Fingerprint biometrics

FPC Looks to Engage End Users with Biometric Card Enrollment Concept

FPC Looks to Engage End Users with Biometric Card Enrollment Concept

Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) is hoping to make a strong first impression on end users of its biometric payment cards: The company has announced a demo enrollment concept designed to make it easy for bank customer to register their fingerprints on a new payment card as soon as they receive it. It’s essentially a cardboard…

SmartMetric Teams with Spain’s Biggest Card Scheme

SmartMetric Teams with Spain’s Biggest Card Scheme

A big new partnership should leave SmartMetric well-positioned in Europe’s emerging biometric payment cards market. The company has teamed up with ServiRed, which claims to be Spain’s biggest payment card scheme with 44 million cards in circulation and well over a million participating merchants. ServiRed is also the proprietor of the Advantis card chip operating…

OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

“Other features of the OPPO K1 include a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 25MP selfie camera, a dual 16MP and 2MP rear-facing camera system, and a 3,600mAh battery.” OPPO’s K1 smartphone will soon launch in India, further spreading the reach of in-display fingerprint sensor technology after the device’s launch in China…

IDEX Biometrics Completes Private Placement Worth NOK 214 Million

IDEX Biometrics Completes Private Placement Worth NOK 214 Million

IDEX Biometrics has completed a $25 million USD private placement, the company has announced. The NOK 214 million deal entailed the sale of 53,437,500 shares to existing shareholders including Invesco, Woodford Investment Management, and members of the company’s management team and board of directors. In a statement announcing the private placement, IDEX asserted that it…

INTERVIEW: Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics has established itself as a world leader in supplying fingerprint algorithm software. The company has also proven adept at maneuvering to navigate the market changes that have ensued, from the dramatic rise of smartphone-based fingerprint sensors to that market’s saturation to the expansion to multimodal capabilities. Precise Biometrics also has a relatively new…

Mobile Biometrics Help Secure Ukrainian Border

Mobile Biometrics Help Secure Ukrainian Border

“Dubbed the “BPT800″ tablet, the handheld is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions and remote locations; and over a hundred such units are currently being used by the State Border Guard Service to identify travelers seeking to cross the border.” Integrated Biometrics technology is helping to secure the Ukrainian border. The company has revealed…

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

Payment Services Provider Brings Nuggets to Platform

Payment Services Provider Brings Nuggets to Platform

“…customers will be able to sign into their accounts using a fingerprint scan or facial recognition, offering greater convenience and stronger security since these credentials can be used to replace cumbersome passwords.” UK-based payment services provider Lateral Payment Solutions, or Latpay, has embraced the biometrics- and blockchain-based identity technology Nuggets. The latter’s technology has been…

Precise Biometrics Chairman Purchases 150,000 Shares

Precise Biometrics Chairman Purchases 150,000 Shares

“Hellström’s stock purchase also comes in the wake of CFO Ulrik Nilsson’s purchase of 200,000 shares last month.” Precise Biometrics has just received a loud vote of confidence from its Chairman of the Board, Torgny Hellström. The company has announced that Hellström has purchased 150,000 shares in Precise Biometrics. The move comes at a time of significant change…

Hyundai Replaces Car Keys with Fingerprints in 2019 Santa Fe

Hyundai Replaces Car Keys with Fingerprints in 2019 Santa Fe

Hyundai is planning to replace car keys with fingerprint scans in the 2019 Santa Fe, reports ZDNet. The car maker says it’s installing capacitive fingerprint sensors in the car’s ignition and its door handle. Multiple users will be able to register their fingerprints, and the car’s mirror and seat position settings will automatically adjust to…

NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Partner to Bring Trust to Internet of Everything

NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Partner to Bring Trust to Internet of Everything

“The integration of IOTA into NEXT Biometrics sensors is a key step to build solutions that enable safe, effective user identification at the device level. Together these solutions will provide digital trust as we move towards the Internet of Everything.” – Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships, IOTA Foundation NEXT Biometrics is getting more involved in the…

Imprivata Partners With DigiCert, Further Refining Patient ID Platform

Imprivata Partners With DigiCert, Further Refining Patient ID Platform

Imprivata has further refined its biometric patient identification platform through a new partnership with DigiCert, a specialist in digital document verification. The companies are collaborating on Imprivata’s Confirm ID solution for Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances, or EPCS. Confirm ID offers DEA-compliant authentication for EPCS through the use of a system called Hands Free Authentication,…

Zwipe’s New VP of Business Development is a Biometric Cards Expert

Zwipe’s New VP of Business Development is a Biometric Cards Expert

A trade journalist who has covered biometric cards extensively is Zwipe‘s new Vice President of Business Development. Antonio D’Albore is the founder and Editor in Chief of Embedded Security News, and the author of “The Rise of Biometric Cards“, an extensive research report published near the start of this year. He has also held executive…

Middle Eastern Banks Commence Trials of Biometric Visa Cards

Middle Eastern Banks Commence Trials of Biometric Visa Cards

Ten Middle Eastern banks are now trialing biometric payment cards featuring Zwipe technology, the company has announced. The trials commenced this week, and are the product of a collaboration with Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider Areeba, as well as Unilux Cards and Gemalto. The cards in play are Visa payment cards, featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor…

IDEX Biometrics Teams With Infineon for Biometric Smart Cards

IDEX Biometrics Teams With Infineon for Biometric Smart Cards

“…the companies emphasized the power efficiency of Infineon’s Secure Elements, asserting that they can support contactless transactions “at significantly below 300ms”, allowing transactions to be performed in under a second.” IDEX Biometrics has become the latest fingerprint sensor specialist to team up with Munich-based Infineon on biometric cards. The companies have announced a partnership in…

Fingerprints Makes Case for Biometric Cards to Financial Services Firms – and Consumers

Fingerprints Makes Case for Biometric Cards to Financial Services Firms – and Consumers

As real-world trials of biometric payment cards continue to proliferate in advance of large-scale launches, Fingerprint Cards is turning to the PR front to get consumers – and clients in the financial services sector – ready for the first wave. The company has issued a new eBook explaining the technology, and has published a blog…

Zwipe and Smart Technology Services to Develop Biometric Card Manufacturing System

Zwipe and Smart Technology Services to Develop Biometric Card Manufacturing System

Zwipe has teamed up with Smart Technology Services (STS) to develop a manufacturing system for biometric payment cards. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies asserted that STS sees biometric payment cards as “the next major market opportunity in the payment cards industry,” adding that the French company “has developed a specific implanting module to…

Biometric Lock Pioneer Launches New Tech, Enterprise Platform

Biometric Lock Pioneer Launches New Tech, Enterprise Platform

Tapplock, an early pioneer of the biometric lock concept, has unveiled a new version of its fingerprint-scanning lock and a new enterprise platform. The company first announced its initial Tapplock device back in January of 2016, and while fingerprint-scanning locks still haven’t gone mainstream, it has seen a growing number of rivals follow it into…

Researchers Develop AI System That Can Build DeepMasterPrints

Researchers Develop AI System That Can Build DeepMasterPrints

“The system was developed using a generative adversarial network, a machine learning system in which one deep neural network is pitted against another, allowing the spoofing system to refine its efforts over time until it had established its highly effective DeepMasterPrints.” Researchers at New York University have developed a neural network system that they say…

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