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NEXT Biometrics Launches Oyster II Fingerprint Reader

NEXT Biometrics Launches Oyster II Fingerprint Reader

“The Oyster II also features NEXT Biometrics’ Active Thermal technology, designed to help the fingerprint scanner overcome obscuration from grease or dirt…” NEXT Biometrics has announced a new version of its “Oyster” fingerprint reader launched back in 2015. The new Oyster II retains the same ergonomic form factor of its predecessor, and like that device…

MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

NEXT Biometrics has inked a major distribution agreement for its USB fingerprint scanners with a new German partner. MTRIX has agreed to sell the devices in not only Germany but also Austria and Switzerland. The agreement pertains to NEXT Biometrics’ Scallop and Oyster fingerprint scanning devices, which are designed to offer plug-and-play functionality with computer…

BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

“The growing scope of security breaches is making the need for action increasingly clear, and we are seeing this in our customer dialogues, in the pace of inbound inquiries, and importantly in the shortening of the sales cycle in more and more customer dialogues.” -Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key has won a new client in the…

BIO-key to Issue Q2 Results Next Monday

BIO-key to Issue Q2 Results Next Monday

BIO-key will announce its Q2 results on Monday, August 14th, the company has announced. The results are likely to detail what has been an exciting time for the company. BIO-key recently announced that it had seen $250,000 in revenues from the healthcare sector over the quarter, with organizations ranging from device makers to clinics embracing…

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

BIO-key has made its first substantial entry into Australia with a new government sector client. In a statement announcing the new contract, BIO-key declined to name the client in question, referring to it as “a government agency”. But the company did indicate that the deal comes by way of Aquion Pty Ltd., an Australia-based software…

New BIO-key Client To Integrate 5,000 SideTouch Biometric Readers

New BIO-key Client To Integrate 5,000 SideTouch Biometric Readers

“BIO-key’s SideTouch devices can be plugged into the USB ports of laptops and computers to enable fingerprint-based authentication via Windows Hello; BIO-key described the 5,000 units as an initial deployment for its client.” BIO-key has a new client that will integrate 5,000 of its SideTouch fingerprint scanners for employee authentication. In a statement announcing the deal,…

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

A Japan-based enterprise security specialist is embracing BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable more secure authentication for its customers. DDS Inc. has ordered 30,000 such devices for customers across Asia, the companies have announced. It could significantly raise BIO-key’s profile in Japan: DDS is a system integrator for Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Group, an organization…

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

PQI Group’s latest My Lockey USB dongles feature Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors, Synaptics has announced. The devices are designed to enable biometric authentication for user of Windows 10. While Microsoft’s latest operating system features built-in support for biometric authentication via the Windows Hello security platform, and a growing number of laptops and PCs themselves…

Kensington Officially Releases USB Fingerprint Reader

Kensington Officially Releases USB Fingerprint Reader

Kensington, a California-based device accessory maker, has officially released its VeriMark Fingerprint Key. The device was first announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show: It’s essentially a consumer fingerprint scanner, designed for use with Windows 10 and its Windows Hello security system, which supports biometric authentication. The USB device also meets FIDO Alliance specifications, and…

BIO-key to Kick Off 2017 with CES Device Launches

BIO-key to Kick Off 2017 with CES Device Launches

“…BIO-key has unveiled new additions to its lineup, including Q-180 Touch, a fingerprint reader with a Micro USB plug designed to enable compatibility with Android mobile devices.” BIO-key is aiming to kick-start 2017 by launching multiple new products at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company is well known for its USB fingerprint readers, whose Windows 10…

Mobile Maker Announces Biometric USB Drive

Mobile Maker Announces Biometric USB Drive

Elephone has announced a new USB flash drive with a built-in fingerprint reader, reports Neowin. Details at this point are scant – there is no indication of the device’s price, storage capacity, or even what it’s made of, though it does appear to have a metallic chassis. What is clear is that the drive features…

USB Scanners Let More Windows Users Take Advantage of Biometric Security

USB Scanners Let More Windows Users Take Advantage of Biometric Security

Users have growing options to help them improve security on their Windows devices. Microsoft made its big push into biometric security with the launch of Windows 10 last summer, which featured Windows Hello, a built-in security system that enabled biometric authentication. The only problem was that this was entirely software-driven, and many users didn’t have hardware…

Synaptics Launches Biometric USB Dongle

Synaptics Launches Biometric USB Dongle

Synaptics has launched a USB key featuring its Natural ID fingerprint scanning technology. In a statement announcing the new USB dongle, the company explained that it’s “small enough to remain unobtrusively installed in any notebook USB port,” and highlighted its functionality with Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello, the Windows 10 security system enabling biometric authentication…

Odyxa Crowdfunding Fingerprint USB Key

Odyxa Crowdfunding Fingerprint USB Key

A new USB security key aims to bring biometric access control to website logins. Called OdyOne, the device is being developed by Odyxa, with a crowdfunding campaign underway. It’s essentially a portable, USB fingerprint reader with a 32GB hard drive. By integrating its biometric access control with the various passwords used to sign in to…

VOXX Adapts myris to Enterprise Market, Tests on Self

VOXX Adapts myris to Enterprise Market, Tests on Self

VOXX has adapted its myris USB iris scanning device for the enterprise market, the company has announced. In its initial iteration aimed at the consumer market, the device’s iris scanning technology was touted by its maker, EyeLock (of which VOXX has recently taken a controlling interest), as “faster and more secure than any other biometric…

iWallet Password Uses NEXT Biometrics’ Sensor

iWallet Password Uses NEXT Biometrics’ Sensor

iWallet’s new partnership with NEXT Biometrics is already bearing fruit, with a new device resulting from the companies’ collaboration. Called the iWallet Password, it’s a peripheral USB fingerprint reader based on NEXT Biometrics’ NB-3010-U sensor. It’s a bit of a new direction for iWallet, whose products revolve around wallets and passport holders featuring advanced digital security…

Portable, Rugged Fingerprint Reader is FBI-Certified

Portable, Rugged Fingerprint Reader is FBI-Certified

Fingerprint biometrics company SecuGen has announced the release of a new portable fingerprint reader. The company boasts that its new U20-WR is water-resistant, rugged and FBI-certified (FAP 20 Mobile ID- and PIV). It’s also very small – on SecuGen’s website the measurements are listed as 30.0 x 46.6 x 22.2 mm – and sports USB connectivity. Moreover, SecuGen says…

New BIO-key Device Aims to Disrupt Market

New BIO-key Device Aims to Disrupt Market

BIO-key is showing off its latest device, a small, touch-based USB fingerprint reader, at the connect:ID convention this week. The device uses new fingerprint sensor technology from NEXT Biometrics. Using NEXT’s Active Thermal sensor, BIO-key’s EcoID fingerprint reader is being offered as a low-cost, high-performance system compatible with Android and Windows devices. The device is…