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Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics algorithm software is powering the fingerprint scanning capability of a new smartphone from Huawei. Unlike the Honor 9, which featured a Fingerprint Cards sensor, the new Honor 10 uses fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm. And unlike Huawei’s recently launched Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, the sensor is not embedded within the Honor 10’s display, but…

IDEX To Issue Q1 Results After AGM On May 9th

IDEX To Issue Q1 Results After AGM On May 9th

IDEX has announced that it will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 9th, and will issue its Q1 results immediately after its conclusion. The Q1 results will follow a recently issued 2017 report which outlined lower revenues and widening losses as the company struggled against competitive pressures that have generally depressed margins in the mobile…

European Commission Proposes Mandatory Fingerprint Data for EU ID Cards

European Commission Proposes Mandatory Fingerprint Data for EU ID Cards

“Like other recent EU regulations including the GDPR and PSD2 requirements, the proposed regulation could be a boon to the region’s biometrics industry, both by establishing a need for compliance solutions, and by strengthening the ties between biometrics and official documentation.” The European Commission has issued a new set of proposals aimed at bolstering security…

Hong Kong Trade Show Aligns with BIO-key Business Strategy

Hong Kong Trade Show Aligns with BIO-key Business Strategy

“As we progress plans to set up support sales and marketing teams in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and China, the Global Sources Gifts & Home Show enables us to meet with potential resellers, distributors, and OEM partners that could help extend the reach and sales of our products across Asia.” – Kelvin Wong, Managing Director for…

HID Global Seeks to Seize Opportunity of Mexico’s Biometric Banking Regulations

HID Global Seeks to Seize Opportunity of Mexico’s Biometric Banking Regulations

“Seeking to seize the opportunity, HID Global has announced that it will demo its solutions at Expo Seguridad Mexico, a major security exhibition slated to run from April 24th to 26th in Mexico City.” HID Global is looking to put its biometric solutions front of mind for financial institutions in Mexico as they prepare for the…

Ingenico Sees Market Opportunities for Biometric POS Terminal

Ingenico Sees Market Opportunities for Biometric POS Terminal

Payment solutions provider Ingenico is targeting market opportunities brought about by India’s Aadhaar biometric ID program with its new Move/2500 B, a payment terminal featuring an integrated fingerprint scanner. In a statement announcing the solution, Ingenico said it will launch this June in India, where “all POS will soon have to provide fingerprint authentication.” That…

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

“…using fingerprint technology to authenticate a person for payments will provide cardholders a faster, easier and more secure payment process compared to the traditional use of PINs.” – Maher Mikati, CEO, Areeba, Areeba, a Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider, will offer Gemalto‘s biometric Visa card to its client in the Middle East. It’s the latest sign of…

IDEX 2017 Report Reflects Market Pressures, Shift to Biometric Cards

IDEX 2017 Report Reflects Market Pressures, Shift to Biometric Cards

“IDEX is bullish on its prospects of its biometric technology’s applications in the Internet of Things, in-display fingerprint scanning on smartphones, and biometric smart cards…” IDEX has issued its results for 2017. With revenues down and losses up, the report illustrates the same competitive pressures that have come to bear on other fingerprint sensor providers…

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

In the wake of this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards is reporting multiple new device launches featuring FPC fingerprint sensors. ZTE’s Blade V9 smartphone features an FPC1145 sensor model, while LG’s new K10 and K10+ smartphones feature the FPC1228. And Huawei, which had perhaps the strongest showing in MWC’s Glomo Awards, launched its M5…

In Uganda, UNHCR Launches Biggest Biometric Refugee Project Yet

In Uganda, UNHCR Launches Biggest Biometric Refugee Project Yet

Uganda has become the latest country to launch a biometric refugee identification program in collaboration with the UNHCR, the United Nations’ refugee agency. With additional assistance from the World Food Programme, government authorities will use fingerprint readers and iris scanners to scan the country’s 1.4 million refugees, many of whom have recently arrived from the…

NEXT Anticipates Gross Margin Spike as Smart Card Activities Ramp Up

NEXT Anticipates Gross Margin Spike as Smart Card Activities Ramp Up

NEXT Biometrics has attained its goal of reaching a positive gross margin for January, the company has announced. The news comes by way of NEXT’s Q4 and year-end report for 2017. The company’s revenues for the quarter came in at NOK 24.7 million, down compared to NOK 31.8 million in Q4 of 2016; and its…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon on Biometric Smart Cards at MWC

AUDIO INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon on Biometric Smart Cards at MWC

Biometric smart cards are a major topic at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The fingerprint secured credit card space heated up in 2017 and now, at the dawn of 2018 the industry is headed towards commercialization of the next generation card payment solution. That’s the focus of FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill’s conversation with…

FPC Sensor To Be Used In Payment Token Device

FPC Sensor To Be Used In Payment Token Device

“FPC Embedded Business Line SVP Niklas Strid framed the collaboration as part of Fingerprint Cards’ larger effort to expand beyond the mobile biometrics market, where FPC has attained a leading position over the last few years…” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in a forthcoming authentication key device called JEM, the company has…

MWC 2018: Egis Covers its Bases with In-Display Sensor, Facial Recognition Solutions

MWC 2018: Egis Covers its Bases with In-Display Sensor, Facial Recognition Solutions

Egis Technology is showcasing in-display fingerprint sensor technology at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The company is showing off a sensor designed for implementation under an OLED display, allowing end users to scan their fingers on the device display itself. It’s a timely follow-up to Egis’s showcase of under-glass fingerprint sensor technology at last year’s…

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Suprema will be there with exciting news biometric innovations. The Korean biomerics company announced that at next month’s’ Barcelona conference it will be showcasing new in-display fingerprint matching functionality on its BioSign 3.0 software as well as launching a new 3D facial recognition solution named LookSign.…

NEXT Biometrics Will Be At The 30th Annual ROTH Conference

NEXT Biometrics Will Be At The 30th Annual ROTH Conference

“In a dynamic fingerprint recognition market, NEXT Biometrics’ flexible sensor technology has positioned it to take advantage of a growing interest in biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint biometrics specialist NEXT Biometrics will be participating in the 30th Annual ROTH conference, the company announced. The event will be held Tuesday March 11- 13 at The Ritz-Carlton in…

IDEX Focuses on Biometric Smart Cards in Year-end Update

IDEX Focuses on Biometric Smart Cards in Year-end Update

As scheduled, biometric fingerprint solutions company IDEX has announced its fiscal results for Q4 and year end 2017. The update took strong efforts to emphasize the company’s posturing in the burgeoning biometric smart cards market, which IDEX has officially pivoted to as its primary focus moving forward. IDEX reports revenues of NOK 2.5 million for Q4…

SmartMetric Gets Visa/Mastercard-Certified Distributor for Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric Gets Visa/Mastercard-Certified Distributor for Biometric Card Solution

“There is a sense of growing anticipation around biometric payment cards, with Mastercard having led pioneering trials last year and Visa now conducting its own pilot projects in Europe and the US.” SmartMetric has found another distributor for its biometric smart card solution: The company has announced that Hogier Gartner CIA will take on this…

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

Immediately ahead of its Q4 and 2017 fiscal update, IDEX has announced that it’s getting a new CEO. Stan Swearingen, the company’s Chief Products Officer, will replace current CEO Hemant Mardia effective April 1st. In a statement, IDEX explained that the change is meant to accommodate an “expected step change” in the company’s business as…

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