fingerprint sensors

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…

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…

Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

“… the report predicts that most face-based authentication on smartphones will be software-based, with more than 1.3 billion devices supporting facial recognition software by 2024.” Selfie authentication is here to say, but nor is smartphone fingerprint scanning going anywhere – that’s the upshot from a new report from Juniper Research. Entitled “Mobile Payment Authentication: Biometrics,…

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…

Zwipe Founder Departs Company’s Board

Zwipe Founder Departs Company’s Board

Zwipe‘s founder and former CEO has left the company, the biometrics specialist has announced. Kim Humborstad launched the fingerprint sensor firm in 2009, and served as it’s chief executive until 2018, when he moved into a role as the company’s Chief Growth Officer and the Deputy Chairman of its board of directors. Last month, Humborstad…

NEXT’s Latest Biometric Module Receives FBI Certification

NEXT’s Latest Biometric Module Receives FBI Certification

The latest fingerprint module from NEXT Biometrics has officially received Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Certification from the FBI. The module is called the One Touch 2000, and is built with a large-size FAP 20 fingerprint sensor.  “The PIV certification is important for customers within government ID and Access-Control markets,” said NEXT CEO Peter Heuman. “Our FAP…

Mantra Releases New MFS500 Fingerprint Sensor

Mantra Releases New MFS500 Fingerprint Sensor

Mantra Softech has released a new optical fingerprint sensor that can be deployed to bring biometric authentication to a range of different devices and applications. Dubbed the MFS500, the new sensor is an FBI-certified FAP10 scanner and is compatible with the Windows, Android, and Linux operating systems. The other noteworthy feature is the sensor’s platen…

FPC Places Fingerprint Tech in New Kabuto Suitcase

FPC Places Fingerprint Tech in New Kabuto Suitcase

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that it will be providing the fingerprint sensor for a new smart luggage product from the French company Kabuto. The product in question is intended as a carry-on suitcase, which can be unlocked with a fingerprint recognition scan and does not rely on a key or a passcode for security.…

Laxton Integrates SecuGen Sensor Into Chameleon Tablet

Laxton Integrates SecuGen Sensor Into Chameleon Tablet

“We share a similar commitment to quality, cost, and adaptability with Laxton. Therefore, it has been a delight to partner and work with a world leader like Laxton on this versatile range of hand-helds, tablets and desktop devices.” – Won Lee, CEO, SecuGen SecuGen‘s biometric U20 fingerprint sensor has been integrated into Laxton‘s Chameleon tablet…

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru has unveiled a biometric flash drive with fingerprint recognition capabilities. Dubbed the Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30, the new USB device is OS agnostic, and is compatible smart TVs and many pieces of industrial equipment in addition to Mac and Windows computers. The key selling point, however, is the device’s fingerprint security. The Bio-Elite30 has a…

Securiport Adds Sensors from Integrated Biometrics to Improve Border Security

Securiport Adds Sensors from Integrated Biometrics to Improve Border Security

Securiport has formed a technical partnership with Integrated Biometrics (IB), and will be leveraging the latter’s fingerprint sensors for a variety of biometric border and identification solutions. IB’s fingerprint sensors are FBI-certified, and can be deployed as standalone mobile devices or placed in a fixed system like an eGate or a biometric kiosk. The new…

NYPD Fingerprint Database Disabled by Virus

NYPD Fingerprint Database Disabled by Virus

The New York City Police Department’s fingerprint database was temporarily brought down by a virus last year from a contractor’s computer, according to the New York Post. The contractor — who was at the police academy in Queens to set up a digital display — unknowingly uploaded a virus to 23 machines connected to the…

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards has issued its results for the latest quarter, showing a dip in revenues as mobile fingerprint sensors ASPs continue to fall. The company saw revenues of SEK 352.5 million in Q3 of 2019, compared to revenues of SEK 431.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. Commenting on the results, CEO Christian Fredrikson…

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

SecuGen Adds Citrix Support to Free SDK Portfolio

SecuGen Adds Citrix Support to Free SDK Portfolio

Optical fingerprint technology company SecuGen announced that it now offers a software development kit (SDK) plugin for use with Citrix powered virtual machines. SecuGen’s free SDKs allow developers who are creating hardware and software systems that require fingerprint authentication to work with its software and fingerprint sensors and readers. Hardware and software products developed by…

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