Top biometrics news stories, week of August 31

August 31, 2014 - 

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

Biometrics Week in Review: FBI’s NGI system, Apple patent, Precise Biometrics business strategy, multi-finger touchless fingerprint scanner, fitness wearbles, mobile biometric authentication report, Qualcomm patents, proof of life authentication, FBI updates and facial recognition wanted in Ireland.

Apple patents multimode fingerprint scanner for safer financial transactions – The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a series of 48 patents, including a major invention relating to a multimode fingerprint scanner, specifically designed for financial transactions.

FBI digitizes millions of records to prepare for Next Generation Identification system – The FBI has digitally converted millions of files stored at its Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division’s warehouse in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Bureau prepares to transition to its new biometric system.

Precise Biometrics announces new strategy to reach profitability during 2015 – Precise will expand its development, market presence and sales efforts with a predominant focus on Asian mobile phone manufacturers to strengthen its position in the market for fingerprint technology in mobile devices.

Irish government seeking a facial recognition solution for passports – Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for a vendor to provide facial recognition software for its passport services.

Morpho releases multi-finger touchless fingerprint scanner – Finger on the Fly offers high security through multi finger matching, rapid touchless convenience, and high-resolution fingerprint capture in less than one second.

FBI updates legislators on new biometric technologies developing in Clarksburg – FBI officials briefed Virginia state legislators with the Joint Committee on Technology this week at the FBI Center in Harrison County, West Virginia as part of a three-day interim session.

Ralph Lauren teams with OMsignal to launch wearable technology collection – Ralph Lauren partnered with OMsignal to launch a new apparel collection that will feature sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological information.

Special Report: Mobile Biometric Authentication – This report examines how the total market for mobile biometrics will increase due to smartphone growth and the drive for password supplantation and outlines the increasing use of mobile biometrics for financial services and to aid in law enforcement and military applications.

Qualcomm submits patent application for biometrics authentication and authorization device – Qualcomm Inc. submitted an application to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for approval of a biometrics-based device for authentication and authorization.

AGNITiO, Net 1 UEPS Technologies provide voice biometric system to help verify South African citizens – AGNITiO partnered with Net 1 UEPS Technologies to provide the South Africa Social Security Agency with a secure biometrics-based Proof of Life authentication system.

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