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IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

US supermarket chain Coles is pilot-testing a new device meant to streamline the shopping process via digital shopping lists, according to a Computerworld article by Rohan Pearce. Called Hiku, the small, nearly circular handheld device is apparently designed to be part of the emerging smart home network. Sporting WiFi connectivity, Hiku is used to add…

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…

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

Germany-based biometrics developer DERMALOG is showing off its wares at the CeBIT conference on IT and digital business. The company is keen to show off its newest product, a fully-automated biometric eGate, but it also displaying some other notable technological offerings. DERMALOG’s BiometricGate is the company’s latest product. The system uses 3D facial recognition technology…

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled its newest fingerprint scanning technology, which it called “the latest in cutting-edge biometric fingerprint authentication”. Called the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID, the new system uses ultrasonic technology to get a 3D image of a fingerprint. The new system works by using high-frequency sound waves to develop a high-quality fingerprint image from…

MWC 2015: New Cyberphone Offers “Military-Grade Security”

MWC 2015: New Cyberphone Offers “Military-Grade Security”

A new high-security line of smartphones has been unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The Cyberphone line of mobile devices comes by way of digital security firm 1DataWorld, Inc., and Macate Group Corporation, a tech company specializing in security and communication software and hardware. The first model, 1DW LF1, will hit the market in…

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…

NEXT Biometrics Finds Cause for Optimism Amid Losses

NEXT Biometrics Finds Cause for Optimism Amid Losses

NEXT Biometrics has announced its fourth-quarter results for 2014, and they are a mixed bag, with strong sales and high costs. The company says it brought in NOK 4.4 million in revenue in the fourth quarter and 6.7 million for the year, but its payroll, operating, and R&D costs resulted in a net loss of…

Nigerian Bank Uses Touch ID for Mobile App Sign-In

Nigerian Bank Uses Touch ID for Mobile App Sign-In

Nigerian financial institution Diamond Bank has announced that it is going to allow users to it mobile app to log in using the Touch ID fingerprint scanner found on all new mobile Apple devices. Diamond Bank claims to be the first bank in Africa to use Touch ID authentication for its app. Speaking in a…

South Korean Company Patents Display Panel Fingerprint Sensor

South Korean Company Patents Display Panel Fingerprint Sensor

A South Korean biometrics company has developed a fingerprint sensor that can be embedded under the display panel of a smartphone, according to a Korea Herald article by Kim Young-won. The company, CrucialTec, says that it has just received approval for the relevant patent, filed back in 2012. This news comes only days after reports…

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…

Sherlock to Help Police with In-the-Field Fingerprint Scanning

Sherlock to Help Police with In-the-Field Fingerprint Scanning

Integrated Biometrics has announced that its FBI-certified fingerprint-scanning technology has found its way into a major commercial device aimed at law enforcement. The company’s Sherlock sensor is now the crucial biometric engine in Booz Allen Hamilton’s new VAMPIRE tactical forensic device. The VAMPIRE device is a compact and lightweight fingerprint scanner that can be used…

Sonavation Unveils New 3D Ultrasound Fingerprint Scanner

Sonavation Unveils New 3D Ultrasound Fingerprint Scanner

Biometric technology developer Sonavation has announced the release of a new finger-scanning authentication device called the IDKEY. The device uses 3D biometric ultrasound surface scan technology, producing what the company calls a “virtually unspoofable” fingerprint scan. The small device can be connected to mobile and browser applications via USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, and features NFC…

CES 2015: More is More with New “Super Smartphone”

CES 2015: More is More with New “Super Smartphone”

American smartphone developer Saygus has launched a new “super smartphone” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Shows (CES). Called the Saygus V², the new smartphone is boasted to have a “a stunning array of industry-first, high-end features and components. Indeed, the company seems to have employed a more-is-more approach with the new device. Among its many salient…

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…

Notebook PCs Integrate Synaptics Fingerprint Scanners

Notebook PCs Integrate Synaptics Fingerprint Scanners

Synaptics, a technological interface developer specializing in finger scanning, has unveiled a new fingerprint scanner that will work with Notebook PCs. The SecurePad will be integrated directly into the Notebook PC’s TouchPad, offering a biometric authentication system that meets FIDO specifications. It’s a timely introduction. Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy’s president and lead analyst,…

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 App Gives Doctors Access to Medical Records via Mobile Device

New App Gives Doctors Access to Medical Records via Mobile Device

There’s a smart new healthcare app that lets doctors access patient records with the touch of a finger, according to a VentureBeat article by Mark Sullivan. The app, called Drchrono, takes advantage of the TouchID fingerprint scanner embedded in all new mobile Apple devices for authentication purposes; authorized doctors need only to scan their fingers…

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