Year in Review 2019

Year in Review: An Industry Divided Over Controversy

Year in Review: An Industry Divided Over Controversy

On some of the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey questions, we’ve seen some pretty broad consensus among respondents. Most agree, for example, that standards-based testing is crucial for the biometrics industry; and the majority feel that frictionless authentication is the ideal to aim for. But there are also some issues that prove more divisive,…

Year in Review: Using Biometrics to Buy Beer and Cannabis

Year in Review: Using Biometrics to Buy Beer and Cannabis

Industry professionals who participated in FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey remain interested in using biometrics for age verification when buying restricted goods like alcohol or cannabis. This year, the number of respondents who said they would use biometric age verification in these cases totaled 81 percent, with roughly half of those respondents – 43 percent…

Year in Review: The Consensus Solidifies on Biometrics Testing

Year in Review: The Consensus Solidifies on Biometrics Testing

Professionals in biometrics and adjacent industries have long agreed on the importance of standardized testing of biometric technologies, but that consensus may be strengthening further. That’s one way to interpret some of the latest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The question at hand here concerned whether respondents agreed with the following statement: “Standardized…

Year in Review: The Appeal of Biometric Airport Screening

Year in Review: The Appeal of Biometric Airport Screening

Biometrics-based expedited screening systems have continued to spread to more airports around the world over the past year. In the US these have taken a few different forms, such as TSA PreCheck, Nexus, and the expanding CLEAR program, in which travelers register their biometrics ahead of time in order to speed up the screening process…

Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

It was at the 2018 Money20/20 event in Las Vegas that a quip about the importance of frictionless user experiences started to become a kind of meme in the world of FinTech: “Friction is the new F-word,” the saying goes. It was hard to disagree with the sentiment. In the world of financial services, a…

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

The annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey always delivers a number of interesting and sometimes complicated insights into how the biometrics industry sees itself, but one of the simplest and most interesting of its findings comes from the question about when biometrics will finally kill off the password. For the 2019 edition of the survey,…

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

When it comes to the matter of which biometric modality was the most exciting one in 2019, the big question going into the latest edition of the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey – to one industry watcher, at least – was whether fingerprint recognition would take back some of the spotlight that facial recognition…

Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Biometric technology has been around for quite some time, and in recent years has become an integral part of the mobile revolution, helping to deliver security and convenience to many millions of consumers as they use their smartphones to log into bank accounts, transfer money, and perform many other sensitive transactions online. But in the…

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

With the year coming to a close, the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey has just opened. It has been an eventful year in the biometrics industry (but then again, what year in recent memory hasn’t?), and looking back, there’s a lot to take in. But one particularly interesting question that this year’s survey should…

The 2019 Biometrics Year in Review Survey Arrives at a Critical Time

The 2019 Biometrics Year in Review Survey Arrives at a Critical Time

As another big year in the biometrics industry reaches its conclusion, it’s time once again to reflect on the state of the art through FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. Now in its 17th year, the Year in Review survey is the biggest of its kind in the biometrics industry. Thanks to FindBiometrics’ unique readership of…

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

This week brought some important news in the world of mobile biometrics: At its Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm announced that it had developed a new, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, it was unveiled alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, its flagship chip solution for the coming year. Together with the launch of…