Biometric

New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used to secure a new biometric smart card from the startup BeamU. BeamU’s eponymous card, which has already gone well past its $5,000 fundraising goal in a Kickstarter campaign launched in April, has many functions. At its core, it’s a kind of biometric key, storing user credentials and allowing them…

Precise Biometrics Fingerprint Software Powers a Smart Door Lock and a New FIDO2 Security Key

Precise Biometrics Fingerprint Software Powers a Smart Door Lock and a New FIDO2 Security Key

Precise Biometrics is continuing to find new applications for its fingerprint algorithm software. The company recently announced that the Precise BioMatch Embedded algorithm is beneath the hood of eWBM’s FIDO2-certified USB key, and has now revealed that the same algorithm can also be found in a new USB authenticator from Octatco and a smart door…

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

A newly published Apple patent application suggests that an unexpected biometric modality could be on its way to Mac computers. The patent application was originally filed with the European Patent Office in 2017, and, as Patently Apple reports, expands the number of features that could potentially be delivered through the Mac Touch Bar from 12…

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe has released a new JavaCard operating system to facilitate mobile payments. The proprietary OS is compatible with existing payment apps and integrates Zwipe’s ultra-low power biometric engine. The solution will give Zwipe more flexibility in the biometric payment card market, where Java is one of the two major operating systems. The other is Multos,…

Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has found another application for its fingerprint technology. The company has announced a new team-up with Mobylabs, a UK-based payment specialist that will be using a Fingerprints touch sensor in its new contactless key fob platform. The new key fob is called the AIRTAG Sense, and it allows the user to store another…

Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Jumio has a new chief executive. Robert Prigge, who previously served as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer, has been promoted to the role of President. In a statement announcing the change, Jumio’s Board of Directors highlighted Prigge’s “track record of success” as the company’s CRO, as well as his previous experience in high-level positions with…

Yoti’s Fellowship Programme  Takes a Grassroots Approach to Digital Identity

Yoti’s Fellowship Programme Takes a Grassroots Approach to Digital Identity

Yoti has announced the launch of a new Fellowship Programme to explore neglected areas of digital identity research. The Programme will give priority to grassroots perspectives from the developing world, and is intended as a counterbalance to large-scale digital identity systems that are often designed and implemented before anyone figures out how people actually plan…

More Cars Will Implement Biometric Safety Features in 2019: Fact.MR

More Cars Will Implement Biometric Safety Features in 2019: Fact.MR

A new report suggests that automotive biometrics providers are about to enjoy a lucrative year. Fact.MR valued the market for biometric driver identification systems at $10 billion in 2018, and expects that figure to skyrocket with 25 percent year-over-year growth in 2019. According to the report, much of the projected growth will come from North…

HID Global Launches Biometric Tech and Wins Awards at ISC West

HID Global Launches Biometric Tech and Wins Awards at ISC West

“Even beyond the plaudits of the SIA, HID Global has had a successful ISC West.” All eyes are on ISC West this week, where FindBiometrics is reporting live from the exhibition floor and HID Global is garnering acclaim for its latest biometric solution. The iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader, which was launched during the converged…

ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

Tapplock is showcasing its latest biometric padlock at this week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. The Tapplock one+ can hold up to 500 authorized fingerprints, making it an ideal solution for enterprises that need to be able to provide secure access to large numbers of employees. Companies can also use Tapplock enterprise to monitor…

IDEMIA’s New Smart Card is Designed to Beat Future Technology

IDEMIA’s New Smart Card is Designed to Beat Future Technology

Asymmetric cryptography is vital to modern digital security, serving as the foundation for Public Key Infrastructure and allowing for the creation of secure digital identities. That becomes a concern once quantum computers are able break those algorithms, which is expected to happen in the next twenty years. That’s why IDEMIA has released new smart cards…

Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

With Bitcoin, it can be difficult to know who’s on the other end of the transaction. Paxful is hoping to fix that problem through a new partnership with Jumio. The former is the world’s second largest peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, and will be using Jumio’s identity verification services to raise the level of trust its users…

Eighth Argentinian Bank Signs On for FacePhi Biometric Authentication

Eighth Argentinian Bank Signs On for FacePhi Biometric Authentication

“The bank is taking advantage of two of FacePhi’s solutions: SelphID, its pioneering selfie-based authentication platform; and Look&Phi, a biometric solution that focuses specifically on the user’s eyes for authentication. “ FacePhi is consolidating its leading position in Argentina. The company has announced that it has a new partner in the country – Banco Supervielle,…

IDEX Partners with Agnisys to Accelerate IoT Development

IDEX Partners with Agnisys to Accelerate IoT Development

IDEX Biometrics has teamed up with Agnisys to further its development of fingerprint security for a range of next-generation IoT devices. IDEX will specifically be using Agnisys’s IDesignSpec software solution, which will automatically generate much of the code and documentation needed to realize such products and allow researchers to use their time more efficiently. “IDesignSpec…

Mitek Brings Enhanced ID Capture to Desktop Version of Selfie Authentication Solution

Mitek Brings Enhanced ID Capture to Desktop Version of Selfie Authentication Solution

“Integrated into partner platforms, the system enables end users to confirm their identities just by taking a selfie photo and a picture of their official identity documents, which it automatically matches.” Mitek has enhanced the desktop version of its selfie-based authentication system, bring its MiSnap solution over from the mobile experience. The company’s technology is…

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

Zwipe Gets Another Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Zwipe Gets Another Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Zwipe has teamed up with Brazil-based Thomas Greg & Sons to develop a biometric payment card solution aimed at the latter’s domestic market. Based in Sao Bernando do Campo, Thomas Greg & Sons, or TGS, is active in a wide range of areas, including courier services, election solutions, surveillance, insurance, and card manufacturing. And the…

UAE-Based FutureCard Using FPC Tech for Biometric Payment Cards

UAE-Based FutureCard Using FPC Tech for Biometric Payment Cards

“We are pleased that FutureCard has selected our biometric technology, and to see our outstanding T-Shape and software platform in the hands of more and more customers around the world.” – Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards, Fingerprints Fingerprints (FPC) has another new partner in the fast-emerging biometric payment cards market: United Arab Emirates-based FutureCard…

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