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Mobile ID World Podcast, Episode 1: Biometrics in 2018

Mobile ID World Podcast, Episode 1: Biometrics in 2018

In the first episode of the Mobile ID World podcast, host Peter Counter is joined by Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence. Peter and Max discuss the recently completed FindBiometrics Year in Review, delving deep into some of the annual survey’s more interesting results. From the rise of facial recognition and what’s next for mobile…

INTERVIEW: Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics has established itself as a world leader in supplying fingerprint algorithm software. The company has also proven adept at maneuvering to navigate the market changes that have ensued, from the dramatic rise of smartphone-based fingerprint sensors to that market’s saturation to the expansion to multimodal capabilities. Precise Biometrics also has a relatively new…

ID R&D Expands into Silicon Valley

ID R&D Expands into Silicon Valley

“With the vast and increasing numbers of companies looking to ID R&D for zero-effort, voice and multi-modal biometric authentication, combined with unique anti-spoofing protection, we needed to expand in size and location to continue the tremendous growth we experienced in 2018.” – Alexey Khitrov, CEO, ID R&D New York-based ID R&D has expanded into Silicon…

Apple Patent Suggests Multimodal Biometrics on iPhones

Apple Patent Suggests Multimodal Biometrics on iPhones

A newly-published Apple patent suggests that the company may not be finished with fingerprint scanning on the iPhone, with engineers considering how the Touch ID system could be used alongside facial recognition. While the patent is almost entirely focused on Apple’s new Face ID 3D facial recognition system, it also takes a moment to illustrate…

Now is a Critical Moment for Standardized Biometrics Testing

Now is a Critical Moment for Standardized Biometrics Testing

Every year, FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey takes the pulse of the industry, gauging perceptions and attitudes across a range of topics. And while this year’s survey is as varied as ever, the topic of biometric testing is more important than ever. Standardized testing has long been an important component of the biometrics industry, particularly…

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

With FaceTec having become the first company in the world to attain Level 1 certification for its authentication solution in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection evaluation program earlier this year, and having more recently seen that solution integrated into Jumio’s high-profile Netverify service, there was much to discuss in our latest interview with FaceTec CEO, Kevin…

BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

“The technology will be used by the jointly-developed service to verify the age of individuals in the UK seeking to access adult websites.” BioID has teamed up with Swiss blockchain specialist Pikcio to develop an age verification service based on facial recognition. The latter technology comes by way of BioID, which upgraded its BWS solution…

FindBiometrics Directory Launches Featuring Industry Leaders IDEMIA, Aware, BioConnect, NEC and More

FindBiometrics Directory Launches Featuring Industry Leaders IDEMIA, Aware, BioConnect, NEC and More

As the biometrics industry continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with authentication and identification solutions proliferating the market, relying parties looking to deploy technologies in the enterprise, financial services, government, retail and healthcare markets are presented with a daunting abundance of choice. The quick pace at which the biometrics industry has grown left little…

Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from Money20/20 USA in Las Vegas, where biometrics took the spotlight. Kicking off Sunday with a dedicated Digital Identity & Biometrics session track, this year’s Money20/20 ensured strong authentication was a foundational topic for the week of keynotes, panels, exhibitions and networking events, all condiucted under…

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

Mobile ID World recently caught up with Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi, for an interview about the facial recognition company’s recent activity. The conversation begins with talk about the effect Apple’s Face ID has had on the mobile face biometrics market at large, as well as the substantial growth FacePhi has seen over recent…

Ipsidy to Showcase Mobile Biometrics at Major Industry Events

Ipsidy to Showcase Mobile Biometrics at Major Industry Events

Ipsidy is going to be at two of the biggest industry events of the autumn showcasing its biometric technology and electronic transaction processing services, the company has announced. First up is Money20/20, where the company will be showcasing from booth 1179. Money20/20 Las Vegas is, in fact, one of the biggest FinTech events of the…

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from the FedID conference in Tampa. High level conversations about biometrics, identity management, access control, credentialing, trust, border control, law enforcement and national security kept the Tampa Convention Center abuzz all week, and our editors Peter Counter and Susan Stover were there to make sure industry…

FedID 2018: Biometric Background Checks and Disaster Relief

FedID 2018: Biometric Background Checks and Disaster Relief

For the better part of this millennium, the US government’s use of biometrics has been largely framed in the context of anti-terrorism. The serious investments in biometric border initiatives and law enforcement after the September 11 terror attacks led to the realization of such breakthroughs as Biometric Entry/Exit, the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, and…

IDEX Biometrics and Hengbao Team Up on Asian Smart Card Trials

IDEX Biometrics and Hengbao Team Up on Asian Smart Card Trials

“The increasing popularity of card payments in Asia, in conjunction with the growing preference towards biometrics, has created the perfect storm for this partnership with Hengbao, a very influential player in the Asian market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in its escalating efforts to promote its biometric card…

INTERVIEW:  John E. Ahrens, CEO, Veratad

INTERVIEW: John E. Ahrens, CEO, Veratad

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed John E. Ahrens, CEO of Veratad, a world class provider of age and identity verification solutions. The conversation begins with discussion of the company’s origins involving the convergence of online banking and payments with age verification technology. Ahrens proceeds to outline Veratad’s product lineup, including its document…

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

BIO-key’s Share Offering Exceeded Expectations

BIO-key’s Share Offering Exceeded Expectations

“The results point to strong enthusiasm for BIO-key’s biometric technologies, which including fingerprint-scanning locks and identity management software for the enterprise.” BIO-key‘s share offering did better than expected, bringing in gross proceeds of $2.1 million. The move was announced last week, with BIO-key putting forward an underwritten offering of 1,200,000 shares of common stock together…

FaceTec Attains 100% Anti-Spoofing Score in iBeta Level 1 PAD Certification Test

FaceTec Attains 100% Anti-Spoofing Score in iBeta Level 1 PAD Certification Test

“Though negative results are not published, we believe most of our competitors have attempted similar PAD testing and failed, so achieving the first and only Level 1 certification is truly a milestone in the biometrics industry.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login system has become the first biometric technology to attain…

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