iris recognition

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

Allegedly leaked renders of the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone depict a device with an extra-large display, a USB-C port, and, of course, an attached holster for its stylus. The renders indicate that, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the device will have almost no bezel, and will sport an AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 aspect…

Iris ID Provides Biometrics For Tongrentang, Traditional Chinese Medicine Producer

Iris ID Provides Biometrics For Tongrentang, Traditional Chinese Medicine Producer

Iris ID has a new client – Tongrentang, a Beijing-based producer of traditional Chinese medicines. According to Iris ID, Tongrentang was founded in 1669, and has expanded over the centuries to an enterprise that now comprises over a thousand retail outlets and even hospitals. Within a few years, the Iris ID partnership will see 20,000…

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

“While [the Galaxy Note7] had been intended to pioneer mobile iris scanning, the Galaxy S8 has seen that goal through, with Samsung aiming to make iris-based authentication an increasingly important component of its device-based payments ecosystem.” The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have together won in the Best Smartphone category of this year’s 2017 Asia…

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

“Essentially, it’s meant to offer a means of identifying registered individuals by their biometric traits, without unnecessarily revealing other personal information, with trusted parties to the blockchain system assuring credibility.” ID2020 held its Platform for Change Summit at the United Nations today, with Accenture, Microsoft, and Avanade showcasing a new identity platform based on blockchain…

BRIEF: The Coming Iris Recognition Revolution

BRIEF: The Coming Iris Recognition Revolution

In 2013, Apple introduced its first smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanning system, Touch ID. Just a few years later, fingerprint scanning technology can be found in smartphones from a wide range of device makers, and is increasingly finding its way onto other devices like tablets and laptops. Apple, as perhaps the top prestige brand…

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…

Fingerprint Cards Has Completed Its Acquisition Of Delta ID

Fingerprint Cards Has Completed Its Acquisition Of Delta ID

“… it could also help [Fingerprint Cards] to expand beyond the mobile market in which it has attained a leading position.” Fingerprint Cards has completed its acquisition of Delta ID. The deal was first announced at the start of February, when FPC announced it would pay SEK 938 million to acquire the iris recognition specialist.…

Iris ID Tech Adopted for Military Communications

Iris ID Tech Adopted for Military Communications

“The tablets are designed to offer encrypted, high-speed communications between troops in the field and administrators at headquarters, and will now use Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator matching software to authenticate soldiers’ identities…” Soldiers could soon be using Iris ID technology to enable secure communications from the battlefield. The company has announced that its…

Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

The completion of Advent International and Bpifrance’s acquisition of Safran Identity & Security signals the latest watermark in what appears to be a rising trend of M&A activity in the identity industry. It follows soon after Gemalto announced earlier this month that it had finalized its acquisition of 3M’s identity management business, 3M Cogent. And…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

Dermalog Gets Fast Iris Matching Tech Certified by SGS-TÜV Saar

Dermalog Gets Fast Iris Matching Tech Certified by SGS-TÜV Saar

Dermalog has received SGS-TÜV Saar certification for its iris recognition technology, the company has announced. SGS-TÜV Saar is a German testing and auditing firm primarily concerned with industrial facilities, environmental impact, consumer products, and management processes. In a statement announcing its certification, Dermalog says SGS-TÜV Saar has confirmed that its iris recognition technology can make 8.5 million…

Iris ID Tech Helps Streamline Passenger Screening at Qatar Airport

Iris ID Tech Helps Streamline Passenger Screening at Qatar Airport

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport is offering automated biometric passenger screening to Qatari residents, and Iris ID technology provides the system’s biometric backbone. The system is, of course, based on iris recognition, with passengers required to place their passports on a document reader at an initial screening gate, and to undergo iris scans at a final…

STANLEY Security Partnership to Extend EyeLock’s Access Control Presence

STANLEY Security Partnership to Extend EyeLock’s Access Control Presence

“EyeLock has lately drawn attention to its intensive focus on technological R&D with various new patents.” EyeLock has partnered with STANLEY Security to bring its iris recognition technology to more access control applications. In a statement announcing the partnership, EyeLock emphasized its new partner’s prominence in the industry, calling STANLEY Security “one of the world’s…

EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock has joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) and received factory certification from the access control specialist. The developments mean that EyeLock’s iris-based biometric authentication technology is now ready for integration into Lenel’s OnGuard access control platform. In a statement, EyeLock Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer Anthony Antolino called the Lenel factory certification…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

When it comes to physical access biometrics, few things are more important than maintaining a balance between security and convenience. As biometrics become more pervasive as a physical security mechanism, contactless biometrics have gained a great deal of traction, offering the highest levels of user convenience without compromising the considerably strong security brought to the table…

FotoNation to Demo Tech at Embedded Vision Summit

FotoNation to Demo Tech at Embedded Vision Summit

Xperi Corporation subsidiary FofoNation will show off some of its biometric technologies at next week’s Embedded Vision Summit, the company has announced. The company will demonstrate face and body detection and tracking technology along with iris recognition technology at the event. And its general manager, Petronel Bigioi, will deliver a presentation. Entitled “Ultra-Efficient VPU: Low-Power…

New EyeLock Patent Further Refines Iris Imaging

New EyeLock Patent Further Refines Iris Imaging

“U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260 details a system meant to further refine iris imaging.” EyeLock LLC has announced another new patent for its iris scanning technology. U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260 details a system meant to further refine iris imaging. It assesses certain conditions during iris capture — sharpness of the image, the position of the iris — to…

Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation

Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation

Zwipe is offering more details on its new partnership with Malaysia-based Iris Corporation Berhad. The companies’ collaboration was reported immediately in the wake of the Seamless Asia expo, where Zwipe demonstrated its new biometric payment card solution. Details at the time were scant, but it has now come to light that the partnership comes in…

Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

“While the full-size display is the most eye-grabbing feature of the S8, its biometric capabilities will also come as notable enhancements over previous Samsung smartphones…” Samsung has officially released its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and South Korea. For industry watchers and smartphone enthusiasts, the…

News Roundup: Biometric Smart Cards Are Here

News Roundup: Biometric Smart Cards Are Here

Last week at FindBiometrics biometric smart cards made the biggest headlines thanks to two high profile payment solutions with embedded fingerprint sensors. The news was multimodal on the whole, with face, iris, fingerprint, behavioral, and voice all receiving coverage. Meanwhile, the clock ticked down as we continued to prepare for our upcoming behavioral biometrics webinar.…

Iris ID Radio Talks Canadian Biometric Border Control With FindBiometrics [AUDIO]

Iris ID Radio Talks Canadian Biometric Border Control With FindBiometrics [AUDIO]

A collaboration between Iris ID and IBM recently brought iris recognition biometrics to the Canada US border crossing via the Canadian Border Services Agency’s NEXUS program. The Iris ID Radio podcast interviewed two Canadian travelers familiar with the process—including FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill—to provide an end user perspective on the experience of border crossings enhanced with…

EyeLock Receives Patent Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning System

EyeLock Receives Patent Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning System

EyeLock has received approval for a patent detailing a method of making mobile iris scanning more effective. The system described essentially revolves around the capture of several images of a given user with a smartphone camera, with EyeLock software automatically selecting the highest-quality images for iris scanning. Thus the system could be used to conserve…

Delta ID Pushes for Iris-Based Aadhaar Authentication

Delta ID Pushes for Iris-Based Aadhaar Authentication

“Just as mobile fingerprint scanning started on high-end devices from Apple and quickly spread to cheaper smartphones, many expect the same pattern to unfold with respect to mobile iris scanning.” With excitement building over smartphone iris scanning, Delta ID is seeking to pioneer the technology’s use with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID program. As the…

Patent Shows Microsoft is Looking Into Iris Scanning

Patent Shows Microsoft is Looking Into Iris Scanning

“…the patent application details a smartphone deployment, but it also notes that the system could be implemented in a range of other applications, including “Xbox, HoloLens, [and] Surface Books” implementations.” A newly published patent application indicates that Microsoft is exploring iris recognition technology, reports Patently Mobile. The patent outlines an iris recognition method based on…

