Fingerprint biometrics

Biometric OLED-based Touch ID Detailed in New Apple Patent

Biometric OLED-based Touch ID Detailed in New Apple Patent

A newly published Apple patent application details yet another technology that points to the eventual return of Touch ID. This time, the patent specifically concerns OLED screens, and explains how the screens can be used to deliver a form of in-display fingerprint recognition on phones, laptops, and other mobile devices. If Apple follows through with…

Muddled Rumors Detail New 5.4-inch iPhone with Face ID

Muddled Rumors Detail New 5.4-inch iPhone with Face ID

Tech analysts are sorting through a confusing pile of iPhone rumors in the wake of a new report from MacOtakara. The rumors primarily concern the anticipated iPhone SE 2 and an updated version of the iPhone 8. For those interested, the main takeaway is that Apple seems to be developing a new, budget friendly iPhone…

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be…

Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that its biometric technology is powering a new smart door lock from Kwikset. Dubbed the Halo Touch, the new lock was unveiled at CES and allows residents to unlock the front door with a fingerprint scan instead of a PIN code.   FPC did not specify which one of its…

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor in a pair of new premium Chromebooks. Specifically, the sensor has been integrated into the Galaxy Chromebook from Samsung and the Flip C436 Chromebook from ASUS. Both Chromebooks made their debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. In both cases, the FPC1145 sensor will provide…

Kwikset Biometric Lock Can Register 100 Fingerprints

Kwikset Biometric Lock Can Register 100 Fingerprints

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

OPPO Reno3 Smartphones Feature Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

OPPO Reno3 Smartphones Feature Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

Smartphone manufacturer OPPO has launched its 5G-capable Reno3 and Reno3 Pro smartphones that feature Goodix’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. Goodix’s fingerprint sensor — embedded beneath the smartphone’s display — is ultra thin, which allows for more internal space for things like 5G antennas and larger batteries. The trend of smartphone manufacturers moving…

Isorg to Demo Multi-Finger Smartphone Sensor at CES 2020

Isorg to Demo Multi-Finger Smartphone Sensor at CES 2020

The fingerprint biometrics specialist Isorg has announced that it will be demoing its full-screen Fingerprint-on-Display (FoD) module at CES 2020 in January. The multi-finger system has been built specifically for smartphones, and can authenticate users based on as many as four fingerprints at the same time. The module itself is 0.3mm thick, making it easy…

Apple Awarded Patent for In-Display Touch ID

Apple Awarded Patent for In-Display Touch ID

Apple has been awarded a patent for an optical sensor that could be used for an under-display fingerprint scanner in a future iPhone, and a report from Patently Apple says the same sensor technology is already in use the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. While previous iPhones with fingerprint scanners used capacitive sensors, this patent calls…

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix has placed its optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in another 5G-enabled smartphone. This time, the component manufacturer has officially announced that the sensor will appear in Vivo’s X30 5G series. The news comes shortly after Goodix revealed that its optical fingerprint sensor would appear in the McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G, which…

FPC’s Side-mounted Sensor to Debut in Low-cost 5G Phone

FPC’s Side-mounted Sensor to Debut in Low-cost 5G Phone

Fingerprint Cards‘ latest fingerprint sensor has just seen its first smartphone integration, with the company announcing that its FPC1540 model is being used in Xiaomi’s new Redmi K30. First announced just a few weeks ago, the FPC1540 is specifically designed to be implemented in the side of a mobile device. That’s exactly where it is…

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

UK bank NatWest announced last week that it is beginning a trial, which will involve 250 customers and last for 3 months, of a biometric-enabled key fob that uses an individual’s fingerprint to make contactless payments. “After the successful pilot of our biometric debit card we are looking at how we can further develop the…

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

One of the first smartphones to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 5G network is now hitting the market, and it features an in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix. The device in question is the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, which is one of only two smartphones that are currently compatible with T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network, the…

FPC Teams with Valid on Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Teams with Valid on Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards has a new partner in its efforts to target the emerging biometric payment cards market: the company has announced a new partnership with Valid that will see the latter take advantage of FPC’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for smart card applications. Valid originally started up in Brazil over half a century ago as…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Roundup

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Roundup

All last month, Mobile ID World put a spotlight on one of the most exciting areas of mobile identity: biometric smart cards. The fundamental technology – fingerprint-scanning cards – has been around for years now. But technological refinements and breakthroughs, together with escalating and recent trends in the converged security and financial services sectors, have…

NEXT Teams Up with Softlock for Biometric Card Project in Africa

NEXT Teams Up with Softlock for Biometric Card Project in Africa

NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Softlock to carry out a biometric smart card pilot with the government of an unspecified African country. The new cards will combine a large-area fingerprint sensor from NEXT with Softlock’s operating system, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and biometric applets. The government partner is hoping to use the cards for…

India’s Elementik Launches New Authentication Card with FPC Biometric Module

India’s Elementik Launches New Authentication Card with FPC Biometric Module

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC BM-Lite biometric module in a new biometric authentication card from India’s Elementik Technologies. The card has been dubbed the ByteSeal, and FPC is boasting that it will be the “first fingerprint biometrics enabled authentication card” to hit the market in India. The ByteSeal offers wireless BLE and NFC…

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