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SIA Group Opens New Smart Card Manufacturing Facility

SIA Group Opens New Smart Card Manufacturing Facility

The SIA Group has officially opened a new smart card manufacturing facility in Verona. The technological excellence center can produce upwards of 10 million cards per year, with equipment that is compliant with the latest security standards. The new facility will offer clients end-to-end card services in addition to card production, helping them design custom…

Auraya Releases Voice Recognition Platform for Amazon Connect

The voice biometrics specialist Auraya is launching a new voice recognition platform designed specifically for Amazon Connect, the cloud-based contact center that is available to the public as part of Amazon Web Services. Auraya’s voice recognition extension is called EVA, and it will make Amazon Connect safer by allowing companies to enroll and verify users…

Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Microsoft recently launched a public preview of the passwordless capabilities of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), extending support for FIDO2 and WebAuthn’s authentication standards across the entire platform. Yubico is celebrating the occasion with an offer that will put secure authentication tech in the hands of more professionals. Specifically, Yubico is offering complimentary YubiKey…

FPC: Strong Q2 Performance Highlights the Health of the Biometric Market

FPC: Strong Q2 Performance Highlights the Health of the Biometric Market

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is reflecting on its strong 2019 performance in a blog post that highlights some of its achievements from the second quarter of the year. The biometrics specialist called particular attention to the fact that it has now shipped more than 1 billion fingerprint sensors, a milestone that was crossed back in May.…

Yoti Partners with Sparkle to Make Identity More Inclusive

Yoti Partners with Sparkle to Make Identity More Inclusive

Yoti will be making an appearance at this week’s Sparkle Weekend event in an effort to learn more about the unique identity issues facing the transgender community. Organized by the UK transgender charity Sparkle, the Sparkle Weekend is a free-to-attend festival that promotes positive representation and celebrates gender diversity. Yoti will be setting up in…

TMR: Home Automation Market Will Be Much Bigger than Previously Expected

TMR: Home Automation Market Will Be Much Bigger than Previously Expected

Home automation market will hit $116.26 billion by 2026 Transparency Market Research (TMR) has released a new report that forecasts major growth for the home automation market. The report predicts that the market will hit $116.26 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 6.8 percent over the forecast period. The $116 billion figure represents a…

DriverDash Lets Shell Customers Pay for Gas Without Leaving the Car

DriverDash Lets Shell Customers Pay for Gas Without Leaving the Car

Shell and WEX are releasing a new mobile app that will allow drivers to pay for gas without needing to leave their cars. WEX Fleet DriverDash processes payments electronically, using a smartphone’s biometric features to authenticate each transaction.    “DriverDash delivers increased security and control for fleet managers, while offering drivers a faster and easier…

Contactless CPI Tech Powers Fit Pay’s Cryptocurrency Payment Device

Contactless CPI Tech Powers Fit Pay’s Cryptocurrency Payment Device

Fit Pay is utilizing the CPI Card Group’s Adaptives contactless payment technology in its Flip payment device. The Flip operates much like any other NFC device, but is noteworthy because it allows owners make retail purchases with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies once those currencies have been converted to US dollars and loaded onto the device.…

Transparency Market Research Forecasts Big Growth for IDaaS Market

Transparency Market Research Forecasts Big Growth for IDaaS Market

A new report from Transparency Market Research (TMR) predicts that the Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) market will hit $26.2 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 26 percent during that period. The increasing demand for authentication and document verification technology is expected to fuel much of that growth as technology allows for the creation of more secure…

Ipsidy’s New Identity Portal Simplifies ID Verification on Web Browsers

Ipsidy’s New Identity Portal Simplifies ID Verification on Web Browsers

Ipsidy is trying to simplify identity verification and authentication with a new web browser interface that does not require any back-end coding or software integration. Dubbed the Identity Portal, the new platform combines Ipsidy’s flagship Proof and Verified services to enable mobile identity verification and authentication with minimal technical expertise. Proof is a mobile document…

Apple Beta Tests Touch ID and Face ID for iCloud Logins

Apple Beta Tests Touch ID and Face ID for iCloud Logins

Apple is currently beta testing a new iCloud feature that will allow users to sign into their iCloud.com accounts using Touch ID or Face ID on a compatible Apple device. The new sign in capabilities would be introduced with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina, all of which are also in the beta testing…

GEMADEC Leverages Daon’s Face Recognition Biometrics in New App

GEMADEC Leverages Daon’s Face Recognition Biometrics in New App

GEMADEC is leveraging Daon’s facial recognition technology in a new app developed for the Moroccan Interprofessional Pension Fund (CIMR). The CIMR DIALCOM app uses Daon’s IdentityX facial recognition platform to verify the identity of the pension recipient, and to make sure the recipient is a living person and not a spoofing attempt. Once the app…

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and Tencent Execs to Board

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and Tencent Execs to Board

“The two new board members are Tencent Holdings Senior Executive Lau Seng Yee and SenseTime Founder Tang Xiao’ou…” A pair of tech executives with China’s SenseTime and Tencent have joined the board of Khazanah Nasional, a sovereign wealth fund in Malaysia. The appointees are the first representatives of Chinese companies on the Khazanah board, which…

Biometric Onboarding Can Prevent Abandoned Applicants, Says Precise

Biometric Onboarding Can Prevent Abandoned Applicants, Says Precise

“The [YOUNiQ] platform uses document verification to match a selfie against an official ID, first confirming that the document is legitimate before verifying that the person submitting the selfie is indeed the person pictured on the ID.” Precise Biometrics is highlighting some of the benefits of selfie authentication and the new Precise YOUNiQ onboarding solution.…

New NIST Draft Plan Seeks to Establish AI Standards

New NIST Draft Plan Seeks to Establish AI Standards

“Those standards will serve as the foundation for future AI development…” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking the public to weigh in on a new draft plan intended to promote the development of industry standards for Artificial Intelligence. The document was released as part of the American AI Initiative, which seeks…

Gogoro Launches Scooter-Sharing GoShare App in Taiwan

Gogoro Launches Scooter-Sharing GoShare App in Taiwan

The smart scooter company Gogoro is expanding with a new ride sharing app designed specifically for smart cities. The new app is called GoShare, and will launch in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan in August. “Cities have proven consumer demand for mobility sharing, but few have established ongoing viability because of the operational inefficiencies in…

NTT DOCOMO Joins Mobile Payment Alliance to Promote Cashless Transactions

NTT DOCOMO Joins Mobile Payment Alliance to Promote Cashless Transactions

NTT DOCOMO is joining forces with the LINE Pay Corporation and Merpay, Inc. in an effort to promote cashless transactions in Japan. The three companies respectively operate the d Barai, LINE Pay, and Merpay mobile payment platforms, and will each redesign their apps to allow them to recognize QR codes and payments from the other…

Mitek’s Document Reading Secures Flexi-Fi’s Retail Credit Platform

Mitek’s Document Reading Secures Flexi-Fi’s Retail Credit Platform

Flexi-Fi is turning to Mitek to boost the security and efficiency of its retail credit platform. The Irish company will deploy Mitek’s Mobile Verify, a document reading solution that will help Flexi-Fi validate the IDs of customers applying for a line of credit. “Mitek saves us time and resources as our credit assessment team is…

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