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US, Swedish Police Authorities to Share Access to Fingerprint Records

US, Swedish Police Authorities to Share Access to Fingerprint Records

“…in cases in which there is a potential prison sentence of a year or more, authorities will have permission to access the fingerprint databases for criminal matches, with Sweden’s containing about 165,000 such records, and the FBI in possession of about 100 million.” Police authorities in the US and Sweden will soon be able to…

UPI Upgrade Could Boost Aadhaar Pay in India

UPI Upgrade Could Boost Aadhaar Pay in India

An upgrade to India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform is expected to feature enhanced support for biometrics and preauthorized transactions, reports The Economic Times. Administrated by the National Payments Corporation of India, the UPI is a payments platform designed to facilitate electronic payments between different bank accounts via mobile devices; Samsung, seeking to boost its…

IDEX Announces Flexible, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for NFC Cards

IDEX Announces Flexible, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for NFC Cards

IDEX has announced a new flexible, low-power fingerprint sensor designed for integration into NFC smart cards. In a statement announcing the new solution, the company asserts that it’s already “sampling with a European top-tier card integrator.” The company also reports that it is seeing “strong interest” from other organizations, particularly Asia-based card integrators, and that…

Montreal Priests to Undergo Fingerprint Background Checks

Montreal Priests to Undergo Fingerprint Background Checks

Priests in Montreal will soon need to submit to fingerprint-based background checks, and some already have. It’s part of a larger project undertaken by the Catholic Church of Montreal in an effort to prevent abuse of the vulnerable, particularly concerning the sexual abuse of children that has been found to be pervasive in the Church…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Arrives at LAX

CLEAR Biometric Screening Arrives at LAX

The CLEAR biometric passenger screening system has launched at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), allowing travelers to quickly move through security by undergoing fingerprint or eye scans. Commenting on the deployment, the CEO of LAX municipal operator LAWA, Deborah Flint, lauded the CLEAR system as one that will “help travelers save time.” For CLEAR’s…

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. We’ve all seen the forecasts and the numbers are staggering, some might even say breathtaking. Indeed, the future of the biometric technology market is forecasted to be very strong for the coming years and it seems that all…

Precise Biometrics Divests Its Mobile Smart Card Solutions Business

Precise Biometrics Divests Its Mobile Smart Card Solutions Business

Seeking to fully focus its resources on fingerprint biometrics technology, Precise Biometrics has divested itself of its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business, the arm of the company concerned with its Tactivo smart card reading devices. Germany-based Security-as-a-Service provider IDENTOS GmbH will take over the business as of January 1st, 2018. For the next two years,…

NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics Gets Major Order for A2 ASIC Chip

“NEXT announced it had completed testing of the chip in March of this year. Now, the company has received “a high-volume order” for the chip.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for its new A2 ASIC chip, the company has announced. The chip is considered a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy, aimed at…

NEXT Flexible Sensors Reach Mass Production

NEXT Flexible Sensors Reach Mass Production

NEXT Biometrics has succeeded in its aim of being ready for mass production of its flexible fingerprint sensors in Q2, the company has announced. It’s the result of a partnership with Taiwan-based display maker Innolux established last July, along with considerable investments in new production equipment. Now, everything is in place and up to spec,…

Another Entry Into the Biometric Smart Card Market is Announced

Another Entry Into the Biometric Smart Card Market is Announced

FinTech payments consultant SmartCard Marketing Systems has teamed up with smart card specialist CardLogix to develop a new biometric payment card solution, the companies have announced. The effort will leverage CardLogix’ security features, including a fingerprint sensor that will store biometric data on the smart card’s embedded processor, and other more conventional card security measures…

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

“Essentially, it’s meant to offer a means of identifying registered individuals by their biometric traits, without unnecessarily revealing other personal information, with trusted parties to the blockchain system assuring credibility.” ID2020 held its Platform for Change Summit at the United Nations today, with Accenture, Microsoft, and Avanade showcasing a new identity platform based on blockchain…

