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Scottish Parliament Justice Committee Backs New Biometrics Commissioner Role

Scottish Parliament Justice Committee Backs New Biometrics Commissioner Role

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is backing the creation of a new post for a biometrics commissioner, however they are calling for greater powers to be granted to the position to ensure that personal data is kept safe and privacy is protected. MSPs on the committee concluded that the need for a biometrics commissioner to…

ID Talk Podcast: Demystifying Biometric Smart Card Misconceptions with IDEX Biometrics

ID Talk Podcast: Demystifying Biometric Smart Card Misconceptions with IDEX Biometrics

November was Biometric Smart Cards Month at our sibling site Mobile ID World, so on the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast, host Peter Counter spoke with David Orme, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IDEX Biometrics, about the misconceptions around biometric payment cards. IDEX Biometrics is completely focused on developing useful,…

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…

Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Of the myriad ways in which biometric technologies are transforming how the government does its work, its impact in citizen identification is one offering some of the greatest potential to change people’s lives for the better while improving government function. ID Goes Biometric In its most common application areas, the rise of biometric identification has…

ID4Africa: BioRugged COO Hof Retief on Mobile Biometrics in Africa and Global Expansion Plans [Audio]

ID4Africa: BioRugged COO Hof Retief on Mobile Biometrics in Africa and Global Expansion Plans [Audio]

This week FindBiometrics is in Johannesburg, reporting live from ID4Africa 2019, where the biometrics industry is convening to help realize the future of next-generation identity technology in Africa. All week we’re bringing you live audio interviews recorded on the exhibition floor with biometrics industry experts helping transform identity services across the continent. On Thursday, Peter…

AEOS Access Control Platform Integrates Suprema Fingerprint Tech

AEOS Access Control Platform Integrates Suprema Fingerprint Tech

“To make the transition as smooth as possible, Nedap developed a new Bio-API that makes it easier to incorporate biometric technology into AEOS.” The Dutch company Nedap has announced that it will be integrating Suprema’s fingerprint recognition tech – specifically the BioStar 2 solution – into its AEOS access control platform. The move is part…

Mass Deployment of Biometric Payment Cards Approaches as Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership

Mass Deployment of Biometric Payment Cards Approaches as Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership

“We are proud to strengthen our long-standing partnership with a global technology leader such as Infineon. This collaboration further enhances our ability to commercialize our technology and IP through competitive solutions for mass-volume deployment.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe With the clock ticking down to mass deployment of biometric payment cards, Zwipe and Infineon are…

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Technologies India will be outfitting the Kerala State Police with a new automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). The new tech is being rolled out through a partnership with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and will be available to law enforcement officers at more than 600 venues across the state.    C-DAC…

BCTC is Certifying IDEX-powered Biometric Card for Major Global Payment Scheme

BCTC is Certifying IDEX-powered Biometric Card for Major Global Payment Scheme

“I’m more confident than ever that biometric smart cards are poised for mass adoption.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics announced today that biometric payment cards featuring its SmartFinger sensor technology have begun a certification process on behalf of a “major global payment scheme in Asia.” The Bank Card Testing Center, an independent…

[UPDATED] The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Money20/20 Europe 2019

[UPDATED] The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Money20/20 Europe 2019

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Europe’s biggest financial industry conference, bringing you audio interviews with biometrics thought leaders. Money20/20 Europe kicked off Monday at Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Centre, and FindBiometrics was there to report on the festivities. The financial industry event, which this year boasts over 70 hours of content featuring more than 350 speakers,…

PODCAST: Aware’s David Benini Talks On-Device Biometrics & Enterprise Security

PODCAST: Aware’s David Benini Talks On-Device Biometrics & Enterprise Security

An expert conversation on the death of the password, biometric liveness detection, and the future of identity in the workplace. It’s On-Device Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, a five-week deep dive on the authentication paradigm that’s killing passwords. That’s why, in the latest episode of The FindBiometrics & Mobile ID World Podcast, host Peter Counter sits…

Interview: IDEX Biometrics CEO Stan Swearingen on Asia’s Biometric Payment Cards Market

Interview: IDEX Biometrics CEO Stan Swearingen on Asia’s Biometric Payment Cards Market

The biometric payment cards market is coming to fruition after a period of accelerated innovation, and the Asian region is providing a fascinating case study for industry watchers. That’s why FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter recently spoke with Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics, a pioneer in fingerprint-powered next generation smart cards. The conversation focuses…

In the War For Screen Size, In-Display Biometrics Are Winning: Report

In the War For Screen Size, In-Display Biometrics Are Winning: Report

“By sticking In-display fingerprint sensors and cameras behind the screen, manufacturers increase the amount of real estate available on its face.” A new report from ABI Research suggests that smartphones manufacturers looking to maximize screen size should be investing in biometric tech rather than flexible or foldable screens. The report arrives as those same manufacturers…

ISC West: IDEMIA’s Gary Jones on the Success of MorphoWave’s Contactless Biometrics

ISC West: IDEMIA’s Gary Jones on the Success of MorphoWave’s Contactless Biometrics

FindBiometrics reported live from ISC West in Las Vegas last week, bringing you biometrics news and interviews straight from the biggest converged security trade show in the Americas. Prior to the exhibition, IDEMIA was touted as a major biometrics participant, so FindBiometrics Director of Digital Content Susan Stover stopped by the company’s booth to interview…

HID Global Wins SIA’s New Product Showcase at a Biometrics-Heavy ISC West

HID Global Wins SIA’s New Product Showcase at a Biometrics-Heavy ISC West

“Even beyond the plaudits of the SIA, HID Global has had a successful ISC West.” All eyes are on ISC West this week, where FindBiometrics is reporting live from the exhibition floor and HID Global is garnering acclaim for its latest biometric solution. The iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader, which was launched during the converged…

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