fingerprint recognition

Precise Biometrics Fingerprint Software Powers a Smart Door Lock and a New FIDO2 Security Key

Precise Biometrics Fingerprint Software Powers a Smart Door Lock and a New FIDO2 Security Key

Precise Biometrics is continuing to find new applications for its fingerprint algorithm software. The company recently announced that the Precise BioMatch Embedded algorithm is beneath the hood of eWBM’s FIDO2-certified USB key, and has now revealed that the same algorithm can also be found in a new USB authenticator from Octatco and a smart door…

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…

IDEX Partners with Agnisys to Accelerate IoT Development

IDEX Partners with Agnisys to Accelerate IoT Development

IDEX Biometrics has teamed up with Agnisys to further its development of fingerprint security for a range of next-generation IoT devices. IDEX will specifically be using Agnisys’s IDesignSpec software solution, which will automatically generate much of the code and documentation needed to realize such products and allow researchers to use their time more efficiently. “IDesignSpec…

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…

eWBM’s Goldengate Fingerprint Reader is First to Get FIDO L2 Certification

eWBM’s Goldengate Fingerprint Reader is First to Get FIDO L2 Certification

“Based on eWBM’s MS500 cryptographic System-on-Chip engine, the Goldengate fingerprint reader is designed to be plugged into a computer in order for a user to provide biometric authentication on the device.” South Korea-based eWBM has become the first to attain FIDO2 Level 2 (L2) Authenticator Security Certification, thanks to its Goldengate USB fingerprint reader. As…

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,…

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

“…if the spoofing claim is legitimate, it’s another indication of the importance of liveness detection in contemporary biometric technology. New spoofing claims are raising questions about the efficacy of the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint scanner. As SamMobile reports, an Imgur user called “darshark” has published a post detailing how claims to have fooled one…

Aflac Japan will Authenticate Cancer Insurance Customers with Biometrics

Aflac Japan will Authenticate Cancer Insurance Customers with Biometrics

“[Nok Nok Labs’] S3 Authentication Suite will allow Aflac’s 15 million customers to biometrically verify their identities and log into their accounts using only their mobile devices.” Cancer patients in Japan should have an easier time getting reimbursed for treatments thanks to a new agreement between Nok Nok Labs, Fujitsu, and Aflac Japan. Specifically, Aflac,…

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…

Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics will focus on biometric payment cards, smartphone fingerprint scanning, and multi-modal digital identity for the foreseeable future, with its new YOUNiQ solution being key to the latter over 2019, suggests its newly-published Annual Report. A glossier, more in-depth publication than Precise Biometrics’ year-end results, which were published in February, the Annual Report offers…

Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

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…

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