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Fujitsu Adds ImageWare Biometric Solutions to Enterprise Portfolio

Fujitsu Adds ImageWare Biometric Solutions to Enterprise Portfolio

“In a statement announcing the move, Fujitsu EMEIA biometrics division head Thomas Bengs said the ImageWare solutions enable Fujitsu to offer its customers ‘an enhanced portfolio of biometric security solutions that reduce the barriers to deploying highly secure biometric authentication.’” Fujitsu has become a reseller of ImageWare security products and services, extending its reach into mobile…

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Apple Pay Gets Boost in Bank, Credit Union Support

Apple Pay Gets Boost in Bank, Credit Union Support

Apple Pay just got another boost in institutional support. Almost 40 banks and credit unions have been added to Apple Pay’s already considerable roster of supports in the US – largely regional firms like Sanborn Savings Bank and Regional Missouri Federal Credit Union, since the country’s biggest banks were already on board. Abroad, Danske Bank…

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GSMA Innovation City to Feature Smart Burger Joint, VR Skiing, Brand New McLaren

GSMA Innovation City to Feature Smart Burger Joint, VR Skiing, Brand New McLaren

This year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai will once again feature GSMA Innovation City, organizers have announced. Focused largely on product and service demonstrations and immersive experiences, GSMA Innovation City has proven to be a big hit over the past five years; in a statement, GSMA Chief Marketing Officer Michael O’Hara said it’s “always one of…

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Samsung Delves Deeper Into IoT Architecture with New Microsoft-Friendly Tech

Samsung Delves Deeper Into IoT Architecture with New Microsoft-Friendly Tech

Samsung is making two big pushes on the Internet of Things front, seeking to strengthen its position in core architecture. One of those efforts is the Exynos i T200. Designed for IoT applications, it’s a compact, low-power processor featuring both a Cortex-R4 processor and a Cortex-M0+ processor, as well as built-in Wi-Fi support. Importantly, it’s…

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NEXT Biometrics Announces High Volume A2 ASIC Chip Order

NEXT Biometrics Announces High Volume A2 ASIC Chip Order

“NEXT announced it had completed testing of the chip in March of this year. Now, the company has received “a high-volume order” for the chip.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for its new A2 ASIC chip, the company has announced. The chip is considered a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy, aimed at…

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Prepare For Money20/20 Europe’s Biometric Conversation

Prepare For Money20/20 Europe’s Biometric Conversation

Money20/20 Europe is right around the corner, and Mobile ID World, along with our sister site FindBiometrics, will once again be on hand to help deliver expertise on the kinds of biometric technology that are increasingly in demand in the world of financial services. To that end, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill will host a panel…

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South Korea Foundry Making Fingerprint Sensors for Chinese Electric Bus Maker

South Korea Foundry Making Fingerprint Sensors for Chinese Electric Bus Maker

South Korea-based foundry Dongbu HiTek will supply fingerprint sensors to Chinese electric bus maker BYD, reports Pulse. The fingerprint sensor developer behind the designs has not been disclosed, but the project appears to reflect growing prominence for Dongbu HiTek. The manufacturer recently upgraded its facilities, allowing for the production of fingerprint sensor chips suitable for…

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Mobile Solutions Specialist DMI, NEC Team Up To Target Government Sector

Mobile Solutions Specialist DMI, NEC Team Up To Target Government Sector

Mobile enterprise solutions provider DMI and biometrics specialist NEC Corporation of America have entered into a strategic partnership. In a statement announcing the collaboration, the companies indicated that their combined solutions will be aimed at applications in “public safety, national security and federal civilian technology priorities within the U.S. government.” More specifically, the companies intend…

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Precise Biometrics Hands Off Tactivo Business to Focus on Fingerprint Tech

