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EyeLock Inc. on a Roll with New Partnership

EyeLock Inc. on a Roll with New Partnership

Iris biometrics technology developer EyeLock Inc. has announced a partnership with Winstron NeWeb Corporation in a deal that will see EyeLock’s technology embedded in numerous connected devices. In other words, EyeLock’s iris-scanning technology is making its way into the growing Internet of Things. It’s good news on top of good news for EyeLock; their ‘myris’…

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

Iris-scanning technology developer EyeLock has received a big new accolade for its myris USB device, as the product has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. The distinction is granted by a panel designers, engineers, and media experts and is based on a set of criteria revolving around both form and function. The handheld…

Tip.ly Facial Recognition Feature to Gratify Service Industry Professionals

Tip.ly Facial Recognition Feature to Gratify Service Industry Professionals

Peer-to-peer tip payment service Tip.ly has officially launched, having debuted at last week’s Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas. The company’s platform uses biometric technology to allow peer-to-peer payment for tipping service industry professionals. Here’s how it works: When users want to tip their servers, the service automatically looks for nearby service professionals who have signed up with Tip.ly;…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

This past week has been incredibly big for the identity management industry, particularly in terms of the commerce vertical markets. With the Money20/20 conference showing a massive uptick in biometrics-based presentations, announcements and exhibitions it is clear that the mainstream financial community is ready to embrace strong authentication. Meanwhile, FindBiometrics has entered Biometric Border Control…

Handheld 3D Scanner Will Offer Face-Scanning Biometric Applications

Handheld 3D Scanner Will Offer Face-Scanning Biometric Applications

A handheld 3D scanner with biometric applications is in development for release next year, according to a Tech Crunch article by Natasha Lomas. The product is being developed by Oxford University startup Fuel3D. Right now they’re trying to raise money in preparation for an early-2015 IPO. They got the ball rolling last year with a…

iTouch Biometrics to Provide Tech to Illinois State Police

iTouch Biometrics to Provide Tech to Illinois State Police

Having just won a major contract with the Illinois State Police, iTouch Biometrics has announced a new palm and fingerprint scanner that will be particularly useful to law enforcement authorities. Called Digital Major Case Prints, the new product allows for the digital capture of friction ridge detail on the palm of a hand and on…

Integrated Biometrics to Showcase Military-Grade Mobile Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Integrated Biometrics to Showcase Military-Grade Mobile Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Fingerprint-scanner developer Integrated Biometrics will be showcasing its technology at two major conference events this month. The company will be at London, England’s Biometrics 2014 conference, and the Annual IACP Conference and Exposition taking place in Orlando, Florida. As we’ve noted a lot here lately, the biometrics business is booming, and with fingerprint sensors increasingly finding…

Gemalto Rides The Mobile Commerce Wave

Gemalto Rides The Mobile Commerce Wave

The fortunes of the mobile payment and biometric security boom are beginning to trickle down to the rest of the digital security industry, if Gemalto is any indication. The digital security company posted encouraging revenue figures yesterday indicating that mobile commerce is blowing up into a major market. Speaking in a press release, Gemalto CEO…

Aware, Inc. Enjoying Biometrics Boom

Aware, Inc. Enjoying Biometrics Boom

It’s earnings reporting season, and biometrics technology provider Aware, Inc. has announced significant revenues and profits. It’s symptomatic of a wider boom in the biometrics business around the world. Aware’s 3rd-quarter revenue amounted to $6 million, reflecting a 40 percent increase over the last year. The company’s net income for the quarter was $2.6 million,…

Shrinking Technology Spurs Growing Fingerprint Biometrics Market

Shrinking Technology Spurs Growing Fingerprint Biometrics Market

The market researchers over at Research and Markets have issued a new report looking specifically at the fingerprint sensors biometrics market. Entitled “Fingerprint Sensors Market by Type, Material, Application, and Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2014 – 2020”, the report finds the fingerprint sensors industry undergoing massive growth, projecting a valuation $14.35 billion…

Alibaba to Use Biometrics to Say ‘Open Sesame’

Alibaba, the huge Chinese commerce company that recently made waves with its IPO, is planning to incorporate biometric security in its payment system, according to a Wall Street Journal blog article by Juro Osawa. Alipay, the e-commerce wing of the company, is currently enjoying great success with its mobile payment app Alipay Wallet. With 190 million active users, it’s…

Xolo Will Scan Your Fingerprints for Peanuts

Xolo Will Scan Your Fingerprints for Peanuts

Indian smartphone company Xolo has introduced a new budget smartphone equipped with a fingerprint scanner, according to a Tech in Asia article by Samir Makwana. The company is aiming to undercut Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy with its Q2100, which is priced at about 219 USD. Sporting a fingerprint scanner on its back, the Q2100 will allow…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

The law enforcement market has been using biometrics to solve crimes ever since the first print was pulled from a crime scene. Now, biometrics, mobility and identity management extend beyond the crime lab and onto the field, into correctional facilities and onto the computer systems that help catch crooks. All through October, FindBiometrics will be…

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…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

University Of Windsor Looking To Improve Fingerprint Biometrics

University Of Windsor Looking To Improve Fingerprint Biometrics

According to a story reported by CBC News, University of Windsor researchers are working towards improving the method through which fingerprints are scanned in law enforcement, military and border control situations. The goal of the project is to create a scanner that can successfully capture fingerprint images on subjects that have had their digits damaged either…

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…

NEXT Biometrics Licenses BIO-key’s Fingerprint Algorithm

NEXT Biometrics Licenses BIO-key’s Fingerprint Algorithm

Today, BIO-key International and  NEXT Biometrics announced a strategic hardware and software partnership that will see the former’s fingerprint matching algorithm on the latter’s new low-cost sensors. With this partnership, BIO-key has placed a purchase order for the sensors, which the company will include in its new line of fingerprint scanner devices. According to a…

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…

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