Biometric wearables firm Sensoria raises $5 million investment

Biometric wearables’ development firm Sensoria, formerly named Heapsylon, announced it has signed a term sheet with Italian consulting, systems integration and application management firm Reply SpA for a Series A investment round. Publicly held Reply will acquire 20% interest in Sensoria. Reply will also work closely with Sensoria’s customers and partners to develop ‘Internet of Everyone’ products using Sensoria SDK, the first open development platform based on both traditional and bio-sensing fabric sensors. Sensoria said it will use the investment

Top biometrics news stories, week of July 20

Biometrics Week in Review: VISA Europe, NEC technology, Samsung rumors, NIST testing, Imagus, CrimTrac, US intelligence budget, facial recognition research, IDEX and Card Tech and ievo`s “do it yourself” biometric access control system Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Visa Europe considers biometric authentication for payment – Visa Europe director of new payment propositions Jonathan Vaux attributes the increase in the popularity of card-on-file payment to the growing

KeyLemon’s biometric security revs up Mortorcycle Safety Institute

KeyLemon announced it will provide face recognition login and identity verification services to Motorcycle Safety Institute’s online motorcycle safety and driver education courses. Using KeyLemon facial recognition technology, MSI will now be able to provide its students with a more secure and convenient method of participating in online courses. Previously, MSI verified remote student identity using a password system, which not only slowed down productivity but made attending lectures and writing exams more susceptible to fraud since passwords could easily

Fonetic, Tango Networks bring mobility to voice biometrics and compliance recording

Fonetic announced it has partnered with business mobility firm Tango Networks to provide a comprehensive voice biometrics and compliance recording solution for global trading floors. As a result of the partnership, Fonetic will combine its speech analytics solution with Tango Networks’ mobile recording application to enable secure transactions, share important information, and securely record customer relations calls over a mobile phone. “Any compliance program is only as strong as its weakest link; and for too long mobile devices have been

FST Biometrics granted factory certification from Lenel Systems, joins OpenAccess Alliance Program

FST Biometrics announced it has been granted factory certification from Lenel Systems International, and has become a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program. FST Biometrics offers a range of products, including IMID Access, IMID Digital Doorman and IMID Solo, which use a combination of biometric and analytic technologies that include facial recognition, behavior analysis and voice recognition. FST Biometrics’ In Motion Identification Access software can be used in combination with Lenel’s OnGuard access control system to provide verified users

Apple denied trademark for Touch ID authentication system due to confusion with biometric timekeeping firm Kronos

Apple has been denied a trademark application for its Touch ID fingerprint identity authentication system, which the company introduced with the iPhone 5s, according to a report by AppleInsider. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled in May that Apple’s intended trademark could be confused with an earlier Touch ID trademark it assigned to biometric timekeeping firm Kronos, which was first released in 2005. Apple’s Touch ID is an identification authentication system feature on the iPhone 5s that allows users

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may feature iris scanning technology

In a recent tweet by certified Samsung Twitter account @SamsungExynos, the smartphone device manufacturer teased it is currently developing iris scanning technology, following rumors that its new flagship handset, Galaxy S5, would feature the technology. The Tweet follows news that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini would feature fingerprint technology. The @SamsungExynos tweet published a diagram of a smartphone scanning an eye with the caption, “Security can be improved using features unique to us. That’s what we envision. What would you

IDEX to integrate fingerprint swipe sensors into Card Tech’s biometric cards

IDEX ASA has received an initial order to deliver fingerprint swipe sensors to Card Tech. IDEX will integrate its fingerprint swipe sensors into Card Tech’s patented ISO-compliant system-on-card solution – which will be manufactured by Card Tech’s first-tier production partner — for the access control and ID markets. “Based on multiple international expressions of interest we expect to open a significant market opportunity,” said Fabrizio Borracci, CEO of Card Tech. “Our partnership with IDEX started in 2011 and Card Tech

Top biometrics news stories, week of July 13

Biometrics Week in Review: biometric visa for South Africa tourism, FiDELYS smartwatch, VISA Europe considers biometrics, biometric intelligence lab, travel biometrics testing center, Emirates Identity Authority, U.S. military, biometric-based banking solution, voice authentication for call centers and a report on global eID Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. New South African tourism rules require many tourists to obtain biometric visa in person – The South African tourism department

Visa Europe considers biometric authentication for payment

In his latest blog post, Visa Europe director of new payment propositions Jonathan Vaux attributes the increase in the popularity of card-on-file payment to the growing use of biometrics. Vaux writes in response to what he views as a recent spike in the number of announcements from major players in the technology sector relating to plans to open up access, identity authentication services, and new methods of uploading private card data to the cloud. He makes it clear that card-on-file