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Interview: Jeff Harris, SVP, ImageWare Systems

Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently conducted an interview with Jeff Harris, senior vise president of ImageWare Systems. The conversation begins with some background on the biometric identity services company before looking at its recent CTIA award and Harris’ thoughts on the ongoing debate over authenticating on-device and in-the cloud. Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile…

US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a number of patents related to the biometric technology used in Apple devices, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Apple. The patents mostly relate to TouchID and Apple Pay. One of the patents, entitled “Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interfaces based on Fingerprint Sensor…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

The past week at Mobile ID World was about payments, security and innovation. While Samsung made friends and alienated others in some mCommerce posturing, Microsoft fully committed to the next generation of authentication. Apple is potentially branching into connected car territory in a new way and this year’s upcoming SXSW festival is already shaping up…

New Prototype Brings Finger Vein Security to Mobile Devices

New Prototype Brings Finger Vein Security to Mobile Devices

The Idiap Research Institute, in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, has announced that they have developed a prototype for a finger-vein sensor for mobile applications. A photo of the device indicates that it’s about the size of a small smartphone, with a thicker area including a kind of socket…

Sonavation Unveils New 3D Ultrasound Fingerprint Scanner

Sonavation Unveils New 3D Ultrasound Fingerprint Scanner

Biometric technology developer Sonavation has announced the release of a new finger-scanning authentication device called the IDKEY. The device uses 3D biometric ultrasound surface scan technology, producing what the company calls a “virtually unspoofable” fingerprint scan. The small device can be connected to mobile and browser applications via USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, and features NFC…

Notebook PCs Integrate Synaptics Fingerprint Scanners

Notebook PCs Integrate Synaptics Fingerprint Scanners

Synaptics, a technological interface developer specializing in finger scanning, has unveiled a new fingerprint scanner that will work with Notebook PCs. The SecurePad will be integrated directly into the Notebook PC’s TouchPad, offering a biometric authentication system that meets FIDO specifications. It’s a timely introduction. Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy’s president and lead analyst,…

New App Gives Doctors Access to Medical Records via Mobile Device

New App Gives Doctors Access to Medical Records via Mobile Device

There’s a smart new healthcare app that lets doctors access patient records with the touch of a finger, according to a VentureBeat article by Mark Sullivan. The app, called Drchrono, takes advantage of the TouchID fingerprint scanner embedded in all new mobile Apple devices for authentication purposes; authorized doctors need only to scan their fingers…

There’s Already a Capital One Mobile Wallet App

There’s Already a Capital One Mobile Wallet App

With Apple Pay not yet released, credit card provider Capital One has released a compatible mobile wallet app that is actually pretty good for something produced by a financial institution, according to a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez. Capital One Wallet slid quietly into the App Store in September, and is only now being publicly…

BIO-key Introduces New Compact and Affordable Biometric Fingerprint Reader

BIO-key Introduces New Compact and Affordable Biometric Fingerprint Reader

Today, BIO-key International – a company specializing in biometric identification, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification – announced a new piece of technology that it’s calling revolutionary: a new, compact and low cost fingerprint reader called SideSwipe. The SideSwipe Mini-Reader is priced at $34.99. It connects to a device through USB without the use of…

Interview with Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare

Earlier this week in Las Vegas at the Super Mobility Week trade show, mobile and cloud-based identity management company ImageWare Systems received the Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award from CTIA – The Wireless Association. The honor was granted for ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive (GMI) product, which scored first place in the category of Mobile Money, Payments, Banking…

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

This past Wednesday at the Super Mobility Week trade show in Las Vegas, mobile and cloud-based identity management company ImageWare Systems received the Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award from CTIA – The Wireless Association. The honor was granted for ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive product, which scored first place in the category of Mobile Money, Payments, Banking &…

Mobile Biometrics Month: Sharing Heart Beats – 4 Wearables That Transform Your Heart Signals

Mobile Biometrics Month: Sharing Heart Beats – 4 Wearables That Transform Your Heart Signals

As part of Mobile Biometrics Month here at Mobile ID World we’re taking the opportunity to spotlight some of the more unique, experimental and creative ways to apply our favorite sensors. Vital biometrics offer a great opportunity for this, offering not just the classic fitness optimization features, but also allowing for authentication and new types…

Mobile Biometrics Month: The Primer

Mobile Biometrics Month: The Primer

Here at Mobile ID World we cover more than biometrics and mobile devices, but it does make up the majority of our news and features. There is a great reason for this: thanks to the increasing proliferation of smartphones and tablets with biometric capabilities combined with a growing demand for post-password security has brought the…

Chinese Smartphone To Allow In-Store Biometric Payment

Chinese Smartphone To Allow In-Store Biometric Payment

Mobile commerce is quickly rushing from online shops to brick and mortar retail stores across the globe. Earlier today Mobile ID World reported that Visa, MasterCard and American Express are in talks with Apple to allow for NFC enabled payment with the next generation of iPhone, and now we bring you news that a new…

NexID Joins The FIDO Alliance, Brings Spoof-Proofing

NexID Joins The FIDO Alliance, Brings Spoof-Proofing

The FIDO Alliance has just welcomed its newest member in the quest for universal online authentication specifications: NexID Biometrics, a provider of spoof mitigation and liveness detection solutions. “The decision to join FIDO Alliance stems from NexID’s mission to help make biometric authentication pervasive in use,” says NexID COO Mark Cornett. “We believe the FIDO…

Sensory Brings On-Device Face and Voice Recognition to Mobile

Sensory Brings On-Device Face and Voice Recognition to Mobile

Competition is heating up over the security in your pocket. Today, Sensory announced a new biometric solution optimized for smartphones, tablets and PC platforms: TrulySecure. A software-based multi-factor product, Sensory’s new technology suit is aimed at bringing accessibility to the consumer logical access control market. Sensory’s technology is available to OEM product developers as a…

iPhone 6 Release Date Possibly Leaked

iPhone 6 Release Date Possibly Leaked

“German publication ApfelPage has reported that Deutsche Telekom has begun to use the iPhone 6 street date as an incentive to get customers to extend their contracts.” The speculation is buzzing once again on the topic of Apple smartphones, but this time it’s not so much about new features, it’s about timing. Get out your calendars, it…

Apple Opens Touch ID to App Developers

Apple Opens Touch ID to App Developers

At yesterday’s WWDC Apple unveiled iOS 8: the operating system that will ship with the next generation of iPad and iPhone devices. The announcement corroborated previous speculative reports that Apple’s biometric fingerprint sensor will be featured on all upcoming non-iPod devices for the year, with the opening of Touch ID to app developers. The ramifications…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple Versus Samsung In The Battle of Biometrics

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple Versus Samsung In The Battle of Biometrics

This week brought with it more news of mainstream consumer mobile biometrics, with Apple and Samsung each taking their turn in the spotlight. It was also was a week of reflection as we took a look back on mCommerce month. Starting with Apple news, Apple Insider reported that each new iPhone and iPad version that…

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