fingerprint scanning

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,…

Fingerprint Authentication is Finally Coming to Chrome

Fingerprint Authentication is Finally Coming to Chrome

A beta version of the latest Chrome browser for macOS and Android points to the rise of FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web. The new Chrome 70 feature allows websites to access a fingerprint sensor on their device, and, as 9to5Google reports, this is enabled by default in the Web Authentication API. Websites that take…

Samsung Brings Mid-Tier Smartphone Stateside

Samsung Brings Mid-Tier Smartphone Stateside

Samsung has brought its mid-tier Galaxy A6 smartphone to the US market. The device was first announced in May. In promoting it, Samsung has emphasized the A6’s 16MP front and rear cameras, with the latter featuring an F1.7 aperture. The company has also highlighted the A6’s large screen, which extends across almost the entire front…

AfriDOKTA and Smart Applications Offer Health Insurance Services Via Biometric Access

AfriDOKTA and Smart Applications Offer Health Insurance Services Via Biometric Access

“The aim is to allow users to access AfriDOKTA’s services – including video consultation with doctors over mobile devices or desktops – via biometric authentication, thanks to Smart Applications’ fingerprint scanning technology.” AfriDOKTA, an African telemedicine solutions provider, has teamed up with East Africa-based Smart Applications International to trial its biometric health insurance services. As…

Tactilis Begins Shipping NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Reading Smart Cards

Tactilis Begins Shipping NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Reading Smart Cards

“Biometric smart cards represent the future for secure ID and payment-related transactions and these first volume shipments to end-users are an important first step in making that future a reality.”-Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Singapore-based authentication solutions provider Tactilis has begun shipping NEXT Biometrics‘ fingerprint scanning smart card technology, the companies have announced. The news…

NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader Brings High Performance Mobile Biometrics to Wide Rage of Applications

NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader Brings High Performance Mobile Biometrics to Wide Rage of Applications

“Customer feedback was clear that weight, size and ease of use were critical factors, as were true single-handed use, ability to utilize existing computing/smart assets, mobile certification and overall solution economics.” – Don Sutton, Public Sector Account Manager, Crossmatch Crossmatch has launched a new fingerprint reader that can fit in a shirt pocket. The aptly named…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning: Leaks

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning: Leaks

A growing body of evidence suggests that Huawei is going to stick with in-display fingerprint sensor technology for at least one of its upcoming flagship smartphones. Part of the evidence comes by way of a leaker posting on the Chinese social media site Weibo. Purporting to feature an image of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro,…

Hitachi, KDDI Experiment with Blockchain-Based Naked Payments

Hitachi, KDDI Experiment with Blockchain-Based Naked Payments

” Unlike other nascent naked payments technologies aimed at directly linking consumers’ biometric data to their payment accounts, Hitachi’s system revolved around coupons, allowing participants to dispense with the actual paper, and helping merchants to ensure that coupon use is accurately tracked and accounted for.” Hitachi and Japanese telecom KDDI have conducted a trial of…

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

IDEX’s Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Cards Scores Major Certification

IDEX’s Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Cards Scores Major Certification

“It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards.” IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been certified by a major global payment provider, the company has announced. As for the details of the certification, IDEX is staying tight-lipped. But the revelation came from…

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

In-display fingerprint scanning technology is poised to continue its expansion beyond the China market with the international launch of Vivo’s Nex smartphone. The company has announced that its latest flagship device will soon launch in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russia, and Taiwan. It’s the third smartphone from Vivo to feature in-display sensor technology, which Vivo…

FPC Tech Featured in New Huawei, Xiaomi Smartphones

FPC Tech Featured in New Huawei, Xiaomi Smartphones

“In a statement announcing the new integrations, FPC said it is ‘very proud to provide world class biometrics for two new and cool smartphones…’” Two high-profile new smartphones are using fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced. And they’re both from repeat customers. One of the devices is the latest addition to…

BIO-key is Showing Off New TouchLocks at Design Tokyo

BIO-key is Showing Off New TouchLocks at Design Tokyo

BIO-key is participating in this week’s Design Tokyo expo, and is taking the opportunity to show off two new product offerings. The event is aimed at showcasing “marketable” products, representing an opportunity for BIO-key to get its biometric consumer offerings in front of potential clients and partners. So the company is showing off its full…

FPC’s Newest Sensor to Increase Smartphone Market Penetration

FPC’s Newest Sensor to Increase Smartphone Market Penetration

“FPC’s latest sensor model is a single-chip solution that the company says is suitable for square or rounded rear-mounted applications, or in a rectangular home button on the front of a mobile device.” Fingerprint Cards has announced its most affordable fingerprint sensor yet, the FPC1511. The solution was first hinted at in FPC’s latest quarterly…

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung wants its phones to play a bigger part in police work, and has launched a new system designed to make them a key component of police car IT. Called Samsung DeX in Car, the system is essentially designed to turn a Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a police car computer. Officers can plug in a…

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