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BIO-key Introduces New Biometric Bike Lock at Luxury Tech Show

BIO-key Introduces New Biometric Bike Lock at Luxury Tech Show

“The user can scan their fingerprint directly on the TouchLock Bike Pro, or perform a fingerprint scan on their smartphone via the TouchLock app, or even use the app to authenticate with facial recognition via a selfie image.” BIO-key is going unveiled a new biometric lock product this week at the Luxury Technology Show in…

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

Apple confirmed longstanding speculation last week with its unveiling of its three new iPhone models for 2018. Like last year’s iPhone X, all of the new devices have abandoned Apple’s pioneering Touch ID fingerprint authentication system in favor of Face ID, an infrared, 3D facial recognition system. Face ID is now the sole means of…

Safaricom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

Safaricom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

A major East African telecom is preparing to implement biometric registration for customers who want to swap SIM cards into new devices. Announcing the plans to media, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore explained that the idea is to curb fraud. One such criminal incident recently led to the arrest of 22 individuals, including Safaricom staffers, according…

Interview with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR

Interview with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR

The biometric border control market has been growing for nearly 20 years, with recent innovations in strong authentication technologies spurring impressive growth rates, and and CLEAR is at the forefront of the industry. Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR. The following interview begins on the…

INTERVIEW: NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and…

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Expanding Retail Availability of TouchLock

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Expanding Retail Availability of TouchLock

“Our retail accounts look to Aluratek to bring them innovative products rooted in cutting edge technology and design. We are pleased to launch our relationship in Best Buy and look forward to expanding BIO-key’s retail footprint over the remainder of 2018.” – John Wolikow, CEO, Aluratek BIO-key International announced today its latest partnership aimed at…

Samsung SDS Wins Industry Prize for Smart Home Biometric Lock

Samsung SDS Wins Industry Prize for Smart Home Biometric Lock

“…users can remotely unlock the door through the mobile app to let friends, family, or other authorized users gain entry.” Samsung SDS has won a major industry award for its latest biometric door lock solution: The SHP-DR900 took the Gold Prize in the category of Smart Home Innovation at the 17th Beijing International Consumer Electronics…

Veridium Becomes a Founding Sovrin Network Steward

Veridium Becomes a Founding Sovrin Network Steward

Veridium has become a backer of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology. Administrated by the non-profit Sovrin Foundation, the platform is envisioned as a kind of global, public utility that is independent of government and business interests. The Sovrin Network is meant to store end user information on a distributed ledger,…

Next Samsung Tablet to Ditch Traditional Fingerprint Sensor

Next Samsung Tablet to Ditch Traditional Fingerprint Sensor

It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet won’t have a traditional fingerprint sensor, suggesting the company is opting for some more sophisticated biometric security to replace it. All we have to go by are a couple of images leaked to the press, depicting a tablet device with no traditional home button, nor a fingerprint sensor…

Veridium Awarded $150,000 Grant For Economic Inclusivity Research

Veridium Awarded $150,000 Grant For Economic Inclusivity Research

“Our goal is to help design a new banking model, using our biometric authentication technology to bring the unbanked into the financial services system. Additionally, over time, improve their circumstances, making it possible to open a bank account, apply for credit, and achieve a level of financial stability.” – Lori Cohen, CMO, Veridium Veridium has been…

Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

“Synaptics serves a number of clients and recently won acclaim for its fingerprint sensor technology after it became the first supplier to deliver an in-displayer fingerprint scanner in a commercial smartphone earlier this year.” Synaptics is in talks with Dialog Semiconductor about the latter’s potential acquisition of the former, the company has confirmed. In a…

BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

“…the decision will not take effect immediately, with Thuresson agreeing to remain in his role until a new CFO has been found.” Precise Biometrics‘ Chief Financial Officer is stepping down, the company has announced. In a brief statement, the company said that Göran Thuresson has made the decision “to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role…

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

The Mobile Integrations Continue for Fingerprint Cards

The Mobile Integrations Continue for Fingerprint Cards

“The latest integrations point to Fingerprint Cards’ continuing prominence as a supplier of fingerprint sensors to the mobile market…” Another raft of new smartphones are using biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced. The four newly revealed integrations are each with a different smartphone brand, all of which are returning customers for…

Vivo Promises More Advanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning in New Flagship Device

Vivo Promises More Advanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning in New Flagship Device

Vivo has officially announced its next flagship smartphone, and it will once again reprise the company’s pioneering in-display fingerprint sensor technology. In fact, it will deliver an enhanced version of this feature. Vivo became the first smartphone maker to deliver this technology when it launched its Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone near the start of…

Daon and Tradelink Deploy Password Replacement for Dah Sing Bank

Daon and Tradelink Deploy Password Replacement for Dah Sing Bank

“Our partnership with Tradelink continues to make a significant impact in the financial and banking industry throughout Hong Kong.” – Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon Daon is celebrating another successful deployment of its biometric authentication solution in collaboration with its Hong Kong partner, Tradelink. The companies have developed a password replacement solution for customers of Dah…

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