Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week's Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, particularly when it comes to smart card technology.

That’s fitting, because it’s Biometric Smart Cards month at Mobile ID World, and each week we’re delivering in-depth features on this exciting technology. This week’s special report, “The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved”, offers a technological overview of the next big wave in payments technology – fingerprint-scanning payment cards, which may be headed to your wallet sooner than you think:

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved

Meanwhile, just off the coast of North Africa, government authorities are preparing to move forward with a digital identity program that will revolve around biometric smart cards – also featuring embedded fingerprint sensors:

Government of Madeira Moves Ahead With Tactilis Digital ID Collaboration

This week’s top stories roundup also features mobile biometrics, with the news that Samsung has issued its latest software update aimed at improving the performance of fingerprint recognition technology on one of its Galaxy smartphones:

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

And in the enterprise sector, this week also brought news of a major reseller deal between SWORD and Vuzix, concerning technology for smart glasses equipped with facial recognition and weapon detection capabilities:

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

Finally, the fifth entry in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most-read articles doesn’t directly feature biometric tech. It instead concerns 5G technology, with the news that China has just seen the launch of one of the biggest rollouts of 5G networks so far:

China Launches Massive 5G Network Rollout


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.