EyeLock to showcase iris authentication technology at CES

EyeLock will showcase outdoor and indoor access control solutions and release its new embedded iris authentication solution “Harrington” at CES this week. Harrington, which was recently integrated into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail Vending Solution, is a self-contained, standalone iris enrollment and authentication system. It offers a variety of system interface topologies available to the end-user with three different image sensor lensing options that allow nominal working distances up to 60cm with imager module thickness between 3.0mm and 5.7mm. Dual iris enrollment and

Biometrics industry stocks this week

Naysayers about the direction of stock markets continue to get it wrong. Share indexes have started 2018 with a bang. This week the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved past the 25000 point mark for the first time in history. The Nasdaq market set its own record, closing above 7,000 on Tuesday. It would be folly to expect the Nasdaq to go on to chalk up another 37-percent annual advance in 2018 as it did in 2017. Prudently, many fund managers

Nuance adds enhanced voice biometrics to Dragon Drive automotive platform

Nuance Communications has announced the addition of several new capabilities to its Dragon Drive automotive system, including enhanced audio processing technology for improved voice biometrics. Dragon Drive’s new “Just Talk” feature allows vehicle occupants to engage with the “automotive assistant” without pressing a button or speaking a specific word to activate it, while the enhanced multi-passenger allows multiple passengers to interact with the automotive assistant at the same time. It also provides gaze detection and conversational AI to allow drivers

BIO-key to demo biometric lock and fingerprint reader lines at CES

BIO-key will be demonstrating its line of TouchLock products and compact fingerprint readers at CES next week in Las Vegas. In addition to its current line of biometric and Bluetooth enabled padlocks and bicycle locks, the company will introduce the TouchLock Pro, a biometric and Bluetooth enabled heavy-duty padlock and the TouchLock Bike, a heavy duty, flexible cable lock for bikers on the go. BIO-key will also be demonstrating its compact fingerprint reader line featuring a variety of formats that

Protec Secure Card to distribute SmartMetric biometric security cards in U.S.

New Jersey-based Protec Secure Card has been appointed the national distributor for SmartMetric’s biometric security cards within the USA. PSC is a Visa, MasterCard and Discover certified credit card manufacturer that specializes in advanced high-quality credit card production for card issuing banks in the United States and Central and Latin America. The SmartMetric biometric card uses a person’s fingerprint to activate the card in a secure on card scan and match. It is self-powered with a rechargeable battery and scans

IDEX hosting investor presentation at CES

IDEX will be hosting an investor presentation at CES on January 10th. Members of the executive management team will present IDEX’s business strategy and highlight the company’s leadership position and market opportunities in the biometric cards market. The company also plans to demonstrate its latest fingerprint sensor solutions. The presentation will be held by IDEX’s CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia, CFO Henrik Knudtzon, CTO Fred Benkley and Chief Products Officer Stan Swearingen. Management will also be hosting individual meetings with members

BIO-key wins $4 million enterprise software contract

BIO-key recently won a $4 million software order for its enterprise fingerprint biometric authentication platform, including maintenance, from an existing Fortune 500 customer. The customer initially deployed BIO-key products last year to protect its customer records with strong authentication for its several hundred thousand global personnel. The initial license revenue of $2.5 million was expected in the quarter ending December 31, 2017, with the remainder coming over the next three years. “Following the success of last year’s initial one-year enterprise

Precise Biometrics and FPC technology featured in smart card demos by ManeulLab

South Korea’s ManeulLab recently showcased a range of smart card versions at the Trustech event in Cannes which featured the 1300 series of fingerprint sensors by Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smart cards, Precise BioMatch Embedded. ManeulLab is an innovator in the smart cards market and has a range of card versions combining several functions with an integrated fingerprint sensor on them which can be used as payment, access or ID cards. These cards

ImageWare releases new versions of GoVerifyID product line

ImageWare recently announced the availability of major enhancements to its GoVerifyID mobile app, GoMobile Interactive cloud platform, and GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite products. The mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions developer has extended the authentication methods that are available in the GoVerifyID mobile app and GoMobile Interactive cloud service to include palm image recognition using the latest FUJITSU matching algorithm as an authentication option along with face, voice, and fingerprint recognition. ImageWare also now offers an optional 6-digit secret PIN as

Biometrics industry stocks: 2017, the year that was

What a weird era we inhabit. The Internet of Everything, learning-based software and artificial intelligence are coming together to create a radical transformation in the global economy. Digital networking technologies developed in the ‘90s have matured and become much more sophisticated. A new generation of sensors and processors are being built right into the physical infrastructure of the global economy, allowing an amazing new level of automation. Some have taken to calling this shift the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And that’s