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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…

EcoID Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Disrupt Market

EcoID Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Disrupt Market

BIO-key is showing off its latest device, a small, touch-based USB fingerprint reader, at the connect:ID convention this week. The device uses new fingerprint sensor technology from NEXT Biometrics. Using NEXT’s Active Thermal sensor, BIO-key’s EcoID fingerprint reader is being offered as a low-cost, high-performance system compatible with Android and Windows devices. The device is…

Fulcrum Biometrics to Distribute SBS Fingerprint Tech

Fulcrum Biometrics to Distribute SBS Fingerprint Tech

International biometrics integrator and distributor Fulcrum Biometrics has signed a deal with Israel-based biometrics developer SMUFS Biometric Solutions (SBS) to distribute the latter’s technology globally. The agreement will see SBS’s FIPS 201/PIV Bluetooth and wireless fingerprint scanners sold by Fulcrum all over the world. Fulcrum is known for its FbF mobileOne Quickdock for iOS, which…

Apple Watch Demo Makes Wearables Seem Essential

Apple Watch Demo Makes Wearables Seem Essential

Today in Cupertino, California, Tim Cook and his band of execs, techs and designers took to the stage to introduce the world to the newest initiatives and products from Apple. As was announced last week, today’s event would mark the full unveiling of Apple Watch, building on the product’s initial announcement last September. While the…

MWC 2015: Cypress Debuts Fruits of IDEX ASA Partnership

MWC 2015: Cypress Debuts Fruits of IDEX ASA Partnership

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has unveiled its new fingerprint scanner developed in conjunction with partner IDEX ASA. The company unveiled the TrueTouch Fingerprint Reader at the Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona. The company teamed up with IDEX ASA, a fingerprint biometrics developer, last spring, in an agreement that would see the latter’s fingerprint scanning…

Cypress Joins FIDO Alliance Just in Time for MWC

Cypress Joins FIDO Alliance Just in Time for MWC

Touch sensor developer Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has joined the FIDO Alliance. The move comes just in time for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company will be its wearable tech and Internet of Things solutions. Cypress was in the news last year when it partnered with IDEX ASA to implement that company’s fingerprint…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

The past week at Mobile ID World was about payments, security and innovation. While Samsung made friends and alienated others in some mCommerce posturing, Microsoft fully committed to the next generation of authentication. Apple is potentially branching into connected car territory in a new way and this year’s upcoming SXSW festival is already shaping up…

New Handheld Device Allows Biometric Authentication with Smart Documents

New Handheld Device Allows Biometric Authentication with Smart Documents

Mobile biometrics developer Credence ID has unveiled a new handheld solution. Called the CredenceOne-MRZ, it’s an authentication device that can both read smart documents and perform its own biometric fingerprint scanning and face recognition. The device looks like slightly large version of the kind of wireless credit card readers found in many restaurants, and is…

New Prototype Brings Finger Vein Security to Mobile Devices

New Prototype Brings Finger Vein Security to Mobile Devices

The Idiap Research Institute, in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, has announced that they have developed a prototype for a finger-vein sensor for mobile applications. A photo of the device indicates that it’s about the size of a small smartphone, with a thicker area including a kind of socket…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Entering The Post Password Paradigm

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Entering The Post Password Paradigm

This week at Mobile ID World we saw continued interest in the machine to machine network better known as the Internet of Things while newly released biometric software began to herald a new era of consumer facing authentication solutions just in time for those embarrassed by their contribution to 2014’s most commonly used passwords (which…

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…

Precise Biometrics’ Focus on Mobile Fingerprints Pays Off with Government Order

Precise Biometrics’ Focus on Mobile Fingerprints Pays Off with Government Order

The US government has ordered a whole bunch of Tactivo readers for its employees, allowing them to use their security cards to access sensitive information through their mobile devices. The order was placed by the US Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), through the company’s partner, TX Systems, and was for 1100 Tactivo readers…

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…

New Biometric Tech Could Turn Smartphones Into Mobile Medical Labs

New Biometric Tech Could Turn Smartphones Into Mobile Medical Labs

Mobile healthcare developer icalQ LLC has been granted a patent for its mobile laboratory platform. The platform uses a reader attachment that the company says is compatible with all smartphones to analyze “biological samples and body fluids” caught on disposable test strips. Software then analyzes the test results and interprets them for the user. In…

Interview with Zwipe CEO, Kim Humborstad

Last week, Zwipe announced that it and its partner, a little company named MasterCard, have taken on the task of disrupting the payments industry by revealing the world’s first biometric contactless payments card. Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad about the big news.

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple’s Privacy Stance and Biometric Homecare

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple’s Privacy Stance and Biometric Homecare

This week at Mobile ID world we reported the news on everything from mCommerce and privacy policies to physical access control and biometric healthcare. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we kicked off Cloud Authentication Month with a primer. Speaking of cloud services, a new file storage app hit the App Store this week called…

BIO-key Introduces New Compact and Affordable Biometric Fingerprint Reader

BIO-key Introduces New Compact and Affordable Biometric Fingerprint Reader

Today, BIO-key International – a company specializing in biometric identification, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification – announced a new piece of technology that it’s calling revolutionary: a new, compact and low cost fingerprint reader called SideSwipe. The SideSwipe Mini-Reader is priced at $34.99. It connects to a device through USB without the use of…

Mobile Identity Roundup: From Biometrics UnPlugged to The Apple Pay Launch

Mobile Identity Roundup: From Biometrics UnPlugged to The Apple Pay Launch

This week Mobile ID World was on location in Tampa Florida for Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit. Meanwhile, products were launched facilitating mobile ID management to verticals, enterprises and the hands of Apple early adopters everywhere. The week ended with the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch, bringing biometric enabled payments…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Android-based Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Android-based Credential and Biometric Reader

Today, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

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