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Valencell Wins Approval for Eight New Patents

Valencell Wins Approval for Eight New Patents

American biometric technology developer Valencell has announced that it has received approval for eight new patents. This means the company now has over 20 patents in its arsenal, and it Valencell says it has many more pending. Valencell is obviously keen to keep a lid on the details of these latest patents, but in a…

Apple Watch Sightings Stoke Wearable Tech Excitement

Apple Watch Sightings Stoke Wearable Tech Excitement

Have you caught a glimpse of the Apple Watch? The high end wearable designed for use with your iPhone won’t be hitting the wrists of consumers until April, but that doesn’t mean a few Apple employees haven’t been the privilege of showing off the new smart accessory. Reports out of Cupertino have detailed Apple Watch…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Smart Cities, Smartphones, Smart Organizations

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Smart Cities, Smartphones, Smart Organizations

This week at Mobile ID World consumer facing technology was the name of the game. Apple was all over the news and mCommerce continued to capture the industry’s attention. The Internet of Things still remains a fixture this week too, making good on continued speculation that 2015 is the year of M2M. Here is how…

Flexpoint Enjoys a Day in Veristride’s Shoes

Flexpoint Enjoys a Day in Veristride’s Shoes

Flexpoint Sensor Systems is celebrating the acclaim its technology received at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Technically, the acclaim went to another company, Veristride, but this isn’t a matter of Flexpoint wishing it was in Veristride’s shoes – its technology literally was in the award-winning shoes Veristride had on display at the show. Veristride makes…

“Apple Effect” Buoys NEXT Biometrics Sales

“Apple Effect” Buoys NEXT Biometrics Sales

Fingerprint sensor developer NEXT Biometrics is enjoying the “Apple effect”, announcing via press release that it has received half a dozen orders this January from “a range of new high potential fingerprint sensor markets.” The orders are both for fingerprint sensor samples and SDKs. The “Apple effect” refers, of course, to the popularization of mobile…

Apple Maneuvering Derailed Plan for Fingerprint Sensor on Nexus 6

Apple Maneuvering Derailed Plan for Fingerprint Sensor on Nexus 6

Some savvy maneuvering on Apple’s part led to the abandonment of a plan to integrate a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6 smartphone, according to a Business Insider article by Lisa Eadicicco. In essence, Apple acquired the one biometrics tech provider that Motorola had been hoping to work with. That supplier is Authentec, which Apple…

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…

NEC’s New Mobile Biometric Device Bolsters Public Safety

NEC’s New Mobile Biometric Device Bolsters Public Safety

NEC Corporation of America (NECAM) has announced the release of a new mobile biometric device aimed at in-field public safety applications. The NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device allows for accurate and fast fingerprint capture. NeoScan 45, as its name implies, complies with the FBI’s Appendix F Mobile ID FAP 45 Image Quality Specifications. It…

Silicon Labs CEO to Deliver Opening Address at Embedded World 2015

Silicon Labs CEO to Deliver Opening Address at Embedded World 2015

Silicon Labs has announced that its CEO, Tyson Tuttle, will present the opening keynote address at the Embedded World 2015 exposition and conference. The event will take place in Nuremberg, Germany toward the end of February. Entitled “Engineering the IoT: An RF Expert’s View on Technology Trends and Challenges,” Mr. Tuttle’s address will focus on the…

Samsung Urged to Embrace Innovation with Galaxy S6

Samsung Urged to Embrace Innovation with Galaxy S6

Samsung needs to embrace innovation and show a bit of daring if it wants to stay competitive in the smartphone game with its next Galaxy device, writes Ewan Spence in Forbes. In his article, Spence points to the dangerous complacency of an approach focusing on incremental, iterative improvement and not looking enough for novelty. As…

Samsung Rumored to be Switching to Touch-Based Fingerprint Sensor for Galaxy S6

Samsung Rumored to be Switching to Touch-Based Fingerprint Sensor for Galaxy S6

Rumor has it that Samsung is switching to a touch-based fingerprint sensor for its upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone, according to an AndroidHeadlines article by David Steele. While Samsung is already using fingerprint-scanning technology in its latest iteration of the Galaxy smartphone, as well as a few other products, the current technology is a swipe-based system,…

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…

BIO-Key’s Mobile Biometrics Solutions Give Tier One OEMs Options

BIO-Key’s Mobile Biometrics Solutions Give Tier One OEMs Options

Fingerprint biometrics are quickly becoming standard on smartphones and other mobile devices as consumers and enterprises begin to embrace post-password life and business. BIO-key International has been endeavoring to provide sensor manufacturers with the flexibility and security options that top OEMs demand and it’s paying off. BIO-key announced today that in Q4 of 2014 it…

iPassport Debuts at CES 2015

iPassport Debuts at CES 2015

The iWallet Corporation is debuting its iPassport at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The iPassport, first announced in the fall of 2014, is essentially a passport holder with digital security features including a biometric touch sensor lock, RFID protection, and a Bluetooth tether that triggers an alarm when the device is moved beyond a certain…

CES 2015: Egis Technology to Showcase Range of New Devices

CES 2015: Egis Technology to Showcase Range of New Devices

Taiwan-based biometrics developer Egis Technology Inc. will be showing off a few new products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including a fingerprint sensor, a wearable device and a desktop authentication platform. There has been a massive proliferation of fingerprint sensors over the past few years, in large part led by their growing ubiquity…

IDEX and Trustonic Join Forces to Deliver Biometrics to Smart Devices

IDEX and Trustonic Join Forces to Deliver Biometrics to Smart Devices

Fingerprint sensor developer IDEX ASA has announced a new partnership with hardware developer Trustonic, which provides Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) for a wide variety of smart devices. The partnership will see IDEX’s biometric technology integrated into devices that use Trustonic’s TEE technology. Right now there are over 300 million smart devices using Trustonic’s TEE technology,…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple News, Mobile Commerce, Biometrics

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple News, Mobile Commerce, Biometrics

This week at Mobile ID World we saw plenty of interesting activity from mobile device makers, a diverse selection of activity in the realm of strong authentication solutions and the requisite mCommerce news. Here is a look at the top stories from the past five days: Makers of Mobility Apple was in the news quite…

Wearable Biometrics Developer Saw 300 Percent Increase in Licensing Partnerships This Year

Wearable Biometrics Developer Saw 300 Percent Increase in Licensing Partnerships This Year

Wearable biometric sensor developer Valencell is reporting some pretty strong business growth from the past year. In a press release, the company notes that it saw a 300 percent increase in licensing partnerships, and that the demand for its technology was coming not only from health and fitness sectors, but also from the gaming, medical…

Is Biometric Security Coming to Google Glass?

Is Biometric Security Coming to Google Glass?

A patent application filed in November has sparked speculation in regards to the expected 2015 Google Glass update. Mike Murphy, writing for the website Quartz, notes that the patent applied for by Google, though not mentioning the famous wearable by name, includes a diagram of a head mounted display that bears an uncanny resemblance to…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Health, Wealth and Hearts

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Health, Wealth and Hearts

This past week at Mobile ID World we had big announcements from the world of mCommerce as Apple continued to be a fixture and the news and Bionym rebranded and set a shipping date for its hotly anticipated flagship product. Here are the highlights from the Industry News this past week: Health and Hearts Sure,…

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