Mobility

Smartphone with Clear ID to Launch in India

Smartphone with Clear ID to Launch in India

The sequel to Vivo’s pioneering X20 Plus UD smartphone is coming to India, with the country’s major retailer Flipkart announcing that it will be exclusive retailer of the Vivo X21. The device maintains the key feature of its predecessor – an in-display fingerprint sensor. Developed by Synaptics, the Clear ID biometric technology allows a fingerprint…

Fingerprint Sensor Market Still on the Rise: Report

Fingerprint Sensor Market Still on the Rise: Report

“MarketsandMarkets highlights the efforts of NEXT Biometrics, Fingerprint Cards, and IDEX in pioneering these technologies.” While a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have come under intense market pressure over the past year due to shrinking margins in the mobile sector, the overall fingerprint sensor market will continue its upward trajectory over the next several years,…

Synaptics’ Clear ID Fingerprint Sensor Wins Big at 2018 Display Industry Awards

Synaptics’ Clear ID Fingerprint Sensor Wins Big at 2018 Display Industry Awards

Synaptics‘ Clear ID fingerprint sensor solution has been named “Component of the Year” by the Society for Information Display, or SID. The recognition is one of the three categories of the 2018 Display Industry Awards, which also include the categories of “Display of the Year” and “Display Application of the Year”. For industry watchers, Clear…

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

“While FPC is seeking to pursue opportunities in new market areas such as biometric payment cards, the company is also working to improve production costs so that it can remain competitive in the capacitive fingerprint sensor market for smartphones…” A number of recently launched smartphones feature fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has…

Innovatrics Jumps Into Selfie-Enrollment Market

Innovatrics Jumps Into Selfie-Enrollment Market

With excitement growing over selfie-based enrollment solutions, Innovatrics has jumped into the ring. The company has announced a new solution called the Digital Onboarding Toolkit, or DOT. The biometric enrollment system requires three simple steps. First, an end user takes a picture of a piece of official ID, such as a driver’s license. Next, they…

Qualcomm is Ready For Android P and its Biometric Upgrade

Qualcomm is Ready For Android P and its Biometric Upgrade

Android P is on the way, and Qualcomm has taken some important proactive measures to clear its path. The company has announced that it has worked directly with Google’s developers to ensure that its Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chip platforms are fully prepared to support Android’s newest operating system. In particular, the preparations focused on the…

Looks Like All Three 2018 iPhones Will Use Face ID

Looks Like All Three 2018 iPhones Will Use Face ID

Apple is definitely sticking with Face ID for this year’s new flagship iPhones, and is even doubling down on it with improvements to the underlying software, suggest new rumors from Mac Otakara. Citing an anonymous source in Apple’s supply chain, the Japanese blog says that Apple is planning a 6.5″ OLED iPhone for this year.…

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

“Yoti’s platform allows end users to confirm their identities with a video selfie, leveraging biometrics for identity verification and eliminating the need to share an entire identity document.” Yoti has found an important new ally in the promotion of its mobile ID system: CitizenCard is a UK not-for-profit organization that offers Home Office-sanctioned ID cards,…

‘OpenMedReady’ Framework Ties Biometrics to Patient Data

‘OpenMedReady’ Framework Ties Biometrics to Patient Data

A number of firms involved in the technology and health sectors have banded together to establish a standards framework for remote health care. The initiative is dubbed “OpenMedReady”. The collaborators include Arm, ForgeRock, Philips, Qualcomm Life, Sparsa, and US TrustedCare. And their mission, according to a statement from the firms, is to “complement existing standards…

Aware Inc. Celebrates Enterprise Security Magazine Recognition

Aware Inc. Celebrates Enterprise Security Magazine Recognition

“Aware noted that it plans to demonstrate its Knomi solution at the Connect:ID exhibition in Washington next week…” Enterprise Security Magazine has named Aware, Inc. a “Top Ten Multifactor Authentication Solution Provider of 2018,” the latter has announced. The recognition granted Aware a profile in the March edition of Enterprise Security Magazine. The profile focuses…

Jumio Once Again Sees 400+ Percent Sales Jump in Quarterly Update

Jumio Once Again Sees 400+ Percent Sales Jump in Quarterly Update

“The sales were driven by Jumio’s NetVerify solution, which applies facial recognition and document reading through a standard mobile camera to verify the identities of end users. “ Jumio‘s winning streak continues, with the company announcing a jump of more than 400 percent year-over-year jump in its Q1 sales. And what’s more, Jumio says this…

Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Financial Solutions has invested in behavioral biometrics specialist SecuredTouch as part of a larger partnership between the firms. In a statement, the firms were vague about the details of the investment and their partnership, asserting only that Arvato “has chosen to strategically invest in online security and decided to partner with Israeli-based SecuredTouch.” The companies…

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

“Integrating a version of Face ID into the Apple Watch would allow the device to emulate features of the iPhone X, including revealing notifications and unlocking when the user looks at the device, and potentially even allowing for video calls.” Patent filings suggest Apple is exploring the idea of bringing its Face ID authentication system…

Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

“Such security precautions are vital to an app like Humaniq. Launched toward the end of last year, the platform allows users to trade the company’s HMQ cryptocurrency…” Humaniq has upgraded the biometric security of its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Thanks to new ‘bioID’ settings, the app uses behavioral biometrics to assess patterns in user activity. If…

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Apple’s Android competitors won’t be able to implement sophisticated facial recognition in their own devices until the latter half of next year, and are instead embracing in-display fingerprint scanning technology in the meantime, suggest new industry reports. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes asserts that Android device makers, which tend to target the middle of the smartphone…

Momentum Continues for FacePhi with Latest Contract

Momentum Continues for FacePhi with Latest Contract

“FacePhi’s solution is designed to leverage a standard smartphone camera to capture a user’s facial biometrics and match them against their identity documents.” FacePhi has sealed its 22nd contract, the company has announced, with a new client in Bancro Macro of Argentina. The bank has incorporated FacePhi’s biometric onboarding solution with the help of Compusistem,…

Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics algorithm software is powering the fingerprint scanning capability of a new smartphone from Huawei. Unlike the Honor 9, which featured a Fingerprint Cards sensor, the new Honor 10 uses fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm. And unlike Huawei’s recently launched Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, the sensor is not embedded within the Honor 10’s display, but…

Toronto-based Goldmoney Picks Jumio For Onboarding

Toronto-based Goldmoney Picks Jumio For Onboarding

Another client is looking to take full advantage of Jumio‘s mobile biometric identity verification platform: Toronto-based Goldmoney. In the age of BitCoin mining, Goldmoney’s business revolves around the old-fashioned idea of investing in actual precious metals. But this is also the mobile age, and Goldmoney must adapt to trends in digitalization – and digital fraud…

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

In the wake of this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards is reporting multiple new device launches featuring FPC fingerprint sensors. ZTE’s Blade V9 smartphone features an FPC1145 sensor model, while LG’s new K10 and K10+ smartphones feature the FPC1228. And Huawei, which had perhaps the strongest showing in MWC’s Glomo Awards, launched its M5…

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