometric payment card using an IDEX fingerprint sensor just about a year ago. In a statement announcing the trial, IDEX did not name the…

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

IDEMIA had a huge presence at the 2018 Money20/20 USA event in Las Vegas last month, and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to talk with multiple executives from the company live on the show floor. Among them was Gary Jones, the head of the company’s Biometric Access & Time Solutions division, who chatted…

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

“Voters in the country will be required submit their fingerprints to the Election Commission, and EVM operators will issue unique passwords to voters, which will be used in combination with fingerprint recognition for voter authentication.” Biometric technology from Crossmatch is poised to play an important role in an upcoming parliamentary election in Bangladesh. The company…

What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

Ever since Apple introduced the world to its Face ID facial recognition system with the launch of its iPhone X last autumn, there have been rumors and speculation that Face ID would quickly become Apple’s primary biometric authentication system, at least on the iPhone. And last week, Apple confirmed those rumors, unveiling three new iPhones,…

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