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Zwipe Joins aptiQ Alliance Program

Zwipe Joins aptiQ Alliance Program

Zwipe, a biometrics company specializing in fingerprint scanning smart cards, has joined the aptiQ Alliance Program, a global coalition of companies that has embraced aptiQ smart card security. As part of the group, Zwipe is now in a position to provide biometric authorization for users of aptiQ card readers, which are made by Allegion. In a…

Precise Biometrics Enterprise Focus Continues to Pay Off

Precise Biometrics Enterprise Focus Continues to Pay Off

Sweden-based Precise Biometrics has announced that it has received a major order for its Tactivo readers. The company will ship 2000 units to a South African insurance company; the order is valued at 1.12 million SEK. Tactivo devices are essentially smart card readers that affix to mobile devices, thereby allowing for  improved access control via…

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,…

New Smart Card Readers Compatible with New Apple Devices

New Smart Card Readers Compatible with New Apple Devices

Precise Biometrics has unveiled three new products in its line of Tactivo smart card readers. The new readers will be compatible with the latest Apple mobile devices – the iPhone 6, the iPad mini 3, and the iPad Air 2. The Tactivo readers are intended primarily for organizations whose employees handle sensitive information via mobile…

Mobile ID News Roundup: Money20/20 and Biometric Clothing

Mobile ID News Roundup: Money20/20 and Biometric Clothing

This past week there were two major industry conferences, a ton of mCommerce news and some nifty announcements from the realm of wearable tech and smartphones. In the featured articles section we kicked off our month long look into the exciting and sometimes strange world of vital biometrics while also taking the time to talk…

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

The partnership between IDEX ASA and Card Tech has born fruit, in the form of a new Smart Card ready for mass production. The partnership started in July of this year, with biometric technology developer IDEX agreeing to provide fingerprint sensor technology to Card Tech for incorporation into a digital card, and now the companies…

CARTES Releases Exhibitor Profiles, Announces Official Hashtag

CARTES Releases Exhibitor Profiles, Announces Official Hashtag

This coming week, while Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics are in Las Vegas for Money20/20, the smart card community will be converging on Paris, France, for this year’s CARTES Secure Connexions 2014 conference and exhibition which runs November 4 through 6.. Today, through the event’s official newswire and online press kit service partner Business Wire,…

Natural Security Alliance Welcomes Mobile Security Company

The Natural Security Alliance has announced that mobile security technology company certgate has joined its consortium in the fight for strong and convenient authentication standards. The Alliance was launched in 2013 and is comprised of a global network of companies dedicated to delivering mission-critical authentication and payment solutions based on secure elements, wireless technologies and…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: The American SESAMES and Cloud Authentication

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: The American SESAMES and Cloud Authentication

This week in Mobile ID news we looked to Las Vegas for the CARTES America Secure Connexions Event. Part of the 19 year long tradition of the CARTES conferences, the event celebrates innovations in smart cards and identity technologies. As part of each CARTES regional event, a corresponding SESAMES Awards dinner is held, recognizing innovation…

Zwipe Wins American SESAMES Award For Innovation in Identification

Zwipe Wins American SESAMES Award For Innovation in Identification

The American SESAMES Awards were held yesterday evening in Las Vegas as part of the CARTES America Secure Connexions Event, and Zwipe AS came away a winner. Nine finalists were announced prior to the security innovation conference, each filling into one of three categories. In the category of Identification, Zwipe was compared to DigitalPersona for…

Natural Security Alliance Releases Newest Specifications

After years of working with retailers, banks and vendors, as well as payment specialists, the Natural Security Alliance (formerly Natural Security) has released the newest specifications for its strong authentication standard. The Alliance’s standard details a secure and private strong authentication method that combines biometric verification, a personal device and wireless technology. This method is…

Get Ready for CARTES Asia Secure Connexions 2014

Get Ready for CARTES Asia Secure Connexions 2014

Next week, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Wanchai, Hong Kong, close to 100 exhibitors from around the globe will be gathering for the fifth annual CARTES Asia Secure Connexions event. “CARTES Asia is the quintessential event for professionals from the banking, payment, IT, security, retail, telecom, government, transport, and smart card industries looking…

Palm Vein Smartphones And The Many Forms of Biometric BYOD – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: March 3-7

Palm Vein Smartphones And The Many Forms of Biometric BYOD – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: March 3-7

This week that has just reached its conclusion continued the discussions coming out of the recently completed Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014). Namely, the conversations of cloud biometrics, strong authentication on smartphones and mobile commerce. Let’s start with the speculation on what’s to come. Smartphones are truly the harbingers of the post-password paradigm, simply on…

MiKey Provides Augmented Security via Biometrics, NFC and USB

MiKey Provides Augmented Security via Biometrics, NFC and USB

Mobile identity management technology is all about the freedom that comes with being able to forget about passwords and PINs without worrying that your most important and critical data is somehow unprotected and vulnerable to the dangers of the Internet. On a consumer level, this means being able to make purchases online and via smartphone…

The Right To Authenticate: Microsoft Offers Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365 Users

The Right To Authenticate: Microsoft Offers Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365 Users

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be offering multifactor authentication to Office 365 users. Organizations with the Midsize Business, Enterprise, Academic, Nonprofit and standalone Office 365 subscriptions will now have the option of better than password protection for free. That is: no additional cost in terms of subscriptions or products. Commonly referred to as two-step…

The Next Generation of Biometric Smart Cards and The Bad Mobility Habits Putting Feds At Risk – Mobile ID World Industry New Roundup: January 13-17

The Next Generation of Biometric Smart Cards and The Bad Mobility Habits Putting Feds At Risk – Mobile ID World Industry New Roundup: January 13-17

This week we received more news in breaking down the barriers in biometric access control adoption from an innovative company who started making waves last fall: Zwipe. The company’s next generation biometric smart card leverages a built-in Fingerprint Cards biometric sensor in order to add a layer of strong mobile authentication to existing physical access…

The Next Generation Biometric Card To Be Introduced At ISC West 2014 by Zwipe

The Next Generation Biometric Card To Be Introduced At ISC West 2014 by Zwipe

One of the biggest technological innovations of 2013 came in Q4 with the news that Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) had made world history: announcing that its biometric sensor technology was part of the very first smart card featuring built-in fingerprint authentication capabilities. Soon afterwards, FPC announced that this was only the beginning, and in early…

Rise of the Digital Wallets: Where Do We Draw The Line Between Security and Convenience?

Rise of the Digital Wallets: Where Do We Draw The Line Between Security and Convenience?

Greater convenience and better security: these are the drivers behind innovations in mobile identity technologies, especially when it comes to mCommerce. Though it is a broad term that can encapsulate anything from online shopping done via tablet, to physical payments made with a smartphone, to a mobile wallet device that aggregates multiple payment methods into…

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