Precise Biometrics Hands Off Tactivo Business to Focus on Fingerprint Tech

Seeking to fully focus its resources on fingerprint biometrics technology, Precise Biometrics has divested itself of its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business, the arm of the company concerned with its Tactivo smart card reading devices. Germany-based Security-as-a-Service provider IDENTOS GmbH will take over the business as of January 1st, 2018. For the next two years,…

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Fingerprint Cards Has Officially Partnered With Smart Card Maker Kona I

Fingerprint Cards Has Officially Partnered With Smart Card Maker Kona I

“…with their extended partnership the companies have announced that four new smart card models are using FPC technology.” Fingerprint Cards has officially partnered with smart card maker Kona I. While the South Korea-based company had integrated an FPC1020 fingerprint sensor into a smart card last year, with their extended partnership the companies have announced that four…

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SmartCard Marketing Systems and CardLogix Developing Biometric Payment Card Solution

SmartCard Marketing Systems and CardLogix Developing Biometric Payment Card Solution

FinTech payments consultant SmartCard Marketing Systems has teamed up with smart card specialist CardLogix to develop a new biometric payment card solution, the companies have announced. The effort will leverage CardLogix’ security features, including a fingerprint sensor that will store biometric data on the smart card’s embedded processor, and other more conventional card security measures…

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NEXT Biometrics’ Flexible Fingerprint Sensors Ready For Mass Production

NEXT Biometrics’ Flexible Fingerprint Sensors Ready For Mass Production

NEXT Biometrics has succeeded in its aim of being ready for mass production of its flexible fingerprint sensors in Q2, the company has announced. It’s the result of a partnership with Taiwan-based display maker Innolux established last July, along with considerable investments in new production equipment. Now, everything is in place and up to spec,…

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Gemalto Tech Lets Smartphones Unlock Doors Via New Lock System

Gemalto Tech Lets Smartphones Unlock Doors Via New Lock System

Gemalto technology is being used to turn smartphones into keys with a new smart lock system. The smart locks were developed by Dessman, a company described by Gemalto as a “global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes” in a statement announcing the collaboration. Using Gemalto’s Machine Identification Modules and Secure Elements, the system lets…

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LG G6 Plus to Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition

LG G6 Plus to Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition

A new smartphone from LG is using biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards: The G6 Plus features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in last year’s G5, LG X, and V20 smartphones, suggesting LG has been pleased with its performance. The sensor was also recently used in a new device from Lenovo’s…

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Japanese Enterprise Security Specialist Orders 30,000 SideSwipe Fingerprint Readers

Japanese Enterprise Security Specialist Orders 30,000 SideSwipe Fingerprint Readers

A Japan-based enterprise security specialist is embracing BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable more secure authentication for its customers. DDS Inc. has ordered 30,000 such devices for customers across Asia, the companies have announced. It could significantly raise BIO-key’s profile in Japan: DDS is a system integrator for Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Group, an organization…

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Fashionistas Can Now Shop Through Instagram

Fashionistas Can Now Shop Through Instagram

“It’s another example of the many ways in which the payments industry is being transformed by digital commerce…” Fans of the Moda Operandi fashion label can now place orders through its Instagram account using Amazon Pay. It isn’t quite a full shopping system via Instagram, but it’s close. Fans looking through Moda Operandi’s Like2Buy Instagram…

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PayPal CEO Waves Away Apple Messenger Threat

PayPal CEO Waves Away Apple Messenger Threat

As a battle for the peer-to-peer payments market brews, a war of words has already seen its first shots, with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman waving away any threat posed by a new service Apple is set to launch this fall in an interview with The Telegraph. The service in question is actually a new feature…

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The #FindBehavioral Twitter Party is Tomorrow

The #FindBehavioral Twitter Party is Tomorrow

Join our sister site FindBiometrics, BioCatch, and a collection of identity management and FinTech experts on June 20 at 11:00 AM Eastern for the #FindBehavioral Twitter Party – a one hour live discussion on behavioral biometrics in financial verticals. Prepare for the party with our Behavioral Biometrics Primer. Behavioral biometrics are gaining traction in financial…

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