Internet of Things

Mobile Month: The Roundup

Mobile Month: The Roundup

March has been Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics, and it’s time to bring the celebration of strong mobile authentication to a close with a look back on everything we examined in the world of smartphones, tablets, wearables and the Internet of Things. Here is what we got up to in Mobile Month at FindBiometrics: Mobile…

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Market research firm Research and Markets has issued a new report on the future of mobile biometrics, and says that the industry has “reached a tipping point”. The researchers predict that the market will grow from $249 million this year to $3.5 billion in 2024, with cumulative revenue reaching $17.5 billion over that period. The report…

Nymi Considered By British Bank

Nymi Considered By British Bank

British bank Halifax is considering the implementation of a cardiac biometric system for customer authentication, according to an article in The Telegraph by Richard Dyson. The technology would theoretically come by way of Canadian company Nymi, as the bank is currently exploring the potential of its Nymi Band biometric wristband. The idea is to take…

Qualcomm Integrates Sensory’s Voice Recognition

Qualcomm Integrates Sensory’s Voice Recognition

Sensory Inc. has announced a major new partnership with respect to its low-power voice control system. Mobile technology developer Qualcomm has agreed to implement Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 3.0 technology into its upcoming platforms. The TrulyHandsfree system has applications in the bureoning Internet of Things. Its ultra-low power system allows for a long battery life, and…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

This week all eyes were turned to Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress 2015, which featured more biometrics technology than ever before. With MWC throwing its weight behind digital identity there is no better time to take an indepth look at biometrics in mobile applications. That being the case, we kicked off Mobile Month at…

Synopsis and Sensory Unveil Voice Recognition for IoT

Synopsis and Sensory Unveil Voice Recognition for IoT

Software developer Synopsis, Inc. and vision- and voice-based UX tech firm Sensory, Inc. have announced what they call an ultra-low power voice recognition system. Running on Synopsis’ low-power ARC EM5D processor, Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree system is being promoted for mobile and Internet of Things applications. Speaking in a press release, Sensory, Inc. VP Bernard Brafman emphasized…

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Touch sensor developer Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has joined the FIDO Alliance. The move comes just in time for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company will be its wearable tech and Internet of Things solutions. Cypress was in the news last year when it partnered with IDEX ASA to implement that company’s fingerprint…

Webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

Webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

As part of Voice Month here at FindBiometrics we hosted a webinar on the topic of voice biometrics in a multi-modal future. Readers who have been keeping up with the featured articles throughout February will already be familiar with voice biometric technology’s unique strengths and various applications, now it’s time to hear from the industry…

Internet of Things Poses Serious Threat to Privacy

Internet of Things Poses Serious Threat to Privacy

The Internet of Things poses a serious danger to privacy, writes Hamza Shaban in an article for The Verge. Reporting on the US Federal Trade Commission’s recent report, Shaban worries that the commission’s recommendations do not go far enough to protect consumers. Shaban’s main concern is not usual issue of potential government abuse of new…

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Home automation company Control4 has partnered with Invixium Inc. to bring the latter’s biometric devices into its product lineup. Invixium’s Mycro, Touch, and Sense products will all be integrated into the Control4 online shop by April of this year. Speaking in a press release, Control4 emphasized the security benefits that this partnership will produce. The…

IBIA Applauds Biometric Presence at CES 2015

IBIA Applauds Biometric Presence at CES 2015

The International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) has published a response on its official website lauding the impressive presence of biometrics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, held this past January in Las Vegas. The paper, located in the IBIA website’s resources section, states that “it is of the utmost importance that everyday consumers be presented…

Frost & Sullivan Predictions Herald Proliferation of Biometric Tech

Frost & Sullivan Predictions Herald Proliferation of Biometric Tech

Growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has released a report on its security predictions for this year, and it places a major focus on cyber security. The company expects at least ten major cyber security acquisitions, and believes there will be an increasing trend of publicly acknowledged cyber attacks. Frost & Sullivan’s experts also believe…

HID Global Predicts Greater Interconnectivity, Security for Tech World of 2015

HID Global Predicts Greater Interconnectivity, Security for Tech World of 2015

Identity solutions provider HID Global has announced its predictions for technology trends for the coming year. The company, which offers a range of products and services for the purposes of access control, credential management, and other such applications, overall predicts a proliferation of interconnected technologies, and a greater integration of biometrics. One of the major trends…

AGNITiO Honored By Envisioneering for New Mobile Biometrics Solution

AGNITiO Honored By Envisioneering for New Mobile Biometrics Solution

This year biometric technology had a massive presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with fingerprint,iris, face and voice recognition solutions all finding representation on the exhibition floor. AGNITiO, a provider of voice biometrics solutions, was among the companies representing the strong authentication industry, and the company was named Innovation & Design Award Honoree by the Envisioneering…

Biometrics, Privacy and the Internet of Things – Interview With Samsung’s Steven Rahman

Steven Rahman, Director of Technology and Strategy at Samsung, leads a forward thinking team tasked with a critical mission: to secure and develop technology that will maintain the competitiveness of the Samsung platform.  As part of our 12th annual biometrics industry Year in Review, Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had a chance to speak with Rahman about the state…

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