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

A Japan-based enterprise security specialist is embracing BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable more secure authentication for its customers. DDS Inc. has ordered 30,000 such devices for customers across Asia, the companies have announced. It could significantly raise BIO-key’s profile in Japan: DDS is a system integrator for Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Group, an organization…

Google Wallet Update Brings Fingerprint Authentication Option

Google Wallet Update Brings Fingerprint Authentication Option

Google Wallet is finally going to get support for fingerprint scanning in a new update. As Android Police notes in its breakdown of code in Google’s new Android application package for developers, the fingerprint scanning feature will arrive along with a change to the PIN system currently in place: At the moment, the Google Wallet…

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

“…it features an invisible fingerprint reader embedded in one of the Windows keys, allowing users to authenticate via the Windows Hello biometric security platform of the Windows 10 operating system.” Microsoft has unveiled the world’s first keyboard to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in a key, with biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards. It’s called…

FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

Fingerprint Cards has a new head of HR: Mattias Hakeröd has joined the company’s executive team as a new SVP. Hakeröd comes to the company from a previous position as Global HR Director for Mölnlycke HealthCare. He has also held administrative HR positions with AstraZeneca R&D and Vattenfall. In a statement announcing Hakeröd’s new post, FPC indicated…

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Securing your luggage when you travel just got a little better and easier thanks to BIO-key. The company is introducing a line of biometric padlocks for travelers. TouchLock TSA is an innovative solution to today’s security and privacy…

BIO-key Receives First Orders For TouchLock Biometric Padlocks

BIO-key Receives First Orders For TouchLock Biometric Padlocks

BIO-key has received its first orders for its TouchLock biometric padlocks. In a statement announcing the orders, BIO-key indicated that they came from “distribution customers in Japan and China,” in the words of BIO-key Hong Kong Managing Director Wong Kwok Fong. He added that BIO-key has “opened discussions with some of the largest bicycle manufacturers…

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The TSA has started testing out a biometric boarding system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. The system is designed to replace travel documents with fingerprint scans, and launched as a pilot project today. Interested participants are being recruited from TSA PreCheck, a biometric pre-screening program aimed at helping participants to move…

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei is once again using Fingerprint Cards‘  biometric technology in a new smartphone. The Huawei Honor 9 features an FPC1264 fingerprint sensor. This is yet another Huawei integration of FPC sensor technology. The Huawei Honor Magic, launched toward the end of last year, used an FPC1268 sensor; and the Honor 8 device from last autumn…

Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

A majority of theme park attendees want biometric authentication systems to help smooth out the verification process at their favorite destinations, says Omnico. The theme park software provider is basing its conclusion on surveys 3,470 consumers across five countries – China, Japan, Malaysia, the UK, and the US – who have visited theme parks at…

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized Smart cards continue to be the latest battleground for the fingerprint sensor integration wars, and payment applications are the popular use case fueling the fire.…

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

“For now, the card is only being used for access control and employee time and attendance tracking at the newly opened casino, but FPC has indicated that expansionary plans are in the works that could see the V2 used by casino guests as payment cards.” Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards are celebrating an important step into…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

Avigilon Access Control Platform Integrates Virdi Biometric Tech

Avigilon Access Control Platform Integrates Virdi Biometric Tech

Avigilon Corporation has added biometric authentication to its Avigilon Access Control Manager (ACM) platform and will show it off at the IFSEC 2017 security expo. ACM’s fingerprint authentication capability comes by way of South Korea-based Virdi, whose USB fingerprint scanner is now compatible with Avigilon’s ACM software. In a statement, the companies asserted that the…

MeReal Biometric Smart Card Goes Into Action

MeReal Biometric Smart Card Goes Into Action

MeReal Biometrics’ V2 biometric smart card has now officially gone into action with the opening of the world’s first open-air casino. The smart card features a built-in fingerprint sensor, allowing cardholders to confirm their identities as they use it. At the Pleinair Casino in the south of France, it’s now being used for access control, ensuring…

