Internet of Things

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…

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

The HomePod firmware code dump is quickly turning into Apple’s Panama Papers, with respect to leaks pertaining to this year’s new iPhone. To recap: Code for the HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, was mistakenly posted online at the end of last month, and developers were quick to trawl it for hints about features in…

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

Newly discovered code for Apple’s HomePod firmware suggests that the next iPhone could be able to recognize your face even if it’s lying on a nearby table. It’s another finding from what’s turning into a trove of information – albeit largely unconfirmed info – from code meant for developers working with Apple’s forthcoming smart home…

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Another dive into Apple’s HomePod code has turned up a new pearl: Apple appears to be bringing facial recognition to Apple Pay. The new findings come immediately after the revelation that lines of code for the firmware of HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home hub device, appear to refer to an infrared facial recognition capability in…

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

Lines of code for the firmware of Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, the HomePod, appear to offer further evidence that Apple is planning to incorporate infrared facial recognition into this year’s new iPhone. Revealed in a tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, the code features references to ‘face detection’ and ‘infrared capture’ with respect to a…

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Banking With a Selfie in Argentina ICBC, the largest bank in the world by asset volume, recently embraced facial recognition based security at its Argentinian subsidiary. The biometric security comes via…

BRIEF: The Ultimate Convenience of Voice and Speech Recognition

BRIEF: The Ultimate Convenience of Voice and Speech Recognition

Consumer-facing speech and voice recognition technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks in large part to innovations like Apple’s Siri AI assistant and Amazon’s Alexa platform. Operating primarily in the smartphone and smart home domains, respectively, these solutions have helped to shift consumer attitudes, with end users increasingly coming to appreciate…

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sponsorship of IoT App Design Contest

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sponsorship of IoT App Design Contest

China-based electronics wholesaler Arrow Electronics has launched an Internet of Things app design contest, and Fingerprint Cards has announced that it’s sponsoring the effort. Arrow has put the contest together in collaboration with IBM and IndieGoGo, with participants eligible to win up to $10,000 in prize money, in addition to promotional support from IndieGoGo. Other…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

June is coming to a close and with it Consumer Biometrics Month must also end. Over the past four weeks, FindBiometrics has dedicated its featured articles, industry news, and expert guest content to examining the everyday biometrics that have taken post-password security into the mainstream. Take a look back on the highlights of Consumer Biometrics…

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