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Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Entering The Post Password Paradigm

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Entering The Post Password Paradigm

This week at Mobile ID World we saw continued interest in the machine to machine network better known as the Internet of Things while newly released biometric software began to herald a new era of consumer facing authentication solutions just in time for those embarrassed by their contribution to 2014’s most commonly used passwords (which…

Mobile and Government Applications to Push Growth of Biometrics Market in China

Mobile and Government Applications to Push Growth of Biometrics Market in China

Market research group TechNavio has released a new report on the Chinese biometrics market, and its prospects are good. The report, entitled “Biometrics Market in China“, predicts growth at an annual rate of 14.8 percent (CAGR) between 2015 and 2019. TechNavio says that the growth will mostly be led by mobile-based biometrics systems. That’s no…

Cloud Authentication Month: 3 Applications of Biometrics And The Cloud

Cloud Authentication Month: 3 Applications of Biometrics And The Cloud

Cloud authentication has a number of situational benefits when it comes to bringing consistent stronger than password security to a wide range of devices. Here is a list of three areas in which cloud based biometrics can be applied. Enterprise Strong authentication enabled access control and time tracking in the workplace is becoming increasingly critical…

Mobile Identity Roundup: From Biometrics UnPlugged to The Apple Pay Launch

Mobile Identity Roundup: From Biometrics UnPlugged to The Apple Pay Launch

This week Mobile ID World was on location in Tampa Florida for Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit. Meanwhile, products were launched facilitating mobile ID management to verticals, enterprises and the hands of Apple early adopters everywhere. The week ended with the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch, bringing biometric enabled payments…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Android-based Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Android-based Credential and Biometric Reader

Today, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature One: The Primer

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature One: The Primer

This month, in celebration of some big changes happening at our sister site findBIOMETRICS, we here at Mobile ID World will be joining in the investigative festivities of Multi-Modal Month. fB published its usual primer on the topic, but seeing as mobility has really come into its own over the past twelve months in terms…

Interview with Bruce Hanson, President & CEO, Credence ID

All of our products are much more focused on the civil and commercial marketplace than what has been available in the past. We think that programs such as voter ID and census programs, pension and welfare distribution, border control and refugee management are the programs that will be very important in the coming years in civil projects. Because of the openness of the platform, the devices can also be used by the military and law enforcement agencies for functions like base protection, criminal watch lists, site exploitation and detainee management systems. These groups are very excited by the lower costs than the current offerings.

MWC 2014: Multifunction Biometric Tablet Launched by Morpho (Safran)

Mobility and identity are merging to a point of becoming synonymous, and not just in the consumer arena of smartphones and mCommerce. Mobile biometric capture and verification has the potential to transform vertical industries for the better: shaving off precious hours in law enforcement and saving on deployment and travel costs in border control. Still,…

Preparing For MWC, Solving The Password Problem, The Strength Found in Choice – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 17-21

Preparing For MWC, Solving The Password Problem, The Strength Found in Choice – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 17-21

It is the day before this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) in Barcelona, Spain, which means that the week that was contained the last of the major itinerary announcements highlighting the major presence of strong authentication and identity solutions providers at this year’s exhibition. BIO-key International will be present – along with partner InterDigital…

The Global Automated Border Control Market: Forecasts & Analysis 2014 – 2018

The Global Automated Border Control Market: Forecasts & Analysis 2014 – 2018

Automated Border Control (ABC) solutions are fundamentally transforming the global travel experience. From Australia’s SmartGate’s and US Global Entry to the hundreds of eChannel gates at Hong Kong land and sea crossings, to the Automated Passport Control Kiosks rolling out across North America, and the nearly 200 eGates planned for deployment in the UK and…

Credence ID Launches Trident: Android-based Tri-Biometric Enrollment and Verification Device

Credence ID Launches Trident: Android-based Tri-Biometric Enrollment and Verification Device

The convenience and efficiency of mobile identity solutions, despite the projected rates of adoption by the public, is not exclusive to the consumer market. There civil, military and law enforcement programs in which mobility is a vital necessity. For instance, biometric capture in the field has already been shown to increase productivity in a number…

DigitalPersona TouchChip TCS1 Sensor Selected For BLUEFiN Mobile Fingerprint Scanner

DigitalPersona TouchChip TCS1 Sensor Selected For BLUEFiN Mobile Fingerprint Scanner

DigitalPersona announced today that it’s TouchChip TCS1 sensor has been selected by Toplink Pacific Pte. for its mobile fingerprint sensor: the BLUEFiN. Toplink Pacific’s new device leverages Bluetooth technology to allow for all of the luxuries that come along with strong authentication. Not just pigeonholed into a single target market, the BLUEFiN can enable biometric…

Being One With The Road – Car Buyers To Increasingly Adopt Wearable Tech by 2019

Being One With The Road – Car Buyers To Increasingly Adopt Wearable Tech by 2019

People love their cars. Literally. Last year AutoTrader.com conducted a survey on 1250 American drivers, measuring their attachment to their automobiles. The results showed that 70 percent were in various states of emotional attachment with their cars and trucks, with male participants turning out to be more needy than female drivers. The fact that AutoTrader…

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics   fB: Can we start off by hearing about your LES, Light Emitting Sensor technology and why it is so special? IB: Sure, great question.” LES is More” is our company tag line. LES stands for Light Emitting Sensor. Our LES sensors use electroluminescence film which, when your…

FIDO Alliance Rallies For Strong Authentication, FPC Sensors on Tablet PCs and New Ideas in Mobility – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 29-Nov 1

FIDO Alliance Rallies For Strong Authentication, FPC Sensors on Tablet PCs and New Ideas in Mobility – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 29-Nov 1

This week served as a great reminder of how versatile the mobile identity industry is. Definitions of both mobility and authentication are very flexible when we look at this exciting area of technology and this is a byproduct of the number of interested parties involved in driving new ideas forward and a consumer world that…

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

Now that the iPhone 5S and Touch ID have been released, I thought it would be fun to take you down memory lane regarding how mobile biometric (namely fingerprint) devices began to see success with key milestones along the way. It began in 1995 with a company known as Digital Biometrics, Inc. (DBI) commissioned by Harris…

Secure Tech: Cross Match Technologies To Demonstrate Latest Offerings in Mobile Biometrics

Secure Tech: Cross Match Technologies To Demonstrate Latest Offerings in Mobile Biometrics

“In an age of required vigilance and preparedness, homeland security, first responders, and law enforcement personnel have an ever-increasing need to operate real-time in dynamic environments with maximum efficiency.” This is Cross Match Technology senior vice president of marketing John Hinmon, speaking to the need  for mobility that the company provides solutions to. Mobile authentication…

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