IoT

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…

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…

GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. As we close out our June consumer awareness month we have yet another innovative solution from BIO-key to share. This New Jersey tech company has always been a bit of a pioneer in the biometric space and is known for developing…

The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

We are reporting live from Copenhagen at Money20/20 Europe this week, where the biometrics industry has converged to help usher in the future of identity in FinTech. Biometric Payment Cards As expected, biometric payment cards are taking up a big share of the security spotlight at Money20/20 Europe, with OT-Morpho and IDEX both making conference…

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. We’ve all seen the forecasts and the numbers are staggering, some might even say breathtaking. Indeed, the future of the biometric technology market is forecasted to be very strong for the coming years and it seems that all…

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

“According to the KAIST researchers, the system allows for facial recognition with 97 percent accuracy, using only 0.62mW of power.” A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering has developed a new biometric AI system in collaboration with domestic startup UX Factory Co. The system has two…

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Securing your luggage when you travel just got a little better and easier thanks to BIO-key. The company is introducing a line of biometric padlocks for travelers. TouchLock TSA is an innovative solution to today’s security and privacy…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. For the next four weeks we will be examining the booming consumer biometrics market—highlighting major products and solutions, commenting on major trends, and helping you get a full picture of the intricate world of popular biomerty.  The following introduction from Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key—whose biometric technology…

Fingerprint Sensors Are Coming To Smart Cards, Laptops, IoT

Fingerprint Sensors Are Coming To Smart Cards, Laptops, IoT

It has been a remarkable few years in the mobile biometrics market. With Apple having led the way with its introduction of Touch ID fingerprint scanning in the iPhone in 2013, smartphone makers from across the price spectrum have embraced the technology, and continue to do so, with some market analysts now predicting that within…

New Smart Home Cam From Nest Labs Sports Facial Recognition

New Smart Home Cam From Nest Labs Sports Facial Recognition

Nest Labs has announced a new smart home security camera that can recognize faces and deliver specific alerts to a user’s phone. It’s called Nest Cam IQ, and it comes with some pretty advanced functionality right out of the box. If it detects a person in a user’s home, it can send an alert to…

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix was in attendance at this week’s COMPUTEX B2B ICT trade show, and took the opportunity to show off new technologies in the areas of smart cars and wearables. With respect to the latter, the company has a new cardiac biometrics solution designed for earbud devices. The system can track the user’s heart rate and…

Money 20/20 Europe to Tackle Biometrics, VR, IoT, and More

Money 20/20 Europe to Tackle Biometrics, VR, IoT, and More

“Biometric technology is also expected to once again be a major topic of discussion, with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill returning to host an expert panel discussion entitled The power of choice: Why multimodal biometrics are taking over FinTech.” The organizers of Money20/20 Europe have revealed the event’s full agenda and its keynote speakers. The latter…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics. Favre joined NEXT as its new CEO in February, and the following interview discusses her reasons for joining the Norwegian fingerprint sensor company. The discussion reveals her priorities for the company in 2017, specifically concerning the burgeoning biometric smart cards market. Conversation then turns to…

CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT Market

CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT Market

“The South Korea-based company became the first FIDO Alliance member to host an interoperability event for the consortium outside of the US last year, raising its profile in the authentication industry in the process.” CrucialTec has announced a new, small-scale fingerprint sensor module aimed at Internet of Things applications. The sensor comes in at about 17mm by…

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