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Iris ID

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Iris ID. The conversation begins with talk of Iris ID’s presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and how iris recognition is gaining a great deal of momentum in mobility, finance, and other popular markets. Talk then turns…

Financial ID Briefing: Money Talks Down Under

Financial ID Briefing: Money Talks Down Under

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. Samsung Pay Launches in UAE Samsung Pay has come to the United Arab Emirates. Initially arriving via an early access program, Mastercard quickly announced its support for Samsung’s contactless mobile wallet in the…

Sheriff’s Coalition Votes to Extend Biometric Border Security Along US-Mexico Border

Sheriff’s Coalition Votes to Extend Biometric Border Security Along US-Mexico Border

A coalition of US Sheriffs stationed along the Mexico border has unanimously voted to enhance and expand a biometric border security program. The “I.R.I.S.” program is orchestrated by BI2 Technologies, an organization concerned with the security of the southern border. Now, with the official approval of the Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition, the program will seek funding from…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Mohammed Murad, Iris ID [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Mohammed Murad, Iris ID [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas for ISC West where biometrics are booming. Paying a visit to the Iris ID booth (#3083), FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill interviewed Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Iris ID. The discussion begins with a rundown of the new product innovations Iris ID is showing off at this year’s conference, including a new self-service…

ISC West Opens with a Bang – and Booming Biometrics

ISC West Opens with a Bang – and Booming Biometrics

ISC West opened with a bang yesterday. Boom! Percussion kicked things off with a performance on the main stage, and the show floor opened with the fire of confetti cannons. From there, attendees flooded the new Unmanned Security Expo, and the Connected Security Expo, where FBI Cyber Security Section Chief Philip Celestini outlined the vulnerabilities…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas for the ISC West 2017 conference and exhibition. Today FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill stopped by the Princeton Identity booth (#7079) for a brief interview with company CEO Mark Clifton. Princeton Identity is attending the show in the wake of some major releases—its iris recognition technology is featured on Samsung’s recently…

ISC West: Princeton Identity Announces IOM Access200 Access Control Solution

ISC West: Princeton Identity Announces IOM Access200 Access Control Solution

Princeton Identity has announced its first standalone product as an independent company. Called the IOM Access200, it’s a face and iris scanning unit aimed at access control applications. The company plans to showcase the IOM Access200 at this week’s ISC West security expo in Las Vegas, where it will be demonstrating the solution in booth #7079.…

EyeLock Patent Links Iris and Face Biometrics

EyeLock Patent Links Iris and Face Biometrics

EyeLock has received approval for its 45th patent, the company has announced. Patent No. 9,613,281 describes a system linking a captured iris image with a certain face image in a process involving a single user. According to the company, the system includes a mechanism ensuring that both biometric modalities are capturing from a live scan,…

Safran to Upgrade Nigerian Biometric ID Program

Safran to Upgrade Nigerian Biometric ID Program

“The contract extension comes soon after news that Nigerian authorities were planning to use biometrics in a nationwide census…” Africa’s most populous country is getting a biometric upgrade from Safran Identity & Security. The company has announced that the National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC) has renewed its contract with Safran and is proceeding…

Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay is coming to the United Arab Emirates, announcing an “early access” program for the country. With Samsung having recently completed an “early access” program for India, this appears to be Samsung’s new way of announcing the coming arrival of its mobile payment platform for a given market. In India’s case, the early access…

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Biometrics Month to a close as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for this week’s ISC West conference and exhibition from which we will be reporting live. There was a ton of news activity in the realm of fingerprints, Samsung launched its multimodal Galaxy S8 handset, and…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Biometrics Courtesy of Princeton Identity

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Biometrics Courtesy of Princeton Identity

“Princeton Identity was also the supplier of the iris scanning technology in the Galaxy Note7, Samsung’s aborted first effort in mobile iris scanning.” The iris scanning functionality of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy smartphones is powered by Princeton Identity technology, the biometrics specialist has announced. For those who have followed Samsung’s efforts in mobile biometrics over the past…

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

“Now available in numerous major markets including the US, Canada, and much of Europe, Identity Check already supported fingerprint and facial recognition…” With Samsung having only just officially unveiled its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, Mastercard is highlighting how the devices’ iris scanning functionality can be used to make mobile purchases more convenient. In…

