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New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

“Xiaomi has launched multiple smartphones this year featuring FPC sensors, including the Mi Mix, the Mi 6, and the Mi Max 2, the last of which also featured the FPC1035 sensor model.” Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric sensor technology is being used in new devices from two different smartphone makers. The company has announced that the Xiaomi…

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

Another new smartphone from LG will feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The LG Q8 features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in multiple recent devices from LG, including the G6 Plus, G5, V20, and LG X, suggesting the company is highly satisfied with the the solution. The integration’s announcement comes soon…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Detroit Ballpark

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Detroit Ballpark

Biometric screening has come to Detroit’s Comerica Park ballpark, care of CLEAR. The system is available through Gate A of the park, allowing CLEAR registrants to breeze through security by scanning their fingers at the entrance. Each CLEAR member can also take one ticket-holding adult companion, or any number of accompanying children, through the express…

BioLink’s BioTime System Now Supports OT-Morpho Biometrics

BioLink’s BioTime System Now Supports OT-Morpho Biometrics

BioLink, a Russia-based provider of biometric identification solutions, has integrated OT-Morpho technology into its solutions portfolio, the companies have announced. BioLink’s BioTime system now supports MorphoSmart fingerprint scanners, as well as IP network connections with SIGMA time clocks, which use optical fingerprint sensors. Both sets of hardware solutions have established themselves on the market for…

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm have entered into a new partnership that will see the latter integrate FPC capacitive sensors into its low- and mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon microprocessors for mobile devices. More specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210, 212, 425, 427, 430, and 435 microprocessors will integrate FPC1028 touch sensors. In a statement announcing the partnership, FPC described…

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple has been granted a patent for a system that would let users discreetly alert authorities in an emergency using the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning feature. By analyzing the specific manner in which Touch ID is used, the system essentially turns it into a panic button. Apple’s patent explains how the system could look…

ISORG, FlexEnable Win Industry Award for Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Tech

ISORG, FlexEnable Win Industry Award for Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Tech

ISORG and FlexEnable have won a prestigious industry award for their flexible fingerprint sensor solution. The companies were honored with the 2017 Best of Sensors Expo – Silver Applications Award. The companies first announced the development of their plastic fingerprint sensor technology in January of 2016. Having combined ISORG’s organic printed photodetectors with FlexEnable’s organic…

Delta, CLEAR Enable Biometric Boarding for Rewards Members at DCA

Delta, CLEAR Enable Biometric Boarding for Rewards Members at DCA

Delta Air Lines’ biometric experiment at the Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) has entered into its second phase, allowing passengers to replace their boarding passes with a fingerprint scan. It’s an expansion of a trial program first launched a couple of months ago, when Delta announced it was working with biometric screening specialist CLEAR to…

Here’s The Rundown Of Apple’s Touch ID Dilemma

Here’s The Rundown Of Apple’s Touch ID Dilemma

Apple is in a tight fix this year when it comes to a key component of its anticipated new iPhone – biometric authentication – and it’s running out of time to find a good way out of it. Here’s the rundown of Apple’s Touch ID dilemma: Apple has pioneered mobile fingerprint authentication, and users of…

ELAN Microelectronics Partners With MagnaChip For Biometric Smart Cards

ELAN Microelectronics Partners With MagnaChip For Biometric Smart Cards

ELAN Microelectronics has selected South Korea-based MagnaChip Semiconductor as its new foundry partner for the production of biometric smart cards. The companies say they will work together to make smart cards with embedded IC-based fingerprint sensors, with MagnaChip providing its 0.35 micron Mixed Signal Thick IMD technology. MagnaChip is also planning to develop the capability…

Fingerprint Biometrics Market to See 12% CAGR Through 2021

Fingerprint Biometrics Market to See 12% CAGR Through 2021

The global fingerprint biometrics market will grow at a CAGR of almost 12 percent over the next few years, according to a new report from Technavio. The market research firm says that the government sector in particular is showing strong demand for the technology due to the need for strong authentication and to fight crime.…

