Year in Review

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

The vast majority of people in the biometrics industry and adjacent areas are interested in biometric expedited border screening programs, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The data comes from Question Seven, which asked, “Are you part of a biometrics enabled expedited traveler screening program (ie. PreCheck, Nexus, etc.” This refers to programs…

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

The results are in for the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review Survey, with at least some of them confirming the biggest trends observed over the course of 2018. And this can be seen clearly in the responses to Question Three of the survey in particular, which asked, “From your perspective, which biometric modality has been…

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Every year, FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey takes the pulse of the industry, gauging perceptions and attitudes across a range of topics. And while this year’s survey is as varied as ever, the topic of biometric testing is more important than ever. Standardized testing has long been an important component of the biometrics industry, particularly…

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Facial recognition technology has had a big year, in good ways and bad. On the positive side, Apple signaled a more or less definitive switch to 3D facial recognition as the primary mechanism for user authentication on its flagship smartphones: Having made a big splash last year with its introduction of Face ID on the…

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…

It’s Been a Rollercoaster Year – Take Stock with Our Annual Biometrics Survey

It’s Been a Rollercoaster Year – Take Stock with Our Annual Biometrics Survey

It has been another remarkable year for the biometrics industry, with a lot of activity across a wide range of sectors. Apple, which spearheaded the mobile biometrics revolution with its launch of Touch ID five years ago, went ahead and confirmed its shift to 3D facial recognition with the launch of three new iPhones featuring…

Year in Review 2017: Smartmatic’s Samira Saba on the Rise of Biometric Elections

Year in Review 2017: Smartmatic’s Samira Saba on the Rise of Biometric Elections

Headquartered in London, Smartmatic is a specialist in digital elections technology with offices across the globe. True to form, 2017 saw the company bringing its biometric technology to a diverse range of clients across Sierra Leone, Armenia, Estonia, and Argentina. In her interview with FindBiometrics, Smartmatic Integrated Communications Director Samira Saba starts things off with…

Year in Review: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Behavioral Biometrics in 2017

Year in Review: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Behavioral Biometrics in 2017

As part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review 2017 we approached industry executives and thought leaders to get their comments on the past 12 months in the biometrics industry, and what’s in store for 2018. Going into 2017 there was a huge amount of excitement over behavioral biometrics, and over the course of the year…

Year in Review: Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Comments on the Exciting Year to Come

Year in Review: Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Comments on the Exciting Year to Come

As part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review 2017 we approached industry executives and thought leaders to get their comments on the past 12 months in the biometrics industry, and what’s in store for 2018. Precise Biometrics is a major name in fingerprint biometrics thanks to its prolific Precise BioMatch algorithm software solutions. Thanks to…

Year in Review: 2017 Sees Prelude to Biometric Smart Cards’ Big Show

Year in Review: 2017 Sees Prelude to Biometric Smart Cards’ Big Show

There have been some splashy developments in the biometrics industry this year, but one of the biggest trends of 2017 has been taking shape under the radar. Biometric smart cards haven’t hit the market yet, and the technology has reached a relatively small proportion of end users. Nevertheless, there has been a frenzy of activity…

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey, looking into the state of liveness detection and the public perception of biometrics. The industry news, meanwhile, spanned a wide range of modalities and applications—from fingerprints to face recognition, and financial services to enterprise ID—while we geared…

News Roundup: The Year in Review Results Are In

News Roundup: The Year in Review Results Are In

Last week at FindBiometrics we began to unpack the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey. Meanwhile, the industry news was filled with mobile device integrations, contactless modality innovations, and encouraging predictions for the year ahead. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Year in Review…

News Roundup: Closing the Year in Review

News Roundup: Closing the Year in Review

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought our 13th annual Year in Review to a close while border control and national ID made big headlines in the industry news. We published an interview with NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe and also brought you stories on fingerprints, facial recognition and physical access control. Here is a look…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Dedicated Roundup

Biometrics Year in Review: The Dedicated Roundup

FindBiometrics’ 13th annual Biometrics Year in Review has reached its conclusion. The identity management industry’s longest running year end survey is an ambitious project and results in a great deal of content as our editorial team unpacks and deconstructs it all. This year, in order to keep you up to speed on the latest published results…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

The end of January is here, which means it’s time to get on with 2016. We’ve spent all month here at FindBiometrics looking back on 2015—one of the biggest years for biometrics in terms of public visibility and actual deployment. But for all the success stories last year brought there are many more to come.…

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