News Roundup: Connected Future, Connected ID

Last week at Mobile ID World, innovation and security in the Internet of Things was a key topic, as connected cars, IoT encryption, and wearable tech made headlines. Meanwhile, we reported stories about fingerprint biometrics, facial recognition, and more as we prepared for the upcoming mobile biometrics expert webinar hosted by our sister site FindBiometrics.

Connected Future, Connected ID

News Roundup: Connected Future, Connected IDIoT, wearable biometrics and connected cars had us talking connectivity last week, as Samsung announced the completion of its Harman acquisition, and a new patent from Apple described biometric earbuds. Oberthur Technology teamed up with Huawei and Saudi Telecom on the first eSIM trial to enter the MENA region, and Trustonic partnered with Armour Communications—a union that will bring the latter’s TEE technology to applications in the UK government.

OT Teams with Saudi Telecom, Huawei for MENA’s First eSIM Trial

Trustonic TEE to Help Protect UK Government Communications

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Smart Car Parts Maker

Apple Patents Describe Biometric Earbuds System

GUEST POST: Examining IoT Security and Encryption

The Evolution of Mobile Biometrics

News Roundup: Connected Future, Connected IDOn March 29 FindBiometrics will be hosting its first expert webinar of 2017, and last week it officially announced its full lineup of high profile guests, including acuity Principal Maxine Most and GSMA Head of Applications & Services David Pollington. GSMA is of course the organization behind the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the FIDO Alliance came forward last week, stating this year’s MWC showed evidence of its strong authentication standard’s rising prominence.

Precise Biometrics, Aware, NNL, GSMA, and Acuity to Participate in Biometrics Webinar

MWC Showed Rise of FIDO Standards, Biometrics: FIDO


News Roundup: Connected Future, Connected IDLast week WePay announced that is has integrated Android Pay and Samsung Pay into its platform, and in doing so has further expanded the online presence of said mobile wallets. Looking to Latin America, UL announced that it is now accredited to provide certification services to Brazilian banks for their biometric systems.

WePay Support Extends Web Presence of Apple Pay and Android Pay

UL Can Now Provide Biometric Certification Services for Brazilian Banks


News Roundup: Connected Future, Connected IDIn fingerprint biometric news, Precise Biometrics announced its software has been integrated into a new smartphone thanks to its partnership with Silead. A new Apple Patent had us speculating on the possibility of a fingerprint sensor embedded in the company logo as it appears on iPhones, and Suprema launched a new series of fingerprint modules that are ideal of IoT deployments.

Precise Biometrics Announces New Smartphone Integration Via Silead

Apple Patent Describes Logo-Based Biometric Sensor, Potential Apple Pencil Charger

Suprema’s New Fingerprint Solution Has IoT Applications

Face Biometrics

News Roundup: Connected Future, Connected IDNEC Corporation announced its plans for this week’s CeBIT conference, at which it will be showing off its facial recognition technology, which recently achieved top ranking in a NIST evaluation. Safran Identity & Security announced its new MorphoFACE solution, in the meantime, and speculation stirred concerning the potential inclusion of face recognition on the next iPhone in the wake of yet another Apple patent application.

NEC to Show Off ‘World’s Most Accurate Face Recognition’ at CeBIT

Patent Application Hints at Facial Recognition for Next iPhone

Safran Identity & Security Unveils MorphoFACE

Access Control

News Roundup: Connected Future, Connected IDBiometric border control company Vision-Box announced a new mobile app at last week’s’ Passenger Terminal Expo. Suprema and BioConnect made the news too, announcing their joint presence at the upcoming ISC West conference and exhibition where they will be demonstrating a number of solutions including BioConnect ID Mobile.

ISC West: Mobile App Kit Among Suprema-BioConnect Showpieces

Vision-Box Announces Mobile App Alongside Seamless Gateway Solution


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