Last week at Mobile ID World, innovation and security in the Internet of Things was a key topic, as connected cars, IoT encryption, and wearable tech made headlines. Meanwhile, we reported stories about fingerprint biometrics, facial recognition, and more as we prepared for the upcoming mobile biometrics expert webinar hosted by our sister site FindBiometrics.
Connected Future, Connected ID
IoT, wearable biometrics and connected cars had us talking connectivity last week, as Samsung announced the completion of its Harman acquisition, and a new patent from Apple described biometric earbuds. Oberthur Technology teamed up with Huawei and Saudi Telecom on the first eSIM trial to enter the MENA region, and Trustonic partnered with Armour Communications—a union that will bring the latter’s TEE technology to applications in the UK government.
The Evolution of Mobile Biometrics
On March 29 FindBiometrics will be hosting its first expert webinar of 2017, and last week it officially announced its full lineup of high profile guests, including acuity Principal Maxine Most and GSMA Head of Applications & Services David Pollington. GSMA is of course the organization behind the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the FIDO Alliance came forward last week, stating this year’s MWC showed evidence of its strong authentication standard’s rising prominence.
Last week WePay announced that is has integrated Android Pay and Samsung Pay into its platform, and in doing so has further expanded the online presence of said mobile wallets. Looking to Latin America, UL announced that it is now accredited to provide certification services to Brazilian banks for their biometric systems.
In fingerprint biometric news, Precise Biometrics announced its software has been integrated into a new smartphone thanks to its partnership with Silead. A new Apple Patent had us speculating on the possibility of a fingerprint sensor embedded in the company logo as it appears on iPhones, and Suprema launched a new series of fingerprint modules that are ideal of IoT deployments.
NEC Corporation announced its plans for this week’s CeBIT conference, at which it will be showing off its facial recognition technology, which recently achieved top ranking in a NIST evaluation. Safran Identity & Security announced its new MorphoFACE solution, in the meantime, and speculation stirred concerning the potential inclusion of face recognition on the next iPhone in the wake of yet another Apple patent application.
Biometric border control company Vision-Box announced a new mobile app at last week’s’ Passenger Terminal Expo. Suprema and BioConnect made the news too, announcing their joint presence at the upcoming ISC West conference and exhibition where they will be demonstrating a number of solutions including BioConnect ID Mobile.
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