fingerprint sensors

BIO-key Brings in Capital with Secured Convertible Note

BIO-key Brings in Capital with Secured Convertible Note

BIO-key has sold a $3.06 million Senior Secured Convertible Note, the company has announced. The Note was sold to Lind Global Macro Fund, with $2.55 million in proceeds at closing. In a statement, BIO-key explained that the capital raised in the transaction will “be used for general working capital purposes, including repayment of outstanding indebtedness.”…

Integrated Biometrics Provides Scanner for New Corvus Handheld

Integrated Biometrics Provides Scanner for New Corvus Handheld

Corvus Integration has unveiled a new multimodal handheld that leverages fingerprint technology from Integrated Biometrics (IB). Dubbed the Tetrad ID Sleeve, the lightweight device offers iris, face, and fingerprint recognition, the latter of which is delivered via IB’s Five-O ten-print fingerprint scanner. The Five-O is an FBI-certified FAP 50 scanner, and provides fingerprint enrollment and…

Feitian Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Feitian Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

“Feitian made its announcement at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, where the company also showcased its major new security product, the AllinPass K33.” China-based Feitian has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, or MISA, the company has announced. MISA is Microsoft’s effort to team up with strategic security partners to help defend…

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

“In IDEX’s system, a smart card – eg. a biometric credit card – would be mailed to an end user together with a lightweight receptacle featuring an integrated power source. The card is inserted into the receptacle, and then the user registers their fingerprint on the card.” IDEX Biometrics has won an Australian patent for…

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe is teaming up with the Chinese smart card manufacturer XH Smart with an eye towards the release of biometric payment cards. The two companies will collaborate to develop new end-to-end payment solutions, with Zwipe providing advisory services in addition to physical components. “We are excited to partner with XH Smart and to contribute to…

Feitian Releases Biometric Security Token with FPC Tech

Feitian Releases Biometric Security Token with FPC Tech

Feitian is launching a new biometric security token featuring Fingerprint Cards technology. The token is called the AllinPass K33, and will be compliant with the FIDO2 standard. The token boasts of Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, which will allow it to communicate with mobile devices and PCs. That, in turn, will enable secure, biometric authentication, allowing…

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

“The fact that the BIONE notched top scores serves to confirm its best-in-class status in interoperability, well as its ability to generate fast, economic, and accurate interchange of compact biometric templates.” – Samuel Wu, VP Sales, International Business Department, Aratek Aratek‘s BIONE fingerprint algorithm has attained MINEX III certification, the company has announced. The Minutiae…

Precise Biometrics’ Shanghai Team Aims at In-Display Opportunities

Precise Biometrics’ Shanghai Team Aims at In-Display Opportunities

Precise Biometrics is reaffirming the growth of the in-display fingerprint sensor trend in a new update on its recent office opening in Shanghai. The update comes in the format of a Q&A with the company’s Customer Program Manager, Matthew Bai, posted on Precise Biometrics’ blog. Bai has been leading the organization of Precise Biometrics’ Shanghai…

NEC and Nagasaki University Trial Program Collects More Accurate Infant Fingerprints

NEC has concluded a trial program of fingerprint identification technology for newborn children in Kenya. The program was carried out in conjunction with Nagasaki University as part of the Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine-Kenya Medical Research Institute Project. Through the program, researchers were able to collect the fingerprints of newborn children less than 24…

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT Biometrics has long positioned itself as a uniquely capable biometric technology supplier for the emerging concept of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, and has issued a new White Paper laying out exactly why. Central to the argument is NEXT Biometrics’ use of large-size sensors. This isn’t a trivial matter, and there’s no need for technical expertise…

Integrated Biometrics Unveils World’s Smallest FAP 30 Sensor

Integrated Biometrics Unveils World’s Smallest FAP 30 Sensor

“The sensor is only 7mm thick and weighs less than an ounce. And because it’s built on Integrated Biometrics’ LES film technology, it’s highly resistant to environmental factors…” Integrated Biometrics has announced the latest offering in its Light Emitting Sensor (or “LES”) line of fingerprint sensors. Called “Danno”, it’s the world’s smallest FAP 30 fingerprint…

FPC Biometrics Used in 20 Payment Card Trials

FPC Biometrics Used in 20 Payment Card Trials

“Fingerprint Cards says its fingerprint sensor technology is now being used in every publicly announced biometric payment card trial around the world.” Fingerprint Cards technology is now being used in 20 trials of biometric payment cards around the world, the company has announced. The latest such pilot program, which delivered the milestone, is with Crédit…

Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories finds another diverse lineup in terms of topics. But there is one modality that pops up among this week’s most popular articles more than any other – fingerprint biometrics. Three of this week’s top five revolve around fingerprint scanning. IDEX got some time in the spotlight with a…

If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

“As for the fingerprint sensor, it seems clear enough from Google’s own images that there isn’t going to be one on the Pixel 4’s rear.” Google’s next flagship smartphone is going to feature a big square bump for cameras and potentially other sensors on its rear, and appears to be doing away with rear-mounted fingerprint…

Suprema Gets Biometric SDK Citrix-Certified

Suprema Gets Biometric SDK Citrix-Certified

“We are happy to offer a Citrix-Ready solution to our enterprise customers around the world. Also, being Citrix Ready strengthens our commitment to increasing security and convenience.” – Bogun Park, CEO, Suprema Suprema ID‘s BioMini Software Development Kit is now ‘Citrix Ready’. The Citrix certification means that Suprema’s BioMini fingerprint scanning devices are now compatible…

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

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