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

Allegedly leaked renders of the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone depict a device with an extra-large display, a USB-C port, and, of course, an attached holster for its stylus. The renders indicate that, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the device will have almost no bezel, and will sport an AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 aspect…

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

BIO-key has made its first substantial entry into Australia with a new government sector client. In a statement announcing the new contract, BIO-key declined to name the client in question, referring to it as “a government agency”. But the company did indicate that the deal comes by way of Aquion Pty Ltd., an Australia-based software…

New BIO-key Client To Integrate 5,000 SideTouch Biometric Readers

New BIO-key Client To Integrate 5,000 SideTouch Biometric Readers

“BIO-key’s SideTouch devices can be plugged into the USB ports of laptops and computers to enable fingerprint-based authentication via Windows Hello; BIO-key described the 5,000 units as an initial deployment for its client.” BIO-key has a new client that will integrate 5,000 of its SideTouch fingerprint scanners for employee authentication. In a statement announcing the deal,…

Suprema Tech Gets M2SYS Support

Suprema Tech Gets M2SYS Support

“The support means that Suprema customers seeking to take advantage of the BioMini Slim 2 will now be able to implement it with a minimum of friction.” M2SYS‘s cloud-based, multimodal biometric software platform now supports Surpema‘s biometric scanning hardware. Launched last month, M2SYS’s CloudABIS solution is aimed at helping organizations to implement biometric identity systems…

Precise Biometrics And O-Film Enter Licensing Agreement

Precise Biometrics And O-Film Enter Licensing Agreement

“News of the agreement follows multiple other licensing agreements sealed by Precise Biometrics this year, including deals with sensor maker MELFAS and touch solutions provider Zeitec Semiconductor Co.” Precise Biometrics has entered into a licensing agreement with a new client – Shenzhen-based electronic components maker O-Film. The client will use Precise Biometrics’ flagship mobile fingerprint…

Pramati Technologies Announces ThumbSignIn App

Pramati Technologies Announces ThumbSignIn App

Pramati Technologies has announced a new security solution that allows companies to leverage users’ smartphone fingerprint scanners for authentication. Called ThumbSignIn, it’s a SaaS platform for mobile and web apps. The system ensures that biometric authentication is done entirely on the user’s device, with no biometric data stored on a server. ThumbSignIn SDKs are available…

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Fingerprint sensors are now more or less standard features on contemporary smartphones, thanks to a revolution spearheaded by Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system back in 2013. Some analysts go so far as to predict that by 2020, all smartphones shipped will come equipped with such technology. But the mobile biometrics revolution is not stopping…

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new pair of smartphones from Vivo: The X9S and X9S Plus each feature an FPC1245 fingerprint sensor. Vivo is a longtime customer of FPC, having integrated its fingerprint sensors into numerous devices including last year’s X6 and X6 Plus, and the X7 and X7 Plus. The latest…

Microsoft Has Launched Its Biometric Keyboard

Microsoft Has Launched Its Biometric Keyboard

Microsoft’s biometric keyboard launched in the US this week. Called the Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, the device’s frame is aluminum, making it lightweight and sturdy. It can be connected to a PC via USB or Bluetooth, and it features a rechargeable battery. On its face, the keyboard looks just like Microsoft’s previously released…

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S7, and S8 smartphones can now use their fingerprint scanners to unlock their Windows 10 PCs and laptops. The functionality arrives via an update to Samsung Flow, an app designed to let users easily transition between devices by syncing apps. For example, a user can easily switch from Twitter or…

Precise Biometrics Software Used In Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Precise Biometrics Software Used In Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

“While the ultrasonic scanning is enabled by the sensor hardware, their biometric matching is the product of Precise Biometrics’ flagship software platform, Precise BioMatch Mobile.” Precise Biometrics algorithm software is being used in Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, the company has revealed. The sensors were announced at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where…

