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IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

US supermarket chain Coles is pilot-testing a new device meant to streamline the shopping process via digital shopping lists, according to a Computerworld article by Rohan Pearce. Called Hiku, the small, nearly circular handheld device is apparently designed to be part of the emerging smart home network. Sporting WiFi connectivity, Hiku is used to add…

Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Analysis from TechNavio predicts strong growth for the voice recognition market over the next few years. Entitled “Global Voice Recognition Market 2015-2019”, the new market study predicts growth of 9.4 percent CAGR for the forecast period. The report cites an increasing interest in biometric technology in general as a major market driver, and also points to the healthcare…

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

This past week at Mobile ID World we brought you top stories regarding the Internet of Things, Samsung’s smartphone rebound, the Apple Watch launch and the benefits biometics bring when paired with mobility. Internet of Things This week in IoT news we saw a lot of forward thinking. Could Twitter be an avenue for end…

Mobizent Handheld Device Upgraded with Integrated Biometrics Tech

Fingerprint sensor developer Integrated Biometrics has announced a new partnership with Mobizent, a mobile solutions provider specializing in technology for mobile tracking, ticketing, and work order in the field. The partnership has brought Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo FAP 30 sensor into Mobizent’s Intermec CN70e handheld device. Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo sensor is FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

The mobile security solution that Trustonic has developed for Samsung KNOX now has an SDK available for download, Trustonic has announced. Trustonic for KNOX is designed to offer a highly advanced security platform for both app developers and service providers working with Samsung devices. It uses Trustonic’s TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) in concert with hardware…

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Security, a firm specializing in offering authentication solutions for financial institutions, has announced upgrades to its Smarter Authentication platform. Smarter Authentication is now device agnostic, supporting even feature phones, and can be extended to incorporate new device-based authentication technologies. It also now offer contextual data on users and devices, geolocation services, an offline mode…

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Digital Insight, a digital solutions provider for the financial services sector, has taken another step into the world of biometric security. The company has announced that it’s going to start integrating Touch ID security into its clients’ mobile banking apps. Touch ID is, of course, the fingerprint-scanning system now embedded on all new mobile Apple…

VoiceVault Mobile System Adds Credibility to Driver Certification App

VoiceVault Mobile System Adds Credibility to Driver Certification App

Voice biometrics developer VoiceVault has helped a Texas-based e-learning company to identify its users. Aceable provides a mobile-based education and testing platform for learning drivers, and in its testing and certification activities it needed a better way to authenticate its users than its old email-and-password system. Explaining their motivation in a case study, Aceable CEO Blake…

Biometric Analysis Reveals Consumer Responses to Advertising

Biometric Analysis Reveals Consumer Responses to Advertising

A consumer research company has used biometric technology to analyze audience responses to video advertisements across multiple platforms. The company, Innerscope Research, found that ads on TV generate much stronger responses than they do on Facebook. Innerscope’s study analyzed the physiological responses of 390 participants, who were asked to watch ads on TV, Facebook, mobile…

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Digital interface developer Synaptics has hosted a conference call on its latest quarterly results, and according to the company things are looking up. Setting the context for the results, CEO Richard Bergman said that “the last couple of years have been transformative for Synaptics.” He credited that to the company’s development of new products in…

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

Enterprise software platform developer MicroStrategy has announced its first quarter results. While the company’s revenues were slightly down compared to those from Q1 2014, operating expenses were much lower. Overall, it’s a pretty decent fiscal picture. Q1 2015 revenues came in at $123.9 million, a 10 percent drop from the $137.9 million revenues of Q1…

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

FST Biometrics  received major accolades at this year’s ISC West conference. The company was spotlighted for its IMID Mobile solution, winning the 2015 Security Sales & Integration MVP award in recognition of the product’s impact on integrators, and an Honorable Mention in the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase. The company’s IMID (In-Motion Identification)…

Apple Wins Patent Lawsuit in China

Apple Wins Patent Lawsuit in China

Apple has won a major intellectual property case in China, according to a Xinhua article on Want China Times. The case pertained to the company’s Siri voice recognition AI program. Siri, is, of course, the nice lady who lives inside your iPhone and talks to you when you’re confused or lonely. The AI system is…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Usher Platform Aims to Make Apple Watch a Password Replacement

Usher Platform Aims to Make Apple Watch a Password Replacement

The Apple Watch hits the market today, and there’s already an enterprise mobile management-style platform to go along with it. The new system comes by way of MicroStrategy, which today announced its new product, MicroStrategy Usher. The system uses the Apple Watch’s unique features – such as Force Touch, Notifications, and Glances – to integrate…

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

With the Apple Watch launching today, wearable tech stands to explode into the consumer market. Smart watches, as we’ve explored on Mobile ID World before, stand to change some integral parts of everyday life if they manage to catch mainstream tension. Everything from payments, to  physical access control and the Internet of Things stands to…

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

China-based smartphone makers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and Gionee are setting their sights on the Indian market, according to a Reuters report by Aman Shah and Aditi Shah. Some are sponsoring cricket tournaments while others are recruiting Bollywood stars to help sell their wares. The report notes that India is the third-largest smartphone market in…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

The American Telemedecine Association (ATA) has awarded its 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Health Care to Sentrian, for the company’s Remote Patient Intelligence platform. The award is meant to recognize technological innovation in telemedicine and “outside the box” thinking. The Sentrian RPI platform uses biometric sensors and machine learning to provide cloud-based remote…

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