contactless biometrics

Thales Forecasts Rise of Biometric Payment Cards

Thales Forecasts Rise of Biometric Payment Cards

Thales is the latest organization to suggest that COVID-19 could accelerate the adoption of contactless payment technologies. The company notes that the amount of cash in circulation has decreased during the pandemic, while online transactions have gone up in the same period. Now Thales is arguing that some of the changes could be permanent, and…

Video Surveillance to Drive Edge Software Market During COVID-19 Pandemic: Report

Video Surveillance to Drive Edge Software Market During COVID-19 Pandemic: Report

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for edge AI software will grow from $470 million to $665 million between 2019 and 2021. Those numbers represent a CAGR of 19 percent. They also account for the impact of COVID-19. According to MarketsandMarkets, many organizations are operating in a suboptimal capacity due to the…

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Uses FacePhi Biometrics For Patient ID Verification

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Uses FacePhi Biometrics For Patient ID Verification

FacePhi has been able to maintain all of its primary business operations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The facial recognition specialist has been able to advance all of its business and R&D initiatives, including the implementation of biometric authentication technology at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. The Kangbuk deployment came about…

IDEMIA, Zwipe and IDEX Biometrics Collaborate on New Smart Card Solution

IDEMIA, Zwipe and IDEX Biometrics Collaborate on New Smart Card Solution

IDEMIA and Zwipe have successfully produced the first samples of a new chip designed for biometric cards. The companies will now move forward with a pilot launch in the second half of 2020, ahead of mass production and a full commercial launch in 2021. Those cards will feature a fingerprint sensor from IDEX Biometrics. The…