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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…

Fingerprint Biometrics On DoCoMo’s Fujitsu Smartphone Courtesy of Fingerprint Cards AB

Adding to the buzz around fingerprint sensors being used as the next generation of personal mobile security (a buzz that has been serving it very well), Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) can boast that it was present at ground zero: distributing today a press release to the effect that the newly released Fujitsu F-07E Android smartphone…

BIO-key Certified For Electronic Health Records, Deployed at Knox Community Hospital in Ohio

Ohio’s Knox Community Hospital will be serving as the initial deployment site for Allscripts Professional electronic health records (EHR) that now integrate BIO-key’s fingerprint recognition technology. BIO-key announced today that it has been certified by Allscripts Professional, which grants access to EHRs that feature open architecture to a wide base of American hospitals and physicians,…

myIDkey Creator Closes Funding Round with $1.8 Million

Today, Arkami, the company behind mobile identity solution myIDkey, announced the closing of a series A financing round totaling $1.8 Million in addition to a successful Kickstarter campaign that concluded in March. Investments, which will be used to accelerate myIDkey’s development, facilitate Arkami’s growth, and meet the demands of customers, came from a number of angel…

Addtional MorphoIDent Units Deployed by Mesa, Arizona Police Department

Following last year’s pilot deployment of six MorphoIDent mobile biometric identification units in patrol vehicles, the Mesa, Arizona Police Department has purchased an additional 30 fingerprint capture devices from Morpho (Safran)’s U.S. subsidiary MorphoTrak. “They now have enough MorphoIDent devices to cover all three of their daily patrol shifts in all four of their geographical…

MorphoTrak Launches Morpho Mobile Gateway Software, Allows Connection To Any AFIS

As of today, thanks to the new Morpho Mobile Gateway from MorphoTrak, Morpho mobile biometric devices can interface with not just the FBI’s Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) but with any Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), giving law enforcement officers attempting to identify suspects instant access to a greatly improved resource of criminal…

AOptix Stratus iOS Software Development Kit: First Comprehensive Mobile Identity System for iPhone, Receives General Release

The AOptix Stratus Client Software Development Kit (SDK) has become broadly available today, announced by optics focused technology innovation company AOptix. As the first comprehensive mobile identity solution made for iPhone, AOptix Stratus delivers iris, fingerprint, voice and face recognition in a single integrated solution, that, when combined with the AOptix Stratus MX, a hardware peripheral…

Biometric Fingerprint Locks Rumored For The Next iPhone

The iPhone 5S may ship with built-in biometric fingerprint sensor in its home button. The hot rumor comes the day after the beta release of the new iOS 7 development kit, given in advance to developers in order to better craft applications to fit the new operating system’s rules and features. The news comes courtesy…

First Biometric Mobile Identity Management Platform Introduced By ImageWare Systems

Today, ImageWare Systems introduced GoMobile Interactive (GMI): the industry’s first mobile biometric identity management platform. ImageWave is a provider of cloud based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions and its new platform leverages acquired messaging technology patents, combined with the company’s Biometric Engine, to protect content on Android or iOS mobile devices. GMI, which includes a standalone…

Precise Biometrics Partners with SPARC, Brings Government Users Multi-Factor Authentication and Streamlined MDM

Precise Biometrics announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with government focused software product development company SPARC. The newly minted partnering will see Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo smart casing solution, which provides smart card and fingerprint authentication to mobile devices, with SPARC’s new Knappsack mobile device management (MDM) platform. With the addition of Tactivo, Knappsack users…

Cognitec Releases Facial Recognition SDK For Android

The demand for face recognition technology is growing, and Cognitec has responded by offering customers FaceVACS, its world class biometric software development kit (SDK), for the creation of Android applications. In addition to development tools for enrollment, verification and identification, the FaceVACS-SDK also provides face and eye recognition in images, functionality for facial characteristic analysis…

Mobile Facial Recognition From JailBase

Mugshot database website JailBase has introduced a new mobile app to allow for the matching of user supplied photos to arrest records. Currently available for Android devices, with plans for a Q4 2013 release on iOS platforms, the JailBase app allows for public users to search through millions of arrest records from many counties in the United…

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