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News Roundup: Expanding Ideas of Mobility

News Roundup: Expanding Ideas of Mobility

This week in mobile ID news we saw a plethora of new reports, research and reasons to celebrate biometrics and mobility. Fingerprints continued to be a fixture in the industry news, as was mobile commerce and the Internet of Things. We also reported on cloud authentication and new  happenings in the world of wearables. Here…

BIO-key on the Upswing, Posts Financial Update

BIO-key on the Upswing, Posts Financial Update

Today,BIO-key International announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results, just as promised. The results indicate encouraging trends and strong revenue growth. The company’s Q4 revenues were 191 percent higher than those from Q4 last year, while it full-year revenues were 102 percent higher, at $4,005,856, compared to last year’s revenues. Much of the company’s revenues…

MWC 2015: Mobile Identity on Day One

MWC 2015: Mobile Identity on Day One

Mobile World Congress began today in Barcelona, Spain, and while last year biometrics had a substantial presence, 2015’s exhibition is placing digital identity at the center stage and Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill is right there where the action is. Day one of MWC 2015 brought with it an overwhelming number of exciting announcements,…

MWC 2015: BIO-key Demonstrates Mobile Multifactor Authentication

MWC 2015: BIO-key Demonstrates Mobile Multifactor Authentication

Mobile World Congress kicked off today in Barcelona, Spain, and BIO-key International is there demonstrating the latest advances in its mobile authentication ecosystem. Additionally, the biometric technology company is also showcasing InterDigital’s Multi-Factor Authentication Server (MFAS). InterDigital’s MFAS is custom built to meet consumer authentication needs for large scale over the top service providers, including…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Products, Projections and Partners

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Products, Projections and Partners

This week our sister site FindBiometrics underwent some major changes, launching its rebranded image and sparking some critical conversations in identity management. Here at Mobile ID World we reported on how mobility and next generation identity management is affecting everything from law enforcement to 3D printed cars. Here’s a look at the top news stories…

BIO-Key’s Mobile Biometrics Solutions Give Tier One OEMs Options

BIO-Key’s Mobile Biometrics Solutions Give Tier One OEMs Options

Fingerprint biometrics are quickly becoming standard on smartphones and other mobile devices as consumers and enterprises begin to embrace post-password life and business. BIO-key International has been endeavoring to provide sensor manufacturers with the flexibility and security options that top OEMs demand and it’s paying off. BIO-key announced today that in Q4 of 2014 it…

NEXT Biometrics Scores Tier One Design Win

NEXT Biometrics Scores Tier One Design Win

Biometric fingerprint manufacturer NEXT Biometrics AS has recently announced  a newly signed agreement that will see its technology built into upcoming devices from a multinational tier one company. Though the announcement is unspecified at this time, as is standard for design wins in this highly competitive space, NEXT has confirmed that its sensors will be…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple’s Privacy Stance and Biometric Homecare

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple’s Privacy Stance and Biometric Homecare

This week at Mobile ID world we reported the news on everything from mCommerce and privacy policies to physical access control and biometric healthcare. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we kicked off Cloud Authentication Month with a primer. Speaking of cloud services, a new file storage app hit the App Store this week called…

BIO-key Introduces New Compact and Affordable Biometric Fingerprint Reader

BIO-key Introduces New Compact and Affordable Biometric Fingerprint Reader

Today, BIO-key International – a company specializing in biometric identification, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification – announced a new piece of technology that it’s calling revolutionary: a new, compact and low cost fingerprint reader called SideSwipe. The SideSwipe Mini-Reader is priced at $34.99. It connects to a device through USB without the use of…

IDEX Sensors Score Smartphone Design Win

IDEX Sensors Score Smartphone Design Win

IDEX ASA, a Norwegian biometric fingerprint sensor manufacturer, has recently announced the first design win for its new mobile touch fingerprint sensor. The IDEX sensor will be featured on the flagship smartphone of a second tier Asian smartphone which, as is the custom with this kind of news, will remain anonymous. The phone in question…

Asia-Pacific Mobile Commerce Market To Reach $157.26 Billion In 2017

Asia-Pacific Mobile Commerce Market To Reach $157.26 Billion In 2017

This week, Frost & Sullivan released new analysis regarding the Asia-Pacific mobile commerce market, projecting a healthy rate of growth over the medium term. The market earned USD 76.17 billion in 2013 and Frost & Sullivan expects that figure to grow to USD 157.26 billion in 2017. The market growth seems to stem from an…

Card Tech Places Sensor Order With IDEX for Biometric Card Solutions

Card Tech Places Sensor Order With IDEX for Biometric Card Solutions

Today, IDEX ASA announced that it has received the initial order from Card Tech for fingerprint swipe sensors that will be integrated into biometric cards aimed at the access control and ID markets. The cards – described as ISO-compliant system-on-card solutions – will be produced by Card Tech’s tier-one production partner. “We are very pleased…

Preparing For MWC, Solving The Password Problem, The Strength Found in Choice – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 17-21

Preparing For MWC, Solving The Password Problem, The Strength Found in Choice – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 17-21

It is the day before this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) in Barcelona, Spain, which means that the week that was contained the last of the major itinerary announcements highlighting the major presence of strong authentication and identity solutions providers at this year’s exhibition. BIO-key International will be present – along with partner InterDigital…

MWC 2014: BIO-key and InterDigital to Demonstrate Multifactor Android Authentication

MWC 2014: BIO-key and InterDigital to Demonstrate Multifactor Android Authentication

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) begins in just less than one week, February 24 in Barcelona, Spain. Mobile identification technologies are sure to be making a big impact this year at the international event, and expectedly so: the post-password ideal is finally ready for consumers, who are now demanding relief from current authentication…

BIO-key Teams Up With Advanced Micro Devices To Provide Better BYOD and Online Transactions

Convenience is key in the coming wave of biometric technologies, and this is doubly true when talking about mobile authentication. Super-efficient BYOD business and easy online transactions are the rewards for those who embrace and adopt stronger-than-password authentication, but a big obstacle in achieving this kind of ideal situation lies in finding an end to-end-solution…

BIO-key International Completes $3.7 Million Private Placement, Has Mobile Biometrics Boom To Thank

Ever since the iPhone 5S hit shelves in September, sporting its fancy Touch ID fingerprint sensor, fingerprint biometrics companies have been on the receiving end of a ton of attention. Sensors on smartphones stand to break down barriers faced in enacting BYOD policies, online payment protection and even physical access to limited areas. BIO-key International is…

Apple’s Rumored iPhone 5s Could Jump Start Mobile Payments

FORBES – Christopher Versace, Contributor According to the U.S. Census Bureau, consumers spent an estimated $2.4 trillion on their credit cards in 2012. That’s a fertile market that is in the cross hairs of the growing mobile payment industry. Fueling that is the continued growth in the global smartphone base, particularly among Gen Z (18-23 year…