iris recognition

World Bank Member to Support IrisGuard Expansion in Jordan

World Bank Member to Support IrisGuard Expansion in Jordan

A new partnership will see the expansion of IrisGuard‘s biometric payments solution in the Jordan region. The company has announced it will receive support from the International Finance Corporation, a World Bank Group member concerned with the advancement of the private sector in developing countries. A statement announcing the partnership suggested the organizations’ collaboration will…

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

“The partnership’s announcement comes immediately after FPC’s announcement of its Q4 and year-end results.” Fingerprint Cards has established a new partnership aimed at strengthening its position in the automotive sector. In a short statement announcing its partnership with Altran, FPC said it will offer its fingerprint and iris recognition technologies to the company for “a…

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

Is Samsung Galaxy S9’s ‘Intelligent Scan’ a Face ID Killer?

Is Samsung Galaxy S9’s ‘Intelligent Scan’ a Face ID Killer?

“The dual biometrics could offer Samsung an easy trump card when it comes to comparisons between the security of the iPhone X and its Galaxy S9 smartphone.” It looks like Samsung is indeed preparing an improved facial recognition feature for its next flagship smartphone. The effort was first reported in speculation about the Galaxy S9…

Princeton Identity Provides Facial and Iris Recognition Tech for Dubai Airport

Princeton Identity Provides Facial and Iris Recognition Tech for Dubai Airport

“…Princeton Identity says it has opened a new office in Dubai that will focus on supporting the work at DXB, while also serving as a hub for the company’s other regional offices in Africa and the Middle East.” Biometric technology from Princeton Identity is now helping to process travelers at the Dubai International Airport (DXB).…

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

Fingerprint Cards and Gentex have announced an exclusive partnership that will see the companies work together on iris-scanning technology for automotive applications. The announcement arrives amid this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where Gentex has been showcasing connected car technologies including an iris-scanning driver authentication system designed for integration into a vehicle’s rear-view mirror. The system…

INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards is a prolific biometric technology vendor, with its fingerprint sensors shipping on 300 smartphone models. But mobile fingerprint scanning is only part of the equation for the company that aims to be a leading biometric company – FPC became a multimodal biometrics provider last year with the acquisition of Delta ID, and the…

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,…

EyeLock to Show Off Access Control, Reference Design Solutions at CES 2018

EyeLock to Show Off Access Control, Reference Design Solutions at CES 2018

EyeLock is getting ready to showcase access control solutions at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company has announced that it’s going to introduce event attendees to its nanoEXT solution, an outdoor version of its nanoNXT access control solution from a couple of years ago. Like that previous solution, nanoEXT uses iris recognition for user…

Stakeholders Celebrate Success of Biometric Election in Somaliland

Stakeholders Celebrate Success of Biometric Election in Somaliland

“In addition to being effective, Iris ID’s technology was also found to be highly efficient.” Various stakeholders are celebrating the successful use of iris recognition technology in Somaliland’s recent presidential election. Authorities used technology provided by Iris ID to register voters ahead of the November election, and to weed out duplicates. Now, Somaliland Press reports…

IrisXR Brings Biometric Authentication to VR Headsets

IrisXR Brings Biometric Authentication to VR Headsets

Xperi subsidiary FotoNation has announced a new iris recognition solution designed for VR and AR applications. Called IrisXR, it’s designed for use with headset devices, with the aim of enabling a high level of security for end users, with FotoNation asserting that it has a false acceptance rate of one in 10 million, as well…

Latest Iteration of Gentex’s Iris-Based Driver Authentication to be Showcased at CES

Latest Iteration of Gentex’s Iris-Based Driver Authentication to be Showcased at CES

Gentex is planning to show off some cutting-edge connected car technologies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, including innovative biometric and payment systems. Its showcase will include the latest iteration of its iris-based driver authentication system. Embedded in the car’s rear-view mirror, it uses infrared scanning to recognize patterns in the user’s iris, prompting in-car…

Iris Authentication Brings Digital ID to Gentex’s New Concept Car

Iris Authentication Brings Digital ID to Gentex’s New Concept Car

Cutting-edge automotive technology from Gentex is being showcased in a new vehicle concept from Rinspeed. The latter company specializes in issuing provocative car designs that are meant to inspire the broader automotive industry, and with its latest ‘Snap’ concept, the company is taking aim at trends in the emerging field of autonomous smart vehicles. The…

Chinese Authorities Implement Mass Collection of Biometrics in Uyghur Region

Chinese Authorities Implement Mass Collection of Biometrics in Uyghur Region

Chinese authorities are in the process of a mass collection of biometric data from the residents of a region with a high population of the Uyghur minority group, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. While 92 percent of China’s residents are considered ethnic Hans, almost half of the residents of the Xinjiang…

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Samsung is reportedly working to improve its iris scanning technology for next year’s Galaxy S9 smartphone, and to bring it to phones lower down the price spectrum, according to a new report. The news complements reports from late November speculating that Samsung is aiming to improve both its iris and facial recognition technology for the…

New Partnership Enables NoPassword Multi-Factor Capabilities for ForgeRock Customers

New Partnership Enables NoPassword Multi-Factor Capabilities for ForgeRock Customers

ForgeRock is bringing enhanced authentication capabilities to its identity security platform thanks to a new partnership with NoPassword. The latter’s authentication system leverages a range of factors to identify authorized users, including biometric identification based on facial, fingerprint, iris, and voice recognition, and additional factors retrieved from a user’s mobile device including geo-location. The capabilities…

BBVA Embraces Samsung Pass For Biometric User Authentication

BBVA Embraces Samsung Pass For Biometric User Authentication

BBVA has become the first Spanish bank to embrace Samsung Pass for user authentication, allowing customers to log into their accounts with Samsung’s biometric technology. Samsung first announced its Samsung Pass platform ahead of the launch of its Note7 smartphone, envisioning it as a master key for online banking and other digital services that would…

Iris Recognition Market to See CAGR of 21 Percent Through 2021: Technavio

Iris Recognition Market to See CAGR of 21 Percent Through 2021: Technavio

The global iris recognition market will grow at a CAGR of 21 percent between this year and 2021, according to a new market forecast from Technavio. Entitled, ‘Global Iris Recognition Market 2017-2021’, the report comes amid growing excitement around iris recognition in the mobile sector. Samsung has proven to be a champion of the technology,…

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…

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