Opus Research to host VBC London 2014: The Voice Security & Authentication Conference

Opus Research announced it will host the VBC London 2014 (Voice Security & Authentication Conference), which will showcase a wide range of technologies that support simple, secure and trusted communications over the web, mobile phones and tablets. The announcement follows the success of Opus Research‘s Voice Biometrics Conference San Francisco, held in May, which featured a keynote presentation from José Ignacio Zorrilla of Banco Santander Mexico. Held November 18 to 19 at The Tower Hotel, VBC London 2014 will be

Hoyos Labs to demonstrate new app that uses biometrics at NYC event

Hoyos Labs announced that it will demonstrate its soon-to-be-released mobile app which uses a range of biometrics to replace usernames and passwords, at the upcoming FinovateFall conference in New York City. At the conference, Hoyos Labs will demonstrate the app to members of the financial community to illustrate how they can use the technology to easily safeguard their corporate and financial data. By essentially transforming a smartphone into a biometrics acquisition device, the app uses a “liveness” detection system that

Bionym Joins FIDO Alliance to simplify secure online authentication

Bionym announced it has joined FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance. Bionym aims to provide a single point of persistent identity through its wearable identity authentication device, the Nymi, complementing the FIDO framework and working with FIDO-enabled services and websites to generate a trusted ecosystem for seamless authentication. The Nymi detects users’ cardiac rhythm to authenticate their identity, allowing them to wirelessly take control of their devices, car and more. “The FIDO Alliance represents a true collaborative effort to make online

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

Sensory voice biometric solutions support languages across 41 countries

Sensory announced that its voice biometric solutions support a wide range of languages across 41 countries, including Mandarin (2 billion speakers), Spanish (406 million speakers) and English (335 million speakers). The company has developed many other languages for its speech recognition platforms including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Swedish, and Portuguese. According to Sensory, almost all of the languages it supports with its speech recognition solutions are also supported in its speaker verification technologies, such as

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

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