About Stephen Mayhew

Stephen Mayhew is the publisher and co-founder of Biometrics Research Group, Inc.. His experience includes a mix of entrepreneurship, brand development and publishing. Stephen attended Carleton University and lives in Toronto, Canada. Connect with Stephen on LinkindIn.

BIODIT expands distribution in Belgium and UK

Global identity solutions firm BIODIT announced today that it has signed ‎two new distribution contracts expanding its market reach in Belgium and the UK. ANB RIMEX is a leading distributor and manufacturer of access control systems in Belgium and Databac distributes biometric access control systems with offices in London and Barcelona, focusing on the hospitality industry. “By signing the contracts with Belgian ANB RIMEX and British Databac we reaffirmed our presence at the European market,” said Julian Sofroniev, CEO of BIODIT.

Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint recognition technology in two more Taiwanese smartphones

Precise Biometrics announced on Friday that its algorithm solution for ‎fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has been integrated in two Taiwanese smartphones through its relationship with Fingerprint Cards. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition on smartphones and tablets. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. Another unnamed Taiwanese OEM launched a smartphone model last November featuring Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards

Matrix bringing its enterprise grade biometric access control solution to INTERSEC Dubai 2017

Telecom and security solutions manufacturer Matrix is participating in INTERSEC Dubai 2017 later this month. Matrix will be showcasing its video surveillance and people mobility solutions at the event including its range of biometric access control and time and attendance solutions and its advance applications during INTERSEC. In addition, Matrix will launch COSEC DOOR FMX, a high-performance door controller with multispectral fingerprint sensor. The device allows a fingerprint scan of dry, wet, elderly or oily hands. The company will also

FPC fingerprint sensors featured in new Xiaomi and Huawei smartphones

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) recently announced two new integrations of its fingerprint sensors into mobile devices from Xiaomi and Huawei. The Xiaomi Mi Mix White version features the FPC1235 sensor and the Huawei Honor 6X international version features the FPC1025 sensor. Just last week, FPC announced that its touch sensor portfolio is now available for a wide range of PC’s.

ASUS selects Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors for the ZenFone AR

Synaptics‘ Natural ID fingerprint sensors and ClearPad touchscreen controllers are featured on the new ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone. Synaptics’ high-performance Natural ID fingerprint sensors are available with SentryPoint technology, giving OEMs a wide-range of secure authentication features including match-in-sensor technology, Quantum Matcher with PurePrint anti-spoof technology, and SecureLink 256-bit AES with TLS 1.2 encryption. “We are very excited about the newly launched ASUS ZenFone AR, the world’s first Tango enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone. The ZenFone AR was built for augmented

Delta ID brings its iris scanning technology for driver authentication to CES

Delta ID has collaborated with Gentex to develop an iris-based in-car biometrics system that authenticates the driver and delivers customized security and convenience features. This week at CES, the companies are demonstrating a Gentex rearview mirror integrated with Delta ID’s Active IRIS technology. The mirror-integrated biometric system identifies the driver upon vehicle entry, and, if properly authorized, starts the vehicle and personalizes their setup configurations by automatically adjusting mirrors, steering wheel, seat, music favorites, GPS locations, and other options. “We

Goodix recognized for its live fingerprint detection sensor

Goodix has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Winner in the Embedded Technologies Category for its live fingerprint detection sensor. Products entered in this program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories. Goodix`s live fingerprint authentication solution captures the biometrics of the finger itself combined with heartbeat authentication. The two-factor process

Iris ID announces new installation

Iris biometrics firm Iris ID announced today that its IrisAccess iCAM7000S identity authentication solution has been installed in 12 locations of gym chain World Class Iceland. According to a company statement, approximately 40,000 gym members are enrolled in the system, which includes iris scanners at access points such as main entries, VIP sections and spas. “The iris system has worked perfectly,” commented Bjorn Leifsson, World Class owner and managing director. “We require few employees to monitor the access points, are

Rechargeable padlock with fingerprint technology introduced at CES

BenjiLock, a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Smart Home product category, introduced its biometric padlock at CES yesterday. According to a report by Digital Trends, the rechargeable, stainless-steel device supports up to four distinct fingerprints and saves them in an encrypted chip. The BenjiLock comes in a range of colors and with a set of physical keys. It is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2017 for $80 USD. Last month, BenjiLock announced that it

IDEX demonstrating its fingerprint sensor solutions at CES

Norwegian fingerprint solutions developer IDEX will be demonstrating a full suite of its fingerprint sensor solutions at CES this week in Las Vegas, including its off-chip and conventional silicon-based sensors in a number of recently launched commercial devices. IDEX executives, including CEO, Dr. Hemant Mardia, and CFO, Henrik Knudtzon, will also be hosting meetings with investors, customers and industry partners. Several products were commercially launched with IDEX’s sensors last year, including two LG handsets as well as a mobile device