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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought Voice Month to a close with a look back on our February festivities. In the industry news section voice recognition was still making headlines, fingerprints (especially Touch ID) were all over the place, and mobility remained a prominent topic as eyes turn to Barcelona for next week’s Mobile…

FIDO Ready Tech Coming From AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs

FIDO Ready Tech Coming From AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs

Voice biometrics developer AGNITiO and FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs (NNL) have teamed up to offer a FIDO Ready solution adhering to the Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. The announcement comes in anticipation of next week’s Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. FIDO’s UAF specification refers to the passwordless authentication concept, in which a use can…

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Touch sensor developer Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has joined the FIDO Alliance. The move comes just in time for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company will be its wearable tech and Internet of Things solutions. Cypress was in the news last year when it partnered with IDEX ASA to implement that company’s fingerprint…

IDEX Repositions for Global Market

IDEX Repositions for Global Market

Fingerprint biometrics developer IDEX ASA has announced some big changes to its management team and its general business strategy. Two key positions have been added, while another executive will step down to take a consultant role. First, the new positions: Art Stewart, a fingerprint sensors veteran with experience in AuthenTec and Synaptics, has been appointed…

MWC 2015: ElevenPaths to Showcase Biometric Solutions

MWC 2015: ElevenPaths to Showcase Biometric Solutions

Digital security company ElevenPaths, in partnership with Spanish telecom company Telefónica, S.A., has announced two new security solutions that they’ll be showcasing at the Mobile World Congress 2015. Dubbed SmartID and SealSign respectively, both new solutions prominently feature biometric security. SmartID is a user authentication system designed both for apps and physical equipment. The system uses a…

New Device Combines Biometrics and Smart Documents

New Device Combines Biometrics and Smart Documents

Mobile biometrics developer Credence ID has unveiled a new handheld solution. Called the CredenceOne-MRZ, it’s an authentication device that can both read smart documents and perform its own biometric fingerprint scanning and face recognition. The device looks like slightly large version of the kind of wireless credit card readers found in many restaurants, and is…

Royal Bank of Scotland Embraces TouchID Security

Royal Bank of Scotland Embraces TouchID Security

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced Touch ID support, according to a Reuters article. RBS and NatWest customers who use iPhones can now use the fingerprint-scanning Touch ID system to log in to their mobile banking apps. The move makes RBS the first British bank to allow this kind of biometric login. According to…

South Korean Company Patents Display Panel Fingerprint Sensor

South Korean Company Patents Display Panel Fingerprint Sensor

A South Korean biometrics company has developed a fingerprint sensor that can be embedded under the display panel of a smartphone, according to a Korea Herald article by Kim Young-won. The company, CrucialTec, says that it has just received approval for the relevant patent, filed back in 2012. This news comes only days after reports…

Mobile Biometric Revenues To Hit $33.3 Billion By 2020

Mobile Biometric Revenues To Hit $33.3 Billion By 2020

According to Acuity Market Intelligence, revenues stemming from the mobile biometric marketplace will reach $33.3 billion annually by the year 2020. The growth is massive, with revenue from devices, transactions and apps growing at a CAGR of 90 percent. “Mobility is the driving force that will unleash the long awaited biometric revolution,“ says Acuity principal…

ImageWare Systems Joins Forces with TransUnion in Pursuit of Biometric Security

ImageWare Systems Joins Forces with TransUnion in Pursuit of Biometric Security

ImageWare Systems, Inc. and TransUnion have struck a deal to combine their technological forces in pursuit of a biometric authentication system to protect against fraud. The bulk of TransUnion’s business is the management of credit and financial information, and as commerce continues to shift into the mobile and digital world, their interest in securing their ID Manager…

