Most popular biometrics news reports for week ending May 2

May 3, 2015 - 

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

Synaptics confirms fingerprint sensor in Samsung Galaxy S6, reports quarterly results – Synaptics CEO Richard Bergman confirmed that the company’s small area touch fingerprint sensor is embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge smartphones.

Inside HYPR’s biometric token solution, FIDO certification – Biometric security firm HYPR is hoping to disrupt the authentication market with its cloud-based biometric token platform, which uses sensors and trusted execution zones in mobile devices to provide device-to-cloud security.

Nok Nok Labs, DDS to drive adoption of FIDO-ready authentication in Japan – Nok Nok Labs has partnered with Japanese biometrics firm DDS, Inc. to jointly drive adoption of Nok Nok Labs’ FIDO-ready authentication products in the Japanese market.

SmartMetric to begin mass production of fingerprint activated payment cards – SmartMetric, Inc. announced that after recently receiving private equity funding, the company can move forward into mass production of its advanced secure biometric fingerprint activated chip payment cards.

Ohio biometric criminal background check system flawed with errors: report – Ohio state officials are looking to replace its biometric criminal background-check system following a slew of ongoing issues.

SK Telecom deploys Nuance voice biometrics for secure customer authentication
South Korean mobile service provider SK Telecom has deployed Nuance Communications voice biometrics solution to provide an easy and secure authentication process for its customers.

Carnegie Mellon researchers developing long range iris recognition solution – Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Biometrics Center have been developing an iris recognition solution for the past several years that can successfully identify subjects from up to 40 feet away.

Healthcare biometrics market to grow to US$5.8 billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research – Transparency Market Research published a 97-page report which states that the worldwide market for healthcare biometrics is largely driven by mounting security concerns of the global healthcare industry.

Australia’s border security agency to install facial recognition terminals in airports – Australia’s Customs and Border Protection will roll out 92 Vision-Box facial recognition terminals in international airports throughout the country.

SIBA founder urges DHS to implement biometric border exit in Senate testimony and roundtable – SIBA founder Janice Kephart is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to promptly deploy a comprehensive biometric immigration exit system and re-designed entry system, while reiterating these benefits in a roundtable discussion titled “Securing The Border: Biometric Entry and Exit at Our Ports of Entry“.

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