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Google Launches Pixel 4 with New Biometric Face Unlock, Ditches Fingerprint Scanner

Google Launches Pixel 4 with New Biometric Face Unlock, Ditches Fingerprint Scanner

Google has launched its latest competitors to the iPhone, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, with several new features including a new biometric face unlock that uses radar technology. Embedded in the latest Pixel lineup is Google’s Soli chip, a radar sensor that Google has been working on behind the scenes for years now.…

IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics has been granted another important patent pertaining to its on-card enrollment solution for biometric cards, this time from the UK Intellectual Property Office. In announcing the latest patent approval, IDEX indicated that the filing concerned is “in the same patent family” as on-card enrollment patents approved by the Australian patent authority and by…

New Xiaomi Phones Feature Goodix’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

New Xiaomi Phones Feature Goodix’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Goodix’s in-display fingerprint sensor technology is being used in two new smartphones from Xiaomi. The Mi Mix Alpha is the more flashy of the two. It has a limited production run, and a price tag of about $2,800, making it something of a luxury item. But it stands out with a screen that wraps around…

Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are just a year away, and as the Olympic Games’ Worldwide Payment Technology Partner, Visa is once again gearing up to promote cutting-edge payments technologies among attendees and even participants. Working with its partners, the financial services giant promoted the use of wearable payment devices – including a wristband…

IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

Aratek to Demonstrate Handheld Biometrics Device at SDW & ID4Africa

Aratek to Demonstrate Handheld Biometrics Device at SDW & ID4Africa

“…Aratek’s Marshall is a handheld device compatible with FBI-certified FAP 20, FAP 30, and FAP 45 fingerprint scanners.” Aratek is extending its roadshow beyond North America, announcing plans to showcase its Marshall device at major upcoming industry events in the UK and Africa. Announced earlier this year, Aratek’s Marshall is a handheld device compatible with…

FPC Discloses Important Developments at Annual General Meeting

FPC Discloses Important Developments at Annual General Meeting

“The developments arrive after Fingerprint Cards’ publication of its Q1 results earlier this month, in which the company reported improvements in its revenues and net result despite ongoing challenges in the mobile biometrics market.” Fingerprint Cards held its Annual General Meeting Wednesday, and has disclosed its important developments. Concerning stockholders, it was resolved at the…

AU Optronics Announces Full-Screen Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

AU Optronics Announces Full-Screen Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

“…given the growing consensus that mobile fingerprint sensors are moving into device displays, extending the scanning capability across the entire display surface would seem to be a logical next step for smartphone brands…” In the midst of the SID Display Week trade show in San Jose, Taiwan-based optoelectronics specialist AU Optronics (or “AUO”) has announced…

Mobile Tech Market is Moving Toward Full-Screen Fingerprint Biometrics, says Precise CEO

Mobile Tech Market is Moving Toward Full-Screen Fingerprint Biometrics, says Precise CEO

“Its new Precise YOUNiQ solution, which combines fingerprint, facial, and behavioral recognition with geodata, is also an area of intensifying focus, with Precise Biometrics aiming for commercialization in 2020.” Full-screen fingerprint scanning could be the next big thing in mobile biometrics, according to comments from Precise Biometrics‘ CEO in the company’s latest quarterly update. “The…

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…

CEO of BIO-key Talks New $10 Million Contract on Stock Day Podcast

CEO of BIO-key Talks New $10 Million Contract on Stock Day Podcast

“While Asia is an important source of growth – we are really seeing our business expand on a global basis.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key Biometrics specialist BIO-key has won a big new contract in the Asia market, with CEO Mike DePasquale discussing the deal on the Uptick Newswire Stock Day Podcast. Speaking to host…

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…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with RuPay-Certified Card Maker

NEXT Biometrics Teams with RuPay-Certified Card Maker

“…we are in the process of building a sustainable network with leading players in the smart card ecosystem to commercialize biometric dual interface technology in the banking sector and beyond.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has another partner in the emerging biometric payment cards market: The company has…

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…

BRIEF: Why In-Display Biometrics Tech Will Keep its Momentum in 2019

BRIEF: Why In-Display Biometrics Tech Will Keep its Momentum in 2019

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers 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…

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

French IT Security Agency Certifies IDEMIA Mobile ID Solution

French IT Security Agency Certifies IDEMIA Mobile ID Solution

“The system is essentially a digital ID on a mobile device, using biometric authentication in the form of fingerprint recognition or facial recognition, as well as PIN entry.” A mobile biometric ID solution from IDEMIA has received a new security certification from a major French IT security agency. Dubbed “CloudCard+”, the solution has already been…

Why It’s Such a Big Deal That All of the New iPhones Use Face ID

Why It’s Such a Big Deal That All of the New iPhones Use Face ID

Ever since Apple introduced the world to its Face ID facial recognition system with the launch of its iPhone X last autumn, there have been rumors and speculation that Face ID would quickly become Apple’s primary biometric authentication system, at least on the iPhone. And last week, Apple confirmed those rumors, unveiling three new iPhones,…

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