Crossmatch, Oxford Computer Group to offer biometric identity solutions to Microsoft customers

Crossmatch and Oxford Computer Group have partnered to offer biometric identity solutions to Microsoft customers. Under the agreement terms, Oxford Computer Group will become an authorized reseller offering Crossmatch’s DigitalPersona Composite Authentication software and support, as well as single finger readers to Microsoft customers. The partnership is expected to be a significant component of the defense against cybersecurity threats, particularly in light of the rise in global breaches. “The ‘breach-a-week’ global business culture is in desperate need of solutions that

Home Shopping Network to feature BIO-key fingerprint reader

BIO-key’s SideTouch fingerprint readers for Windows will be featured on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Wednesday, September 27th airing during the 8 p.m. hour ET. SideTouch is compatible with Windows Hello, allowing users to substitute fingerprint authentication for their passwords/PIN and seamlessly sign in to their device. Users enroll by simply plugging the reader into their device’s USB port. Using SideTouch and Windows Hello, users can also access applications such as Dropbox, EnPass, 8 Zip, Cloud Drive!, FourBudget, ShareFile, Passwords

ASIS 2017 a key showcase for Zwipe’s partner network in North America

Zwipe is well represented this week at ASIS 2017, taking place in Dallas, Texas. ‎ With more than 22,000 attendees, ASIS is regarded as one of the world’s premier security events, and a key showcase for Zwipe’s partner network in North America. Zwipe partners at ASIS 2017 include Identisys, Identiv, Inc., Allegion, E-line by Dirak and TZ. “ASIS 2017 is an excellent venue for us to work alongside our partners who will be taking the lead in promoting Zwipe Access

UB researchers have developed heart scan authentication system

A University of Buffalo-led research team has developed a contactless authentication system that can scan the dimensions of a user’s heart as an identifier to authenticate devices. “Logging-in and logging-out are tedious,” said Wenyao Xu, assistant professor at the University of Buffalo’s department of computer science and engineering and the lead author of “Cardiac Scan: A Non-Contact and Continuous Heart-Based User Authentication System”, a paper to be presented next month at MobiCom. Xu added that the system would be the

BluStor biometric ID smartcard prevents identity theft and protects data

BluStor has released the new Identity biometric smartcard, which is designed to prevent identity theft before it happens to users or their business. “While other identity theft companies focus on monitoring and alerting, BluStor has taken a hardline focus on preventing hackers from ever getting in your front-door,” said Finis Conner, founder and CEO of BluStor. Identity is a wireless credit-card-sized computer that enables users to take control of their passwords and other personal information by storing that data directly

Ever AI raises $16M

Ever AI, developer of an artificial intelligence driven facial recognition platform, has raised $16M in Series B funding. The San Francisco, California and Waterloo, Canada-based company intends to use the funds to expand operations in both the U.S. and Canada. Led by Jack Abraham and Andrew Dudum, Ever’s facial recognition models are trained on billions of photos the company retains for its consumer-oriented service. Its patent-pending technique of collecting tagged data and integrating it into models has enabled Ever AI

Inner city bank leverages biometric technology to make banking more accessible

ATB Financial and Boyle Street Community Services have partnered to form community agency Four Directions Financial, which leverages biometric identification technology to make banking more accessible. The move marks the first time a company in Canada has deployed this approach for the underbanked. After more than a year of consultation with inner-city agencies, the companies formed Four Directions Financial to meet the unique financial needs of those individuals living in poverty. The company uses biometric technology to help provide them

Seamless integration of fingerprint sensors into mobile phones

This is a guest post by Dr. Rouzet Agaiby, Senior Business Development Engineer at FlexEnable. The adoption of biometrics in smartphones started with the introduction of fingerprint recognition technology in Apple’s iPhone 5 in 2013. Soon after many other smartphone OEMs started integrating fingerprint sensors, and more recently facial recognition, either as multi-modal or standalone user authentication solutions. Today, fingerprint sensors remain the most commonly used biometric authentication technology in mobile phones, and their integration continues to be a hot

Cubic developing subway ticketing system that uses facial recognition, palm vein scanning

Cubic Transportation Systems, the US firm that developed London’s Oyster card technology, is developing new ticketing systems that use facial recognition, palm vein scanning and object tracking in order to reduce queues. According to a report in Wired, Cubic’s biometric ticketing system is designed to alleviate congestion at ticket gates by removing the gates all together. The company’s prototype for the “FasTrack” gateless gate system uses an object tracking system to track passengers as they walk through. “The ridership on

FPC and Precise Biometrics tech deployed in contactless payment card

Fingerprint Cards‘ FPC1300-series sensor and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smartcards, Precise BioMatch Embedded, has been integrated in a dual interface payment card from AirPlus International. According to Fingerprint Cards, the FPC1300-series sensor excels in power consumption and is the only solution on the market today which can handle the contactless operation requirements. The dual interface payment card allows users to verify transactions both contact and contactless. The aim is to bring new innovation to corporate travelers,