Fingerprint biometrics

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe has released a new JavaCard operating system to facilitate mobile payments. The proprietary OS is compatible with existing payment apps and integrates Zwipe’s ultra-low power biometric engine. The solution will give Zwipe more flexibility in the biometric payment card market, where Java is one of the two major operating systems. The other is Multos,…

Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has found another application for its fingerprint technology. The company has announced a new team-up with Mobylabs, a UK-based payment specialist that will be using a Fingerprints touch sensor in its new contactless key fob platform. The new key fob is called the AIRTAG Sense, and it allows the user to store another…

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

“While a notification for Samsung users framed it as an ‘urgent new software update’, it didn’t go into detail about what exactly the patch would do beyond a cryptic note reading ‘Biometrics security patch – Fingerprints’.” Samsung has significantly upgraded the fingerprint scanning software of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, and its plus-sized sibling,…

ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

Tapplock is showcasing its latest biometric padlock at this week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. The Tapplock one+ can hold up to 500 authorized fingerprints, making it an ideal solution for enterprises that need to be able to provide secure access to large numbers of employees. Companies can also use Tapplock enterprise to monitor…

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

Zwipe Gets Another Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Zwipe Gets Another Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Zwipe has teamed up with Brazil-based Thomas Greg & Sons to develop a biometric payment card solution aimed at the latter’s domestic market. Based in Sao Bernando do Campo, Thomas Greg & Sons, or TGS, is active in a wide range of areas, including courier services, election solutions, surveillance, insurance, and card manufacturing. And the…

UAE-Based FutureCard Using FPC Tech for Biometric Payment Cards

UAE-Based FutureCard Using FPC Tech for Biometric Payment Cards

“We are pleased that FutureCard has selected our biometric technology, and to see our outstanding T-Shape and software platform in the hands of more and more customers around the world.” – Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards, Fingerprints Fingerprints (FPC) has another new partner in the fast-emerging biometric payment cards market: United Arab Emirates-based FutureCard…

AMREL’s BioFlex S Turns Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL’s BioFlex S Turns Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL has launched a new smartphone module that can turn an ordinary Samsung smartphone into a rugged biometric device. Dubbed the BioFlex S, the new solution combines a rugged AMREL case with the BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint scanner from Suprema ID, and is designed primarily for use in law enforcement. “We have created a versatile,…

IDEX Explains How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future IoT

IDEX Explains How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future IoT

IDEX Biometrics has continued its blog series on the Internet of Things with a look at the way that biometric technology is shaping the IoT market. In the post, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon explains that the secure and convenient nature of biometric credentials like fingerprints makes them ideal for safe, streamlined IoT connections across multiple…

Hampton Releases New TSA-Approved BenjiLock  Designed for Travel

Hampton Releases New TSA-Approved BenjiLock Designed for Travel

Hampton Products has introduced a new BenjiLock designed specifically for travel. The original BenjiLock is a biometric padlock that opens with a fingerprint scan and eliminates the need to remember a combination or a key. The TSA Travel/Luggage Lock is meant to be more portable, making it an ideal solution for those looking to secure…

Mobile Focused Enhancements Coming to BioConnect’s Access Control Platform

Mobile Focused Enhancements Coming to BioConnect’s Access Control Platform

“Enterprises care most about protecting their most valuable assets – their people, data and IP. The physical security systems of yesterday don’t have the intelligence and security that is demanded in today’s workplace.” – Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect BioConnect is offering a sneak preview of planned enhancements to its biometric access control offering, with a…

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

When it comes to convenience, there’s no debating the utility of contactless payment cards. It can be irritating to insert a card into a machine and type in a four-digit PIN every time you need to make a transaction, especially if you’re only buying a two-dollar cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the contactless process does have…

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

The Internet of Things will allow us to share more information at faster speeds on whatever device happens to be most convenient at the time. However, that convenience also comes with risk. When everything is connected to the internet, the security of the network is only as strong as its weakest link. Sure, your smartphone…

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

“The potential feature is a sleeker way to integrate fingerprint recognition technology into a laptop, especially when measured against current options that place a separate fingerprint reader elsewhere on the device. “ Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently…

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group Expand Partnership

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group Expand Partnership

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group are renewing the commitment they made back in November. The two companies first came together to form a joint R&D program to work on biometric smart cards, with NEXT Biometrics supplying large-area fingerprint sensors for future MK cards. That collaboration has since uncovered other market opportunities, leading to a new…

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

This Report Has Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Payment Cards

This Report Has Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Payment Cards

In the past couple of years, biometric payment cards have emerged as an exciting, potentially transformative new trend in the payments industry. However, new technology can still be intimidating, especially for organizations that don’t understand how biometric payment cards are supposed to work. That’s why the Secure Technology Alliance has released a report to educate…

UK Bank NatWest to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Payment Card

UK Bank NatWest to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Payment Card

“Participants in the pilot will need to register their biometrics at a physical bank branch, but NatWest says it’s exploring ways to enable remote biometric registration.” A major UK bank is about to become the latest to trial biometric payment card technology from Gemalto: NatWest has announced that it will pilot the technology with 200…

New Feitian ‘All-in-One’ Card Features FPC Sensor

New Feitian ‘All-in-One’ Card Features FPC Sensor

Feitian has launched a new “all-in-one” card solution aimed at the enterprise and payments markets, and featuring a biometric authentication capability. Called the “Fingerprint Power Card”, it features a built-in fingerprint sensor, allowing the end user to enroll a biometric profile which is then cryptographically stored in the card’s built-in Secure Element. Feitian says it…

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