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FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received another major order for its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The company’s newest client is a large distributor, World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), and deliveries will start during the second quarter of this year. The order is valued at 110 MSEK, and will see the sensors distributed to smartphone makers based in…

Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medisafe, a medication management app, has begun to incorporate biometric data into its platform, the company has announced. Users of the iOS and Android apps will now be able to track metrics such as blood pressure and glucose levels via their devices’ biometric sensors and other digital equipment. While the platform’s mandate is to help…

Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

A biometrics developer will be showing off a unique modality at this year’s CES on the Hill event in Washington DC: ear biometrics. Developed by Descartes Biometrics Inc., the HELIX system can identify individuals based on the appearance of their unique ear shapes. HELIX boasts of a cross-platform library and is compatible with most camera-equipped…

MasterCard To Host Panel at Cartes America

MasterCard To Host Panel at Cartes America

Today, Cartes Secure Connexions America announced the keynote lineup of its upcoming fourth iteration, held May 5 through 7 in Washington, DC. This year’s event will focus on a number of important topics in mobile identity including mPayment technology, EMV integration and digital currency. The keynotes announced today run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the event and…

Facial Recognition App for Dogs Roves Into Florida

Facial Recognition App for Dogs Roves Into Florida

A facial recognition app for dogs has debuted in Florida, according to a Miami Herald article by Carli Teproff, and it’s not as frivolous as it sounds – the Finding Rover app is designed to ensure that dogs that go missing can be reunited with their families when found. The app recently launched in Houston,…

AMC Health Partners with Qualcomm to Offer Biometric Patient Monitoring

AMC Health Partners with Qualcomm to Offer Biometric Patient Monitoring

AMC Health, a provider of chronic patient management solutions in the healthcare field, has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Life, Inc. that will see the latter’s biometric technology integrated into AMC Health’s CareConsole platform. The patient monitoring and management platform will use Qualcomm’s suite of 2net products – 2net Platform, 2net Mobile, and 2net Hub…

New Jeep to Pioneer Iris Scanning Driver Authentication

New Jeep to Pioneer Iris Scanning Driver Authentication

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler will be the first commercially-available automobile to incorporate the EyeLock ID iris scanning authentication system. The integration is the product of a partnership with VOXX Electronics Corporation, which teamed with EyeLock last year to develop myris, a USB iris scanning device that recently won accolades at the 2015 CES Innovation Awards.…

Samsung S6 Devices Launch in India

Samsung S6 Devices Launch in India

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have launched in India, according to a new article in The Hindu. The devices are available at a price of Rs. 49,900 and Rs. 58,900, respectively. The new devices are said to essentially put Samsung at “feature parity” with its rival Apple’s latest smartphones, though the company hopes to have…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Viao Phone Debuts in Japan

Viao Phone Debuts in Japan

Viao is planning to launch its own smartphones in Japan on Friday, according to a Wall Street Journal article by Takashi Mochizuki. The Viao Phone will run on an Android 5.0 OS, and will middle of the standard pricing range at about $420 USD. For now at least, the Viao Phone is only going to…

Apple Watch Uses Tokenization, Eschews Biometrics for Apple Pay

Apple Watch Uses Tokenization, Eschews Biometrics for Apple Pay

More details have been revealed on how Apple Pay is going to work on the forthcoming Apple Watch. Essentially, the whole process works by linking the Apple Pay app on the Apple Watch to the Apple Pay data on the user’s iPhone, reports Jason Del Ray in an article for re/code. None of the user’s…

Apple Bringing Big Biometric Data To Medical Research

Apple Bringing Big Biometric Data To Medical Research

Yesterday’s Apple event in Cupertino, California, sparked a lot of excitement mostly thanks to the Apple Watch announcement. The wearable iPhone peripheral was priced, given a release date in ten countries, and demonstrated in a way that made smart watches finally seem essential to the future of consumer technology. That said, Apple made an arguably…

Apple Watch Demo Makes Wearables Seem Essential

Apple Watch Demo Makes Wearables Seem Essential

Today in Cupertino, California, Tim Cook and his band of execs, techs and designers took to the stage to introduce the world to the newest initiatives and products from Apple. As was announced last week, today’s event would mark the full unveiling of Apple Watch, building on the product’s initial announcement last September. While the…

Expect Labs CEO Touts Advancement of Voice Recognition Technology

Expect Labs CEO Touts Advancement of Voice Recognition Technology

There’s a kind of revolution underway in voice-activated AI, according to Expect Labs’ Tim Tuttle in an article for TechCrunch. Tuttle says that “voice recognition in machines is getting very good and is going to get so good that it will completely change the way humans interact with their computing devices.” Tuttle argues that over…

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…

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