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Digitus Biometrics Wants to Lock Up Your Cabinets, Too

Digitus Biometrics Wants to Lock Up Your Cabinets, Too

Savannah, Georgia-based access control provider Digitus Biometrics has announced a new product for cabinet access control called db Cabinet Sentry. About the size of a late-80s cellphone, the db Cabinet Sentry is a digital locking device that Digitus says can be installed on any server cabinet. The device must be configured with a Digitus lock,…

Ford To Take Biometrics on the Road

Ford To Take Biometrics on the Road

Toyota isn’t the only motor company looking to integrate biometrics in to the largest and fastest mobile device you keep in your garage. Patently Apple – a website that reports on patents filed by Tim Cook’s Cupertino company – has come across a new invention from Ford’s Global Technologies division that would see fingerprint sensors used as…

Biometric Car To Make Appearance In Detroit

Biometric Car To Make Appearance In Detroit

Next week marks the annual Meeting of the Minds summit, an event first co-founded in 2007 by Toyota. This year, the summit will take place in Detroit, Michigan, a city that Toyota describes as redefining itself for the future, from September 30 to October 2. “Like many cities who saw their own stars shine with the…

iPhone Biometrics Spoofed Again, Expert Still Loves Touch ID

iPhone Biometrics Spoofed Again, Expert Still Loves Touch ID

Last year, shortly after the launch of Touch ID, Apple’s smartphone fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S, Marc Rogers spoofed it. In a blog post at the time, Rogers – principal security researcher at Lookout – explained why he did it, how he did it and why the post-password solution still had a place in his good books.…

Apple Puts Biometrics In the Hands of Over 10 Million Customers

The numbers are in today from Apple regarding iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales over the weekend. According to a press release from the company, the number of devices sold exceeds 10 million, breaking previous records. In terms of identity management, this record breaking sales weekend is exceptional because each of those 10 million plus iPhones…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

On Tuesday, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

Mobile Biometrics Month Feature 2: Apple’s New Biometric Devices

Mobile Biometrics Month Feature 2: Apple’s New Biometric Devices

On Tuesday, Apple made good on a number of long circulating rumors with it’s now-expected annual September product announcement. Last year around this time, the company announced Touch ID – the fingerprint sensor that would be able to replace the lock screen PIN and iTunes passwords on the iPhone 5S. This year, Apple’s announcement brought more…

Interview: mofiria CEO Satoshi Amagai and Jintaro Nozawa, Fujisoft

findBIOMETRICS, had the chance to interview Satoshi Amagai, president and CEO of mofira, and Jintaro Nozawa, Director and Executive Operating Officer at Fujisoft. The discussion serves as an excellent overview of what each company has to offer in the biometric arena and the verticals ripe for finger vein authentication, as well as how their new partnership will manifest over the next year.

New Biometric Software Bringing Ear Recognition To Smartphones

New Biometric Software Bringing Ear Recognition To Smartphones

A new partnership between Siam Smartphone and Descartes Biometrics is promising a new mobile strong authentication solution: ear recognition. Called ERGO, the ear biometric authentication technology that serves the usual post-password demands that are finding traction in the world of consumer mobile devices. The novel biometric technology guards the lock screen of Android smartphones and…

The Many Modes of Biometric Physical Access Control

The Many Modes of Biometric Physical Access Control

March 27, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      “A perfect example of the many ways that biometrics fit into the world of physical access control is the Morpho (Safran) product line that will be showcased at booth 8089 at next week’s ISC West conference. “ Though ISC West is not, in name, a…

Zwipe Appoints Robert Fee as North American Sales Director

Zwipe Appoints Robert Fee as North American Sales Director

March 25, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Zwipe is a manufacturer of a particularly cost and labor effective biometric physical access solution. The Zwipe biometric card features an embedded capacitive fingerprint sensor that authenticates on-card before allowing a smartcard reader (any and all ISO 14443 readers)to receive a positive signal, allowing access…

Zwipe Biometric Access Cards To Be Provided by Farpointe Data to OEMs

Zwipe Biometric Access Cards To Be Provided by Farpointe Data to OEMs

February 13, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Enough can’t be said about the need for biometric security solutions providers to break down the barriers in adoption that customers face when looking to upgrade an access control system. This is especially true when considering physical access control. Integrating a new, still futuristic-seeming technology…

Touch ID: Apple’s iPhone 5S Fingerprint Biometrics Announcement

Ever since Apple acquired Authentec in July of 2012, and with it the design patents for fingerprint biometrics technology, the world of mobile security has been completely abuzz with rumors and speculation, not so much of whether or not we will see fingerprint biometrics powered locks in an iPhone, but when that sighting will occur.…

Seriously Fun Authentication: The Advent of Biometric Gaming

August 21, 2013 – by Peter B.Counter An iPhone with a fingerprint sensor in its home button: this is the mental image quickly becoming the most associated with the term “consumer biometrics.” The immensely popular Apple handheld device is rumored to be protected by a fingerprint, the very piece of the user that interfaces with…

McAfee and Intel Deliver New Model for Consumer Security

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McAfee today announced McAfee® LiveSafeTM service, the first unlimited cross-device security service to use cutting-edge facial and voice recognition technology to protect users’ digital lives. Delivering on the joint vision with Intel to redefine the consumer security experience, McAfee LiveSafe service enables consumers to connect with confidence by safeguarding users’ data, identity and…

Interview with James W. Jimmy Bianco, V.P. of Sales and Marketing, CMI Time management

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So we released a product about 6 years ago called Touchtime that was a touch screen kiosk running Windows in that day with an XP operating system. The problem with it was that it wasn’t very portable, it was large and expensive. So most recently we have just released a 10” tablet style data collection terminal for work force management. It runs a Windows 8 operating system which is the open architecture everybody is looking for it handles and supports all of the different card technologies as well as fingerprint in a very small rugged package for half the price for what Touchtime used to be. Because we have the Touchtime as a controller we’ve released another product that works in conjunction with it that uses a near field communication, a Zigbee communication, it’s called Simple Time. It’s a low cost device with a display and keypad again and all the card readers and fingerprint reader but it wirelessly talks pier to pier or terminal to terminal to terminal and that’s with a controller…

ZKTeco Launched the Most Value-added RFID Access Control Device

ZKTeco China, March, 2013: Recently, ZKTeco launched its first TFT color display and touch screen RFID access control device—SC700. Compared with other RFID access control device, it has a lot of value-added features. Firstly, SC700 is a 125 KHz proximity access control terminal with incorporated 3’’ TFT LCD. The color display and touch screen operation offers…

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