Articles Written By: Peter O'Neill

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Interview: Emilio Martinez, CEO of AGNITiO

Peter O’Neill, president of Mobile ID World had a chance to speak with AGNITiO CEO Emilio Martinez on the current state of the mobile biometrics landscape, protecting against spoofing and the place for voice recognition in multi-factor authentication.

Rich Agostinelli on Cross Match Acquiring DigitalPersona

Our sister site, findBIOMETRICS, was granted an exclusive interview with Agostinelli to talk about the thinking behind the Cross Match and DigitalPersona merger, as well as what to expect from what is being referred to as the largest independent provider of biometric identity solutions.

Interview with Bruce Hanson, President & CEO, Credence ID

All of our products are much more focused on the civil and commercial marketplace than what has been available in the past. We think that programs such as voter ID and census programs, pension and welfare distribution, border control and refugee management are the programs that will be very important in the coming years in civil projects. Because of the openness of the platform, the devices can also be used by the military and law enforcement agencies for functions like base protection, criminal watch lists, site exploitation and detainee management systems. These groups are very excited by the lower costs than the current offerings.

The Global Automated Border Control Market: Forecasts & Analysis 2014 – 2018

The Global Automated Border Control Market: Forecasts & Analysis 2014 – 2018

Automated Border Control (ABC) solutions are fundamentally transforming the global travel experience. From Australia’s SmartGate’s and US Global Entry to the hundreds of eChannel gates at Hong Kong land and sea crossings, to the Automated Passport Control Kiosks rolling out across North America, and the nearly 200 eGates planned for deployment in the UK and…

Interview with Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs

Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile ID World (MIDW): Can you please give our readers a bit of a background about Nok Nok Labs? Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO, Nok Nok Labs (NN): Nok Nok Labs was actually created by the founder of what is now known as the FIDO Alliance, Ramesh Kesanupalli.  He had been working…

Interview with Cédric Hozanne, CEO, Natural Security

  Mobile ID World (MIDW): You just launched the Natural Security Alliance, can you please tell us about this? Cédric Hozanne, CEO, Natural Security (NS): The Natural Security Alliance is the natural evolution of Natural Security. Natural Security was created in 2008 with the objective of redesigning and enriching authentication user experiences while leveraging the synergies…

The Password is Dead!

The Password is Dead!

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance is revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based, open specification for overcoming password dependency. FIDO’s scalable, interoperable mechanisms will enable privacy enhancing online authentication that is both more secure and easier to use. Michael Barrett, FIDO Chairman and Jamie Cowper, Senior Director of Business Development at Nok Nok Labs…

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics   fB: Can we start off by hearing about your LES, Light Emitting Sensor technology and why it is so special? IB: Sure, great question.” LES is More” is our company tag line. LES stands for Light Emitting Sensor. Our LES sensors use electroluminescence film which, when your…

Synaptics Inc Acquires Validity Sensors, Audio Interview with Validity CTO Sebastien Taveau

Human interface solutions provider Synaptics Inc. made a major biometrics purchase last week with the acquisition of Validity Sensors: a provider of fingerprint authentication solutions for mobile devices and notebook computers. On the exhibition floor of Money2020 in Las Vegas, findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Validity CTO Sebastien Taveau about…

Mobile Payment Security, Why PINs Don’t Work and The Biometric Solution: An Interview With Jean-Noel Georges

This past July Frost & Sullivan released a market insight report detailing the largest obstacle in the way of a mobile payment revolution: inadequate security. Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets there has been a significant increase in payments made via mobile device. However, the various authentication processes in place for card-not-present…

Interview with John Hinmon, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cross Match Technologies, Inc.


fB: What is the hottest growth area for Cross Match right now?

CM: Well clearly I think as I look back on your ten year anniversary/year in review issue, mobile really is a hot area for us. We are going to be launching the new SEEK Avenger this year, which is the next handheld in the SEEK family of multimodal biometric handhelds. We view the mobile market place and space as a strategic opportunity for the business.

fB: I couldn’t  agree more. It’s pretty exciting to see all of this activity start to really grow across a number of different verticals from health care to law enforcement, payments, financial. Mobile will really impact so many different areas.

CM: Very true and with the SEEK Avenger we really are looking at a number of market segments for that product beyond just the traditional defence or military application of the product.   We see a logical cross over into remote border applications where it can help expand the effectiveness of the agents in the field; those in remote or transmission/communication compromised situations; as well as law enforcement or special operations law enforcement –  I am thinking about crisis response teams or disaster recovery efforts

Interview with Jaimin Shah, CEO, ZKTeco, US Headquarter


Our focus is having a totally integrated solution within our Time & Attendance, Access Control and IP cameras with face detection and identification. To give you an example, at ISC you will see our fully integrated access control solution where you match your fingerprint on the panel. We will also present our IP based video surveillance solution that is capable of detecting and identifying face which can be integrated with our access control offering. We also have an SDK available so that our partners can integrate our products with any third party solution. We will also display our newly designed modular 7” touch screen workforce terminal at ISC.
So those are the 4 different areas that we are focused in providing a complete integrated solution. This will do lot of justice to our partners’ channels who have helped us all along during our growth and will help them to make more money and provide more services for their customers…

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