face 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…

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…

Apple Sees Record Revenues in Latest Quarter, with Services at $10B

Apple Sees Record Revenues in Latest Quarter, with Services at $10B

“There are also signs that Apple is seeing more of a return on its Apple Pay mobile payments service…” Apple’s face-scanning new iPhones are a big hit, if its latest quarterly update offers any indication: Revenues are up 20 percent, year-over-year. The figure itself for those quarterly revenues is a stunner: $62.9 billion. And while…

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…

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…

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…

Apple Brings Face ID to iPad, and Touch ID to MacBook Air

Apple Brings Face ID to iPad, and Touch ID to MacBook Air

Apple continues to expand its use of biometric authentication, bringing its flagship facial recognition system to its newest iPad and keeping Touch ID alive on the new MacBook Air. The iPad Pro news confirms longstanding speculation. Even before Apple announced its 2018 lineup of iPhones this September, confirming that it had definitely made Face ID…

App Development Platform Gets Enhanced Face Scanning

App Development Platform Gets Enhanced Face Scanning

An app development platform for businesses has just announced an upgrade to its platform that includes enhanced facial biometrics capabilities. The upgrade concerns the Firebase platform’s machine learning-oriented ML Kit, which offers developers APIs to help them take advantage of technologies including text recognition and face detection. In a blog post announcing the upgrades to…

Amazon to Deliver BIO-key’s Biometric Bike Locks to America

Amazon to Deliver BIO-key’s Biometric Bike Locks to America

“The U.S. launch of our TouchLock Bike padlock line via Amazon builds upon the excitement and sales momentum we have already initiated in Asia. We are excited to extend the reach of this product into the U.S. where we are optimistic about the sales prospects for the upcoming holiday season.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key…

[Money20/20] ID R&D Voice Biometrics Integrated into FacePhi’s inPhinite Platform

[Money20/20] ID R&D Voice Biometrics Integrated into FacePhi’s inPhinite Platform

FacePhi has just announced the first big integration for its newly launched inPhinite security platform. ID R&D‘s voice recognition technology is going to be used to help authenticate FacePhi’s millions of end users. Announced just a couple of weeks ago, inPhinite is a new multimodal platform built around Selphi, the selfie-based authentication system that has…

Money20/20: Jumio and FaceTec Partner, Bring Lauded Liveness Detection to Netverify

Money20/20: Jumio and FaceTec Partner, Bring Lauded Liveness Detection to Netverify

A major new industry partnership is combining a leader of the booming selfie authentication trend with one of the biometrics industry’s most effective anti-spoofing technologies. The Jumio–FaceTec alliance was announced at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, with the companies revealing that Jumio has integrated FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Liveness Detection system into its…

Onboarding Solutions Provider Veridate Leverages Acuant Tech

Onboarding Solutions Provider Veridate Leverages Acuant Tech

“The company is now going to leverage three major solutions from Acuant for its onboarding platform: AcuFill, for the capture of digital ID information; AssureID, its document reading system; and Acuant Facial Recognition Match, which enables selfie-based authentication through the use of facial recognition, matching an end user to the image displayed on their official…

Fiserv Research Reflects Rise of Consumer FinTech

Fiserv Research Reflects Rise of Consumer FinTech

“…49 percent of respondents in Fiserv’s surveys said they would feel secure with biometric authentication in financial services.” Consumers are increasingly open to the idea of receiving financial services from tech companies, suggests new research from Fiserv, Inc. The findings come by way of Fiserv’s newly published “Expectations & Experiences: Channels and New Entrants” study,…

China’s Airbnb Rival Looking Into Face-Scanning Smart Home Tech

China’s Airbnb Rival Looking Into Face-Scanning Smart Home Tech

Xiaozhu, an Airbnb-like service based in China, has announced that it has brought in $300 million in its latest financing round, and will use part of the capital influx to develop smart home technology, which could involve biometrics. The funding round was led by Advantech Capital and Yunfeng Capital, a venture capital firm backed by…

IdentityX Empowers Akbank to Achieve Biometric First in Turkey

IdentityX Empowers Akbank to Achieve Biometric First in Turkey

“This is one of the fastest-growing user adoptions we have seen globally.” -Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon Daon has a big new client in Turkey, with Akbank leveraging its IdentityX solution to become the first bank in the country to enable customer authentication via facial recognition. In announcing the deployment, the companies noted that Brand Finance…

FacePhi Reveals Big New Security Platform: inPhinite

FacePhi Reveals Big New Security Platform: inPhinite

“The release of this product will mean the consolidation of our position within the biometric security market in financial entities.” – Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi FacePhi has dramatically expanded its solutions portfolio, taking its flagship Selphi solution and building a “zero risk” security platform around it. Dubbed “inPhinite”, the platform comprises six key elements. There…

Melissa Launches Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

Melissa Launches Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

California-based Melissa has officially launched its new selfie-based onboarding solution. At its essence, the eIDV (for “Electronic ID Verification”) platform is similar to other recent selfie-based mobile authentication systems, combining document reading and facial recognition technology to remotely scan an end user’s ID document and match the face it depicts to that of the user,…

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