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Rugged LG X Venture Uses FPC Sensor

Rugged LG X Venture Uses FPC Sensor

The LG X Venture smartphone features fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the biometrics specialist has revealed. The device was launched at the end of this past May and is known for its durability, with LG having boasted that the phone has passed various US military standard tests demonstrating its resistance to water, dust, and…

iPad Facial Recognition to the Deputy Platform

iPad Facial Recognition to the Deputy Platform

Workforce management solutions provider Deputy is leveraging biometric and Apple technology to provide clients in the healthcare sector with an innovative time and attendance tracking feature in the Deputy platform. Through its involvement in the Apple Mobility Partner program, Deputy has implemented a facial recognition feature on its app that operates through iPads running iOS…

IDEX Pitches To Investors At Multiple Financial Conferences

IDEX Pitches To Investors At Multiple Financial Conferences

IDEX is making its pitch to investors and analysts at a couple of financial conferences. Yesterday, the company’s CFO, Henrik Knudtzon, delivered a presentation at the DNB Nordic Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Conference in Oslo. Knudtzon’s presentation focused on opportunities in the mobile, Internet of Things, and biometric smart cards market, which together offered…

Samsung Continues to Champion Iris Scanning with Note8 Device

Samsung Continues to Champion Iris Scanning with Note8 Device

“Samsung has suggested it plans to make iris scanning key a growing payments ecosystem, and the technology’s presence in the Note8 is a testament to that ambition…” Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy Note8 smartphone, and the device does indeed feature iris recognition technology. It’s a feature that was originally meant to be pioneered by the…

Jumio Anticipates LATAM Expansion with Branddocs Partnership

Jumio Anticipates LATAM Expansion with Branddocs Partnership

“Jumio’s innovative identity verification technology enables us to provide our customers with a strong, trusted proposition that fits smoothly alongside our existing TrustCloud solution.” – Maria J. Hernández, Spain & LATAM General Director, Branddocs Jumio could see a significant expansion in Latin America thanks to a new partnership. The company has announced that its Netverify Trusted Identity as a…

Apple Removes Payments Support for White Nationalist Merchants

Apple Removes Payments Support for White Nationalist Merchants

While Apple Pay, Apple’s biometrically-secured digital payment service, has expanded in all directions – geographically, technologically, and commercially – Apple has at last found limits to that growth with its quiet removal of Apple Pay support from three white nationalist websites. The websites, two of which are still operational, had sold paraphernalia like shirts featuring…

Bilingual Bixby Launches Worldwide

Bilingual Bixby Launches Worldwide

Bixby, Samsung’s voice-based AI assistant, is now available on Samsung devices worldwide, with the company announcing that Bixby has arrived in 200 countries and territories. It’s a dramatic expansion given that Bixby only just enabled English language support and launched in the US last month. The platform’s language capabilities have not expanded along with its…

Redmi Note 5A High Edition Features FPC Sensor

Redmi Note 5A High Edition Features FPC Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in another of Xiaomi’s Redmi devices. The company has announced that the Redmi Note 5A features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in various other devices in Xiaomi’s Redmi line, including the Redmi 4, the Redmi 4 Pro, and the Redmi Note 4X. Xiaomi has also…

FaceTec Launches SDK for 3D Facial Recognition System

FaceTec Launches SDK for 3D Facial Recognition System

“…the system is able to operate “in all lighting conditions” and has an FAR of 1/+50,000. The platform is also FIDO certified.” FaceTec has officially launched the software development kit of its ZoOm 3D facial recognition system. An SDK for Android and iOS apps, ZoOm uses what is essentially a video selfie for user authentication. By…

BRIEF: What’s Next for Biometric Payments?

BRIEF: What’s Next for Biometric Payments?

