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BIO-key Reports Massive Year Over Year Q3 Revenue Growth

BIO-key Reports Massive Year Over Year Q3 Revenue Growth

BIO-key International released its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 today and things are looking positive for the fingerprint biometrics company. Making good on its Q2 promise that this quarter would be impressive, BIO-key once again is reporting strong visibility for the coming financial period, aiming to close out the year on a…

Interview with Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe

Last week, Zwipe announced that it and its partner, a little company named MasterCard, have taken on the task of disrupting the payments industry by revealing the world’s first biometric contactless payments card. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad about the big news.

New Diebold ATMs to Employ Finger Vein Biometrics

New Diebold ATMs to Employ Finger Vein Biometrics

Diebold, Inc. has launched a new line of ATMs that will include biometric security components. The company’s just-announced 5500 series is going to feature finger vein readers, in addition to other security components including an anti-skimming card reader, security cameras, and encryption technology. This brings the company into step with a growing trend towards biometric…

Zwipe Biometric Cards Unlock Even More Doors

Today, Zwipe – a company from Norway known for its disruptive biometric access control solution, the Zwipe Access biometric card – announced that new enhancements have been made to its flagship product allowing it to be used with currently installed proximity card readers. This functionality comes in addition to the Zwipe card’s previous ability to add…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news spanned everything from physical access control to a Canadian bank that is embracing fingerprint and voice authentication for its mobile app. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we entered Law Enforcement Biometrics Month with a review of how strong authentication and identification tech is catching crooks and keeping…

Witness The Power of the FBI’s Fully Armed And Operational NGI Suite

Witness The Power of the FBI’s Fully Armed And Operational NGI Suite

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program went fully operational on September 7, making history as its ten year effort to better serve its law enforcement partners came to fruition. Replacing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), the NGI has been rolled out in increments, with the first phase debuting in 2010. Recently, the…

BIO-key Aims at Mass Markets With New Biometric Reader

BIO-key Aims at Mass Markets With New Biometric Reader

Today, BIO-key International – a company specializing in biometric identification, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification – announced a new piece of technology that it’s calling revolutionary: a new, compact and low cost fingerprint reader called SideSwipe. The SideSwipe Mini-Reader is priced at $34.99. It connects to a device through USB without the use of a cable, offering…

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Today, Anviz Global, a specialist in intelligent security including biometrics, announced that it’s operations facilities in Shanghai have been upgraded to include a large new research and development section as well as areas called “experience rooms” that allow customers to try the company’s technology for themselves. The new Shanghai office measures in at about 3000 square…

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

During last week’s events in Tampa – Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit (GIS) – one of the talking points that kept coming up during presentations and panels what the growing sentiment that in identity management there is no one solution to fit every problem. There exists a nuance to biometric deployments that has…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

This past week FindBiometrics was in Tampa, covering Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit from the ground floor. That didn’t mean it was a week without the regular industry news though, with product launches, partnerships, contract announcements and research reports all making their way onto our radar. Monday was the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

On Tuesday, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

Barlcays To Adopt Biometrics For Fraud Protection In Banking

Barlcays To Adopt Biometrics For Fraud Protection In Banking

Increasingly, biometrics are entering the financial markets as a fraud prevention measure. Not just replacing passwords in online payments, biometric authentication factors are working their way into banks on the branch level. To this effect, UK bank Barclays has announced this week that it will be rolling out finger vein biometrics to cut down on fraud.…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: FBI Preserves Historical Biometrics

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought our summer event – The Road to Biometrics UnPlugged – to a close in the featured articles section while announcements started to roll in regarding what to expect during the Global Identity Summit in Tampa this September. On top of that we had product announcements, new performance milestones…

SecuGen’s New Biometric Device To Make An Appearance at 2014 Global Identity Summit

SecuGen’s New Biometric Device To Make An Appearance at 2014 Global Identity Summit

Running from September 16 to 18 in Tampa, Florida, the 2014 Global Identity Summit (formerly the Biometric Consortium Conference) will be a major focus in the biometrics industry in only a few weeks time. Expect major announcements, product launches and guest speakers. Today, SecuGen Corporation announced that it will be partaking in the festivities by…

Suprema Introduces Xpass S2 IP Access Control Unit

Suprema Introduces Xpass S2 IP Access Control Unit

In physical access control, accessibility is king. The old generation security is being left behind in favor of solutions that offer greater assurance through stronger authentication, but there are adoption barriers facing businesses of all sizes looking to make the upgrade. Today, Suprema, Inc. – a global biometrics and security solutions company based in Seoul – announced the…

Biometric Voter Registration Software Deployed in Yemen

Biometric Voter Registration Software Deployed in Yemen

Biometrics can go a long way in improving the democratic process. With a clean, comprehensive and robust biometric voter registry in place duplicate records are eliminated, the process of casting a ballot is simplified for the end user and, most importantly, voter fraud becomes more difficult by orders of magnitude. Biometric voter registry is gaining…

Istanbul Supermarkets Deploy Fingerprint Biometrics

Istanbul Supermarkets Deploy Fingerprint Biometrics

In the workplace, biometric access control and time/attendance share quite a bit of overlap. Considering that in a retail situation, in order to punch-in, a worker needs to submit her biometric at a terminal, it is a logical extension in that case that the same action also be used to control facility access. Today, biometrics…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Performance Tests and Certifications

This week in biometrics industry news we saw a lot of reports coming in concerning face, voice and finger-based biometrics, many of which had to do with performance testing and certification. In the featured articles section, we continued down the Road To Biometrics UnPlugged, now in week three of our summer event leading up the…

M2-FuseID Biometric Reader Scores FBI Personal Identity Verification Certification

M2-FuseID Biometric Reader Scores FBI Personal Identity Verification Certification

Biometric identity management solutions company,  M2SYS Technology announced today that its smart fingerprint reader, M2-FuseID has received Personal Identity Verification (PIV) certification from the FBI. PIV certification signifies an FBI standard of quality and interoperability. The M2-FuseID offers, in addition to a boasted high standard of reliability and accuracy, liveness detection to weed out spoofing…

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