This past week at Mobile ID World we had big announcements from the world of mCommerce as Apple continued to be a fixture and the news and Bionym rebranded and set a shipping date for its hotly anticipated flagship product.
Here are the highlights from the Industry News this past week:
Health and Hearts
Sure, Vital Biometrics Month ended last week, but that doesn’t mean it stilt can’t be making headlines. Bionym – the company that has harnessed EKG readings to allow for persistent authentication – has changed its name to Nymi after its flagship product: the Nymi Band. In the same announcement we were told that the first Nymi Bands will be shipping on December 15.
Staying in the realm of the heart, but moving away from authentication, Calgary Scientific – a company that specialized in remote electronic health records – was signed out by Frost and Sullivan for its excellent management, as well as its leadership and expertise within the medical diagnostic technologies field.
Biometrics and Money
This week we caught a glimpse of how well Apple’s iOS has been standing up as an mCommerce platform while in the realm of point of sale transactions the biometric MasterCard finished its Norwegian pilot and is now on its way to Britain. American Express was also in the news this week for its decision to allow biometric sign-on to its mobile app via fingerprint recognition. Wells Fargo made a splash too, joining the FIDO Alliance in support of a post-password future.
Security and Mobility
This week also saw a design win for NEXT Biometrics, a newly developed facial recognition app, a few secure BYOD solutions from Precise Biometrics and a foreboding report about the perils of IT security. All of that, plus an encouraging update from ImageWare Systems as it appointed a new senior vice president of sales and marketing.
This week we also learned about new app that allows iPhone users to use Touch ID to unlock their Macs, and that had us asking when the fingerprint sensor will be built into laptops and desktops. Finaly, we reported that Italian officials have begun to look into the regulation of biometric data in the nascent but quickly growing Internet of Things.
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