Samsung Puts Strong Emphasis on Convenient and Secure Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Samsung Puts Strong Emphasis on Convenient and Secure Galaxy S8 Biometrics

As it starts to promote its new flagship devices in earnest, Samsung is putting a strong emphasis on the security and convenience offered by the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The stars of the show are, of course, iris scanning and facial recognition. Samsung says that the latter will actually improve with use, learning to recognize…

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 With Finger, Face and Iris Biometrics

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 With Finger, Face and Iris Biometrics

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+. And as anticipated, the devices offer multimodal biometric authentication capabilities, supporting fingerprint, iris, and facial recognition. Two of those modalities have long been expected. Fingerprint scanning is now a standard feature on upper-range contemporary smartphones; and after first trying to…

New EyeLock Iris Scanner Designed for Rugged Deployments

New EyeLock Iris Scanner Designed for Rugged Deployments

EyeLock LLC has announced a new iris scanning solution designed for rugged outdoor deployments. Called the Nano EXT, the device offers IP-67 water and dust resistance, IK10 impact protection, and a design compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. It can scan users from a distance of 19-24 inches, and is designed to automatically adjust…

QiSQi Offers Multimodal Phone for Police, Border Officials

QiSQi Offers Multimodal Phone for Police, Border Officials

“MABIS’s fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition technologies are all managed through a BioSSL software platform…” UK-based QiSQi Identification Solutions has announced a new device that it says is the first mobile phone to feature embedded fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition capabilities. The firm calls it MABIS, for Mobile Automated Biometric Identification System. Its fingerprint recognition…

FPC Aims To Be the Leader in Biometry

FPC Aims To Be the Leader in Biometry

Earlier this month we were in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2017 where biometrics technology once again received great deal of attention. One of the big identity trends of this year’s show was fingerprint sensor innovation—under-glass deployments, in-keyboard integrations, even the unveiling of the world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor. Among the excitement around this modality…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

“The platform arrives in the country at an awkward time. IDFC Bank has just launched its Aadhaar Pay mobile app, allowing merchants to accept payments on their smartphones without the need for customers to use their own smartphone or even a payment card.” Samsung has officially launched its mPayment platform in India. The development arrives…

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Singapore’s Changi Airport is on a course for multi-modal biometric screening, reports The Straits Times. The airport already uses fingerprint-based passenger identification, but will soon introduce facial and iris scanning. Such biometric scans will be enabled through Terminal 4, or “T4”, which is scheduled to open toward the end of this year, and will employ what…

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to take a deep dive into the evolving world of connectivity and biometrics with our Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 coverage. The industry news was filled with more fingerprint innovation as we posted our recent interview with FPC CEO Christian Fredrikson, and the week’s headlines were rounded out with the…

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Samsung is planning to incorporate facial recognition into the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, reports The Korea Economic Daily. The feature will complement iris scanning in the device’s overall biometric authentication process. While Samsung had previously been keen to push the enhanced security of iris scanning on its aborted Note7 smartphone last year, a company official…

Dramatic Growth Predicted for Iris Recognition Market: Tractica

Dramatic Growth Predicted for Iris Recognition Market: Tractica

The global iris recognition market is in for huge growth over the next several years, according to a new forecast from Tractica. The market research firm projects that it will rise from an estimated value of $676.6 million last year to $4.1 billion by the year 2025, with annual shipments of iris scanning devices rising…

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

Last week FindBiometrics was reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), along with our sister site Mobile ID World. The conference was filled to the brim with big fingerprint biometrics news, while elsewhere in the industry we reported on national ID, enterprise applications, and contactless modalities. Take a look back on the…

New Infrared LEDs Designed for Facial, Iris Scanning on Mobile

New Infrared LEDs Designed for Facial, Iris Scanning on Mobile

Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced two new infrared LEDs designed to facilitate iris and facial recognition on mobile devices. The Oslux SFH 4787S is designed to emit its infrared light at a special angled direction in order to align with the mobile device’s camera, helping to ensure that the subject’s iris is illuminated evenly. The…

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