biometrics

Frost & Sullivan Award Cognitec for Leadership in Customer Value

Frost & Sullivan Award Cognitec for Leadership in Customer Value

Frost & Sullivan is singing the praises of Dresden-based Cognitec, recognizing the biometrics specialist with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is intended for companies that implement strategies to increase value and ROI for their customers, and was bestowed to this year’s winner in recognition of Cognitec’s FaceVACS line of biometric solutions.…

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

When it comes to convenience, there’s no debating the utility of contactless payment cards. It can be irritating to insert a card into a machine and type in a four-digit PIN every time you need to make a transaction, especially if you’re only buying a two-dollar cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the contactless process does have…

Authorities Requested Permission to Compel Michael Cohen to Biometrically Unlock His iPhone

Authorities Requested Permission to Compel Michael Cohen to Biometrically Unlock His iPhone

The legal debate over whether police can compel criminal suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics has reached its highest profile yet, with the news that FBI investigators sought permission to use Michael Cohen’s fingerprints or face to unlock his iPhone. Cohen has been near the center of the ongoing investigation into possible campaign violations…

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

The Internet of Things will allow us to share more information at faster speeds on whatever device happens to be most convenient at the time. However, that convenience also comes with risk. When everything is connected to the internet, the security of the network is only as strong as its weakest link. Sure, your smartphone…

IDEX Amplifies Biometric Card Buzz at Money20/20 Asia

IDEX Amplifies Biometric Card Buzz at Money20/20 Asia

“In announcing its attendance at Money20/20 Asia, IDEX also noted that an Asia-based bank began trialing an IDEX-powered biometric payment card from Feitian toward the end of last year.” Money20/20 Asia has been underway in Singapore this week, and it’s an event that IDEX was sure to attend. And for good reason: IDEX has been…

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

“The smartphones offer the latest indication that in-display fingerprint scanning is an important new trend, with multiple smartphone makers having followed Vivo’s lead over the past year…” Vivo has launched a new pair of smartphones in the China market, further spreading the in-display fingerprint scanner trend that it started with last year’s Vivo X20 Plus…

Veratad CEO to Speak at KNOW 2019

Veratad CEO to Speak at KNOW 2019

“The KNOW panel will be the latest high-profile speaking slot for Veratad’s CEO after his participation in FindBiometrics’ recent webinar, ‘The Identity Revolution Comes to Healthcare.’” Veratad is aiming to steal a bit of the spotlight at this year’s KNOW identity and data conference, with CEO John E. Ahrens slated to speak on an expert…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

“WizCard provides card manufacturers seamless integration of additional features into standard smart cards.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Taiwan-based WizCard to develop biometric smart card technologies, the companies have announced. The partnership will leverage each company’s respective strengths. NEXT Biometrics is, of course, a…

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Team Up to Fight Against Money Laundering

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Team Up to Fight Against Money Laundering

Jumio has launched an anti-money laundering service through a new partnership with ComplyAdvantage. The platform is called Jumio Screening, and it combines Jumio’s award-winning Netverify identity verification solution with ComplyAdvantage’s extensive watchlist for financial crime. “As more and more companies onboard new customers remotely, it’s increasingly important for online businesses to flag individuals who appear…

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

“The technology is designed to leverage any connected device’s built-in microphone in order to listen for certain kinds of audio, such as a crying baby, breaking glass, gunshots, and so on.” ID R&D has added an innovative new capability to its AI-driven biometric solutions portfolio: Acoustic Event Detection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like.…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensors, both in devices from Huawei. In a statement, Fingerprints suggested that the new Huawei Y9 is using an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor model. Reflecting another, increasingly popular trend in mobile biometrics, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, making it a multi-modal device. Meanwhile, the…

Report: PSD2 Requirements Will Drive Support for Biometric Authentication

Report: PSD2 Requirements Will Drive Support for Biometric Authentication

The final deadline for compliance with the European Union’s revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is coming up in September of 2019. However, a new report from the Aite Group and iovation suggests that most payment services providers are not prepared. And those that do comply are expected to turn to some form of biometric authentication.…

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

“The potential feature is a sleeker way to integrate fingerprint recognition technology into a laptop, especially when measured against current options that place a separate fingerprint reader elsewhere on the device. “ Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently…

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Yoti‘s partnership with the Scottish Government has produced its first major results, with the company announcing that Scottish citizens can now use its app to access their online “myaccount” profile with the Improvement Service, an organization mandated with improving local government services in the country. The “myaccount” online portal allows citizens to perform such activities…

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group Expand Partnership

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group Expand Partnership

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group are renewing the commitment they made back in November. The two companies first came together to form a joint R&D program to work on biometric smart cards, with NEXT Biometrics supplying large-area fingerprint sensors for future MK cards. That collaboration has since uncovered other market opportunities, leading to a new…

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Newly published patent applications from Apple suggest that the company is still working on improvements to the renowned 3D facial recognition system used to authenticate users on its latest iPhones. As Patently Apple reports, one of the patents concerns the use of ‘subepidermal imaging’ to assess features such as blood vessels to establish an even…

CyberLink Brings FaceMe to IoT Asia 2019

CyberLink Brings FaceMe to IoT Asia 2019

CyberLink has announced that it will be bringing its FaceMe facial recognition platform to IoT Asia 2019 later this month. The company will be showcasing its wares in the Taiwan Showroom presented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) when the conference kicks off in Singapore on March 27th. The FaceMe engine is a…

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

In its latest blog post, BioCatch has some words of advice for Payments Canada and other financial institutions that are upgrading their systems to support faster payments. The behavioral biometrics company argues that financial institutions need to be prepared with real-time fraud prevention strategies in order to head off an impending wave of financial crime.…

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio has received a second 2019 award from the Business Intelligence Group. The Identity as a Service provider has announced that it has been named a winner in the inaugural BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards, an accolade that will pair nicely with the BIG Innovation Award Jumio received earlier in the year. The Artificial Intelligence…

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