Internet of Things

SensibleVision Applies Facial Recognition Tech to Naked Payments

SensibleVision Applies Facial Recognition Tech to Naked Payments

SensibleVision has become the latest pioneer on the frontier of face-based payments for retail. The company has announced a new solution called 3DWALLET, which monitors shoppers in a given store via facial recognition, and charges them for whatever they take out, with no need to line up and pay at a register. It’s a similar…

WEBINAR: Efficiency, Security and Trust in The Biometric Enterprise

WEBINAR: Efficiency, Security and Trust in The Biometric Enterprise

On Wednesday April 25 at 11 AM Eastern Time – fresh from our live reporting at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas – FindBiometrics and our Premier Partner ISC West presented an interactive webinar presentation on the topic of enterprise security. A review of ISC West 2018 and trend-setting market observations from Acuity Market Intelligence…

Google Gambles On Face-Scanning Doorbell in Post-GDPR UK

Google Gambles On Face-Scanning Doorbell in Post-GDPR UK

Google’s face-scanning smart doorbell has hit the UK market. Called Nest Hello, it’s a doorbell with an integrated camera and speaker system, and is designed to connect to other smart home devices via wifi. When someone is at the door, it will send an alert to the user – through a smartphone or Google Home…

Jibo Smart Speaker Recognizes Your Family With Face Biometrics

Jibo Smart Speaker Recognizes Your Family With Face Biometrics

“The table lamp-sized device is equipped with a camera and facial recognition technology allowing it to personally identify the different members of a household…” A Boston-based tech company is aiming to shake up the Alexa- and Google-dominated smart speaker market. Called Jibo, the company’s eponymous offering was launched last October, and has now been upgraded…

Olea to Showcase Biometric Wearables at Sensors Expo

Olea to Showcase Biometric Wearables at Sensors Expo

The 2018 Sensors Expo and Conference is about a month away, and Olea Sensor Networks is gearing up with plans to demo its latest biometric sensor offerings. One of them is OSN Quadcorder, a wearable device announced toward the end of last year that is capable of monitoring cardiac and respiration signals without physical contact…

NEXT Showcases IoT Development Kit with Arrow Electronics at Embedded World 2018

NEXT Showcases IoT Development Kit with Arrow Electronics at Embedded World 2018

“NEXT Biometrics is emphasizing the kit’s applications in the development of access control and Internet of Things products…” NEXT Biometrics will show off its new fingerprint sensor development kit from Arrow Electronics‘ booth at this week’s Embedded World 2018 expo, the company has announced. Based on the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c development board, the kit is…

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

Trueface.ai Takes Alternative Route to Market with IFTTT

Trueface.ai Takes Alternative Route to Market with IFTTT

“…the firm says it has developed facial recognition technology that is sophisticated enough to do things like verify identities for bank accounts or notarize digital documents, so the next step is to make sure it’s available through third party devices and services.” Facial recognition software specialist Trueface.ai is looking to make its technology widely available…

VOXX International Corporation Appoints Subsidiary Company EyeLock’s New CEO

VOXX International Corporation Appoints Subsidiary Company EyeLock’s New CEO

VOXX International Corporation announced that Jeff Carter, formerly Chief Technology Officer of EyeLock, LLC , the Company’s majority owned subsidiary, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of EyeLock, effective immediately. EyeLock looks forward to working with Carter, seeing potential in the new CEO, “Jeff has been central to the development of EyeLock’s intellectual property,…

INTERVIEW: Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

INTERVIEW: Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. The conversation begins with an in-depth discussion of the biometric smart card market, in which IDEX is a significant player, providing fingerprint sensors for the biometric Mastercard. The interview then broadens to the larger picture in mobility, namely: how IDEX sees its role…

Smart Vending Machines to Incorporate EyeLock Iris Scanning Tech

Smart Vending Machines to Incorporate EyeLock Iris Scanning Tech

EyeLock’s iris recognition technology will be integrated into a high-tech vending machine thanks to a new partnership with ViaTouch Media. The latter’s ‘Vicki’ vending machine will be unveiled to partners and potential investors at a private event this Thursday, and will subsequently be showcased at January’s Consumer Electronics Show. The machine uses an interface similar…

Automotive Biometrics Market to Reach $969 Million by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Automotive Biometrics Market to Reach $969 Million by 2023: Goode Intelligence

The automotive biometrics market will reach a value of $969 million by 2023, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence. Entitled, “Biometrics for the Connected Car; Automotive Biometrics Market Analysis & Forecasts 2018-2023”, the report asserts that this value will reflect a CAGR of 96 percent over the forecast period. In a statement announcing…

INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR

INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR Corp. The conversation begins with a brief history of the company and an overview of its decentralized security technology before delving into the vertical markets HYPR is finding success in. The discussion then touches on the company’s recent acknowledgement as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors”,…

Face ID Will Ultimately Find Its Way To Apple Smart Car: Report

Face ID Will Ultimately Find Its Way To Apple Smart Car: Report

While Apple’s iPhone X announcement last month attracted attention primarily for revealing the most substantial redesign of the iPhone to date, a Frost & Sullivan analyst thinks that hidden in the subtext are hints that Apple’s next focus will be on making its own car. In his new report, Frost & Sullivan Connectivity & Telematics…

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

Apple is the key pioneer behind the mobile biometrics revolution, which it launched with the introduction of its Touch ID system in 2013. Now, with rival Samsung establishing itself as another biometrics innovator in its promotion of mobile iris scanning, Apple is facing pressure to reassert itself in this technological field. Yet little is known…

Facebook’s Aloha Device To Feature Facial Recognition

Facebook’s Aloha Device To Feature Facial Recognition

Facebook is getting ready to make a big push into consumer hardware with plans to launch a new video chat device, an Amazon Echo rival, and potentially wearables, too. As Business Insider reports, the major short-term focus is ‘Aloha’, a video chat device featuring a touchscreen and facial recognition technology. It’s meant to compete against…

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

“The agreement will place a particular focus on the emerging Internet of Things market, with NEXT Biometrics promoting SDKs and reference designs for bringing its fingerprint sensor technology into ARM7/8/9 and Cortex M4 microprocessors running on Linux and Android.” NEXT Biometrics has entered into a new distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, which will sell the…

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

First unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the HomePod represents the next branch in Apple’s product line. It’s aimed at competing with devices like Amazon’s Echo, offering users what is essentially an immobile robot assistant – you can ask it to play music, to dim connected smart lights, even to offer a traffic update…

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

“…Baidu’s DuerOS AI voice interaction system is playing an important role in the proceedings, and facial recognition is being explored for driver identification and even fatigue recognition.” Baidu, the China-based IT company, is investing heavily in the smart car with a development program dubbed ‘Apollo’. As the South China Morning Post reports, Baidu’s goal is…

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