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MWC 2019: BIO-key’s Jim Sullivan on the Rise of Passwordless Authentication [Audio]

MWC 2019: BIO-key’s Jim Sullivan on the Rise of Passwordless Authentication [Audio]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Barcelona this week, bringing you the most important biometrics and identity news straight out of Mobile World Congress 2019. This year, thanks to the high profile launch of Samsung’s in-display fingerprint biometrics on its new Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone, fingerprint recognition is enjoying the spotlight at this year’s show, and…

UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress

UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Mobile World Congress Barcelona, where identity, connectivity and innovation are converging. With biometric access at the front door and next generation intelligent identity solutions on the floor, this year’s MWC is painting a picture of just how integral strong authentication and mobile ID has become to the larger mobile landscape.…

MWC 2019: ID R&D’s New Chief Product Officer Outlines a Very Busy Business

MWC 2019: ID R&D’s New Chief Product Officer Outlines a Very Busy Business

ID R&D is one of the more fast-rising AI-focused biometrics startups in the industry right now, and the company wasted no time in deploying an important new hire to this year’s Mobile World Congress. Ilya Ozerets just came to the company in December, when he was appointed as its new Chief Product Officer. That came…

MWC 2019: CEO Stefan K. Persson Discusses Precise Biometrics’ Expansion Efforts [Audio]

MWC 2019: CEO Stefan K. Persson Discusses Precise Biometrics’ Expansion Efforts [Audio]

Precise Biometrics has unquestionably established itself as one of the market leaders in providing fingerprint algorithm software for mobile devices over the last several years, with its Precise BioMatch technology used in a wide range of smartphones and adjacent devices. Regardless, the mobile biometrics market has become saturated in the last couple of years in…

BIO-key CEO Discusses New $10M Contract on Stock Day Podcast

BIO-key CEO Discusses New $10M Contract on Stock Day Podcast

“While Asia is an important source of growth – we are really seeing our business expand on a global basis.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key Biometrics specialist BIO-key has won a big new contract in the Asia market, with CEO Mike DePasquale discussing the deal on the Uptick Newswire Stock Day Podcast. Speaking to host…

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Stefan K. Persson Talks Multimodality, Smart Cards, and More

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Stefan K. Persson Talks Multimodality, Smart Cards, and More

Precise Biometrics has established itself as a world leader in supplying fingerprint algorithm software. The company has also proven adept at maneuvering to navigate the market changes that have ensued, from the dramatic rise of smartphone-based fingerprint sensors to that market’s saturation to the expansion to multimodal capabilities. Precise Biometrics also has a relatively new…

INTERVIEW: Raymond So, General Manager, ZKTeco H.K.

INTERVIEW: Raymond So, General Manager, ZKTeco H.K.

The biometrics industry is broad, with plenty of room for niche players focusing on specific areas like facial recognition for smartphone unlocking or fitness-tracking earbuds. But there are some major players who have managed over the years to become successful solutions providers across a diverse range of solutions and applications, and ZKTeco has been a…

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

Over the course of the mobile biometrics boom of the last several years, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have sought out new and growing market opportunities in the commercial sector. A range of OEMs and consumer tech brands have looked to biometric technologies to offer innovative new solutions, not only in smartphones but in…

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini On Knomi, FIDO UAF, and Industry Trends

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini On Knomi, FIDO UAF, and Industry Trends

Aware, Inc. has long been a heavy-hitter in the biometric security industry, but it has had a particularly eventful year in 2018. The company won a huge contract from the UK Home Office this summer to work on an important biometric services project that will have applications in border control, immigration, and law enforcement. And…

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

Sensory, Inc. closed out 2017 as the provider of one of the world’s most sophisticated biometrics platforms for mobile devices. Having demoed a virtual bank teller AI assistant that uses facial and voice recognition to identify the user at the FinovateFall event, the company saw its technology integrated into a major new smartphone from LG,…

INTERVIEW: Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec, Talks Spoofing and Liveness Detection [PART ONE]

INTERVIEW: Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec, Talks Spoofing and Liveness Detection [PART ONE]

FaceTec has had a big year. The company marks a successful 2018 with some high-profile integrations of its AI-driven ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution, which utilizes standard 2D smart device cameras and webcams to create 3D FaceMaps with its patented ZoOm motion technology. ZoOm is now securing user logins on five continents in several industries, including…

ISC East: Introducing Kogniz, a Computer Vision Specialist [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Introducing Kogniz, a Computer Vision Specialist [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Over the past few years, biometric surveillance based on facial recognition technology has emerged as an important and highly active industry, with a number of companies offering solutions that can scan faces directly through live video feeds. But this year, an unfamiliar face has emerged onto the scene: Kogniz, a California-based startup, has officially launched,…

ISC East: Princeton Identity VP Bob McKee Talks Iris-Based Access Control [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Princeton Identity VP Bob McKee Talks Iris-Based Access Control [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Since spinning off from its parent company SRI International in 2016, Princeton Identity has established a rising profile as a provider of sophisticated iris recognition technology, not least because its solutions powered the flagship biometric authentication capabilities of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 smartphones. Now, the company is looking to make a bigger name…

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Selfie-based authentication has emerged as a key trend over the last year, thanks in part to Apple’s outsized role in popularizing the technology with its Face ID facial recognition system on its latest iPhones. Ipsidy, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the key software players in the area of face-based authentication, offering multimodal biometric solutions…

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

IDEMIA had a huge presence at the 2018 Money20/20 USA event in Las Vegas last month, and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to talk with multiple executives from the company live on the show floor. Among them was Gary Jones, the head of the company’s Biometric Access & Time Solutions division, who chatted…

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