Internet of Things

IriTech, Heptagon Announce Mobile Iris Scanning Solution

IriTech, Heptagon Announce Mobile Iris Scanning Solution

Iris biometrics developer IriTech has teamed up with imaging and illumination specialist Heptagon to produce a mobile iris scanning solution. Called UEYE, the system combines IriTech’s iris recognition algorithms with Heptagon’s mobile imaging platform. It’s a solution aimed not just at mobile devices, but also at PCs and the various devices emerging through the nascent Internet…

Interview with Yves Portalier from Morpho (Safran)

-The following interview with Yves Portalier, Vice President & General Manager for the Telecom Business Unit at Morpho, was originally published on our sister site Mobile ID World on February 19, 2016– We are on the verge of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, where Morpho (Safran) will be showing off a wide range of…

Trustonic Hybrid Protection Enhances IoT Fingerprint Security

Trustonic Hybrid Protection Enhances IoT Fingerprint Security

Hardware IT security specialist Trustonic has announced a new security solution for developers working in both mobile and the Internet of Things. Called Trustonic Hybrid Protection (THP), the platform combines Trustonic’s secure hardware with software security developed by whiteCryption. Basically, THP is designed to take advantage of hardware enabling Trustonic TEE Hardware Protection whenever it’s…

Shodan Highlights Demand For IoT Authentication

Shodan Highlights Demand For IoT Authentication

A new web app is helping to highlight the major security dangers of the Internet of Things. Called Shodan, it’s essentially a search engine with hacking capabilities. It scans the internet for connected IoT devices with open ports and no authentication, then hooks up to them to provide live webcam feeds of everything from marijuana…

Google Capital Backs Pindrop in Latest Financing Round

Google Capital Backs Pindrop in Latest Financing Round

Call-based fraud prevention specialist Pindrop has raised another considerable sum in investment. The company has announced that its Series C funding round raised $75 million. This latest pile of funding complements the #35 million raised in the companies Series B round of financing, continuing the company’s momentum as investor interest rises. This latest round was led…

Morpho to Sponsor IoT Forum

Morpho to Sponsor IoT Forum

As anticipation over the burgeoning Internet of Things continues to build, Morpho (Safran) has announced that it will sponsor a forum on the issue early next month. The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s IoT Forum: Mobile Device Mayhem (MDM) will take place at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, California, on February 4th. It’s…

Biometrics Year In Review: Stationary Biometrics

Biometrics Year In Review: Stationary Biometrics

Last year was a big one for mobile biometrics. As we observed in previous entries in our 2015 Biometrics Year in Review, most of our survey respondents strongly agree that major tech companies like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Google have played a major role in bringing biometrics into everyday life. Much of that biometric championing…

Mobile, IoT Factor Big Into HID’s Secure Identity Predictions

Mobile, IoT Factor Big Into HID’s Secure Identity Predictions

HID Global has announced its predictions for 2016’s top trends in secure identity. In addition to trends related to general enhancements in security systems, from their user interfaces to how they help users enjoy other activities such as shopping, HID Global points to some more salient trends that could prove important in 2016. First among these…

Qualcomm Demos Smart Home Platform, Voice Biometics

Qualcomm Demos Smart Home Platform, Voice Biometics

Qualcomm is showing off an Internet of Things platform for the smart home at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company’s Smart Home Reference Platform is designed around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 processor, and the company says it offers a range of capabilities suited to smart home applications. For example, it features hi-fi audio offering 24-bit, 192…

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho (Safran) continues its march into the mobile market. In a new post on its website, Morpho’s Telecom Business Unit Vice President and General Manager, Yves Portalier, further clarifies the company’s strategy in this area since CEO Anne Bouverot first announced Morpho’s mobile plans last month. In framing Morpho’s strategy, Portalier points to advancements in SIM…

Samsung ARTIK to Offer Sensory TrulyHandsfree Support

Samsung ARTIK to Offer Sensory TrulyHandsfree Support

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree solution will be supported by the Samsung ARTIK platform, the company has announced. TrulyHandsfree is Sensory’s flagship speech recognition system, and was updated late last summer to use deep learning technology to filter out background noise, among other improvements. ARTIK, meanwhile, is Samsung’s chip line for the Internet of Things, offering developers the…

Entertech Sees Biometric Opportunity in IoT

Entertech Sees Biometric Opportunity in IoT

Entertech Systems is predicting a hugely important role for biometric technology in Internet of Things security. In a new blog post, the company cites data from Gartner and Acuity Market Intelligence highlighting the growing importance of biometric authentication in a range of areas related to the IoT. The company points to Gartner’s prediction that biometric sensors…

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

User interface developer Synaptics is intensifying its focus on automotive applications with a new, diverse product portfolio dedicated to this area. The company says its display driver integrated circuits (DDIC) are already being integrated by OEMs in the US, Euorpe, and Japan; and its new ClearPad touch controller design wins are slated for mass production…

Smart Car Seat Belt Can Authenticate Via Cardiac Biometrics

Smart Car Seat Belt Can Authenticate Via Cardiac Biometrics

A new smart car seat Belt can help keep drivers and passengers safe by monitoring their vital signs. It’s called the OS-3005. Developed by Olea Sensor Networks, its powered by OleaSense software analytics and about the size of a business card. Its designed for easy integration into vehicular seat belts, and once in place it…

Nymi Band ‘Will Change Security Forever’

Nymi Band ‘Will Change Security Forever’

Cardiac biometrics developer Nymi has found a new CEO. John Haggard, a veteran of the IT security and authentication industry, will now lead the company as founder Karl Martin transitions to the role of CTO. Nymi is, of course, the company behind the Nymi Band, a wristband that measures cardiac biometrics for constant, passive user…

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC is planning to promote a new data protection solution at this week’s GovernmentWare (GovWare) conference in Singapore, the company has announced. NEC is promoting it as a smart cities solution, offering particular value to municipal governments seeking to store data virtually. In a press release, NEC explained that its new technology concept is designed to secure…

VOXX Buys Controlling Interest in EyeLock

VOXX Buys Controlling Interest in EyeLock

VOXX International Corporation, an automotive and consumer electronics maker, has signed a Definitive Agreement with EyeLock to purchase the latter’s assets, including its IP portfolio. In other words, VOXX is buying out the iris scanning technology developer. It’s a strong acquisition, from a technological standpoint. EyeLock’s latest iris-based access control product has an extremely high…

NEC to Develop Smart City Tech for Tirupati, India

NEC to Develop Smart City Tech for Tirupati, India

NEC Corporation is going to be working with a major Indian state to develop smart city solutions for one of its biggest cities. The company has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AP Technology Services Limited (APTS), a state-owned company tasked with developing electronics, IT, and communications services. The collaboration will be part of…

HYPR SDK Enables Tokenization of Biometric Data

HYPR SDK Enables Tokenization of Biometric Data

HYPR Corp. has announced the release of a new biometric SDK aimed at enterprises and government agencies. Entitled simply HYPR SDK, the system is designed to enable the tokenization of voice, facial, or fingerprint biometric data. Perhaps more importantly, the system is designed to authenticate actions without having to transmit any biometric data online; the…

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

HYPR Corp. is launching a new security platform for the Internet of Things. Called the Biometric Security Integration Kit, it’s an end-to-end solution that can secure both devices and applications. The Kit will be launched this summer in North America and Europe. It’s meant to be an embedded, under-the-hood security solution that the company calls…

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