New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

Qualcomm has announced a new line of fingerprint sensors that can scan through glass, metal, and mobile displays. The new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use ultrasonic technology for fingerprint imaging. Qualcomm says they can scan through up to 1200 µm of an OLED display, 800 µm of cover glass, and 650 µm of aluminum. The sensor can…

Token Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Hi-Tech Ring

Token Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Hi-Tech Ring

“The ring’s eponymous developer, a FIDO Alliance member, has partnered with some big names to ensure compatibility.” A new wearable device is aimed at enabling a kind of continuous biometric authentication paired with wireless technology allowing users to do things like make payments and unlock doors with a wave of the hand. It’s called Token,…

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

“On its website, AGM asserts that its X1 device features a waterproof fingerprint sensor, as well as other outdoor-use features including IP68 water and dust resistance, and a titanium alloy frame.” A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new device from AGM Mobile, a Samoa-based developer of smartphones designed for outdoor use. Its…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

June is coming to a close and with it Consumer Biometrics Month must also end. Over the past four weeks, FindBiometrics has dedicated its featured articles, industry news, and expert guest content to examining the everyday biometrics that have taken post-password security into the mainstream. Take a look back on the highlights of Consumer Biometrics…

Integrated Biometrics Reports 2000+ First Month Orders of FIVE-0 Device

Integrated Biometrics Reports 2000+ First Month Orders of FIVE-0 Device

Integrated Biometrics has received over 2000 orders of its FIVE-0 fingerprint scanning device within its first month of availability, the company has announced. The FIVE-0 is a 10-fingerprint scanner designed to be small enough to fit inside a shirt pocket, largely thanks to its use of thin film transistor technology. The device has FBI FAP50…

GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. As we close out our June consumer awareness month we have yet another innovative solution from BIO-key to share. This New Jersey tech company has always been a bit of a pioneer in the biometric space and is known for developing…

Money20/20 Europe: IDEX Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Gets Demoed

Money20/20 Europe: IDEX Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Gets Demoed

IDEX‘s flexible fingerprint sensor is being shown off at this week’s Money20/20 Europe event, the company has announced. Following the revelation that IDEX ‘s fingerprint sensor technology was being used in a biometric payment card being trialed by Mastercard, IDEX officially announced its flexible, low-power fingerprint sensor at the end of last week. The company…

Suprema Showcases Super-Slim Scanner at SDW 2017

Suprema Showcases Super-Slim Scanner at SDW 2017

Suprema is showing off its flagship compact fingerprint scanner at the SDW 2017 event today. The BioMini Slim 2 was first announced late last year. Suprema says that with its 16mm optical sensor, the device is the world’s slimmest fingerprint scanner. It offers support for Android devices and meets FBI PIV/FIPS 201 and Mobile ID…

Multiple Virdi Fingerprint Readers to Get Avigilon ACM Compatibility

Multiple Virdi Fingerprint Readers to Get Avigilon ACM Compatibility

The Avigilon Access Control Manager (ACM) platform will soon support more fingerprint sensor products from South Korea-based Virdi International. The latter has announced that its AC2000 and AC5000plus fingerprint scanning terminals are first in line, with plans to allow customers to connect them to Avigilon’s Mercury controller modules starting in Q3 of this year. Later,…

Money20/20 Europe: OT-Morpho Officially Announces Biometric Payment Card

Money20/20 Europe: OT-Morpho Officially Announces Biometric Payment Card

“In a statement announcing the biometric smart card, OT-Morpho emphasized its use for everyday EMV payments…” OT-Morpho has officially announced its biometric payment card solution at this week’s Money20/20 Europe expo. The card features NFC technology for contactless payments, and is EMV compliant. Of course, the standout feature is its embedded fingerprint sensor, with the…

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

“OnePlus is … sticking with a favorite FPC sensor, once again using an FPC1245 model in its new OnePlus 5 device after previously integrating the sensor into its OnePlus 3T.” Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new smartphone integrations of its biometric sensors, including two repeat customers and one new one. Meitu’s new M8 device features…

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,…

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