fingerprint recognition

COVID-19 Driving Up Interest in Biometric Payment Cards: Zwipe

COVID-19 Driving Up Interest in Biometric Payment Cards: Zwipe

Biometric smart cards are finally poised to become a commercial reality. In a recent memo, Zwipe CEO André Løvestam noted that several “1st Generation” biometric cards will achieve small-scale commercial launches in 2020, paving the way for an even greater breakthrough as demand increases in the next few years. Of course, Løvestam believes that Zwipe…

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Double by 2025: Report

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Double by 2025: Report

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that details the impact of COVID-19 on fingerprint sensor markets. In that regard, the firm expects the market for that technology to double between 2020 and 2025, growing from $3 billion to $6 billion even though the coronavirus has raised health concerns and discouraged the use of shared fingerprint readers.…

Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

“The two companies will work together on contactless payment solutions based on both card and wearable form factors.” Zwipe has found another new partner to help expand the reach of its biometric technology in the payments space. In this case, it’s Publicenter, described by Zwipe as Italy’s largest domestic smart card maker. The company is…

SOFTwarfare Launches Passwordless Security Solution for Enterprise

SOFTwarfare Launches Passwordless Security Solution for Enterprise

The cybersecurity integration specialist SOFTwarfare has released a new passwordless security solution for the enterprise. Dubbed BioThenticate, the new platform can be deployed in conjunction with other cybersecurity applications to help protect sensitive corporate materials. According to SOFTwarfare, BioThenticate will be especially useful to remote workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform leverages the biometric…

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook is looking to strengthen the security of its popular Messenger app on iOS devices. The social media giant is now testing a new authentication feature that would force users to confirm their identities before gaining access to their messages. The updated app would support both Face ID and Touch ID in addition to a…

New HP Chromebook Sports FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

New HP Chromebook Sports FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

Fingerprint Cards has placed one of its fingerprint sensors in a new premium Chromebook from HP. The sensor in question is the FPC1025, and it will appear in the right palm rest of the Chromebook x360 14c device. As always, the sensor will enable biometric authentication and allow users to access the device without entering…

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Biometric payment cards continue to inch their way toward commercial deployments, with Zwipe announcing that a Hong Kong-based partner is now ready to proceed with small-scale manufacturing. The biometrics specialist first announced its partnership with Toppan Forms Card Technologies (TFCT) in April, framing it as a means to move toward payment card commercialization in the…

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will officially be arriving in the UK later this month. The former will be available at £179 and £199 price points through Amazon and mi.com, while the latter will sell for £249 and £269 through the same outlets. Digging into the details, both smartphones boast a…

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix has announced that its technology is appearing in two new vivo products. Most notably, the company’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor will be used for biometric authentication in vivo’s X50 Flagship Series of smartphones. The X50 Flagship Series is one of several vivo smartphones with Goodix fingerprint technology. The optical in-display sensor has already appeared…

Microsoft Patent Details Headphones with Built-in Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft has applied for a patent for a set of headphones with built-in fingerprint recognition. According to the patent, the fingerprint scanner would be placed somewhere on the surface of the headphones, with the ear cups standing as one of the more likely possibilities. Consumers would be able to use the fingerprint reader to wake…

China UnionPay Gives ‘Letter of Approval’ for Biometric Payment Card

China UnionPay Gives ‘Letter of Approval’ for Biometric Payment Card

“This LOA is a critical step to driving mass adoption in China. IDEX and our partners are now approved for deployment in the world’s largest market for payment cards.” Vince Graziani, CEO, IDEX Biometrics  IDEX Biometrics is celebrating another important step toward mass commercialization of biometric payment cards: the company says that a card featuring…

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

The TCL 10 Series is officially on its way to the United States. The new smartphones were announced back in April, and are the first phones to appear under the TCL Mobile brand. The 10 Series includes the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L, both of which will be available through Amazon as of May…

Suprema Ultra-thin Fingerprint Reader Featured on New Biometric Tablet

Suprema Ultra-thin Fingerprint Reader Featured on New Biometric Tablet

“The latest entry in Suprema’s BioMini Slim line of ultra-thin scanners, BioMini Slim 3 delivers a large fingerprint sensing area allowing it to capture high-quality fingerprint images.” Mexico-based SIASA (or “Sistemas Integrales de Automatización”) has announced a new biometric tablet aimed at the enterprise. Dubbed the BioPad, the tablet is aimed at addressing companies’ identity…

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

While various companies are reeling from the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zwipe is staying its course and proceeding as planned, the fingerprint biometrics specialist suggests in its Q1 2020 operational update. Zwipe’s overarching plan is still to establish itself as a leader player in the emerging biometric payment and smart cards space, and…

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Biometrics has revealed that it has received more than $700,000 in production orders through the first four months of 2020. The company is currently ramping up production to meet those obligations, and expects to ship the orders in the second and third quarters of the year. The components will be shipped to customers in…

FIS Adds Google Pay Support to Worldpay HPP Platform

FIS Adds Google Pay Support to Worldpay HPP Platform

FIS is making it easier for online merchants to accept Google Pay, adding the digital wallet to the Worldpay Hosted Payment Page (HPP) platform. FIS acquired Worldpay back in July. The technical integration is carried out entirely within the HPP product, so merchants that are already using Worldpay HPP can simply flip a switch to…

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

“…Google’s support of Apple biometrics offers a refreshing example of one tech giant’s willingness to work with a rival’s technology for the greater good of end user security.” Google is now officially taking advantage of Apple’s sophisticated biometric security systems to help protect users of the iOS version of its Google Drive app. First announced…

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

Another outlet is predicting that Apple could introduce in-display Touch ID as early as this year. The latest rumors come courtesy of Economic Daily News (EDN), and specifically concern Apple’s anticipated 5G iPhone. According to EDN, at least one of Apple’s high-end 5G iPhones could offer in-display fingerprint authentication, which would be delivered through a…

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