News Roundup: Multimodality and Internet of Things ID

Last week at Mobile ID World fingerprints made big headlines while multimodality and Internet of Things ID rounded out the headlines.

Take a look back on last week’s’ top stories on mobile digital identity:

The End of the Year

News Roundup: Multimodality and Internet of Things IDThe end of 2016 is fast approaching and our sister site FindBiometrics, in association with SIA, is once again collecting responses for its Year in Review celebration. If you haven’t already, take a few minutes now and complete the short survey.

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Biometric Smartphones

News Roundup: Multimodality and Internet of Things IDThe new Fujitsu Arrows NX F-01J features Delta ID’s newest version of ActiveIRIS, we reported last week. Iris is the new kid on the block in terms of mobile consumer biometrics, but fingerprint recognition is practically ubiquitous at this point, with the new Meitu M6s being the most recent example of a handset launched with a touch sensor from FPC.

Meitu M6s Features FPC Biometrics

ActiveIRIS 3.0 Used in Fujitsu’s New Iris Scanning Phone


News Roundup: Multimodality and Internet of Things IDStaying on the topic of fingerprints, Synaptics made headlines last week with the announcement of a new under-glass sensor line and a partnership with OXi Technology. Sensor manufacturer VKANSEE licensed Precise Biometrics’ biometric software too, while the latter company acquired liveness detection specialist NexID. BIO-key, in the meantime, announced a huge new contract from a Fortune 500 customer worth $1.1 Million. Read more below:

Synaptics Announces Natural ID FS9100 Under-Glass Optical Sensor Line

Synaptics Partners with Optical Sensor Specialist OXi Technology

VKANSEE Has Licensed Precise Biometrics Software

Precise Biometrics Is Going To Buy NexID

BIO-key Scores $1.1 Million Contract From Fortune 500 Customer

Mobile Wallets

News Roundup: Multimodality and Internet of Things IDLast week we reported on Android Pay’s Ireland launch while Apple Pay continued to gain support from donation platforms, recently being integrated into Causemo.

Android Pay Comes to Ireland

Nonprofit Donation Platform Adds Apple Pay Support


News Roundup: Multimodality and Internet of Things IDHuawei’s new Honor Magic handset features facial recognition, hand scanning, and FPC-enabled under-glass fingerprint sensor, we reported last week. Nuance Communications made multi-modal headlines too, with its Nina ID 2.0 solution supporting multi-factor biometric authentication. We also saw multimodality in action last week, thanks to a new multimodal biometric app is being aimed at tracking vulnerable youth in India.

Huawei Honor Magic Combines Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor with Face, Hand Scanning

Nina ID 2.0 Supports Multi-Factor Biometrics

Multimodal Biometric App Aimed At Helping Vulnerable Youth

Internet of Things ID

News Roundup: Multimodality and Internet of Things IDEurosmart has appointed a new president and he sees Internet of Things being a major focus point for cybersecurity. Rightly so—the connected world is constantly expanding, and where it goes identity tech finds opportunity. Last week we reported on connected car biometric solutions that will be on display at CES 2017 and an IoT integration for Nuance Communication’s voice software.

Continental Speeds Ahead with In-Vehicle Biometrics

Eurosmart Appoints New President As IoT Pulls Cybersecurity Focus

Greenwave Brings Nuance Voice Tech to IoT Platform


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