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Ingresoll Rand Technologies To Launch Smartphone-as-Credential Technology

Bring your own device (BYOD) is quickly beginning to posture itself not only as an efficiency tool for businesses of all sizes – especially now that mobile device management solutions and smartphone biometrics are becoming more and more prolific – but also showing potential in a physical access control capacity. Last week Suprema’s US operating…

Mobile Identity is the Talk of Tampa – Mobile ID World Roundup: September 16-20

Following in the turbulent aftermath of Apple’s iPhone 5S announcement – which brought with it the Touch ID and a hurricane of discussion – the authentication, verification and authorization markets turned their collective gaze on Tampa, Florida, this week as the Biometric Consortium Conference 2013 (BCC) – and the widely talked about Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility…

Finger Q Launched in Asia, Brings Mobile Fingerprint ID To Android

On Monday Android users in Asia got a quick fix for their fingerprint sensor craving that resulted from last weeks still very talked about Apple Touch ID announcement in the form of FingerQ from World Wide Touch Technology (WWTT). Available in sleeve or key form and operating via micro-USB connection, Finger Q products are mounted…

Smartphone Finger Identification Courtesy of Entertech Systems To Combine Biometrics, Mobility and NFC

Suprema’s US operating partner Entertech Systems announced yesterday that it is committed to include its biometric finger identification solutions on smartphones once NFC technology completes its early testing phase and starts to find itself integrated into mobile devices. By promising to extend its BioConnect application – which allows Suprema readers to interface and integrate with…

SEEK Avenger To Be Demonstrated By Cross Match Technologies at the BCC

Tomorrow marks the start of the Biometrics Consortium Conference 2013 (BCC), and that means that industry professionals from around the world are congregating Tampa in order to show off their offerings in the field of biometrics, which now that Apple has entered the fingerprint scanning arena,is quickly becoming synonymous with mobile identity. It’s not all…

Secure Gamer Identity – New Three Factor Mobile ID Security Provisional Patent Filed By LaserLock

Identity authentication solutions provider LaserLock Technologies has filed a provisional patent for a consumer grade multi-factor security system that offers password-less protection of online accounts through a user’s smartphone or tablet. The patent is titled “System For Correlation of Independent Authentication Mechanisms” and according to LaserLock will have specially potent applications in the world of…

Lumidigm and Innometriks Provide Easy and Secure Authentication to Transportation Workers

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards, biometric encoded ID smart cards that allow maritime transportation workers unescorted access to secure areas as a part of the pickup process, are going to be interacting with Lumidigm V-Series fingerprint sensors on a much more frequent basis now that the company has announced that approximately 400 locations are…

Precise Biometrics CEO Thomas Marschall Endorses Touch ID

In the wake of the iPhone 5S announcement yesterday, which included the official unveiling of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, there has been non-stop discourse. A chorus of self-congratulation, followed by speculation as to the feature’s intended use (which was largely left out of the Apple event), and various claims as to whether or not…

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Touch ID: Apple’s iPhone 5S Fingerprint Biometrics Announcement

Touch ID: Apple’s iPhone 5S Fingerprint Biometrics Announcement

Ever since Apple acquired Authentec in July of 2012, and with it the design patents for fingerprint biometrics technology, the world of mobile security has been completely abuzz with rumors and speculation, not so much of whether or not we will see fingerprint biometrics powered locks in an iPhone, but when that sighting will occur.…

EyeVerify Selected By AirWatch for Anti-Password Demonstration

“Passwords are often not optimal in enterprise mobility deployments because they impede the end-user experience, are easily forgotten and can leave an enterprise vulnerable.” This is Chris Barnett, EVP of global sales and marketing for eyeprint solutions provider EyeVerify. The company announced today that it will be demonstrating its Eyeprint Verification technology in Atlanta this…

NIST Updates The Standard Specifications For Federal Personal Identity Verification

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a revised standard for government identification. The newly updated Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors guidelines include stipulations for improved biometric identification, as well as heightened mobile security. NIST’s  published standards include a description of the physical ID cards which will now be…

BlackBerry Now a Member of the FIDO Alliance

Ontario based smartphone company BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) announced recently that it has become a member of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, in turn committing to collaboration on strong online authentication standards and technology. “BlackBerry is deeply committed to remaining the Gold Standard in mobile security while providing a model for others to…

Jay Meier Says “Passwords Are Dead,” And He’s Not Alone

Vice president of corporate development for BIO-key, Jay Meier recently published a blog post on the IBM Security Intelligence Blog declaring the end of the password. To be more clear on just how much of an end he means, in the article titled Passwords are Dead, We Need a Better System Now begins with a…

Mobile Attendance Systems Ensure Students Are Where They Should Be

Putting your hand up in class is about to take on a whole new meaning now that ePortation is leveraging Fujitsu PalmSecure technology as a new, fully mobile time and attendance system for students. MyKidSecure aims to do away with the tokens and miscellany that inevitably become lost and become both a financial liability and…

Fingerprint Cards Continues Its Design Win Streak, Put Swipe Sensors on a Smartphone

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC), fresh off of last week’s design wins (DW) in the Asian market, was awarded yet again, this time a DW from an existing prominent Asian OEM customer. The agreement will have FPC swipe sensor technology included on a smartphone slated for a Q1 2014 launch by a US operator. As with the…

Biometric Fingerprint Algorithm For Android OS Launched by Precise Biometrics

After recently having been selected by Fingerprint Cards AB as licensed algorithm of choice earlier this week for the expressed purpose of allowing for the embedding of fingerprint authentication technology in smartphones and tablets, Precise Biometrics has released BioMatch Mobile. The new offering currently supports Android OS, with  Precise Biometrics looking to offer it on other…

Fingerprint Cards AB Licenses Precise Biometrics’ Biometric Algorithm

The momentum continues to build in the world of mobile-based fingerprint biometrics with the announcement today that Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) has entered into an agreement with Precise Biometrics that will see FPC licensing its new partner’s fingerprint algorithm to further enhance its capacitive sensor offerings. The agreement will have existing FPC products bundled with…

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