Last week at Mobile ID World mobile device biometrics integrations made up the bulk of the news while 5G innovation and connected automotive news continued to pave the way for digital identity opportunities. Wearable tech made headlines too, and contactless biometric modalities rounded out our weekly coverage.
Take a look at the biggest mobile digital identity stories from last week:
Mobile ID in the Enterprise
ImageWare Systems launched GoVerfiyID Enterprise Suite for Windows last week. The Software as a Service identity management platform is scalable, multimodal, and backwards compatible with previous versions of Windows. With intuitive setup and credential management, as well as very high levels of customizability, the new ImageWare solution is an example of the kinds of biometric solutions set to capitalize on the high demand enterprise market.
Last week we reported on a new partnership between Panasonic Avionics and Ericsson that will see 5G connectivity take to the skies. Meanwhile, Safran Identity & Security announced the launch of its 4G LTE SIM card, which are poised to enable growth in secure IoT.
News surfaced last week that the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will officially offer Samsung Pay functionality, including the wallet’s innovative MST capabilities, without having to be tethered to a partner smartphone. NOW Money’s mobile wallet made the headlines too, adding face and behavioral biometrics to its security arsenal.
Face, Voice, and Speech Recognition
The contactless modalities were in the news last week as we reported on Siri functionality for PayPal’s P2P money transfer service. Facebook acquired facial recognition startup FacioMetrics in a bid to keep competing with Snapchat, while Nuance Communications’ deep learning speech recognition tech has been helping a line of consumer grade robots to become more social. In the realm of authentication, meanwhile, Sensory’s TrulySecure contactless biometrics solution was integrated into VeriTran’s offerings.
Mobile Device Integrations
Fingerprint sensor integrations were a prominent topic in the news once again, with Fingerprint Cards finding its tech launched on handsets from Vivo, OnePlus, Huawei, and an as-of-yet unnamed client. Synaptics was in the sensor integration news too, deploying its Natural ID tech on an ASUS tablet and two new phones from Sharp.
Samsung acquired Harman International Industries, the company announced last week, a move that is helping the Korean OEM expand its presence in the connected car industry. It’s a good move too, since the market for smart car tech starts heating up—last week Frost & Sullivan announced a report predicting a biometrics boom in the automotive market.
Government Mobile ID
Government ID was in the news last week with NEXT Biometrics announcing a sensor order from an unnamed agency that will see its flexible sensors embedded in smart cards. Biometrics are playing a bigger role in government these days, a fact illustrated by a new report from Accenture that shows the strong authentication tech is poised to improve public-facing operations like customer service.
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