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Biometric Background Check Cracks Decades-Old Cold Case in Florida

Biometric Background Check Cracks Decades-Old Cold Case in Florida

Biometric technology has helped to crack open a 20-year-old murder case in Delray Beach, Florida. In August of 1998, 68-year-old Sondra Better was working alone in a consignment shop when she was stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Though suspicious fingerprints were left behind at the scene of the crime, they didn’t match any criminal records.…

New Round of Fingerprint Matching Helps to Exonerate Wrongly Convicted Man After 36 Years

New Round of Fingerprint Matching Helps to Exonerate Wrongly Convicted Man After 36 Years

Fingerprint recognition technology has helped to exonerate a man wrongly convicted of rape and assault, leading to his freedom after 36 years in prison. The man, Archie Williams, had always insisted he was innocent of the crime, which was committed in a Baton Rouge home in December of 1982. Though there were fingerprints discovered at…

New Forensic Tech Makes it Easier to Pull Fingerprints from Metal Surfaces

New Forensic Tech Makes it Easier to Pull Fingerprints from Metal Surfaces

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the University of Derby have developed a new technique for reading fingerprints left on metal surfaces like guns and knives. The method uses Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy, and creates high-resolution images that are so accurate that researchers were able to see individual sweat pores up to 26…

Gemalto Orders Biometric Card Tech From Fingerprints

Gemalto Orders Biometric Card Tech From Fingerprints

As it works toward commercially launching biometric payment cards, Gemalto has ordered fingerprint scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards. More specifically, Gemalto is leveraging Fingerprints’ T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its recently announced Biometric Software Platform in the continuing development of payment cards that can scan a user’s fingerprint for authentication during transactions. Announcing the order…

New FPC Biometric Software Platform Aimed at Cards and Wearables

New FPC Biometric Software Platform Aimed at Cards and Wearables

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new biometric software platform aimed specifically at payment card, wearable, and dongle applications. Dubbed “FPC-BEP”, the solution is an adaptation of Fingerprints’ mobile algorithm, and has shown solid results in in-house testing, with the company asserting that it has demonstrated a False Rejection Rate under two percent and a False…

Fingerprints CEO Emphasizes New Initiatives in Q4/2018 Report

Fingerprints CEO Emphasizes New Initiatives in Q4/2018 Report

“[Fingerprints’ CEO] said that the company is working on an in-display fingerprint sensor planned for launch this year, and that it has already demonstrated prototypes for customers.” Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has issued its Q4 and year-end results for 2018, depicting a continuing battle against challenging market conditions. The Swedish company’s revenues for the quarter…

Fingerprints Sets Date for Q4 Update

Fingerprints Sets Date for Q4 Update

“Fingerprints has continued to see multiple smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology in recent months.” Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has set a date for the publication of its fourth quarter results for 2018. They’ll be published at 07:00 CET on February 15th, with a phone conference and webcast to discuss the results slated to…

Fingerprint Cards are Driving French Fintech Innovation

Fingerprint Cards are Driving French Fintech Innovation

The French bank Société Générale made headlines last October when it rolled out new payment cards with biometric fingerprint authentication. The pilot program demonstrated the country’s ongoing commitment to financial innovation and smart card technology, a trend that dates back to the first chip-based cards in 1988. Fingerprint Cards is similarly positioning itself at the…

UK Police Scramble to Get Forensics Labs Accredited After Missed Deadline

UK Police Scramble to Get Forensics Labs Accredited After Missed Deadline

“The issue reflects the evolving regulatory framework in place in the UK concerning how government authorities may use biometrics and related technologies.” Police in the UK are scrambling to get their forensics labs up to snuff in the wake of a statement from the country’s forensics regulator indicating that over 90 percent of the UK’s…

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards is betting on biometric payment cards becoming the next cool way to pay in China. In a post on its website, the Swedish company notes that mobile payments have taken off in a big way in China, thanks in large part to the enormous popularity of smartphones in the culture. Not only Apple…

Fingerprints Prepares Clients and Consumers for Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprints Prepares Clients and Consumers for Biometric Smart Cards

As real-world trials of biometric payment cards continue to proliferate in advance of large-scale launches, Fingerprint Cards is turning to the PR front to get consumers – and clients in the financial services sector – ready for the first wave. The company has issued a new eBook explaining the technology, and has published a blog…

Fingerprint Cards Regains Sales Growth in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards Regains Sales Growth in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has issued its interim report for the first three quarters of the year, highlighting sequential growth amid continuing difficulties in the highly saturated mobile fingerprint sensor market. For the January – September period, Fingerprints’ revenues came in at SEK 1,110.8 M, a drop of 53 percent compared to the same period…

Financial Biometrics Month: The Fingerprint-Powered Comeback of Plastic Payments

Financial Biometrics Month: The Fingerprint-Powered Comeback of Plastic Payments

After the mobile wallet boom, it looked like biometrics were going to kill the credit card via the mobile wallet. By collecting all of a user’s accounts into a single device, protecting the data with biometrics, and adding the contactless convenience of NFC or MST technology – the latter which enabled tap-style convenience even on…

FPC to Reveal 2017 Guidance on Capital Markets Day

FPC to Reveal 2017 Guidance on Capital Markets Day

Fingerprint Cards is looking to drum up some investor excitement with plans for a Capital Markets Day on December 8th. The company will issue its 2017 guidance that morning, and will host a presentation starting at 13:00 CET (7:00 AM ET). In a statement announcing its plans, FPC said topics to be covered include “Megatrends…

Moto M Uses FPC Fingerprint Sensor

Moto M Uses FPC Fingerprint Sensor

Lenovo has launched a new Motorola device that once again features biometrics technology from Fingerprint Cards. The Moto M uses an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same fingerprint sensor model used in Motorola’s Moto Z device, an integration announced a couple of months ago. Having committed to including fingerprint sensors in its new smartphones at the…

NEXT Biometrics Receives Major Smart Card Order

NEXT Biometrics Receives Major Smart Card Order

NEXT Biometrics has attained ISO/IEC 17839 standard compliance for its smart card technology, and has received its first major order for biometric smart cards, the company has announced. The undisclosed buyer’s initial order is valued at about $1.46 million, with the products slated to ship in the third quarter of this year. NEXT Biometrics has not revealed…

FPC Announces Upgraded Algorithm, New Huawei Integrations

FPC Announces Upgraded Algorithm, New Huawei Integrations

Fingerprint Cards is celebrating more major integrations of its biometric sensor technology, as well as an upgraded algorithm, the company has announced. It’s good news for Huawei, whose new P9 and P9+ smartphones feature FPC1025 sensors. Those sensors can now benefit from FPC’s enhanced algorithm which it says offers faster identification and is optimized for…

News Roundup: Time, Attendance, Fraud

News Roundup: Time, Attendance, Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics our 2015 Biometrics Year in Review continued as mobility, fingerprints and finance dominated the news. Facial recognition, border control and elections filed out the headlines while we saw a major time and attendance spoofing ring busted by police in Kuwait. Here are the top global identity management stories from the week…

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Reach $20B by 2022: Stratistics MRC

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Reach $20B by 2022: Stratistics MRC

Enthusiasm about the fingerprint sensor market continues to mount with a new report predicting a high rate of growth over the next several years. Authored by Stratistics Market Research Consulting (or Stratistics MRC), the report predicts a CAGR of 17.53 percent from 2014 to 2022. Estimating that the 2014 market was valued at $5.5 billion,…

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