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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,…

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

“The need to reliably identify infants, particularly in countries where government-issued ID is lacking, could have profound implications in pediatric care.” “We think we’ve solved the problem of infant identification for both developed and developing countries,” a UC San Diego researcher has announced. As UC San Diego News Center reports, UC San Diego School of Medicine…

ZKTeco USA and Wi-Charge Collaborate to Deliver Battery-Free Biometric Lock

ZKTeco USA and Wi-Charge Collaborate to Deliver Battery-Free Biometric Lock

“At ZKTeco USA we are always looking at new ways to improve the customer experience, to enhance security while delivering peace of mind and convenience. The convenient, stable and meaningful power that Wi-Charge delivers is an excellent building block for next-generation access control solutions.” – Manish Dalal, President and Founder, ZKTeco USA Biometric access control solutions provider ZKTeco USA…

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

A beta version of the latest Chrome browser for macOS and Android points to the rise of FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web. The new Chrome 70 feature allows websites to access a fingerprint sensor on their device, and, as 9to5Google reports, this is enabled by default in the Web Authentication API. Websites that take…

SecuGen Unveils Latest Fingerprint Reading Solutions Ahead of GSX

SecuGen Unveils Latest Fingerprint Reading Solutions Ahead of GSX

“Most of the existing Bluetooth products on the market are about as attractive as a deck of cards. The Unity 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…

Samsung Galaxy A6 Comes Stateside with Fingerprint and Face Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy A6 Comes Stateside with Fingerprint and Face Biometrics

Samsung has brought its mid-tier Galaxy A6 smartphone to the US market. The device was first announced in May. In promoting it, Samsung has emphasized the A6’s 16MP front and rear cameras, with the latter featuring an F1.7 aperture. The company has also highlighted the A6’s large screen, which extends across almost the entire front…

Engineering Academy Collaboration Delivers 3D Fingerprint Tech for IDEMIA

Engineering Academy Collaboration Delivers 3D Fingerprint Tech for IDEMIA

“It’s the product of an 18-month collaboration with Télécom SudParis, whose Dean of Research, Bernadette Dorizzi, emphasized that the ‘real originality’ of the BioDigital solution ‘lies in the quality of the reconstructed image of the internal fingerprint.’” In collaboration with Télécom SudParis, a French engineering academy, IDEMIA has developed a new 3D fingerprint scanning system. Dubbed BioDigital,…

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Strategic Solutions‘ Ares mobile biometrics software is now officially on the FBI Certified Products List, the company has announced. The app is designed to operate in conjunction with InCadence fingerprint scanners, which can be plugged into Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. And the software is designed to connect with county and state fingerprint databases,…

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