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IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA will be giving guests the full VIP treatment at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. The company has announced that it will be showcasing its ARENA Experience during the event, offering a glimpse at the stadium of the future and demonstrating how biometrics will transform the live event business in the…

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Precise Biometrics Maintains Focus on Expansion Efforts

Precise Biometrics Maintains Focus on Expansion Efforts

“Precise Biometrics’ shift to multimodal biometrics, announced last autumn, has been dubbed “YOUNiQ” and will combine face, fingerprint, iris, and voice biometrics together with location data for user authentication…” Precise Biometrics is keeping focused on the future in its latest corporate update. Reporting its fiscal results for the fourth quarter of 2018, the biometric algorithm…

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Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

“…the company attributed the growth mostly to “higher service sales”, with “higher software maintenance sales and lower costs” also playing a role.” Aware, Inc. has posted its results for the quarter ended December 31st, showing steady growth. The company saw revenues of $4.1 million in the quarter, compared to $3.1 million in Q4 of 2017.…

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Sensory Acquires Voice Tech Testing Firm

Sensory Acquires Voice Tech Testing Firm

“Under the terms of the acquisition, Vocalize.ai will continue to operate as an independent company while testing Sensory’s solutions, and will also offer discounted services to Sensory’s clients.” Sensory, Inc. has acquired an independent evaluation service for speech recognition technology, a move aimed at enhancing its ability to refine its voice-based solutions. The acquisition, Vocalize.ai,…

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Two Apple Patents Could Bring Safety and Security to Self-Driving Cars

Two Apple Patents Could Bring Safety and Security to Self-Driving Cars

A pair of recently published Apple patents suggests that the tech company is looking for ways to make self-driving cars safer and more secure. The first of the two patents is particularly intriguing in relation to Project Titan, Apple’s foray into self-driving vehicles. Filed as “Wireless vehicle system for enhancing situational awareness,” the proposed device…

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RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

Onfido has attained another new client in the growing car sharing market: RVShare.com has opted for its identity verification solution. Based in the US, RVShare operates a network of 60,000 trailer and motorhome owners offering to rent out their vehicles. And as with any other contemporary vehicle-sharing platform, the company faces a strong need to…

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FPC Looks to Engage End Users with Biometric Card Enrollment Concept

FPC Looks to Engage End Users with Biometric Card Enrollment Concept

Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) is hoping to make a strong first impression on end users of its biometric payment cards: The company has announced a demo enrollment concept designed to make it easy for bank customer to register their fingerprints on a new payment card as soon as they receive it. It’s essentially a cardboard…

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Trustonic’s ALPS Security Platform Will Discourage Smartphone Theft

Trustonic’s ALPS Security Platform Will Discourage Smartphone Theft

“In addition to stolen phones, the platform can be used to lock legally purchased phones and companion devices in the case of a recall, or if the customer is missing payments.” Trustonic has launched a new security platform designed to curb the theft of smartphones. The Asset Lifecycle Protection Service – or ALPS – is…

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Star Bank Teams with ENACOMM to Bring Voice Banking to Minnesota

Star Bank Teams with ENACOMM to Bring Voice Banking to Minnesota

ENACOMM is bringing Voice Banking to Central Minnesota. The company has announced a new partnership with Star Bank, a family-owned, independent bank that is now upgrading its financial offerings. Star Bank has adopted ENACOMM’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, allowing its customers to seamlessly access account information and perform secure transactions over the phone. “We…

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HID Global Focuses on Location Services at HIMSS 2019

HID Global Focuses on Location Services at HIMSS 2019

“Developed in collaboration with Phunware, the app leverages HID Location Services together with Phunware’s mobile software to offer an easy-to-use wayfinding app for patients and hospital visitors…” HID Global is looking to make an impact with solutions based on its HID Location Services platform at this week’s HIMSS event in Orlando. From its booth in…

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OneSpan Launches AI-Driven ‘Risk Analytics’ Solution

OneSpan Launches AI-Driven ‘Risk Analytics’ Solution

OneSpan has launched a new Risk Analytics solution aimed at the financial services sector. It’s a cloud-based, open API platform that leverages AI to spot potential fraud attempts. Backed by machine learning, its AI system is designed to assess a range of metrics including device information, transaction data, and user behavior in order to deliver…

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Jumio Adds iBeta Level-2 Certified Liveness Detection to Selfie-Based Solution

Jumio Adds iBeta Level-2 Certified Liveness Detection to Selfie-Based Solution

“With this technology now integrated into one of the most popular and successful mobile onboarding and authentication solution on the market, client organizations and end users will have access to a sophisticated authentication solution offering an unprecedented level of security.” Jumio has empowered its selfie-based authentication platform with the market’s only iBeta Level-1 and Level-2…

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Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Romania is getting its first biometric payment system thanks to a new partnership between Wirecard and Oney Bank. The two organizations will collaborate on Well.com, a mobile app that will allow customers to use their fingerprints or a QR code to authorize payments in Auchan Retail stores throughout the country. “Payment methods are continuously improving…

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HID Global’s IdenTrust Named World’s Top Digital Certification Platform

HID Global’s IdenTrust Named World’s Top Digital Certification Platform

HID Global continues to garner accolades for its IdenTrust digital certification platform, announcing that the software service has been named the “number one certification authority in the world” for the second year running. The distinction comes courtesy of the independent survey company W3Techs, which also selected IdenTrust as the world’s fastest-growing digital certification platform one year…

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Nuance Unveils AI-Driven ‘Ambient Clinical Intelligence’ Solution at HIMSS

Nuance Unveils AI-Driven ‘Ambient Clinical Intelligence’ Solution at HIMSS

“…Rush University Medical Center, a Chicago-based academic medical institution, has signed on as a strategic development partner in the ACI project…” Just in time for HIMSS 2019, Nuance Communications has unveiled its latest artificial intelligence-driven solution for the healthcare market. Dubbed “Ambient Clinical Intelligence”, or “ACI”, the solution builds on the speech recognition technology of…

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NEXT Biometrics Teams with RuPay-Certified Card Maker

NEXT Biometrics Teams with RuPay-Certified Card Maker

“…we are in the process of building a sustainable network with leading players in the smart card ecosystem to commercialize biometric dual interface technology in the banking sector and beyond.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has another partner in the emerging biometric payment cards market: The company has…

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DoD’s ‘Proof of Life’ Authentication System Uses Twosense.ai Tech

DoD’s ‘Proof of Life’ Authentication System Uses Twosense.ai Tech

A Brooklyn-based behavioral biometrics specialist has revealed that it was recruited to aid in the Department of Defense’s development of a ‘proof of life’ authentication system. Called Twosense.ai, the company says it won a contract through Army Contracting Command’s Rapid Innovation Fund. The deal is valued at $2.42 million, and was actually awarded in late…

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Veratad to Showcase Enhanced Age Verification Solution at TPE 2019

Veratad to Showcase Enhanced Age Verification Solution at TPE 2019

“…given the age restrictions around the purchase of tobacco products, it’s a natural venue for Veratad’s age verification solutions…” Veratad has arranged a high-profile platform from which to pitch its age verification technology: The company will be a sponsor and exhibitor for this year’s Tobacco Plus Expo. TPE is billed as North America’s biggest trade…

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Amazon Adds Voice to Calls for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Amazon Adds Voice to Calls for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Amazon is now calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology, even as it defends sales of its own such technology to law enforcement authorities. In a new post on the Amazon Web Services Machine Learning blog, the company’s VP of Global Public Policy, Michael Punke, writes, “We support the calls for an appropriate national…

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