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Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung’s IT service affiliate has announced plans to launch its own fingerprint mobile payment service, according to a ZDNet article by Cho Mu-hyun. Samsung SDS says the service will start in South Korea in partnership with KG Inicis and KG Mobilians, and later expand globally. It’s part of a larger strategy to get involved in…

News Roundup: The Internet of Things Is Changing Identity

News Roundup: The Internet of Things Is Changing Identity

This week at Mobile ID World, in the featured articles section, we took a look at how the recent focus on expanding the Internet of Things (IoT, M2M) has been changing the identity conversation. The industry news was appropriately themed in this manner, with IoT and connected cars dominating the discourse this week. Fingerprint news…

IoT: The Internet of Change

IoT: The Internet of Change

How The Internet of Things Is Changing The Identity Conversation The conversation around identity is changing quickly in terms of mobility thanks to the rising interest in the Internet of Things and connectivity in general. So far, 2015 has been host to a number of big announcements and major presentations at global technology events that have…

SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI International’s Iris on the Move (IOM) technology is about to see a number of integrations into mobile products. The company’s iris-scanning technology has been licensed to Samsung and will initially appear in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet before finding other integrations. According to SRI, the product will be introduced in the SIA…

New Jeep to Pioneer Iris Scanning Driver Authentication

New Jeep to Pioneer Iris Scanning Driver Authentication

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler will be the first commercially-available automobile to incorporate the EyeLock ID iris scanning authentication system. The integration is the product of a partnership with VOXX Electronics Corporation, which teamed with EyeLock last year to develop myris, a USB iris scanning device that recently won accolades at the 2015 CES Innovation Awards.…

British Bank Considers Nymi for Customer Authentication

British Bank Considers Nymi for Customer Authentication

British bank Halifax is considering the implementation of a cardiac biometric system for customer authentication, according to an article in The Telegraph by Richard Dyson. The technology would theoretically come by way of Canadian company Nymi, as the bank is currently exploring the potential of its Nymi Band biometric wristband. The idea is to take…

MWC 2015: Mobile Identity on Day One

MWC 2015: Mobile Identity on Day One

Mobile World Congress began today in Barcelona, Spain, and while last year biometrics had a substantial presence, 2015’s exhibition is placing digital identity at the center stage and Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill is right there where the action is. Day one of MWC 2015 brought with it an overwhelming number of exciting announcements,…

MWC 2015: Fujitsu Demonstrates Delta ID Iris Scanning Solution

MWC 2015: Fujitsu Demonstrates Delta ID Iris Scanning Solution

Delta ID Inc.’s iris scanning biometric technology is being shown off at the Mobile World Congress by a major partner: Fujitsu. The company is going to be demonstrating Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS technology in its smartphone at the conference. Delta ID is aiming its iris-scanning solution at mobile/PC OEMs and platform providers, asserting that the technology…

New Report Predicts 33 Percent CAGR for Gesture Recognition in Smart TVs

New Report Predicts 33 Percent CAGR for Gesture Recognition in Smart TVs

A new report is predicting significant growth in the global market for gesture recognition technology in smart TVs. The report, “Global Gesture Recognition Market for Smart TV 2015-2019,” from Sandler Research, predicts growth at 33 percent CAGR between 2014 and 2019. The researchers point to two major drivers of the market, which should work in…

List of Worst Passwords Highlights Need for Biometric Authentication

List of Worst Passwords Highlights Need for Biometric Authentication

A new list of the worst passwords of 2014 has been released by SplashData, and unfortunately little has changed from previous years. The new list reveals that “123456” and “password” have topped the list once again, as they have ever since SplashData’s first list back in 2011. The year did see a bit of novelty,…

EyeLock Appoints New Senior VP Of Mobile and Wearables

EyeLock Appoints New Senior VP Of Mobile and Wearables

Iris recognition company EyeLock announced today that it has appointed a new senior vice president of Mobile and Wearables: Steve Gerber. In this new role, Gerber will be responsible for leading the development of mobile platforms and wearable solutions that leverage EyeLcoks’ biometric iris recognition technology. Iris recognition has been a popular topic in the…

Kids These Days Roll Eyes at Password Systems

Kids These Days Roll Eyes at Password Systems

In that timeworn tradition of youthful rebellion, young people today are keen to reject the archaic password-based security systems of their parents in favour of biometric authentication, according to a Telegraph article by Sophie Curtis. These are the findings of a survey of 2000 Brits between the ages of 16 to 24, conducted by Visa…

Handheld Biometrics Deployed To Indonesia In Aid of AirAsia Victim Identification

Handheld Biometrics Deployed To Indonesia In Aid of AirAsia Victim Identification

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went missing on December 28, 2014, enroute from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. The fight was found shortly after, having crashed into the waters south of Borneo and killed all 162 passengers. In the effort to identify the fallen victims of this latest major airline disaster, Indonesia’s Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (INAFIS) has…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Products, Projections and Partners

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Products, Projections and Partners

This week our sister site FindBiometrics underwent some major changes, launching its rebranded image and sparking some critical conversations in identity management. Here at Mobile ID World we reported on how mobility and next generation identity management is affecting everything from law enforcement to 3D printed cars. Here’s a look at the top news stories…

New Iris Innovations May Bring Eye-Based Biometrics To The Masses

New Iris Innovations May Bring Eye-Based Biometrics To The Masses

Iris biometrics company IriTech has announced a major innovation in the world of strong identity management. The company has developed a new technology that can allow for iris capture under bright sunlight conditions – something that has been considered a major (if not the major) obstacle in bringing the modality to mainstream markets. IriTech claims…

EyeLock Iris-Scanning Tech to be Embedded in 3D-Printed Car

EyeLock Iris-Scanning Tech to be Embedded in 3D-Printed Car

Ocular biometrics developer EyeLock has announced that it will be undertaking a novel marketing exercise, integrating its iris-scanning authentication technology into a 3D printed car. The EyeLock ID technology will be embedded directly in the automobile, which is being developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the car will be on…

AGNITiO Honored By Envisioneering for New Mobile Biometrics Solution

AGNITiO Honored By Envisioneering for New Mobile Biometrics Solution

This year biometric technology had a massive presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with fingerprint,iris, face and voice recognition solutions all finding representation on the exhibition floor. AGNITiO, a provider of voice biometrics solutions, was among the companies representing the strong authentication industry, and the company was named Innovation & Design Award Honoree by…

Credence ID And Integrated Biometrics Benefiting From Watson’s Success

Credence ID And Integrated Biometrics Benefiting From Watson’s Success

Integrated Biometrics announced on Monday that its Watson Mini solution – a Mobile ID IQS FAP 45, Appendix F certified scanner and SDK – has been helping sell Credence ID’s Trident Handheld multi-modal biometric reader. The Trident, an Android-based mobile device that captures and enrolls iris, face and fingerprint biometrics. Watson Mini was incorporated into…

Google Fiber a “Game Changer” for Startups

Google Fiber a “Game Changer” for Startups

Kansas City’s technology community is thrilled with the newly offered Google Fiber small business service. In a press release from local industry advocate KCnext, the internet service is hailed as a “game changer” for startups. The city is the first to enjoy the Google Fiber service, with Google having introduced it in the tech-heavy KC…

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