Vascular biometrics

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

The UK’s Barclays bank has launched a new corporate online banking tool that relies on biometric authentication. Called iPortal, the system uses a Hitachi finger vein scanner as a PIN and password replacement. The iPortal system is designed to act as a central online hub for corporate banking services, offering information about accounts and products…

Alibaba Invites EyeVerify CEO To Speak At Conference

Alibaba Invites EyeVerify CEO To Speak At Conference

Alibaba Group, the parent company of Chinese mPayment giant Alipay, has invited the CEO of EyeVerify to speak at its 2015 Hangzhou YunQi Conference. Toby Rush has accepted the invitation, and was likely keen to do so, given the prominence of both Alibaba and the conference. The theme of this year’s event is “Internet +…

Multimodal ZTE Phone Gets International Launch

Multimodal ZTE Phone Gets International Launch

China-based consumer electronics company ZTE is once again taking aim at high-end rivals with its newest flagship smartphone, the ZTE Axon Elite. The company announced the device’s international launch at this week’s IFA 2015 trade show in Berlin. The ZTE Axon Elite is already available in China and the US; now, the company is planning…

Biometric Brand Banks on Blood Drive

Biometric Brand Banks on Blood Drive

The makers of a new finger vein identification solution are banking on blood to get clients’ attention. Alabama-based Avion Solutions is launching it Biometric Identification Tool (BIT) with a blood drive at its headquarters. It’s the result of a preexisting partnership with Tennessee-based blood provider Blood Assurance, which helped to trial the BIT at two…

Imprivata Promotes Biometric Patient Identification Platform

Imprivata Promotes Biometric Patient Identification Platform

The PatientSecure platform has already been deployed in over 350 hospitals and has been used to identify over 22 million patients. The PatientSecure platform has already been deployed in over 350 hospitals and has been used to identify over 22 million patients. Healthcare IT security solutions provider Imprivata is touting a biometric patient identification platform…

Education Month: 4 Unique Deployments

Education Month: 4 Unique Deployments

August is Education Month at FindBiometrics in which we are taking a closer look at the use of biometrics in schools. Last week we examined the controversy that tends to follow biometric deployments in schools, focusing on the Florida controversy and how the commercialization of strong authentication may aid in future acceptance of the tech.…

PalmSecure to be Integrated by Fiserv

PalmSecure to be Integrated by Fiserv

Fujitsu’s palm vein biometrics technology will soon find its way into a number of banks’ services. The company has announced a new partnership with Fiserv, a technology solutions provider for the financial services sector, that will see the latter integrate the technology into its account processing platform, called “DNA”. That means that Fiserv’s clients –…

Vascular Biometrics on the Apple Watch 2?

Vascular Biometrics on the Apple Watch 2?

Apple has filed a new patent in Europe for a highly advanced biometric authentication system, and a key figure used in the patent filing suggests it’s intended for the Apple Watch. The system is based on plethysmography, and essentially revolves around using light sensors to detect changes in the user’s blood flow. One light sensor…

Fujitsu Launches Highly Portable Palm Vein Scanner

Fujitsu Launches Highly Portable Palm Vein Scanner

Fujitsu is launching a portable palm vein scanner, the company has announced. The device will be USB-compatible, allowing for quick and easy authentication in remote settings. It’s an extension of the company’s PalmSecure-SL Sensor line of products and is aimed at enterprises, particularly those employing BYOD practices. It’s notable for its convenience and ease of…

Olcsan Scores EyeVerify Re-seller Rights

Olcsan Scores EyeVerify Re-seller Rights

Eye vein biometrics company EyeVerify has found a new distributor for its Eyeprint ID technology, the company has announced. Olcsan CAD Technology now has exclusive re-seller rights in Turkey. Olcsan has a wealth of experience in the fields of biometrics, digital security, mobile solutions, and more. As such, it could prove to be a valuable partner…

Imprivata Acquires HT Systems For Biometric Patient ID

Imprivata Acquires HT Systems For Biometric Patient ID

Healthcare IT security firm Imprivata has acquired HT Systems, a company specializing in palm vein biometrics. Imprivata paid $19.1 million in the acquisition, and has agreed to pay up to $1.9 million in retention fees for the next two years and up to $5 million if certain sales targets are met. Imprivata says the main…

South Korea’s Central Bank Exploring Biometric Authentication

South Korea’s Central Bank Exploring Biometric Authentication

South Korea’s central bank is looking into biometric authentication systems, according to a BusinessKorea article by Cho Jin-young. The Bank of Korea announced its intentions via a new report. The plan is to work with the Committee on Financial Informatization Promotion (CFIP) to determine technical standards for the country’s 17 commercial banks by the middle…

Biometric Patient ID Improves Efficiency at Hospitals

Biometric Patient ID Improves Efficiency at Hospitals

A major nonprofit healthcare system in the US has seen major improvements to its patient records management since introducing a palm vein scanning identification system, according to an InformationWeek article by Curtis Franklin Jr. Atlantic Health System in New Jersey adopted the system from Patient Secure via software integrator McKesson. The main motivation for adopting…

Physical Access Month: Four Major Modalities

Physical Access Month: Four Major Modalities

April is Physical Access Month here at FindBiometrics, during which we will be taking an in depth look at the ins and outs of biometric physical access control solutions. Each week we will be publishing a new featured article on the topic, culminating in an exclusive webinar event, Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access…

Finger Vein Authentication Coming To Mobile Devices

Finger Vein Authentication Coming To Mobile Devices

The Idiap Research Institute, in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, has announced that they have developed a prototype for a finger-vein sensor for mobile applications. A photo of the device indicates that it’s about the size of a small smartphone, with a thicker area including a kind of socket…

Digital Insight to Bring EyeVerify Tech to Financial Sector

Digital Insight to Bring EyeVerify Tech to Financial Sector

Digital Insight, a provider of online and mobile solutions to the financial services industry (and an NCR company), has announced an agreement with biometrics developer EyeVerify that will bring its eye vein scanning technology to the banking industry. More specifically, EyeVerify’s EyePrint ID solution will be implemented in the mobile applications of Digital Insight’s clients.…

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