vein recognition

Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

One set of responses to FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey offers a glimpse at the potential in a perhaps under-explored application of biometric authentication: Proof of age. Question 16 of the 2018 Year in Review asked respondents how much they agreed with this statement: “If given the option to use biometrics to pay for age-restricted…

Fujitsu Aims for FinTech Applications After PalmSecure Sales Hit Milestone

Fujitsu Aims for FinTech Applications After PalmSecure Sales Hit Milestone

“Looking forward, Fujitsu says it will continue to refine the accuracy of PalmSecure, and to expand its use into new applications…” Fujitsu is celebrating a new milestone for its palm vein scanning solution: The company has announced that global sales of PalmSecure have passed the one million mark. First launched in 2004, Fujitsu’s flagship biometric…

Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

While fingerprint recognition has tended to see strong growth and revenues in the past, new biometric modalities like vein, iris, and facial recognition are seeing “strong adoption across industries,” according to Frost & Sullivan TechVision Senior Industry Analyst Swapnadeep Nayak. That’s one of the key findings in Frost & Sullivan’s new report, “Cybersecurity Innovations in…

Naked Payments Pioneer Uses Fujitsu Tech

Naked Payments Pioneer Uses Fujitsu Tech

A Chicago-based payments technology specialist is looking to pioneer naked payments – that is, payments made without the use of cards, phones, or any other physical device – and is using Fujitsu technology to make it happen. Called Keyo, the company has licensed the use of PalmSecure, Fujitsu’s palm vein scanning system, for use in…

Eyeprint ID Could Expand ‘Dramatically’ Across Alipay Base: EyeVerify

Eyeprint ID Could Expand ‘Dramatically’ Across Alipay Base: EyeVerify

A wide swath of Alipay users now have access to Eyeprint ID security, and the company behind the system, EyeVerify, is celebrating the deployment in a new blog post outlining the system’s advantages. An obvious one is ease of use, particularly given that Alipay already employed a facial recognition authentication system using a mobile interface…

Vending Machine Provider Taps M2SYS for Finger Vein Tech

Vending Machine Provider Taps M2SYS for Finger Vein Tech

M2SYS is bringing biometric security to American Green vending machines. The company has been tapped to provide its M2-FingerVein technology for the America Green Machines scheduled to start shipping by the end of the year. As the name suggests, M2-FingerVein is based on vascular biometric profiles under the finger’s skin. Because it goes beyond the…

Comarch Announces Eyeprint ID Integration

Comarch Announces Eyeprint ID Integration

“Eyeprint ID is a mobile biometric identification system that uses a smartphone camera to scan a user’s eye vein patterns as well as other micro features in and around their eye.” Enterprise IT solutions provider Comarch is embracing EyeVerify biometric technology. The companies have announced that the latter’s Eyeprint ID system will be integrated into Comarch’s Smart Finance…

Fujitsu to Offer Vascular Biometric Security for SAP Customers

Fujitsu to Offer Vascular Biometric Security for SAP Customers

Fujitsu has sealed a deal to offer its vascular biometric authentication technology for SAP IT systems. The company has signed on to a global reseller agreement with realtime AG, a prominent, certified service provider for SAP systems. Through that deal, Fujitsu will offer it PalmSecure BioLock access control solution to organizations using SAP ERP and…

EyeVerify Update Improves Liveness Detection

EyeVerify Update Improves Liveness Detection

EyeVerify has launched a new version of its Eyeprint ID iOS app, and is highlighting improvements to its liveness detection capability. Eyeprint ID is mobile software enabling eye vein patern recognition, allowing for sophisticated biometric identification and authentication on a standard smartphone. With its lack of need for any special hardware, the system has generated…

Hitachi System Can Scan Finger Veins Via Smartphone Camera

Hitachi System Can Scan Finger Veins Via Smartphone Camera

Hitachi has announced that it has developed a new system that would allow smartphone cameras to scan finger veins, allowing for a mode of mobile biometric authentication that it says is even more secure than fingerprint scanning. It doesn’t require the kind of infrared sensors traditionally needed for vascular scanning; all it needs is a…

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

In the wake of its acquisition by Ant Financial, EyeVerify is doubling down on its commitment to work with BioConnect. The latter two companies first teamed up earlier this summer, with BioConnect aiming to bring EyeVerify’s eye vein biometrics technology to its eponymous multi-factor authentication platform. With EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID system having attracted some considerable interest…

Japanese Bank to Let Customers Use Palm Vein Biometrics Instead of Cards

Japanese Bank to Let Customers Use Palm Vein Biometrics Instead of Cards

Japan’s Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is getting ready to offer palm vein authentication to all of its customers across Osaka, Tokai, and Tokyo, reports The Asahi Shimbun. The bank first introduced the scanners at select ATMs back in 2012, largely in response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Many customers lost their usual identification documents…

Fujitsu Updates Aim to Expand Applications of Palm Vein Scanners

Fujitsu Updates Aim to Expand Applications of Palm Vein Scanners

Fujitsu is expanding the range of applications for its palm vein scanners with two new devices: The FUJITSU Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-F Pro, and the FUJITSU Biometric Authentication Palm Vein Authentication Board. The former device is an upgraded version of its current embedded PalmSecure sensor technology, offering improved accuracy and enhanced sunlight tolerance. It’s also slimmer and…

Florida Hospital Takes Biometrics by the Hand

Florida Hospital Takes Biometrics by the Hand

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) has decided to embrace biometrics for patient identification, with Imprivata’s PatientSecure platform. Already in use in hundreds of hospitals, PatientSecure links hospital patients to their electronic health records via a biometric profile based on infrared palm vein scanning. It’s a system that not only cuts through administrative paperwork and clutter, but…

Intelligence Experts to Use Biometrics in Hunt for Islamic State Figures

Intelligence Experts to Use Biometrics in Hunt for Islamic State Figures

Intelligence experts plan to use biometric technology in their efforts to track down the Islamic State figures featured in a new video from the militant group, according to new reports. A new IS video features a masked man speaking with what sounds like a British accent, as well as an unmasked child accomplice who also…

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…

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Heat Up

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Heat Up

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought Physical Access Month to a close while posting headlines regarding biometrics in healthcare and finance. Voice biometrics made the news too, this week, as did a few major mobile authentication announcements. Read on to find the top identity management stories from the week that was. Physical Access Biometrics…

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…

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