Shareholder Change-Up at Precise Biometrics

Shareholder Change-Up at Precise Biometrics

There’s been a little shake-up at Sweden’s Precise Biometrics. A big shareholder, Skagen Fonder, has sold off its shares, causing the firm’s representative on the Nomination Committee, Ole Soeberg, to resign his post there. The Nomination Committee then asked HJ Byggkonsulter AB to join, and that firm agreed and sent Uno Jonsson as their representative.…

ImageWare’s New Biometric Commerce Solution To Debut in Germany

ImageWare’s New Biometric Commerce Solution To Debut in Germany

This week at the Fujitsu Forum in Munich, Germany, ImageWare Systems will be debuting and demonstrating a biometric retail solution. ImageWare, a mobile and cloud-based biometrics specialist, has combined its GoVerifyID app with the Fujitsu Retail Solution Marketplace, enabling point of sale transactions to be biometrically authenticated and completed through mobile channels. Rowan Cape, director of Global Retail Software…

MasterCard Looks to Biometric Future of Security

MasterCard Looks to Biometric Future of Security

MasterCard is on the cusp of a full embrace of biometric security, according to a V3 article by Roland Moore-Colyer. The company is working with Visa to ensure that such security measures effectively replace the password system in a protocol set to roll out next year. In an interview with V3, MasterCard’s senior VP of Authentication…

Further Patent Offerings Indicate High Value of Biometric Tech

Further Patent Offerings Indicate High Value of Biometric Tech

The ICAP Patent Brokerage has announced additional offerings to its patent portfolio auction taking place in early December. In a telling trend, the portfolios mostly revolve around financial services and security, and a few are specifically concerned with biometrics. One of the portfolios is for a number of patents for a mobile payment system that…

Biometric Technology to Help EMS Save Lives

Biometric Technology to Help EMS Save Lives

A US charity called the MedicAlert Foundation is harnessing the power of biometric technology to help save lives. In a new partnership, Xelios Biometrics will provide the MedicAlert Foundation with myLife-Touch devices. The devices allow on-site fingerprint scanning, which will link to a MedicAlert database of individuals’ health information. The MedicAlert Foundation is a first-responder medical service. In cases…

EyeLock Inc. on a Roll with New Partnership

EyeLock Inc. on a Roll with New Partnership

Iris biometrics technology developer EyeLock Inc. has announced a partnership with Winstron NeWeb Corporation in a deal that will see EyeLock’s technology embedded in numerous connected devices. In other words, EyeLock’s iris-scanning technology is making its way into the growing Internet of Things. It’s good news on top of good news for EyeLock; their ‘myris’…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

The prospect of travelling by air may have one time, long ago, held some amount of excitement for travelers. In a bygone era that some might call more innocent or possibly naive, the experience of boarding an airplane might have held dignity, convenience and something resembling novelty. I don’t know. I have not lived in…

Crossmatch Comes Down on Truant Bakers

Crossmatch Comes Down on Truant Bakers

Fresh off its re-branding effort after acquiring DigitalPersona, biometric technology provider Crossmatch has announced that its U.are.U fingerprint scanners have been installed throughout the bakeries of Mexico’s upscale Montparnasse Pasteleria, concluding the installation process that began in June. The retail bakery chain’s main concern in installing the technology was the apparently common practice of employees’…

New Report Helps Build Case for Mobile Biometric Security

New Report Helps Build Case for Mobile Biometric Security

A new study from Javelin Strategy & Research indicates a worrying trend of consumer apathy towards security, and provides some validation for biometric security solutions. The report was sponsored by Nok Nok Labs, one of the found members of the FIDO Alliance biometrics industry regulator. The report offers a number of insights, some less surprising than others.…

Integrated Biometrics Continues to Promote Biometric Security

Integrated Biometrics Continues to Promote Biometric Security

Fresh off a number of conference talks, including Carts Secure Connexions 2014 and EU-LISA (European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice), executives from Integrated Biometrics continue to preach the gospel of biometric security in a new NCTechNews article. Integrated Biometrics is a developer of FBI-certified,…

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