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Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi is releasing a new finger vein authentication solution built to be simpler and safer than other biometric modalities. To use the new solution, users simply need to hold up their hand in front of the built-in camera on a standard computer, at which point Hitachi’s system will capture the image and analyze the vein…

Hitachi Teams with Alpha Generation for UK Distribution

Hitachi Teams with Alpha Generation for UK Distribution

Hitachi Europe is targeting the UK market through a new partnership with Alpha Generation Distribution, which specializes in IT security solutions. The company will be making Hitachi’s biometric finger vein technology available to customers through its extensive reseller network. “We’re launching something built for today’s market and real end-user demand – and we think it’ll…

Japan’s Largest Bank Deploys Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite for Online Customers

Japan’s Largest Bank Deploys Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite for Online Customers

“Thanks to MUFG Bank’s embrace of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite, customers can now access mobile services using biometric authentication on their Android and iOS devices.” Japan’s largest bank is now offering online customers enhanced authentication security thanks to Nok Nok Labs and its partner Hitachi. Thanks to MUFG Bank’s embrace of Nok Nok…

Naked Payments Tested at KDDI Store and Mr. Donut Shop

Naked Payments Tested at KDDI Store and Mr. Donut Shop

” Unlike other nascent naked payments technologies aimed at directly linking consumers’ biometric data to their payment accounts, Hitachi’s system revolved around coupons, allowing participants to dispense with the actual paper, and helping merchants to ensure that coupon use is accurately tracked and accounted for.” Hitachi and Japanese telecom KDDI have conducted a trial of…

Voice-Based AI Assistant Platform Signals Hitachi’s Foray into Machine Learning Race

Voice-Based AI Assistant Platform Signals Hitachi’s Foray into Machine Learning Race

Hitachi has jumped into the machine learning and artificial intelligence race with its own voice-based AI assistant platform, dubbed EMIEW3. For now, Hitachi is aiming the solution at customer service applications, seeking to help companies reduce the costs of fielding inquiries. The company has trained EMIEW3 to understand how a single inquiry can be rephrased…

Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi is working on a breathalyzer system that uses facial recognition to ensure a car’s driver is the one being tested for alcohol consumption. The system is designed for use with a smartphone. A compact breath analysis device is attached to a given subject’s smartphone, and can then leverage the phone’s built-in camera to scan…

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi has announced a new video surveillance system designed to be able to track individuals based not only on their faces, but what they’re wearing, their age, their sex, and various other factors. The company says the system is able to identify more than a hundred such characteristics, and once it has targeted a particular…

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

The UK’s Barclays bank has launched a new corporate online banking tool that relies on biometric authentication. Called iPortal, the system uses a Hitachi finger vein scanner as a PIN and password replacement. The iPortal system is designed to act as a central online hub for corporate banking services, offering information about accounts and products…