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New Keyboard Features SecuGen’s FBI-Certified Fingerprint Sensor

New Keyboard Features SecuGen’s FBI-Certified Fingerprint Sensor

SecuGen technology is helping to power the biometric capabilities of a new keyboard from Key Source International (KSI). Dubbed the KSI-1700 UB, the keyboard features SecuGen’s U20 fingerprint sensor. That means the device is FIPS 201 compliant, allowing for sensitive public sector applications; while its FAP 20 certification should prove appealing to clients and users…

Precise Biometrics Software Used In Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Precise Biometrics Software Used In Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

“While the ultrasonic scanning is enabled by the sensor hardware, their biometric matching is the product of Precise Biometrics’ flagship software platform, Precise BioMatch Mobile.” Precise Biometrics algorithm software is being used in Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, the company has revealed. The sensors were announced at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where…

CrucialTec Wins Transparent Fingerprint Sensor Patent

CrucialTec Wins Transparent Fingerprint Sensor Patent

CrucialTec has won a patent for a transparent fingerprint sensor enabling in-display scanning on smartphones, reports The Investor. It isn’t yet clear exactly how the technology works, but according to the report the sensor can be embedded under a mobile display, and can be easily integrated into existing production lines, potentially allowing for inexpensive integrations…

CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT Market

CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT Market

“The South Korea-based company became the first FIDO Alliance member to host an interoperability event for the consortium outside of the US last year, raising its profile in the authentication industry in the process.” CrucialTec has announced a new, small-scale fingerprint sensor module aimed at Internet of Things applications. The sensor comes in at about 17mm by…

Suprema Claims Fastest Fingerprint Matching With BioSign 2.0

Suprema Claims Fastest Fingerprint Matching With BioSign 2.0

“Like the original BioSign launched at last year’s Mobile World Congress, there is also an emphasis with BioSign 2.0 on size, with Suprema asserting that it’s the world’s smallest fingerprint sensor at 13mm².” Suprema has announced a new version of its BioSign fingerprint biometrics solution, just in time for Mobile World Congress 2017, where it…

IDEX Announces Another Design Win For Cardinal Fingerprint Sensor

IDEX Announces Another Design Win For Cardinal Fingerprint Sensor

“While IDEX has not named the client in question, it says it’s a repeat client with which IDEX won multiple design wins this past summer.” IDEX has announced another design win involving its Cardinal fingerprint sensor, which has been selected by “a major Asian smartphone customer”, according to a statement from the company. While IDEX has…

Is An Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor Coming To Xiaomi Phones?

Is An Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor Coming To Xiaomi Phones?

Xiaomi’s next major smartphone may feature an under-glass, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, according to new rumors. The speculation concerns Xiaomi’s Mi 5S, which is expected to launch soon. In addition to impressive technical specifications such as a pressure-sensitive display, 6GB of RAM, and a 16MP rear camera, the device is also expected to include a Qualcomm…

SideTouch USB Sensor Solution Compatible With Windows, Android

SideTouch USB Sensor Solution Compatible With Windows, Android

Biometric authentication solutions provider BIO-key has launched a new USB fingerprint reader for Windows and Android. Called SideTouch, the device combines Eagle off-chip sensor technology from IDEX with BIO-key’s own Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) biometric system. SideTouch is the latest BIO-key product to benefit from the company’s status as Microsoft’s biometric technology partner for Windows…

Plastic Sensor Captures Both Fingerprints and Vein Patterns

Plastic Sensor Captures Both Fingerprints and Vein Patterns

An innovative new fingerprint scanning technology could bring biometric sensors to a even more devices and products. The technology comes by way of FlexEnable, a developer of flexible electronics, and ISORG, a specialist in organic photodetectors and large area sensors for electronic devices. Together, the companies have developed a flexible fingerprint sensor. Based on plastic, the…

Kingzone K2 Benefits From Silead-Precise Biometrics Partnership

Kingzone K2 Benefits From Silead-Precise Biometrics Partnership

Another new mobile device is using Precise Biometrics’ flagship fingerprint scanning technology. Called the Kingzone K2, it’s the latest low-cost smartphone from Kingzone. It’s the product of Precise Biometrics’ partnership with China-based integrated circuit maker Silead. The two companies first partnered up earlier this year, and their alliance is evidently producing results. It isn’t clear is…

Synaptics Sensor Works Through 200 Micrometers of Glass

Synaptics Sensor Works Through 200 Micrometers of Glass

Synaptics, a user interface developer, has announced that its latest Natural ID fingerprint sensor technology has been successfully tested through over 200 micrometers of cover glass. It’s a significant success in the company’s efforts to develop a fingerprint sensor solution that can function under glass, which would enable OEMs to develop smartphones and tablets that…

SesameTouch “My Digital Life Companion” Sports NEXT’s Biometrics

SesameTouch “My Digital Life Companion” Sports NEXT’s Biometrics

NEXT Biometrics technology has been integrated into an innovative personal digital security solution. Called the SesameTouch “My Digital Life Companion”, the device has been developed by Trust Designer SAS. It’s a small, portable device designed to connect with personal devices like smartphones and tablets, adding fingerprint authentication as a means of access control. That biometric…

2014 a “Watershed Year” for Mobile Fingerprint Sensors

2014 a “Watershed Year” for Mobile Fingerprint Sensors

Going forward, the report suggests that more than half of all smartphones will have fingerprint sensor technology by the year 2019, when it will be a multi-billion dollar market. Market research store Research and Markets is now offering a new report on the Fingerprint Sensors Market in Smart Mobile Devices. Surprising no one, the report…

IDEX ASA Finds Partner for Mass Production of Fingerprint Sensor

IDEX ASA Finds Partner for Mass Production of Fingerprint Sensor

Norwegian biometrics developer IDEX ASA has found a manufacturer for mass-scale production of its fingerprint sensors. According to a press release, semiconductor producer Amkor will use its “world-class high precision manufacturing capabilities” to manufacture the sensors. The move will enable “competitive commercialization of IDEX’s fingerprint sensor technology”, allowing it to better serve customer on an…

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…

Biometric Security Renders Meizu MX4 Obsolete; Long Live the MX4 Pro

Biometric Security Renders Meizu MX4 Obsolete; Long Live the MX4 Pro

Chinese electronics developer Meizu has announced a new smartphone that will feature biometric security, according to an article by Kristijan Lucic on AndroidHeadlines. The new MX4 Pro will feature a touch-based fingerprint-sensor under its screen. It’s a notable development on a couple of fronts. First, it’s a relatively inexpensive smartphone (compared to premium offerings like Apple’s iPhones) that…

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

The partnership between IDEX ASA and Card Tech has born fruit, in the form of a new Smart Card ready for mass production. The partnership started in July of this year, with biometric technology developer IDEX agreeing to provide fingerprint sensor technology to Card Tech for incorporation into a digital card, and now the companies…

Introducing the New Face of Crossmatch: Interview with Richard Agostinelli

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to get the whole scoop on Crossmatch’s new brand identity in an interview with company CEO Richard Agostinelli. The conversation touches on the ideas behind the new identity, some new products from Crossmatch and what 2015 holds for the company.

Biometric Wearable Tech Lets You Pay With Your Heartbeat

Biometric Wearable Tech Lets You Pay With Your Heartbeat

Today at Money20/20, Toronto startup Bionym announced a technology trial that will see users making real life purchases with their heartbeats. The company’s flagship technology, the Nymi wristband, authenticates wearers persistently based on their unique EKG readings, offering a continuous proximity based identity verification factor. The Nymi is tied to MasterCard and can enable wearable tech payment…

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