strategic partnerships

Precise Biometrics Partners with Infinity Optics, Boosts Security

Precise Biometrics Partners with Infinity Optics, Boosts Security

Precise Biometrics is looking to boost the security of its biometric algorithm solutions through a new partnership with Infinity Optics (or “IO”). The latter specializes in cryptography, particularly what is called ‘true biometric hash technology’. This technology is designed to turn a given biometric profile into a scramble of data – or a ‘hash’ –…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

IDEMIA and Mobeewave Extend Contactless Payments Partnership in Australia

IDEMIA and Mobeewave Extend Contactless Payments Partnership in Australia

IDEMIA and Mobeewave are extending their payments partnership in Australia. The two companies first joined forces in 2017, and are now working together to bring NFC-enabled contactless payments to brick-and-mortar retailers across the country. The joint solution combines IDEMIA’s Digital Enablement Platform with Mobeewave’s contactless payment processing platform, which is compliant with the latest Payment…

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor are joining forces to develop better heart rate monitors. AliveCor is a producer of personal ECG technology, while Huami is best known as a manufacturer of smart watches and other wearables. The two companies will leverage their respective expertise to design and manufacture new ECG devices that are expected to ship globally…

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

“KDDI is aiming to launch its first commercial 5G services in March of 2020, having been allocated communications spectrum by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications…” Ericsson has been selected as the primary 5G vendor for KDDI, a major Japanese telecom. The agreement will see Ericsson supply KDDI with Radio Access Network equipment supporting…

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

“We have selected Zwipe because of their proven ability to integrate biometrics with payment functionalities into an extremely space and energy-constrained environment.” – Gabrielle Bugat, Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit, Financial Services, G+D Mobile Security Zwipe and Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (or “G+D”) are teaming up on a new payment device,…

Zwipe Teams with dz card to Develop Biometric Payment Cards for the Asian Market

Zwipe Teams with dz card to Develop Biometric Payment Cards for the Asian Market

Zwipe is teaming up with the Southeast Asian card manufacturer dz card to develop biometric payment cards for that market. dz card will take advantage of Zwipe’s biometric technology and expertise, especially when integrating its biometric payment platform and its user-friendly at-home enrollment services.  The cards themselves are being designed to meet the specific needs…

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint has released a new video analytics platform that uses AI and IoT technology to help organizations monitor an entire surveillance network. Dubbed Curiosity Smart Video Analytics, the comprehensive system combines Ericsson’s IoT Connectivity Platform with Hitachi Vantara’s cameras and data management solutions. Curiosity is able to consolidate multiple unrelated systems under a single security…

Huawei Considering Switch from Android to Russia’s Aurora OS on Mobile Devices

Huawei Considering Switch from Android to Russia’s Aurora OS on Mobile Devices

A bombshell Reuters report suggests that Huawei is in negotiations to replace Android with a Russian operating system on at least some of its mobile devices. The Aurora OS is owned by Russia’s Rostelecom, a state telecommunications operator tasked with ordering devices for the country’s upcoming 2020 census. According to the report, Huawei will first…

Feitian to Provide IDEX Biometrics’ Smart Cards with  Major Structural Component

Feitian to Provide IDEX Biometrics’ Smart Cards with Major Structural Component

“It’s the latest development in the rapidly escalating biometric cards race, with multiple companies spanning the biometrics and payments industries seeking to get ahead of the emerging trend of fingerprint-scanning payment cards.” IDEX Biometrics has teamed up with Feitian on biometric smart card manufacturing. The companies have signed a new agreement that will see IDEX…

IDEX and Silone Team Up for Smart Card Mass Production

IDEX and Silone Team Up for Smart Card Mass Production

IDEX Biometrics is teaming up with Silone Cardtech to create biometric payment cards for the Asian market. Based in China, Silone ships more than 300 million smart cards annually, designing and manufacturing cards that are certified by a roster of major payment schemes, including JCB, Mastercard, Visa, and China Union Pay.     The new dual-interface…

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

The Montreal computer vision specialist Algolux has formed a research partnership with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila). The two organizations will work together to develop new technology aimed at improving the safety of autonomous vehicles and the accuracy of video surveillance. “Breakthroughs in AI and computer vision are fundamental to improving the accuracy…

Wavio Acoustic Awareness Solution to Benefit from ID R&D

ID R&D has found a new customer for its Acoustic Event Detection technology, which will be integrated into Wavio’s SoundAI platform. First announced back in March, Acoustic Event Detection allows any device with a microphone to detect and identify a range of ambient sounds, including sirens, barking dogs, breaking glass, and calls for help.  …

Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Communications is teaming up with Mila, an academic Artificial Intelligence institute based in Quebec. Mila was founded by 2018 Turing Prize winner Yoshua Bengio, and focuses on machine learning with an emphasis on language. Nuance, meanwhile, is a conversational AI specialist, and has developed voice-based solutions for industries ranging from healthcare to finance to…

NEC and Samsung Create Joint 5G Sales Team

NEC and Samsung Create Joint 5G Sales Team

NEC and Samsung are forming a joint marketing team in an effort to accelerate the development of the 5G ecosystem. The team will specifically target the European and APAC markets, and will focus on the delivery of IT services and 5G products that will appeal to international telecom providers. The members of the team will…

Zwipe Forms Biometric Card Partnership with XH Smart

Zwipe Forms Biometric Card Partnership with XH Smart

Zwipe is teaming up with the Chinese smart card manufacturer XH Smart with an eye towards the release of biometric payment cards. The two companies will collaborate to develop new end-to-end payment solutions, with Zwipe providing advisory services in addition to physical components. “We are excited to partner with XH Smart and to contribute to…

NXP is Building Driver Monitoring Systems with Momenta

NXP is Building Driver Monitoring Systems with Momenta

NXP and Momenta are teaming up to develop commercial-grade Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) that can be mass produced for future generations of cars. The joint solution will combine NXP’s S32V2 Open Vision Platform with Momenta’s deep learning automotive software. The new Driver Monitoring System will boost road safety by monitoring the status of people in…

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

Signicat Adds Single Sign-In Capabilities Through Yes Integration

Signicat Adds Single Sign-In Capabilities Through Yes Integration

Signicat has integrated the Yes open identity scheme into its Digital Identity Platform. Yes’s scheme essentially functions like a more secure version of Facebook, allowing users to perform a single sign-in to gain access to a range of digital services from participating businesses. The difference is that Yes customers log in through their bank rather…

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