About Justin Lee

Justin Lee has been a contributor with Biometric Update since 2014. Previously, he was a staff writer for web hosting magazine and website, theWHIR. For more than a decade, Justin has written for various publications on issues relating to technology, arts and culture, and entertainment. Follow him on Twitter @BiometricJustin.

NEXT Biometrics, Innolux to mass produce flexible fingerprint sensors

NEXT Biometrics has launched operations of the world’s first volume production line to mass produce production-ready flexible fingerprint sensors with its production partner Innolux in Taiwan. With this latest development, NEXT Biometrics reaches the milestone capability it previously forecast to achieve during the first half of 2017. NEXT said the company has worked extensively with production partner Innolux through 2016 and 2017 to achieve the target. “We are not aware of any other fingerprint supplier able to mass produce flexible

Fujitsu to resell ImageWare biometric security solutions

Fujitsu is expanding its advanced biometric security solutions portfolio through a newly-signed agreement in which it will resell ImageWare Systems’ key security solutions including enterprise mobile biometric user authentication as a service. Under the agreement, Fujitsu not only extends its biometric identity and access management solutions to mobile devices but also to additional authentication methods including fingerprint, face, and voice recognition. As a result, Fujitsu customers will now be able to deploy biometric authentication as a service running on the

Biometric ID firm AimBrain has closed its $5.1m financing round

London-based biometric identification startup AimBrain has closed its £4 million (US$5.1 million) Series A round, according to a report by B Daily. Founded in 2015 by Andrius Sutas and Alesis Novak, AimBrain’s latest round of funding has been led by BGF Ventures alongside Episode1, Entrepreneur First and angels including Simon Rozas, Chris Mairs and Charles Songhurst. The company will use the funds to grow out its ‘biometrics as a service’ offering, which is primarily targeted at financial services businesses and

Syniverse, Pinn to deliver stronger security and continuous attribution

Syniverse and Pinn have partnered to combine Syniverse’s global platform with Pinn’s attribution solution to deliver a stronger level of transaction security and continuous attribution. These capabilities are required by impending regulation like Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Pinn’s attribution solution collects data regarding a user’s behavioral biometrics — which use the recognition and analysis of an activity that users do frequently, such as how they hold their smartphone or type on a

Accenture, Microsoft demonstrate digital identity prototype at ID2020 Summit

Accenture has partnered with with Microsoft and Avanade to provide blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private partnership that is working towards implementing digital identity on a global basis by leveraging secure and well-established systems. The companies have developed a blockchain technology-based identity prototype that runs on Microsoft Azure, designed to enable users to control who has access to their personal information, as well as when to release and share data. Using an advanced decentralized, or “distributed,”

SIA publishes new paper on establishing strong identity at borders

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) has published its “Strong Identity, Strong Borders” paper that provides agencies and governments with a best practice guide to the design and implementation of effective eBorder strategies. The white paper addresses efficient border management by discussing the technologies, processes and components that play an integral role in developing a fully interconnected eBorder strategy. Containing references and real-world case studies from emerging and mature deployments, the report provides agencies and governments with deep insights and best

Dongbu HiTek to provide fingerprint sensors to Chinese car manufacturer

South Korean foundry firm Dongbu HiTek will provide fingerprint recognition sensors to Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, according to a report by Pulse. The move expands Dongbu HiTek’s line of biometric products to mobile devices, bringing it beyond home security solutions such as door locks. Dongbu HiTek recently advanced its processing technology to create fingerprint sensing chips that deliver improved recognition accuracy and reduced errors, which apply to devices like smartphones. With this latest move, Dongbu joins the ranks of

Samsung’s under-the-screen fingerprint sensor may cause brightness issues

Samsung may be experiencing problems related to the integration of optical fingerprint readers into mobile display panels in that they tend to cause brightness imbalance issues, according to an Android Headlines report citing an industry insider. The rumor comes a couple months after sources from Samsung and industry insiders acknowledged that Samsung’s facial recognition is not ready for mobile payments. The concept render provided by the source reveals that Samsung may have run into challenges in balancing the brightness of

Neurotechnology adds face recognition, tracking to video surveillance systems; researchers win competition

Neurotechnology has released SentiVeillance Server, a ready-to-use solution that integrates with surveillance video management systems (VMS). SentiVeillance Server is based on the company’s deep neural network technology for facial recognition from surveillance camera video, giving a VMS advanced capabilities, including the ability to quickly and accurately recognize faces in video streams and trigger analytical event notifications whenever the system detects an authorized, unauthorized or unknown individual. The new capabilities significantly improves the workflow of VMS operators so that they can

CBP to finally implement biometric exit mandate at airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection deputy executive assistant commissioner John Wagner said the agency is finally implementing the legislative mandated biometric exit program in which it will verify the identities of departing foreign visitors at aiports, according to a report by Fedscoop. The announcement comes a few weeks after the Department of Homeland Security released a report that estimated that 629,000 visitors to the country overstayed their visas in 2016 due to the lack of a comprehensive biometric exit system