biometrics

Mitek Aims for Big Scale-Up with New CEO

Mitek Aims for Big Scale-Up with New CEO

San Diego-based Mitek Systems has a new CEO. The company has announced that Max Carnecchia has taken the helm, and also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Carnecchia comes to the position after a 10-month stint as CEO of Illuminate Education, which he joined at the outset of an intensive growth period for…

BehavioSec Behavioral Biometrics Platform Gets an Upgrade

BehavioSec Behavioral Biometrics Platform Gets an Upgrade

“The system’s operation has also been streamlined, with new threat detection algorithms having reduced the number of end user interactions needed to recognize individuals and potential threats.” BehavioSec has upgraded its behavioral biometrics platform. Version 5.0 of the BehavioSec Behavioral Biometrics Platform is now able to detect the use of Virtual Private Networks and TOR-routed…

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

“The UK is a key market for Danal and more importantly for our customers. Moving to full market coverage is always a key milestone for us in each country. The expansion of UK coverage has already led to an increased demand for services, mirroring that of our market position in the US.” – Jim Greenwell,…

NXP Semiconductors Launches IIoT R&D Lab

NXP Semiconductors Launches IIoT R&D Lab

NXP Semiconductors is intensifying its efforts in the emerging industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. The company has announced the launch of an ‘Industrial Competency Center’, or ICC, based in a laboratory in Hamburg. The ICC will focus on research and development concerning machine learning applications. In a statement announcing its launch, ICC director Sylvain…

Global Image Recognition Market to Hit $86 Billion by 2025: Research

Global Image Recognition Market to Hit $86 Billion by 2025: Research

The global image recognition market will grow at an annual rate of 21.8 percent between 2018 and 2025, when it will be worth $86 billion, according to a new forecast from Allied Market Research. Cloud-based image recognition services will grow the fastest, according to the firm’s report, with a CAGR of 23.3 percent over the…

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Seattle-based RealNetworks has entered into a new licensing and distribution partnership with Net One Partners, an IT security solutions provider based in Tokyo. The latter will develop and market solutions based on RealNetworks’ SAFR facial recognition technology to its network of ICT infrastructure providers. It would appear to be a good fit. RealNetworks’ SAFR solution…

ImageWare Reschedules Q3 Update

ImageWare Reschedules Q3 Update

“In a statement announcing the rescheduling, ImageWare explained that “the delay is a result of ‘a pending third party derivative liability evaluation, the results of which are not expected to materially alter financial results.’” ImageWare has rescheduled its Q3 update, with the report to be issued after market close on Wednesday, November 14th. The company…

Precise Biometrics Opening New Office in Shanghai

Precise Biometrics Opening New Office in Shanghai

“In order to achieve our objective to remain a leading provider of biometric solutions, we have identified the need to strengthen our local presence in the Asian market, where we see a growing demand.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics is planning some major changes to its corporate structure, announcing its intention to…

Open Banking APIs Create Opportunities For Fraudsters: BioCatch

Open Banking APIs Create Opportunities For Fraudsters: BioCatch

While it’s undoubtedly seen as a regulatory obstacle by many organizations, the European Union’s PSD2 is helping to pave the way for open banking, requiring financial institutions to allow Third-party Payments Providers, or TPPs, to interface with them via APIs. This represents an opportunity to foster greater fluidity and convenience in banking for consumers, but…

Paychex Integrates Applied Recognition Biometrics into Time and Attendance Tablet

Paychex Integrates Applied Recognition Biometrics into Time and Attendance Tablet

Applied Recognition‘s facial recognition technology has been integrated into a tablet-based system from Paychex, a time and attendance tracking solutions provider. In adopting Applied Recognition’s technology, Paychex has become the latest in a long line of time and attendance specialists looking to enhance their offerings with biometric capabilities that allow clients to more accurately and…

MSU Announces On-Campus Smart Transport Initiative

MSU Announces On-Campus Smart Transport Initiative

“MSU added that CANVAS vehicles will also leverage biometric technology ‘for passenger identification, theft protection and owner personalization.’” Michigan State University is seeking to pioneer the use of advanced new automotive technologies on its 5,200-acre campus. Calling it the “Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety”, or “CANVAS”, initiative, MSU is taking advantage of various…

2019 iPhones to Get Upgraded Face ID, iPad to Get ToF Tech: Ming-Chi Kuo

2019 iPhones to Get Upgraded Face ID, iPad to Get ToF Tech: Ming-Chi Kuo

Respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that next year’s iPhones will get an upgraded Face ID system and that future iPad models might also incorporate Time of Flight (or ToF) sensor technology. The predictions come by way of a note to investors in which Kuo explains that the upgraded Face ID system will feature…

FindBiometrics Applauds Winner’s of 2018 Women in Biometrics Awards

FindBiometrics Applauds Winner’s of 2018 Women in Biometrics Awards

“FindBiometrics applauds this year’s winners and the rest of the nominees for helping to push the biometric security industry forward both in terms of technological and business innovation, and in terms of bringing about greater representation in the industry.” The five winners of the Security Industry Association‘s 2018 Women in Biometrics Awards have been revealed.…

New Honor Smartphone Highlights AI, Sophisticated Biometrics

New Honor Smartphone Highlights AI, Sophisticated Biometrics

“…it’s using the front-facing camera system to enable 3D facial recognition in an authentication system that may be able to compete with Apple’s Face ID in terms of technological sophistication.” Huawei’s Honor smartphone brand has become the latest to make a big bet on artificial intelligence with its newest smartphone. Dubbed the Honor Magic2, the…

Former Mastercard Exec Becomes Zwipe’s Head of Certification

Former Mastercard Exec Becomes Zwipe’s Head of Certification

“Zwipe further explained that together with its partners, it is ‘now entering into the phase where dual-interface biometric payment cards can be certified based on specifications defined by the leading payment networks…’” A new Zwipe executive could prove to be a powerful agent in the company’s efforts to promote its biometric card technology. Pierre Girod,…

US Design Firm Partnership Suggests Huami Aiming for US Market with Latest Smartwatch

US Design Firm Partnership Suggests Huami Aiming for US Market with Latest Smartwatch

China-based Huami appears to be banking on the flashy aesthetics of a San Francisco-based design studio to help it crack into the American smartwatch market. The company is promoting its new Amazfit Verge device, which features a Xiao voice-based virtual assistant, IP68-rated water and dust resistance, NFC support for mobile payments, and an embedded GPS. It…

Expert Lineup For Biometric FinTech Webinar Announced

Expert Lineup For Biometric FinTech Webinar Announced

“Registration for the webinar is now open and completely free, with participants able to watch the talk live and participate in a question and answer session…” There was a lot of excitement about biometric technology at last week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, and while that event is now a wrap, the excitement is far…

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

“Zwipe is paving the way to enable financial services in wearable devices, in addition to payment cards. Tappy Technologies is a proven leader in this segment and we are very excited to join forces in bringing this innovative solution into the hands of the consumer.” -André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A new partnership is poised to…

Gamer-Focused Xiaomi Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor

Gamer-Focused Xiaomi Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor

“…the smartphone’s major selling feature is its tailored support for gaming.” One of Fingerprint Cards‘ longstanding clients is once again using the company’s biometric technology in a new device: Xiaomi’s Black Shark Helo smartphone features an FPC1229 fingerprint sensor. It’s the same fingerprint sensor model used in the recent OPPO F9 and F9 Pro smartphones,…

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