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Studies Validate Utility of X2 Biosystems Technology

Studies Validate Utility of X2 Biosystems Technology

A number of new studies are highlighting the utility of X2 Biosystems’ head-mounted impact sensor technology, the company says. The company’s biometric technology has helped researchers in a range of fields to study physiological and behavioural responses to physical impacts. One study, conducted in a joint effort between Stanford University and Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of…

Fingerprint Cards Receives Major Order for Chinese Smartphone Market

Fingerprint Cards Receives Major Order for Chinese Smartphone Market

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received a major new order for its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor, the company has announced. Valued at 75 MSEK, the contract will see the sensors shipped between March and July of this year for deployment in China-made smartphones.  Speaking in a press release, FPC CEO Jörgen Lantto credited the order to momentum built…

Synaptics’ Biometric Module Gets Buzz at GDC

Synaptics’ Biometric Module Gets Buzz at GDC

Biometric user interface specialist Synaptics has been displaying its Natural ID technology at the Game Developers Conference, and is already getting some positive attention. In an article for Forbes, Marco Chiappetta praises the technology and expresses optimism about its potential applications in gaming. The company’s idea is to have its Natural ID fingerprint sensor integrated…

Researcher Continues to Proselytize on Biometrics at SXSW

Researcher Continues to Proselytize on Biometrics at SXSW

Biometrics evangelist Dr. Leslie Saxon continues to preach the power of the technology at this year’s SXSW festival. In a new interview with Popular Science, Dr. Saxon highlights the utility of wearables, and even the potential for injectable biometric technology. On the subject of current technology, Dr. Saxon decries the prevalence of “dumb sensors” – the…

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

A biometrics researcher believes that the biometric technology available in smartphones could revolutionize epidemiology, according to a Mashable article by Karissa Bell. The prediction came from Dr. Leslie Saxon, founder of the Center for Body Computing at USC, who was part of a panel discussion on wearable technology at this year’s SXSW cultural festival. Essentially,…

US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a number of patents related to the biometric technology used in Apple devices, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Apple. The patents mostly relate to TouchID and Apple Pay. One of the patents, entitled “Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interfaces based on Fingerprint Sensor…

MWC 2015: Nymi Called The Future of Payment

MWC 2015: Nymi Called The Future of Payment

Today during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Jeremy Bornstein, head of payments innovation at Royal Bank of Canada, took the stage during a panel titled “Navigating The Mobile Contactless Payments Landscape” and proclaimed that biometric wearables are the future of mCommerce. “This one pictured is Nymi,” said Bornstein, showing a slide of the Nymi…

MWC 2015: MasterCard Study Finds Consumers Continue to Warm to Mobile Payment

MWC 2015: MasterCard Study Finds Consumers Continue to Warm to Mobile Payment

Consumer attitudes toward mobile payments have shifted radically over the past two years, according to MasterCard researchers. Presenting the findings of their third annual Mobile Payments Study at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, MasterCard representatives said that consumers have a much more favorable view of mobile payments today. The study was based on social…

Mobile Identity Industry News Roundup: The Road To MWC 2015

Mobile Identity Industry News Roundup: The Road To MWC 2015

This week at Mobile ID World eyes started to turn to Barcelona where Mobile World Congress will be held next week ,March 2 through 5. We also reported on a bunch of FIDO Alliance centered news, saw some interesting numbers regarding Apple Pay and found reason to be hopeful regarding smartphone battery life. Here are…

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…

BYOD Month: 3 Essential Considerations in BYOD

BYOD Month: 3 Essential Considerations in BYOD

The BYOD phenomenon in the workplace is an interesting beast. While throwing mobility into the mix at work offers a great amount of potential for efficiency, it also presents a huge vulnerability in terms of information flow and cyber security. What’s more is that mobility can and will enter a workplace whether it has a…

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…

Major NEXT Customer Comes Back for More

Major NEXT Customer Comes Back for More

NEXT Biometrics has announced that its first tier one customer has commissioned the company to implement its sensor technology into two further product models. It’s a 20 percent expansion over the original seven-digit deal. Speaking in a press release, NEXT CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe enthused that the new orders are “a clear confirmation that we are on…

Synaptics Unveils “Ultra-Slim” Slide Fingerprint Sensor

Synaptics Unveils “Ultra-Slim” Slide Fingerprint Sensor

Digital interface developer Synaptics has announced a new slide fingerprint sensor that the company says is “ultra-slim”. An extension of the company’s Natural ID product line, the new VFS6170 sensor is designed for integration on the side of a mobile device. The major benefit of the new sensor is its capacity to free up space…

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: A Mobile Romance

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: A Mobile Romance

This week at Mobile ID World the news was seasonally appropriate as dating and mobility collided. We saw new movement in the smartphone market, privacy concerns, innovations in the Internet of Things and the first bit of news in preparation for the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Here is what the news was like in mobile…

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…

Zwipe Integrates With HID Global, Makes Biometric Upgrade Accessible

Zwipe Integrates With HID Global, Makes Biometric Upgrade Accessible

Today Zwipe, a biometric technology company specializing in fingerprint scanning smart cards, announced that its Zwipe Access biometric cards can be integrated with HID Global’s iCLASS and 125kHz ProxCard systems. In short, the integration  allows users of said HID Global security systems have easier access to biometric physical access control factors. In the world of…

Will Touch ID Migrate to the Touch Screen?

Will Touch ID Migrate to the Touch Screen?

A new patent application recently filed by Apple describes an exciting possible future for the Cupertino company’s biometric Touch ID feature. According to AppleInsider, the new patent application describes how a fingerprint sensor might find itself built into the display of future Apple mobile devices. The patent for “Fingerprint Sensor in an Electronic Device”, will…

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