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Biometrics Come To COMBANK Via Fiserv

Biometrics Come To COMBANK Via Fiserv

Commercial Bank of Ceylon (or ‘COMBANK’), a major Sri Lankan bank, is about to get an IT upgrade from Fiserv, the latter has announced. The bank will implement Fiserv’s DigitalAccess platform. The new digital banking solution will support multiple local languages including Sinhala, Tamil, Bengali, and Divehi. As for functionality, it will allow customers to…

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

“It’s a notable development in the wake of Apple’s new iPhone X, which abandons Apple’s pioneering fingerprint recognition system in favor of face scanning for device unlocking. “ OnePlus’s newest smartphone features a full-size display and built-in facial recognition. The OnePlus 5T is a new iteration of the OnePlus 5 announced this past summer. But…

New Biometric Banking Solution to Enter Pilot Trial in December

New Biometric Banking Solution to Enter Pilot Trial in December

A new biometric authentication solution for mobile banking applications is about get go into a pilot test. The solution, CardLok, comes from New York-based Ipsidy. It’s a multi-factor biometric authentication platform designed specifically for use by financial institutions. It’s going to be trialed this December by Miami-based Intercredit Bank, N.A., which will offer it to…

Automotive Biometrics Market to Reach $969 Million by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Automotive Biometrics Market to Reach $969 Million by 2023: Goode Intelligence

The automotive biometrics market will reach a value of $969 million by 2023, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence. Entitled, “Biometrics for the Connected Car; Automotive Biometrics Market Analysis & Forecasts 2018-2023”, the report asserts that this value will reflect a CAGR of 96 percent over the forecast period. In a statement announcing…

Synaptics Says In-Display Fingerprint Solution Will Go Into Mass Production This Year

Synaptics Says In-Display Fingerprint Solution Will Go Into Mass Production This Year

Synaptics says its under-glass fingerprint sensor technology will see an in-display deployment in a mobile device this year. The company first announced its Natural ID FS9100 sensor line at the end of last year. It’s an optical fingerprint sensor that Synaptics says can scan through a full millimeter of cover glass. At the time of…

New Mobile ID App Yoti Emphasizes User Privacy

New Mobile ID App Yoti Emphasizes User Privacy

A UK firm has launched a new mobile ID app that places a strong emphasis on user privacy. The Yoti app is designed to first confirm users with a selfie and a photo of a driver’s license or a passport. From there, additional personal details can be loaded to the app such as phone number,…

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

“Vivo also emphasized its collaboration with Qualcomm on in-display fingerprint sensor technology…” Three major smartphone companies have signed non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU) agreements to purchase 12 billion dollars’ worth of Qualcomm technology over the next three years. The agreements were signed as part of a larger bilateral trade initiative undertaken upon President Donald Trump’s…

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Apple is ditching Touch ID and bringing its new Face ID facial recognition system to next year’s iPad, according to a new Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the report asserts that Apple essentially wants to adapt the key design elements that make the new iPhone X stand out to its flagship…

Thai Authorities Expand Biometric Registration Program to All SIM Cards

Thai Authorities Expand Biometric Registration Program to All SIM Cards

Authorities in Thailand are expanding the country’s biometric registration program for mobile subscribers nationwide. The National Broadcasting and Telecom Commission first announced that mobile network operators would be required to offer voluntary biometric registration to interested subscribers near the start of this year, and followed that move in late spring with a regulation mandating biometric…

How Will iPhone X And Face ID Change The Mobile Market?

How Will iPhone X And Face ID Change The Mobile Market?

After signs of sagging demand for the last couple of iPhones, the iPhone X seems to have brought Apple unambiguously back to the premium smartphone throne. Reuters reports long lines at Apple stores around the world ahead of the device’s launch today. About 400 people queued at Apple’s flagship store in Sydney, Australia, compared to…

BitVault Smartphone Features ActiveIRIS Tech From FPC

BitVault Smartphone Features ActiveIRIS Tech From FPC

Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new smartphones targeting niche markets. One of the devices comes from Razer, a company focused on offering hardware and software specifically aimed at gamers. Its new Razer Phone features an UltraMotion display offering 120 Hz refresh rates, Dolby ATMOS sound with dual amplifiers, and a 4,000…

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

The iPhone X is starting to find its way into the hands of early reviewers, and they are putting its new Face ID system to the test. It’s one of the flagship features of Apple’s big new iPhone, and by positioning it as an authentication system that completely replaces its pioneering Touch ID fingerprint recognition…

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Brings Biometrics to Businesses

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Brings Biometrics to Businesses

“Its use of iris recognition for user authentication, meanwhile, offers the kind of sophisticated biometric security that is increasingly sought by businesses and other organizations.” Samsung has launched a business version of its Galaxy Note8 smartphone, the company has announced. The aptly named Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition offers a couple of key features for enterprise…

Japanese Smartphone Features FPC’s Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics

Japanese Smartphone Features FPC’s Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics

A new smartphone features both fingerprint and iris scanning capabilities care of Fingerprint Cards technology. In a statement announcing the integrations, FPC declined to name the client in question, referring to it as “a leading Japanese manufacturer.” The company also indicated that the client’s new device is the first to feature both an FPC fingerprint sensor…

In-Display Fingerprint Sensors, Iris Scanning Solution Among FPC Technology Update Bombshells

In-Display Fingerprint Sensors, Iris Scanning Solution Among FPC Technology Update Bombshells

Fingerprint Cards held a ‘Technology Update’ today in which the company outlined several major new developments. Addressing a topic that has seen a rising amount of buzz across the biometrics industry, the company asserted that its smart card technology “is attracting considerable and growing interest,” adding that the smart cards market is now moving “into…

FPC and NXP Semiconductors Work Together on Biometric Payment Cards

FPC and NXP Semiconductors Work Together on Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards and NXP Semiconductors are working together on contactless, biometric payment cards, the companies have announced. The collaboration will revolve around combining NXP’s Secure Elements technology with FPC’s biometric fingerprint sensor technology. The resulting technology will enable secure, on-card fingerprint authentication, with no need for an embedded battery; and the biometric payment cards will…

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

A new report is claiming that Apple has compromised the security of its facial recognition system for the iPhone X – and Apple is flatly denying it. The Bloomberg report appears to be based a single anonymous source with knowledge of Apple’s production process, who asserts that Apple “relaxed some of the specification for Face…

New Phones From OPPO and ZTE Feature FPC Sensors

New Phones From OPPO and ZTE Feature FPC Sensors

“These latest announcements are the latest in a flurry of integration activity with respect to Fingerprint Cards sensors.” Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations this week with two different OEMs: OPPO’s new F5 smartphone uses an FPC1035 sensor, while ZTE’s Axon M features an FPC1145. Listen to our live Money20/20 interview with Thomas…

INTERVIEW: Thomas Rex, SVP, Fingerprint Cards at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Many of the biggest names in the biometrics industry have converged in Las Vegas this week for Money20/20, not the least of which is Fingerprint Cards. The company has established itself as one of the biggest suppliers of fingerprint sensors for the mobile industry, and has reported an almost constant stream of smartphone integrations over…

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