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WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach has deployed Cognitec’s secure facial recognition tech in a smartphone app that automates the ID application process. The app asks users to take a selfie when applying for a passport or a visa, or when they’re enrolling in some kind of digital service. After that, Cognitec’s facial recognition algorithm will match the photo against…

Diebold Nixdorf Integrates IoT and Biometric Tech into New Line of ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf Integrates IoT and Biometric Tech into New Line of ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf has released a new line of ATMs that leverage mobile tech and biometrics to deliver a more personalized self-service experience. The DN Series is currently in a pilot phase with 18 financial institutions in 13 different countries, including BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. “The self-service channel continues to play a crucial role in financial…

FPC Demos Biometric NFC Smart Card

FPC Demos Biometric NFC Smart Card

“In a statement announcing the demo, FPC called it a ‘perfect solution for contactless payment cards that are quickly becoming popular with consumers around the world, in addition to ID and access cards’.” Fingerprint Cards has developed a demo smart card to show off its FPC1300 series of fingerprint sensors launched toward the end of last year.…

South Africa’s First National Bank Launches Its Own Apple Pay Rival

South Africa’s First National Bank Launches Its Own Apple Pay Rival

“…the new version of the app will also support fingerprint scanning for login on both Android and iOS.” South Africa’s First National Bank is delving into mobile payments with a new version of its app. Taking its cue from the most prominent mPayment platforms, like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, the bank has dubbed this new…

Is Apple Pay Coming To Canada?

Is Apple Pay Coming To Canada?

A website blunder has apparently leaked Apple Pay’s forthcoming launch in Canada. A footer on a page of TD Canada Trust’s website, which was quickly removed, listed the mPayment platform as “COMING SOON”. As AppleInsider points out, the bank’s American subsidiary, TD Bank, began offering Apple Pay support back in December of last year, so it’s…

New Patent Teases Advanced Touch ID Biometrics

New Patent Teases Advanced Touch ID Biometrics

Apple has been granted a slew of new patents, including inventions related to NFC, the Apple Watch, and Touch ID. The 45 patents were recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. For its Apple Watch, the patents were largely design-related, while the NFC invention appears to extend the capabilities of Apple’s NFC technology…