It’s now a more-or-less normal thing to be able to buy something by holding your phone near a payment terminal and scanning your finger to confirm the transaction – not yet commonplace, but certainly not unheard of. That’s thanks in large part to the pioneering efforts of Apple, which kickstarted the mobile biometrics revolution with…

Novetta Testing Finds Amazon Rekognition Facial Recognition About 90% Accurate

Novetta Testing Finds Amazon Rekognition Facial Recognition About 90% Accurate

Novetta is weighing in on the facial recognition capabilities of Amazon Rekognition. Unveiled late last year, Amazon Rekognition is Amazon’s machine learning computer vision system, available through Amazon Web Services. Novetta, a government-focused consultancy and IT services firm that has also evaluated biometric technology from EyeLock, is now offering its assessment of Rekognition’s ability to…

Microsoft Speech Recognition Reaches Human Parity (Again)

Microsoft Speech Recognition Reaches Human Parity (Again)

“It is a big deal, to be sure. Speech is becoming an increasingly important user interface on smartphones and devices associated with the Internet of Things, and various companies are investing heavily in technological advancement in this area.” Microsoft has reached another new milestone in its speech recognition technology, with head speech scientist Xuedong Huang…

Samsung Pay Purchases Quadrupled in Its Second Year

Samsung Pay Purchases Quadrupled in Its Second Year

Samsung is celebrating a big new benchmark for its mobile payment platform: The company has announced that Samsung Pay has processed 10 trillion won, or about $8.77 billion, in transactions in South Korea since its launch in 2015. It’s a particularly significant figure because it points to a rapidly escalating rate of growth. Samsung said…

iPhone 8’s Pearl ID to Operate in ‘Millionths of a Second’

iPhone 8’s Pearl ID to Operate in ‘Millionths of a Second’

The iPhone 8’s facial recognition system will allow it to “deeply sense a user’s face in the millionths of a second,” according to a new report in The Korea Herald. The report is primarily concerned with speculating over the iPhone 8’s screen shape, and cites only “a source familiar with the matter”. But as 9to5Mac…

Miyoshi Body Camera Solution To Leverage NEC Facial Recognition

Miyoshi Body Camera Solution To Leverage NEC Facial Recognition

“The solution will put NEC and Miyoshi at the vanguard of an emerging security technology innovation…” NEC is joining forces with a Singapore-based engineering services firm to integrate its facial recognition technology into a body camera system for security personnel. Miyoshi’s body camera solution, dubbed the ‘Digital SRS’, features a low-latency audio and video transmitter…

Precise Biometrics Announces New Management Appointment

Precise Biometrics Announces New Management Appointment

Precise Biometrics is bulking up its leadership team with a new promotion: The company has announced that Fredrik Sjöholm, its Senior Sales Director, has been appointed to a management role. In a statement announcing the promotion, Precise Biometrics did not name the specific position to which Sjöholm has been appointed, saying only that he has been promoted…

iOS 11’s ‘Cop Button’ Isn’t Really About Calling the Police

iOS 11’s ‘Cop Button’ Isn’t Really About Calling the Police

The next version of the iPhone’s operating system will include a feature that lets users quickly and temporarily disable Touch ID from the lock screen by tapping the power button five times in rapid succession. The maneuver also brings up a screen to dial emergency services, with a passcode needed to access the device further.…

New Distributor to Market Zwipe Access Cards to Southern African Development Community

New Distributor to Market Zwipe Access Cards to Southern African Development Community

Zwipe has found a new distributor in the southern African market. The company has announced that South Africa-based Priority Group Holdings will market and sell its Zwipe Access biometric card through the Southern African Development Community, a decades-old economic community encompassing 15 member states. In a statement announcing the agreement, Zwipe said Priority Group Holdings’…

FPC Makes Smart Card Focused Appointment

FPC Makes Smart Card Focused Appointment

“FPC has also been delving into the market, with the company’s fingerprint sensor technology having recently been integrated into a smart card used in a new casino in France..” Fingerprint Cards is refining its leadership structure to help the company more effectively target the emerging smart cards market. Currently, SVP Niklas Strid heads both FPC’s…

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