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BIO-key showcasing biometric software and hardware solutions at connect:ID

BIO-key International will be showcasing biometric software and hardware solutions at next week’s connect:ID conference in Washington, D.C. The company announced it will demonstrate its one-to-many (1:N) fast and secure authentication solutions, including: WEB-key 4.0, a biometric cloud authentication solution supporting fingerprint, passwords, proximity cards, PINs and one-time passwords; ID Director for Windows, a biometric based authentication platform for managing Microsoft’s networking protocol Active Directory in the Windows environment, and; BIO-key’s line of compact fingerprint readers for Windows. BIO-key will

Aware announces quarterly earnings

Aware has reported financial results for its first quarter which ended March 31, 2017. Revenue for the first quarter of 2017 was $4.3 million, a 10 percent decrease compared to $4.8 million in the same quarter last year. Operating income in the first quarter of 2017 was $0.4 million compared to $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2016. The decrease in revenue and operating income were primarily due to lower imaging software license sales and no hardware sales that

Precise Biometrics enters licensing agreement with Korean sensor manufacturer MELFAS

Precise Biometrics has entered into a commercial software license and distribution agreement with Korean sensor manufacturer MELFAS for the licensing of Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is a patented hybrid algorithm solution optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The agreement includes a per unit license fee, an annual fee for the right to use Precise Biometrics algorithm solution and a fee for support and maintenance. Initial revenues generated under the agreement

Zimbabwe evaluating biometric voter registration kits

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is conducting field tests of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits from the two companies bidding for the contract ahead of next year’s elections, according to a report by The Herald. The companies bidding to supply the BVR kits are Germany’s Dermalog and China’s Laxton Group. They were reportedly selected by an evaluation team comprising of officials from ZEC and the United Nations Development Programme. Ten officials have been trained to operate the BVR kits as

FST Biometrics acknowledged for its biometric visual identification solution

FST Biometrics was recently acknowledged for its IMID Access 4.0 product in the 2017 Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase during ISC West and in Security Today’s Govies awards program. IMID Access 4.0, which became commercially available last month, uses a fusion of biometrics-based technologies for identification-oriented applications, including access control, employee time-and-attendance and retail consumer experience. FST Biometrics received the SIA award for Best User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing and Management Product and the Govies award for best product

Secugen releasing new fingerprint reader later this year, will demo at connect:ID

Secugen announced that it will release the Hamster Pro 45 fingerprint reader and the U45 sensor in the second half of 2017. The U45 is the OEM sensor that is inside the Hamster Pro 45. The U45 is intended for developers who would like to create their own two finger readers or who intend to imbed the FAP 45 sensor into devices with additional functionality. The Hamster Pro 45 is a FAP 45 certified, Appendix F compliant two finger and

Goodix fingerprint technology featured in Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi has launched its Mi 6 smartphone featuring Goodix’s Invisible Fingerprint Sensor (IFS) technology. Goodix’s IFS is an integrated fingerprint sensor and touch panel solution that authenticates a user’s fingerprint through the glass panel of mobile devices. Earlier this year, Goodix was named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Winner for its live fingerprint authentication solution.

Novetta VP appointed to ISO editor position

Novetta vice president of special projects, Michael Thieme, has been appointed editor of ISO/IEC 30107-4, a performance testing standard related to biometric presentation attack detection. This performance testing standard will address spoofing and presentation attacks against mobile devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones. “This appointment further solidifies Novetta’s role as a thought leader in emerging biometric and identity-related technologies,” said Tiffanny Gates, Novetta president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to supporting this important and challenging work.” According

IDEX fingerprint sensor featured in Mastercard’s biometric card

IDEX revealed that its flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor is featured in the Mastercard next generation biometric card. Mastercard’s recently released biometric card combines chip technology with fingerprints to seamlessly and safely verify a cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The biometric card works similar to any other chip card whereby the cardholder inserts the card into a retailer’s terminal while placing their finger on the embedded sensor. The fingerprint is verified against the template and, if the biometrics match, the cardholder

Iris Corporation and Zwipe to investigate potential biometric smartcard applications in Malaysia

Iris Corporation is partnering with Zwipe to look into the potential for biometric smartcard applications and ways the two companies can work together to promote the technology in Malaysia, according to a report in The Edge Markets. “Iris has been in trusted ID for over 20 years and our facilities are all geared towards trusted ID,” explained Iris Corporation co-founder and technical adviser Chas Yap. “Zwipe, on the other hand, is pure payments and they’re an IP company as well.