Will The Galaxy Note 8 Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

Will The Galaxy Note 8 Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

Samsung may be working to implement in-display fingerprint scanning in its next major mobile device, suggest new images purported to depict the Galaxy Note 8. The images were posted by tech gadget leaker Poyoco Tech, and show a smartphone with a full-size display on the front, like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8. But unlike that…

Fingerprint Cards Has Completed Its Acquisition Of Delta ID

Fingerprint Cards Has Completed Its Acquisition Of Delta ID

“… it could also help [Fingerprint Cards] to expand beyond the mobile market in which it has attained a leading position.” Fingerprint Cards has completed its acquisition of Delta ID. The deal was first announced at the start of February, when FPC announced it would pay SEK 938 million to acquire the iris recognition specialist.…

M2SYS Partners with SecuGen for Launch of CloudABIS

M2SYS Partners with SecuGen for Launch of CloudABIS

M2SYS Technology has launched a new cloud-based biometric identity management platform, and SecuGen has signed on as a partner, the companies have announced. Called CloudABIS, M2SYS’s new platform is intended to help organizations implement biometric identity systems with as little friction as possible. It’s meant for a range of applications including border control, voter registration,…

FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

“For Zwipe, the orders represent that next major step in the launch of its biometric smart cards after it first unveiled them at the recent Seamless Asia payments expo in Singapore.” Zwipe has announced that it has received its first two orders for its new biometric payment card solution, and Fingerprint Cards has revealed that…

GUEST POST: An Exclusive Look at BIO-key’s Biometric Bicycle Locks

GUEST POST: An Exclusive Look at BIO-key’s Biometric Bicycle Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Here’s a look at one of BIO-key’s new BoT products. It’s the TouchLock Bicycle version: There’s a tremendous market of consumers that enjoy biking or simply use their bicycle for transportation.   In large cities, it’s common for…

IDEX Issues New Shares for Board Members

IDEX Issues New Shares for Board Members

IDEX has issued 115,350 new shares for three board members, raising the company’s share capital to NOK 81,357,465.75. That share capital is divided into 542,383,105 shares, each valued at NOK 0.15. It’s the result of a share incentive program the company introduced at its annual general meeting earlier this year. IDEX’s board of directors resolved…

Biometric Tech Leads to Breakthrough in 33-Year-Old Homicide Investigation

Biometric Tech Leads to Breakthrough in 33-Year-Old Homicide Investigation

New fingerprint biometrics technology has been used to identify the victim of a 33-year-old homicide, reports the Associated Press. The body was found near a walking trail in Des Moines in late February of 1984, with investigators unable at the time to determine the victim’s identity. Now, the FBI’s Latent Print Unit has succeeded in…

Gemalto Develops Biometric ePassport for East Timor

Gemalto Develops Biometric ePassport for East Timor

Gemalto has developed a new biometric ePassport solution for the government of East Timor, the company has announced. The passport solution allows government officials to register citizens’ fingerprints at designated offices and embassies, and the passports themselves feature embedded microprocessors enabling contactless scanning. In a statement announcing the collaboration, Gemalto suggested that it’s part of…

BRIEF: How Biometric Passenger Screening is Attaining Lift-Off

BRIEF: How Biometric Passenger Screening is Attaining Lift-Off

Airlines, airport administrators, and government authorities have been exploring biometric passenger screening for years, and now it’s really starting to take off. On one hand, commercial interests are beginning to see the benefits of the technology, while escalating concerns about security, particularly regarding terrorism threats, are helping to drive government interest. These trends are now…

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. For the next four weeks we will be examining the booming consumer biometrics market—highlighting major products and solutions, commenting on major trends, and helping you get a full picture of the intricate world of popular biomerty.  The following introduction from Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key—whose biometric technology…

Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments Are Coming To The Middle East

Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments Are Coming To The Middle East

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. LG Pay Launches in South Korea After years of speculation and waiting, a new mobile payments platform entered the pay-with-your phone market in South Korea last week. LG Pay, the long-rumored…

Ievo Tech Contracted for Tyne Tunnel Refurbishment Project

Ievo Tech Contracted for Tyne Tunnel Refurbishment Project

Ievo has been contracted to provide biometric access control to construction sites situated at both ends of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels in the UK. Opened for the Festival of Britain in 1951, the tunnels run under the Tyne river and connect the towns of Howdon and Jarrow. A £6.9 million refurbishment project started in…

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

PQI Group’s latest My Lockey USB dongles feature Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors, Synaptics has announced. The devices are designed to enable biometric authentication for user of Windows 10. While Microsoft’s latest operating system features built-in support for biometric authentication via the Windows Hello security platform, and a growing number of laptops and PCs themselves…

BIO-key Gets Big New Healthcare Sector Client

BIO-key Gets Big New Healthcare Sector Client

“The client will use BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows together with BIO-key’s USB fingerprint readers in order to enable quick sign-on for employees across its network…” BIO-key has a big new client in the healthcare sector, the company has announced. In a statement, the company declined to name its new partner, but described it as…

Fingerprint Sensors Are Coming To Smart Cards, Laptops, IoT

Fingerprint Sensors Are Coming To Smart Cards, Laptops, IoT

It has been a remarkable few years in the mobile biometrics market. With Apple having led the way with its introduction of Touch ID fingerprint scanning in the iPhone in 2013, smartphone makers from across the price spectrum have embraced the technology, and continue to do so, with some market analysts now predicting that within…

Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

The completion of Advent International and Bpifrance’s acquisition of Safran Identity & Security signals the latest watermark in what appears to be a rising trend of M&A activity in the identity industry. It follows soon after Gemalto announced earlier this month that it had finalized its acquisition of 3M’s identity management business, 3M Cogent. And…

Money2India App Features Biometrics For Convenience

Money2India App Features Biometrics For Convenience

ICICI, India’s biggest private sector bank, has launched a new mobile app for remittance transfers that features biometric security. The app is called Money2India, or M2I, and is aimed at non-resident Indians (NRIs). It’s designed to let users perform money transfers in just a few clicks for frequent transactions, and it also allows for bill…

iPhone 8: Will Touch ID Be In-Display or Gone For Good?

iPhone 8: Will Touch ID Be In-Display or Gone For Good?

Newly leaked images are fueling speculation that Apple may be on course to bring its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the display of the next iPhone. The images come by way of persistent Apple leaker Benjamin Geskin, who claims they depict computer-assisted designs of the iPhone 8. The designs depict a full-size screen on the…

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix was in attendance at this week’s COMPUTEX B2B ICT trade show, and took the opportunity to show off new technologies in the areas of smart cars and wearables. With respect to the latter, the company has a new cardiac biometrics solution designed for earbud devices. The system can track the user’s heart rate and…

Acer Switch 5 Features Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

Acer Switch 5 Features Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

“For added security, Acer has embedded a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor into the Switch 5’s power button, a design move that appears to emulate recent high-profile fingerprint sensor integrations in Apple’s MacBook Pro and Huawei’s Matebook X.” Acer’s newest convertible laptop has a built-in fingerprint sensor, with the biometric technology having been provided by…

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft has added support for fingerprint recognition to the Android version of its Microsoft Authenticator app, reports Neowin. The app was announced late last month and is designed to let users replace passwords with their mobile devices, sending a push notification to their smartphones when they go to log in to their Microsoft accounts. Now,…

New Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Features FPC Sensor

New Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Features FPC Sensor

The new Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone features a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards. The sensor model being used is an FPC1035, the same one used in Xiaomi’s Mi Max Prime smartphone from last autumn. But the Beijing-based OEM has had more recent FPC integrations too, being a regular customer, with the most recent being…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

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