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NEC, NTT DOCOMO Trial Facial Recognition Over 5G

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Trial Facial Recognition Over 5G

“…with NEC’s ‘Context-aware Service Controller’, the system is designed to dynamically allocate network resources as needed, switching to high-definition images only when faces are detected.” A trial of facial recognition technology from NEC could point to how such technology could be used in the 5G future. The company has announced that it has provided a…

Synaptics Natural ID Fingerprint Sensors Built Into New Sharp Smartphones

Synaptics Natural ID Fingerprint Sensors Built Into New Sharp Smartphones

Sharp’s new Aquos smartphones will feature Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors. The sensors will be mounted on the sides of the new Sharp Aquos Ever SH-02J and the Aquos Disney Mobile DM-01J. The Sharp devices will be launched as part of the new smartphone lineup of NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest mobile network operator. In a…

Three Trends From MWC Shanghai

Three Trends From MWC Shanghai

We’re back from Mobile World Congress Shanghai, where FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill moderated two sessions of keynotes and panels. The three day event market the largest mobile industry conference in Asia, and like the original Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona, MWC Shanghai provided a snapshot into the dominant trends in mobility today. Here…

MWC Shanghai: NTT Docomo ‘Five to Ten Years Ahead of Peers’ says CEO

MWC Shanghai: NTT Docomo ‘Five to Ten Years Ahead of Peers’ says CEO

Major Japanese MNO NTT Docomo can serve as an example to its peers, its CEO says. Not quite so bombastic in his actual choice of words, Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, speaking at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, said his company’s revenues are “trending five to ten years ahead of our global peers,” concluding that “our…

Arrows Tab F-04H Tablet Sports Iris Recognition

Arrows Tab F-04H Tablet Sports Iris Recognition

Fujitsu is continuing to bring mobile iris biometrics to the masses in Japan with its new Arrows Tab F-04H. Available through NTT DOCOMO, the new tablet follows in the tradition of previously released Fujitsu smartphones—the Arrows NX F-04G and the Arrows NX F-02H —which made history last year as the first consumer mobile handsets to launch…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

March is coming to a close and with it we are bringing an end to Mobile Biometrics Month 2016. Throughout the month we have been taking a special look at the current state of mobile biometrics, culminating in our special webinar, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT. Of course, March had its share of industry news…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Ways Biometrics Are Making it To End Users

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Ways Biometrics Are Making it To End Users

Mobile biometrics are making it into the hands of end users everywhere and in more ways than one. While Touch ID is often credited for bringing biometrics to consumers, a combination of password fatigue, demand for security, and exciting use cases has helped next gen mobile authentication reach a critical mass. Here are four ways…

DOCOMO Further Extends FIDO Support With Touch ID

DOCOMO Further Extends FIDO Support With Touch ID

Major Japanese MNO NTT DOCOMO has added iPhones with Touch ID fingerprint scanning to its lineup of mobile devices supported by its FIDO Certified authentication. Now, DOCOMO customers with iOS devices can benefit from the strong online authentication promised by the FIDO Alliance. DOCOMO joined the authentication standards conglomerate’s board of directors last spring, and has proven…

DOCOMO and Nok Nok Labs Team, Bring Biometric Login To Customers

DOCOMO and Nok Nok Labs Team, Bring Biometric Login To Customers

Japan’s NTT DOCOMO has teamed up with Nok Nok Labs (NNL) to bring biometric authentication to all its customers. The MNO is integrating the NNL S3 Authentication Suite into its ecosystem so that customers can login to online services via fingerprint and iris scan. NNL is, of course, a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, and…

Interview with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID

-The following interview with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID was originally published on our sister site Mobile ID World– Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID. The conversation begins with a short history of the iris biometrics company and their major contributions to the biometrics industry. The…

Lumia Users Enthusiastic About Iris Biometrics

Lumia Users Enthusiastic About Iris Biometrics

A new poll is asking Lumia smartphone users whether they still use their devices’ iris scanners. Conducted by WMPoweruser, a site dedicated to Window mobile and Microsoft news, the poll is framed with a mild criticism of the iris scanning system as run on the Lumia 950 XL, asserting it takes about twice as long for…

NTT DOCOMO Expands FIDO Certified Lineup

NTT DOCOMO Expands FIDO Certified Lineup

Mobile service provider NTT DOCOMO has announced plans to bring FIDO Alliance standards to new devices and to carrier billing service partners. The company became the first mobile network operator to join the FIDO Alliance board back in March of this year. NTT DOCOMO already has six FIDO Certified smartphones that use biometric authentication as part…

Synaptics’ Fingerprint Sensor is on New DoCoMo Phone

Synaptics’ Fingerprint Sensor is on New DoCoMo Phone

The integration is significant not only because of Sharp’s prominence in consumer electronics, but also because the new mobile device represents another prong in NTT DoCoMo’s groundbreaking efforts to institutionalize the high authentication standards of the FIDO Alliance Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensor has been adapted into a new smartphone from Sharp. The Aquos ZETA…

News Roundup: DOCOMO and FIDO Break the Password

News Roundup: DOCOMO and FIDO Break the Password

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Time & Attendance Month to a close with that look at the technologies that are putting biometrics in front of end user on a daily basis. In the industry news section the big headlines were in the mobile sphere, while commerce, fingerprints and contactless modalities rounded out the week’s…

Smartphone’s Iris Scanner Powered By Delta ID

Smartphone’s Iris Scanner Powered By Delta ID

California-based biometrics developer Delta ID has announced that its iris-scanning technology is powering a new smartphone’s authentication system. That smartphone, NTT DoCoMo’s Arrows NX F-04G, is just hitting the Japanese market now. The smartphone was developed by Fujitsu, but its iris biometric technology came by way of Delta’s ActiveIRIS system, which allows users of the device…