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New Diebold Nixdorf-Mastercard Solution Could Feature Biometric ATMs

New Diebold Nixdorf-Mastercard Solution Could Feature Biometric ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf and Mastercard are deepening their partnership with the announcement of a new collaboration focused on the development of a new banking-as-a-service solution. At the project’s outset, its details are a bit vague. In a statement, the companies said they will offer “an industry-defining, managed solution” for banking and retail that will be based…

SensibleVision Applies Facial Recognition Tech to Naked Payments

SensibleVision Applies Facial Recognition Tech to Naked Payments

SensibleVision has become the latest pioneer on the frontier of face-based payments for retail. The company has announced a new solution called 3DWALLET, which monitors shoppers in a given store via facial recognition, and charges them for whatever they take out, with no need to line up and pay at a register. It’s a similar…

FaceFirst Launches Biometric Shoplifter Alert System for Retailers

FaceFirst Launches Biometric Shoplifter Alert System for Retailers

Los Angeles-based FaceFirst has launched a new facial recognition solution for security surveillance aimed at the retail market. Dubbed “Sentinel-IQ”, the platform is designed to identify known shoplifters and criminals, and to send an alert to administrators the moment such individuals are detected by the surveillance system. And it’s available in multiple deployment configurations including…

Payment Security Alliance to Focus On Biometrics, AI

Payment Security Alliance to Focus On Biometrics, AI

The National Retail Federation and other major merchant associations have teamed up to form a new coalition aimed at improving payment security in the US. Other new members of the coalition include the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Grocers Association, the Food Marketing Institute, First Data’s Star Network, and the Shazam network. Called…

New Biometric Retail Solution Lets Customers Pay at the Display

New Biometric Retail Solution Lets Customers Pay at the Display

“There is no separate checkout; taking the product is the transaction.” FinTech solutions provider Wirecard is betting on biometric retail in the age of the Internet of Things. The company has launched what it calls a new “IoT shelf” that is essentially a combined product display and biometric Point of Sale terminal. The idea is…

Facing The Future of Buying Burgers: Cali Group Announces Face Based Payments

Facing The Future of Buying Burgers: Cali Group Announces Face Based Payments

Cali Group brings naked payments to hamburgers with the announcement of a face-based payment pilot program at CaliBurger, its operating subsidiary and proof of concept Quick Serve Restaurant in Pasadena, California. The customer will be able to pay for their burgers, shakes, or fries without swiping a credit card, and their face will be used…

UK Supermarkets to Trial Digital ID App at Self-Service Lanes

UK Supermarkets to Trial Digital ID App at Self-Service Lanes

Two major supermarket chains in the UK are getting ready to trial facial recognition at self-service checkouts in order to do away with manual identity checks for purchases of alcohol and cigarettes. The development represents perhaps the first major real-world test of Yoti, a digital identity app announced just last week. The app is designed…

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics at Money20/20

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics at Money20/20

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Read about their Premier Biometrics Media Partnership. Biometric Conversation @ Money20/20 Biometrics have had a growing presence at Money20/20 since its inception five years ago, and FindBiometrics played a major role…

UK Supermarket Trials Naked Payments System Based on Finger Vein Recognition

UK Supermarket Trials Naked Payments System Based on Finger Vein Recognition

UK supermarket Costcutter is trialing a naked payments system based on finger vein recognition at its Brunel University location in London. Called FingoPay, the system was first announced by its maker Sthaler in the summer of 2016. It uses Hitachi-developed infrared scanning to identify the unique vein patterns of users fingertips, allowing for a biometric…

New POS Terminal Supports Biometric Authentication via Windows Hello

New POS Terminal Supports Biometric Authentication via Windows Hello

HP has announced a new POS terminal that supports biometric security via Windows Hello. It’s called the ElitePOS. It’s a fast POS terminal, with its Windows 10 operating system and 7th generation Intel Core processors. It’s also sleek, sporting an unobtrusive but clear touch display that should help to facilitate convenient transactions. For certain merchants,…

Online Health Foods Merchant Embraces Bodet Biometric Time Clock Tech

Online Health Foods Merchant Embraces Bodet Biometric Time Clock Tech

A UK-based online retailer of health foods has adapted biometric time and attendance tracking from Bodet. Called Buy Whole Foods Online, the company was founded in a garden shed in 2007 and has seen significant growth over the years, with a staff that now totals 46. Until recently, the company relied on traditional time sheets…

No Biometrics Lost in Hack Attack: Avanti Markets

No Biometrics Lost in Hack Attack: Avanti Markets

No biometric data was compromised in the recent hack attack against smart vending machine provider Avanti Markets, the company says. The company suffered the security breach over the July 4th long weekend, and was quick to inform customers that payment card information and biometric data from some Avanti Markets kiosks may have been stolen. In…

Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe kicked-off this morning in Copenhagen with keynotes from major names in global FinTech discussion how the industry is dealing with unprecedented innovation in connectivity, mobility, and commerce. Among the tech celebrities to take the stage was Jack Dorsey, CEO and founder of Square (who also happens to be the CEO of social media…

Gartner Names HYPR a ‘Cool Vendor’ for Retailers

Gartner Names HYPR a ‘Cool Vendor’ for Retailers

HYPR Corp. has been named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, the company has announced. More specifically, the company was among those lauded in Gartner’s new report, “Cool Vendors in Transforming Multichannel to Unified Retail Commerce, 2017”. The plaudit comes soon after HYPR received FIDO certification for the server component of its security platform, which supports numerous…

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Corporation of America is bringing new biometric capabilities to its UNIVERGE Communications platforms, the company has announced. One of those capabilities is dubbed NeoFace Welcome, a virtual receptionist system that uses NEC’s top-ranking facial recognition technology to identify individuals and give them personalized greetings and messages. It can also provide targeting marketing media based on…

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

“The backbone of these facial recognition-driven solutions is NEC’s NeoFace biometric technology, which the company was also showcasing at last year’s Big Show.” The National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show event is underway, and NEC Corporation of America is using the event to raise the profile of biometric technologies in the retail sector. The company…

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Corporation of America is going to have a strong presence at next week’s Retail’s Big Show, and biometric technologies will be prominent among its showcased solutions. One example is it’s “Kylie” system, a digital avatar that uses facial recognition to identify and greet known customers and to provide them with personalized marketing. The same…

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

“[The company’s Smart Enterprise platform] features NEC’s facial recognition technology, which allows retailers using it to analyze demographic qualities of their customers.” NEC has been named the winner of the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. The company won largely on the basis of its Smart Enterprise platform, a comprehensive…

NEC Bringing Biometric Retail Analytics Solution To NRF Big Show

NEC Bringing Biometric Retail Analytics Solution To NRF Big Show

NEC Smart Enterprise is a solution designed to analyze shopper demographics while also analyzing shoppers’ flow through the retail environment and associated measures. NEC is going to pitch its biometric shopper analytics solutions at this year’s National Retail Federation Big Show. Some elements of its showing might feel a little familiar to some attendees. NEC…

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