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FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received another major order for its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The company’s newest client is a large distributor, World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), and deliveries will start during the second quarter of this year. The order is valued at 110 MSEK, and will see the sensors distributed to smartphone makers based in…

AMREL to Woo Insurers with Tough Tablet

AMREL to Woo Insurers with Tough Tablet

Rugged electronics developer AMREL has announced that it’s going to be showing off its new Android Tablet at the PLRB 2015 Claims & Insurance Conference. In a statement, AMREL’s Director of Product Marketing, Linda Talcott, explained that it wasn’t just insurers’ love of a safe bet that made the company decide to attend the conference:…

Voice Command Tech Will Require Industrial Overhaul in Computing

Voice Command Tech Will Require Industrial Overhaul in Computing

Voice command technology is going to fuel a major industrial reorganization in computing, according to a Wired article by Cade Metz. Because of the unique demands such technology places on computer processors, the many large companies getting involved in this field are going to need to embrace different kinds of processor chips. It’s the emergence…

SAP Eyes Internet of Things with New Partnerships

SAP Eyes Internet of Things with New Partnerships

German software company SAP has announced a bunch of new partnerships that the company hopes will better position it to get involved in the Internet of Things, according to a Trefis Team article in Forbes. The partnerships are with T-Systems, Jasper, and the Industrial Internet Consortium. It’s pretty easy to see the rationale underlying each…

X2 Biosystems Teams with US Military to Develop Concussion-Management Tech

X2 Biosystems Teams with US Military to Develop Concussion-Management Tech

X2 Biosystems is teaming up with the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) to develop a wearable concussion management system for soldiers. The company specializes in biometric technology that monitors brain injuries in industrial, sports, and military contexts. X2’s system uses a mobile touch-based interface, and the company says it’s durable and versatile enough “for…

Business Leaders See Great Opportunities in IoT for Organizations and Workers

Business Leaders See Great Opportunities in IoT for Organizations and Workers

The industrial Internet of Things is going to create more jobs and act as a driver of economic productivity, according to Bruno Berthon and his colleagues at Accenture. In an article for TechCrunch, Berthon suggests that his company’s recent survey of business leaders indicates a great deal of optimism not just about increased capabilities for…

Canadian Authorities Politely Investigate Apple Over Allegations of Anti-Competitive Practices

Canadian Authorities Politely Investigate Apple Over Allegations of Anti-Competitive Practices

Apple Inc.’s Canadian unit is being investigated by Canada’s Competition Bureau, according to a Reuters article in the Globe and Mail. The Competition Bureau apparently had received allegations that the company was using anti-competitive contracts with the country’s wireless carriers, though so far it has stressed that no wrongdoing has yet been determined. This comes…

Xolo Will Scan Your Fingerprints for Peanuts

Xolo Will Scan Your Fingerprints for Peanuts

Indian smartphone company Xolo has introduced a new budget smartphone equipped with a fingerprint scanner, according to a Tech in Asia article by Samir Makwana. The company is aiming to undercut Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy with its Q2100, which is priced at about 219 USD. Sporting a fingerprint scanner on its back, the Q2100…

Toyota’s Biometric Car To Make An Appearance At Meeting of the Minds

Toyota’s Biometric Car To Make An Appearance At Meeting of the Minds

Next week marks the annual Meeting of the Minds summit, an event first co-founded in 2007 by Toyota. This year, the summit will take place in Detroit, Michigan, a city that Toyota describes as redefining itself for the future, from September 30 to October 2. “Like many cities who saw their own stars shine with…

Fingerprint Cards AB Launches FPC1150 Home-Button Touch Sensor For Android and Windows

Fingerprint Cards AB Launches FPC1150 Home-Button Touch Sensor For Android and Windows

“The FPC1150 was built on the shoulders of its two most recent touch sensor predecessors. Thanks to this, the sensor not only quickly made it to launch, but also boasts ultra-low power consumption, high customizability and strong durability which is particularly important on a home-button.” Today, swedish sensor manufacturer Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announced the…