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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…

FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

“In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.” Fingerprint Cards has announced a new addition to its line of fingerprint sensors. The company describes its FPC1291 as a “single-chip, single-die solution,” meaning there’s no need for a companion…

IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX has set a date for its Q4 corporate update, which will arrive this Thursday, February 22nd. The company will also present its preliminary results for the 2017 fiscal year. In a statement announcing the date, IDEX offered no hints as to the details of the update. But the fingerprint sensor maker is certain to…

Smaller Smartphone Makers Break Biometric Expectations

Smaller Smartphone Makers Break Biometric Expectations

It’s always a busy time in the mobile sector in the weeks leading up to the annual Mobile World Congress, but last week a relatively unknown smartphone maker managed to make some news with its revelation that its next device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. That could make the company, China-based Doogee, just the…

CredenceTWO Handheld Combines FAP 30 Sensor, Card Reader, Wireless Connectivity

CredenceTWO Handheld Combines FAP 30 Sensor, Card Reader, Wireless Connectivity

Credence ID has unveiled a new handheld device that combines a FAP 30 fingerprint scanner and a contact-based and contactless smart card reader in a system running on Android 7.1. The device is called the CredenceTWO. In a statement announcing the new device, Credence ID asserted that it features “the industry’s highest quality full-fingerprint scanner”,…

BIO-key’s Hard Work Pays Off in Preliminary 2017 Results

BIO-key’s Hard Work Pays Off in Preliminary 2017 Results

“The announcement comes after a flurry of activity over the first part of 2018, with BIO-key having seen orders from across the government, manufacturing, and banking sectors…” BIO-key‘s business has been booming, suggest preliminary and unaudited results for the company’s 2017 fiscal year. While the company once again saw a net loss of $4.2 million…

Doogee V Smartphone Expected To Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Doogee V Smartphone Expected To Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

A new iPhone X copycat is looking to one-up Apple’s device with in-display fingerprint recognition, but the effort should probably be greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism. For one thing, the device comes from a relatively unknown brand, Doogee, that is known for cheap devices with “low-end specs”, as The Verge reports. Nevertheless, the…

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics has set a date for its Q4 update, and has announced that it will coincide with a ‘Capital Markets Day’ event focused on raising investment. All interested parties are invited to tune in March 1st via a live feed online, or in person at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, in Oslo. The corporate update should…

New Integrated Biometrics Distribution Partnership Extends LATAM Biometrics Trend

New Integrated Biometrics Distribution Partnership Extends LATAM Biometrics Trend

Integrated Biometrics has signed up a new distribution partner for the Brazil market. Grupo Neoyama will offer stocking, training, and support services for clients in the country taking advantage of Integrated Biometrics’ fingerprint scanning devices. The partnership fits into a broader trend that has seen numerous biometric security specialists focusing more on the Latin American…

Another Old Friend Joins Visa Biometric Card Trial

Another Old Friend Joins Visa Biometric Card Trial

“The trial involves biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics.” Kona I has joined in on Visa’s American trial of biometric payment card technology with Mountain America Credit Union. The firm has announced that it has come onboard as a card supplier for the project. The trial was announced last month, and will…

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

“The partnership’s announcement comes immediately after FPC’s announcement of its Q4 and year-end results.” Fingerprint Cards has established a new partnership aimed at strengthening its position in the automotive sector. In a short statement announcing its partnership with Altran, FPC said it will offer its fingerprint and iris recognition technologies to the company for “a…

Bank Embraces BIO-key Security After Passwords Compromised

Bank Embraces BIO-key Security After Passwords Compromised

Another new client has come around to the BIO-key solution for IT security: The company has announced that a community bank is embracing its ID Director for Windows solution for access to internal assets. In a statement announcing the new deal, BIO-key did not name the bank in question, but said that it has “hundreds…

Precise Biometrics Pivots as Market Forces Bear Down in Q4 Update

Precise Biometrics Pivots as Market Forces Bear Down in Q4 Update

“…Precise Biometrics sees opportunities beyond the mobile sector…” Precise Biometrics has issued its Q4 and year-end fiscal results, and it looks like the company has suffered under the same market forces that have depressed other businesses in the industry. Adjusting figures to exclude its Tactivo reader business area, which has now been sold off, Precise…

UK Police to Use Mobile Fingerprint Scanning System in the Field

UK Police to Use Mobile Fingerprint Scanning System in the Field

Police in the UK are about to trial a mobile fingerprint matching system aimed at making it easier to identify criminals and wanted suspects in the field. It can also help officers to identify individuals in emergency situations, and to contact next of kin when appropriate. The system revolves around a mobile app, paired with…

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

FPC In the Red for Q4, But Sees Great Potential in Biometric Cards

FPC In the Red for Q4, But Sees Great Potential in Biometric Cards

Marking the end of a remarkable winning streak, Fingerprint Cards dipped into the red in its fourth quarter of 2017. The revelation comes by way of the company’s Q4 and year-end corporate update, which indicates that FPC’s Q4 revenues fell by 62 percent year-over-year, resulting in an operating loss for the quarter of SEK 40.6…

Upgraded SecuSearch Pro Can Match Against Two Million Fingerprints

Upgraded SecuSearch Pro Can Match Against Two Million Fingerprints

“…the upgraded SecuSearch Pro solution is part of a larger push into software for SecuGen, with the company also delving into WebAPI and Citrix solutions.” SecuGen has announced an upgraded version of its SecuSearch Pro solution that match a fingerprint against a database of up to 2 million biometric templates. The solution, SecuSearch Pro 3,…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Fingerprint Sensor Placement Revealed in New Leaks

Samsung Galaxy S9 Fingerprint Sensor Placement Revealed in New Leaks

Samsung hasn’t managed to integrate the fingerprint sensor of its upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone into the device’s display, suggest newly leaked images of the device. And it’s going to cost about a hundred bucks more than last year’s Galaxy S8, according to the latest anonymous report from the mobile industry. The fingerprint issue represents a…

Nordic Bank Embraces Veridium Biometric Security for Sensitive Assets

Nordic Bank Embraces Veridium Biometric Security for Sensitive Assets

“The company said that Nordea’s internal security upgrade is “a critical first step” in a larger enterprise transformation…” Nordic bank Nordea is replacing passwords with biometric security for its internal assets, with Veridium announcing that the effort will revolved around its 4 Fingers TouchlessID and VeridiumAD solutions. In a statement, Veridium explained that Nordea employees…

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