mobile identification

OPPO Previews Large-Area In-Display Fingerprint Scanning System

OPPO Previews Large-Area In-Display Fingerprint Scanning System

“…the system can scan two fingerprints at once, allowing for potentially even greater security for end users.” Having become one of last year’s pioneers in the new area of in-display fingerprint scanning, OPPO is promising an even more sophisticated version of this technology in at least one smartphone destined for launch this year. At a…

Suprema Partners with Qualcomm on In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Suprema Partners with Qualcomm on In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

“In announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, Suprema suggested in a statement that it has tailored BioSign 3.0 for the 3D Sonic Sensor…” A new partnership with a high-profile sensor maker is laying track to bring Suprema deep into the smartphone biometrics market. The company has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the companies working together on…

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

“Xiaomi is a longtime customer of Fingerprints, having seen integrations into multiple devices over the past year” Fingerprints (FPC) has kicked off the new year with the announcement of two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology. Both of the integrations concern smartphones from Xiaomi. One, the Redmi Note 7, features an FPC1511 fingerprint…

Acuant Tech Integrated Into Hotel Check-In Platform

Acuant Tech Integrated Into Hotel Check-In Platform

“…Intelity can now enable customers of its hotel clients to remotely confirm their identities for check-in and activate their digital keys, potentially bypassing the front desk entirely.” Acuant is checking into a big space in the hospitality sector: The company has partnered with Intelity, which offers an extensive hotel guest experience and management platform. The…

Gemalto Brings AT&T eSIM to IoT LTE-M Module

Gemalto Brings AT&T eSIM to IoT LTE-M Module

A new collaboration between Gemalto and AT&T could help to boost the development of the Internet of Things. Gemalto has integrated an AT&T eSIM into its Cinterion EMS31 LTE-M module, which is itself designed for integration into IoT devices. Low Power Wide Area Networks offer a high level of power and bandwidth efficiency, making them…

Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

“…the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support and far-field voice processing capabilities, with processing done on-device.” Synaptics has announced a new System on Chip (SoC) line of solutions for audio processing on connected devices. Dubbed the AS3xx series, the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support…

Synaptics Finds New Angle for Clear ID in Notebook Integrations

Synaptics Finds New Angle for Clear ID in Notebook Integrations

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

Yoti Gets a Big New Partner in Jägermeister

Yoti Gets a Big New Partner in Jägermeister

Yoti got a high-profile new partner for its mobile identity verification system at the end of the year: The company announced that its app is now supporting alcohol sales in a collaboration with Jägermeister. The Yoti app combines facial recognition with document reading to match users’ faces to their government-issued IDs, allowing for the remote…

Hacker Cancels Black Hat Talk On Claimed Face ID Hack

Hacker Cancels Black Hat Talk On Claimed Face ID Hack

A security expert who claimed to have developed a hacking method for Apple’s Face ID system has cancelled a scheduled talk at the Black Hat Asia conference, an unusual move where such events are concerned. The researcher, Wish Wu, said he cancelled his talk at the behest of his employer, Ant Financial, which said in…

Fingerprint Cards Announces One More Smartphone Integration Ahead of the Holidays

Fingerprint Cards Announces One More Smartphone Integration Ahead of the Holidays

“…the device in question is using an FPC1291 fingerprint sensor including FPC MoveTouch, a feature that enables navigation of the user interface through manipulation of the fingerprint sensor, essentially turning it into a kind of button or miniature trackpad.” Fingerprints (FPC) has snuck in at least one more smartphone integration of its biometric technology before…

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

“At Yoti we have a set of principles and independent Guardians to help us to operate in the right way. This includes being honest and accountable, seeking to do the right thing and being transparent in what we are doing and why.” – Robin Tombs, CEO, Yoti Yoti is further burnishing its credibility with the…

OnePlus In-display Fingerprint Sensor Learns and Becomes Faster

OnePlus In-display Fingerprint Sensor Learns and Becomes Faster

“The claims offer a counterargument to initial reviews of the OnePlus 6T noting that the in-display fingerprint sensor, while technologically impressive, was a bit slower than the standard fingerprint sensors usually placed in smartphone home buttons.” OnePlus continues to put the in-display fingerprint sensor of its latest flagship smartphone in the spotlight, asserting in a…

5G, AI, IoT to be Key Topics at MWC19

5G, AI, IoT to be Key Topics at MWC19

“…There are also going to be some big-name keynote speakers, including Huawei CEO Guo Ping, KT Corporation CEO Chang-Gyu Hwang, Citi President James Forese, and Orange Group CEO Stéphane Richard, among others.” The next Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and organizer GSMA has revealed some key details of the big event. The industry alliance…

IDEMIA’s CloudCard+ Named “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution” by Juniper

IDEMIA’s CloudCard+ Named “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution” by Juniper

“IDEMIA’s solution is a mobile application that is designed to leverage one of two biometric factors for user authentication…” IDEMIA has come out a winner in Juniper Research’s Future Digital Awards. Its CloudCard+ solution took the top prize in the category of “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution”, ahead of runner-up Accertify and its Dynamic Risk Vectors…

Have In-Display Biometric Sensors Made an Industry-wide Impact?

Have In-Display Biometric Sensors Made an Industry-wide Impact?

This week brought some important news in the world of mobile biometrics: At its Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm announced that it had developed a new, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, it was unveiled alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, its flagship chip solution for the coming year. Together with the launch of…

Mobile Payments Specialist Boku Acquires Danal, Inc.

Mobile Payments Specialist Boku Acquires Danal, Inc.

“The deal entails “a total consideration of $112 Million plus warrants,” according to a press release from the companies. It is expected to close by the year’s end.” Boku, a California-based mobile payments platform, is acquiring mobile authentication specialist Danal, Inc. The companies have signed an agreement for Boku to buy all of Danal’s outstanding…

Apple Patent Depicts Adaptable, Biometric AirPods

Apple Patent Depicts Adaptable, Biometric AirPods

“It’s an approach that could prove appealing to health and fitness enthusiasts, and would allow Apple to compete with other new earbud solutions that use biometrics to deliver FitBit-type functionality into that category of wearables.” A newly granted patent suggests that Apple is considering the integration of biometric capabilities into an upcoming version of its…

INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks 3D Facial Recognition, AI, and More

INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks 3D Facial Recognition, AI, and More

Sensory, Inc. closed out 2017 as the provider of one of the world’s most sophisticated biometrics platforms for mobile devices. Having demoed a virtual bank teller AI assistant that uses facial and voice recognition to identify the user at the FinovateFall event, the company saw its technology integrated into a major new smartphone from LG,…

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