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Credence ID Unveils CredenceTWO Biometric Handheld

Credence ID Unveils CredenceTWO Biometric Handheld

Credence ID has unveiled a new handheld device that combines a FAP 30 fingerprint scanner and a contact-based and contactless smart card reader in a system running on Android 7.1. The device is called the CredenceTWO. In a statement announcing the new device, Credence ID asserted that it features “the industry’s highest quality full-fingerprint scanner”,…

Fingerprint Cards Launches FPC1291 Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards Launches FPC1291 Biometric Sensor

“In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.” Fingerprint Cards has announced a new addition to its line of fingerprint sensors. The company describes its FPC1291 as a “single-chip, single-die solution,” meaning there’s no need for a companion…

WISeKey Integrates SuisseID Into WISeCoin Wallet

WISeKey Integrates SuisseID Into WISeCoin Wallet

WISeKey has integrated QuoVadis SuisseID Digital Identity into its WISeCoin Wallet, allowing it to offer the SuisseID Signing Service in the platform. The service is designed to create legally binding e-signatures, and brings to the WISeCoin Wallet a Know Your Customer component. That’s important for the WISeCoin Wallet, which is designed to offer users a…

Samsung Patent Details Smart Drone

Samsung Patent Details Smart Drone

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

IDEX Appoints New CEO Stan Swearingen

IDEX Appoints New CEO Stan Swearingen

Immediately ahead of its Q4 and 2017 fiscal update, IDEX has announced that it’s getting a new CEO. Stan Swearingen, the company’s Chief Products Officer, will replace current CEO Hemant Mardia effective April 1st. In a statement, IDEX explained that the change is meant to accommodate an “expected step change” in the company’s business as…

Android Pay Is Dead; Long Live Google Pay

Android Pay Is Dead; Long Live Google Pay

Google has rebranded its Android Pay mobile payments platform, enfolding it within the umbrella of ‘Google Pay’. It is the most important move yet in Google’s effort, initiated last month, to group all of its digital payments tools under a simplified Google Pay brand. The company is also working on integrated Google Wallet, its peer-to-peer…

Qualcomm Ups Bid for NXP in Showdown with Rival Broadcom

Qualcomm Ups Bid for NXP in Showdown with Rival Broadcom

“Qualcomm highlighted NXP’s strong performance over 2017, particularly in its automotive and Internet of Things businesses – areas in which Qualcomm has also sought to specialize.” Qualcomm is a step closer to acquiring NXP Semiconductors with an amended agreement up its purchase price. The acquisition was first announced in October of 2016, when Qualcomm offered…

Humaniq Seeks Ethical Guidance with Biometrics Institute Collaboration

Humaniq Seeks Ethical Guidance with Biometrics Institute Collaboration

“Users in Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are currently required to upload pictures of their faces to the Humaniq app for registration and authentication based on facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics also playing a role in authentication.” Humaniq has joined the Biometrics Institute, an international organization dedicated to the responsible use of biometrics. In…

NXP Leans to Strengths for Embedded World 2018

NXP Leans to Strengths for Embedded World 2018

“The plans suggest that NXP is seeking to lean to its strengths now that its automotive and connected device businesses have emerged as the company’s key revenue drivers.” NXP Semiconductors is getting ready to show off smart car and Internet of Things technologies at the upcoming Embedded World 2018 conference, the company has announced. NXP…

Update Shows BIO-key’s Booming Business

Update Shows BIO-key’s Booming Business

“The announcement comes after a flurry of activity over the first part of 2018, with BIO-key having seen orders from across the government, manufacturing, and banking sectors…” BIO-key‘s business has been booming, suggest preliminary and unaudited results for the company’s 2017 fiscal year. While the company once again saw a net loss of $4.2 million…

Cryptocurrency Exchange Leverages Onfido for Customer Onboarding

Cryptocurrency Exchange Leverages Onfido for Customer Onboarding

Onfido’s biometric ID verification solution is now being used to onboard customers of Bitstamp, a major cryptocurrency exchange. The Onfido solution is designed to let clients confirm the identities of their end users via tablets or smartphones. The system combines facial recognition and document reading capabilities to biometrically confirm that users are who they say…

LifeMed ID Integrates ImageWare’s Biometric Technology

LifeMed ID Integrates ImageWare’s Biometric Technology

“The combination of AIMe and GoVerifyIDs biometric platform is a powerful combination that will help further assure that the correct health record is being tied to the right patient.” – Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare ImageWare‘s biometric technology will extend its reach into the healthcare sector with a new integration via LifeMed ID. The companies have…

The Mobile Moment: How Smaller Smartphone Makers Are Confounding Biometric Expectations

The Mobile Moment: How Smaller Smartphone Makers Are Confounding Biometric Expectations

It’s always a busy time in the mobile sector in the weeks leading up to the annual Mobile World Congress, but this week a relatively unknown smartphone maker managed to make some news with its revelation that its next device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. That could make the company, China-based Doogee, just the…

Synchrony Financial Takes Stake in Payfone

Synchrony Financial Takes Stake in Payfone

Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services firm specializing in private label credit cards, has taken a stake in Payfone. The investment was made through Synchrony Ventures, the VC arm of Synchrony Financial. The latter’s platform is designed to assess a range of contextual information pertaining to end users’ devices and networks as a means of…

Danish Acquirer Expands Apple Pay Support in Nordic Region

Danish Acquirer Expands Apple Pay Support in Nordic Region

New backing from Clearhaus is expanding the the availability of Apple Pay across the Nordic region. The Danish company describes itself as an “acquirer”, meaning it collects and pays out funds sent from customers to online merchants. Clearhaus says that together with its payment service provider partner QuickPay, it is bringing support for Apple Pay…

AnyVision Teams with NVIDIA to Offer CCTV Facial Recognition

AnyVision Teams with NVIDIA to Offer CCTV Facial Recognition

Israel-based computer vision specialist AnyVision has teamed up with NVIDIA to promote a facial recognition solution to the government sector. AnyVision has joined NVIDIA’s Metropolis Software Partner Program, and is now able to run its technology on NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units. The company is promoting its solution as a smart city tool that can be…

NTT DOCOMO and Partners to Highlight 5G, IoT Solutions at MWC

NTT DOCOMO and Partners to Highlight 5G, IoT Solutions at MWC

“At MWC, NTT DOCOMO says it will showcase a 5G robot designed to mimic human calligraphy using a 5G connection, alongside other exhibits…” NTT DOCOMO is looking to make a big splash at this year’s Mobile World Congress with planned showcases that will revolve around its 5G and IoT offerings. With respect to the former,…

New Raonsecure Partnership to Extend FIDO Biometrics to Blockchain

New Raonsecure Partnership to Extend FIDO Biometrics to Blockchain

“…the companies explained that that their blockchain biometrics solution ‘will reduce the security risk which has been inevitable for the centralized systems such as banking service certificates or other private certificates.’” ICT specialist Raonsecure has teamed up with Seoul-based blockchain platform provider theloop to develop a blockchain biometrics system based on FIDO Alliance standards. The companies…

NTT DOCOMO Implements Authlete Solution for API Security

NTT DOCOMO Implements Authlete Solution for API Security

Japanese telecom NTT DOCOMO is seeking to enhance the security of its open APIs with the integration of Authlete’s OAuth 2.0, an authentication framework designed to enable API access to a third party application without the need to reveal a user’s password credentials to the app. The authentication solution is based on standards developed by…

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