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BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor has announced a new digital security device that stores passwords in a small card-shaped device, and secures them with biometrics. Called the Identity card, the device is essentially a small computer with 2GB of storage. It’s something like a physical version of a password manager app such as Keeper or LastPass, designed to store…

Another Entry Into the Biometric Smart Card Market is Announced

Another Entry Into the Biometric Smart Card Market is Announced

FinTech payments consultant SmartCard Marketing Systems has teamed up with smart card specialist CardLogix to develop a new biometric payment card solution, the companies have announced. The effort will leverage CardLogix’ security features, including a fingerprint sensor that will store biometric data on the smart card’s embedded processor, and other more conventional card security measures…

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

“For now, the card is only being used for access control and employee time and attendance tracking at the newly opened casino, but FPC has indicated that expansionary plans are in the works that could see the V2 used by casino guests as payment cards.” Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards are celebrating an important step into…

MeReal Biometric Smart Card Goes Into Action

MeReal Biometric Smart Card Goes Into Action

MeReal Biometrics’ V2 biometric smart card has now officially gone into action with the opening of the world’s first open-air casino. The smart card features a built-in fingerprint sensor, allowing cardholders to confirm their identities as they use it. At the Pleinair Casino in the south of France, it’s now being used for access control, ensuring…

Mastercard Completes Successful Trials of Biometric Payment Card

Mastercard Completes Successful Trials of Biometric Payment Card

“The technology was trialed in South Africa in collaboration with Barclays Africa subsidiary Absa Bank, and supermarket chain Pick n Pay.” Mastercard has completed successful trials of its new biometric, contactless payment card and has more planned as it seeks to bring it to market. The announcement comes in the wake of Zwipe’s first public…

FPC Announces Smart Card Integration

FPC Announces Smart Card Integration

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced one of its first technology integrations in the smart card market. Its FPC1020 touch fingerprint sensor is being used in a new smart card from Korea-based Kona I, which is being targeted at the access control market. It’s the product of a new focus on FPC’s part, with the company…

DoD Orders More Tactivo Readers

DoD Orders More Tactivo Readers

Precise Biometrics has received another order from the US Department of Defense for its Tactivo readers. It follows multiple orders from last year, and once again comes by way of the DoD’s Defense Logistics Agency. Like the previous order, this new one is for Tactivo for iPhone, a smartphone case that adds a layer of smart card…

SecuGen Announces Combination Smart Card / Fingerprint Reader

SecuGen Announces Combination Smart Card / Fingerprint Reader

SecuGen will show off a new security solution at next week’s RSA 2016 conference. Called the Hamster Pro Duo/SC, it’s a combination fingerprint and smart card reader. The device’s biometric capabilities are, of course, based on its Hamster Pro fingerprint reader, which features the company’s U20 sensor, offering FBI certified FAP 20 biometric scanning. Moreover, SecuGen says…

Precise Biometrics Wins 1.1 M SEK Tactivo Order From DLA

Precise Biometrics Wins 1.1 M SEK Tactivo Order From DLA

Precise Biometrics has announced that the Defense and Logistics Agency – an agency within the US Department of Defense (DOD) – has placed an order for Tactivo readers valued at 1.1 million SEK. The order was placed via TX Systems, a partner of Precise. The DLA’s order includes Tactivo for iPhone. Tactivo smart sleeves are…

Major Tactivo Order Placed By US Navy

Major Tactivo Order Placed By US Navy

Precise Biometrics has received another major order for its Tactivo devices from the US Department of Defense. In this case, the order comes via the US Navy, and has been placed through Precise Biometrics’ partner supplier Carahsoft. It’s a big order, valued at 1.1 million SEK, and its revenues will impact the company’s Q4 results.…

Crossmatch Handheld Device Wins GSN Award

Crossmatch Handheld Device Wins GSN Award

Crossmatch’s Verifier Sentry has won Government Security News’ (GSN) Biometric Identification Device of 2015. The honor was bestowed as part of GSN’s annual Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based handheld device allowing for on-the-spot multimodal authentication. It has a FAP 30 finger sensor that meets PIV-071006 specifications, and a…

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 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…

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

Biometric identity and access product distributor IDtech360 has announced its partnership with Virdi, a South Korea based biometric technology manufacturer. “Virdi is thrilled to be working with IDtech360,” says Steve Yoo, an account manager in Virdi’s international sales division who looks forward to a successful and rewarding relationship with his company’s new partner. Virdi’s products…

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…

Multi-Modal Month – Week Two: The Power of Multiple Factors

It’s Multi-Modal Month here at findBIOMETRICS: a celebration of the diversity in today’s biometric technology. Last week we looked at the many modes of biometric identity in our week-one Primer. This week we are going to examine the benefits and applications of combining authentication factors. It stands to reason that if biometrics are stronger than…

VIDEO: 3M Cogent Demonstrates Two-Factor Biometric Access Control

Earlier this month findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill headed to Las Vegas, Nevada – camera in tow – in order to cover ISC West 2014: a conference and exhibition dedicated to physical access control (the topic of the month here). Attending the event was 3M Cogent. Peter had an opportunity to capture a demonstration of the…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics, Age Estimation and Physical Access

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics, Age Estimation and Physical Access

The second week of Physical Access Control Month at findBIOMETRICS has come to a close, and in terms of industry news there was no shortage of on-topic reporting. Zwipe AS announced that it received an award from the Security Industry Association this month for its physical access control biometric smart card solution. The Zwipe biometric card…

Interview With Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO, Zwipe AS

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What differentiates Zwipe’s two-factor authentication technology is it is implemented entirely on a card platform. The fingerprint scanner is visible on the card surface and when you touch the scanner you activate an algorithm in the card, which will perform a match query with a template also stored on the card. Not only is the biometric verification process executed on the card, but the users biometric information is stored only on the card. This eliminates the need to maintain an external database, which itself can be costly and vulnerable to hackers.

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