News Roundup: Fingerprints and Innovation

Last week at Mobile ID World we brought Internet of Things Month to a close while the industry news was focused on fingerprints and innovation. Mobile commerce took up a  substantial chunk of the headlines too while a variety of diverse authentication modes rounded out the headlines.

Here is a look back on the top stories of the week that was:

Internet of Things

IoT ImageLast week was the end if Internet of Things Month. As such, we presented a guest feature from Rob Martens,  futurist and director of connectivity platforms at Allegion, on the topic of smart locks. Officially bringing the festivities to a close, we ended June with a full roundup of the month’s IoT features and industry news.

Internet of Things Month: The Roundup

IoT Month Meets Safety Month: Let’s Talk About Smart Locks

Fingerprints and Innovation

News Roundup: Fingerprints and InnovationIn fingerprint biometrics news we brought you a look at the research firm that predicted the mobile revolution started by Touch ID while we continued to see multiple news items involving new smartphones that have integrated the sensors into their hardware. Fingerprint Cards secured a new major fingerprint sensor order and also announced that its technology is featured on the news Huawei and Meizu handsets (a distinction shared with Precise Biometrics). NEXT Biometrics was also in the news, asserting its strong position in the market and expecting strong growth.

Here is a rundown of last week’s many big fingerprint biometrics stories:

Apple Logo Could Become Biometric Sensor

NEXT Biometrics Expects ‘High Volume Growth’

Acuity Predicted The Mobile Biometrics Revolution

New Huawei, Meizu Smartphones Rely on Precise Biometrics Algorithms

Doogee Smartphone On-Trend with Fingerprint Sensors

Apple Starts iPhone 6S Production

OnePlus Two to Feature Lightning Quick Fingerprint Scanner

WPI Orders FPC Sensors, Cements Trend

New Huawei and Meizu Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Wearable Tech

wearable tech featureIn wearable technology news last week we took a trip to Edmonton, Alberta, where the police force is set to proceed with its body camera deployment. A new report from Strategy Analytics’ Mobile Device UX, meanwhile, asserts that the key to smartwatch adoption lies in the ability to differentiate wrist-mounted wearables from smartphones.

Edmonton Police Proceed with Body Cameras

Differentiation from Smartphones Key to Smartwatch Adoption

Mobile Money

Mobile payments, online banking.The mCommerce news of last week included two new payment solutions and the now obligatory PayPal headlines. The payment company is set to go out on its own as an independant company later this month, and is already shaking up the market with the acquisition of Xoom, a money transfer company. Barclays revealed its new contactless payment devices and the Ericsson Converged Wallet received deployment in Swaziland.

PayPal to Officially Go Solo in July

PayPal Buys Money Transfer Company

Barclays Unveils New Contactless Payment Devices

MTN Swaziland Deploys Ericsson Mobile Wallet

Multimodal Futures

Biometric Authentication BannersImageWare Systems received patent approval in Canada and Australia last week for its multimodal biometrics platform. Meanwhile, the FIDO Alliance updated its 1.0 specifications for U2F authentication, including Bluetooth LE and NFC standards.

Biometrics-as-a-platform company HYPR appointed new executives last week as the company targets a diverse range of enterprise customers. Finally, Sensory, Inc. announced TrulySecure, a speech and voice recognition solution that can switch user profiles in real time using passive voice print authentication.

ImageWare Announces Patent Approval in Canada, Australia

HYPR Corp Bolsters Executive Talent

FIDO Adds NFC, Bluetooth LE Support to 1.0 Specifications

TrulySecure Lets Devices Distinguish Between Speakers


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