Tascent

New Partnership and $19.5M Series B Raise Tascent’s Profile

New Partnership and $19.5M Series B Raise Tascent’s Profile

“The company has just closed a $19.5 million series-B funding round led by NEC Corporation and Tano Capital, and featuring contributions from Min Aik Technology Co., Ltd.” Tascent is enjoying a rising profile on the back of a major collaborative partnership and successful funding round. The company’s latest partner is First Advantage, a background check and…

NEC Takes a Stake in Iris Specialist Tascent

NEC Takes a Stake in Iris Specialist Tascent

NEC appears to have taken a significant stake in California-based iris biometrics specialist Tascent, announcing a new investment in the firm. In a statement announcing the investment, NEC did not disclose its size or value, but a subsequent press release from Tascent confirmed NEC’s participation in a $19.5 million series B funding round which the…

Panasonic Avionics’ Collaboration to Bring Tascent Biometric Tech to Air Travel

Panasonic Avionics’ Collaboration to Bring Tascent Biometric Tech to Air Travel

Tascent and Panasonic Avionics plan to work together to develop passenger service solutions for the air travel industry. Announcing their “intent to enter into a strategic partnership”, the companies said their collaborative efforts will seek to combine Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight entertainment solutions with Tascent’s biometric identification technologies. The end results will include automated personalization of…

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management at Tascent. The conversation begins with a review of Tascent’s history before shifting to an in depth look at the company’s InSight One and Tascent M6 multimodal biometrics solutions. The following interview provides an expert view of the…

New Peripheral Device Brings Powerful Biometric Scanning to the iPhone

New Peripheral Device Brings Powerful Biometric Scanning to the iPhone

Biometrics specialist Tascent has announced a new peripheral that can bring sophisticated biometric technology to the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s. Called the Tascent M6, in form it’s a black case that fits around the iPhone. But despite its compact, pocket-friendly design, it packs a punch with its embedded biometric scanning technology, offering face…

Biometrics Could Bring ‘New Golden Age for Air Travel’: Tascent

Biometrics Could Bring ‘New Golden Age for Air Travel’: Tascent

Tascent, a biometrics developer based in Silicon Valley, has released a new white paper arguing for the implementation of biometric technologies in the air travel industry. Entitled “A New Golden Age for Air Travel”, the report suggests that biometric technologies can help to make air travel a more enjoyable and appealing experience for customers. It…

Tascent Raises $18.5m in Series A Funding

Tascent Raises $18.5m in Series A Funding

Silicon Valley-based biometrics developer Tascent Inc. has raised $18.5 million in venture capital through a Series A round of funding, the company has announced. The round was led by San Mateo-based Tano Capital. Tascent’s roster of clients currently includes London Gatwick Airport and Dubai International Airport, as well “several high security facilities in the US,”…