Melco Resorts Japan introduces biometrics-based casino security solution

Melco Resorts Japan introduced its biometrics-based casino security system last week. Named MelGuard, the technology uses biometric indicators to track casino visitors while removing human error from current exclusion systems. According to, this is part of Melco’s push to earn a Japanese gaming license when the market opens to integrated casino resorts. Melco Japan President Ako Shiraogawa said she hopes the demonstration will prove that Melco is taking their bid for a Japanese license as seriously as possible. With

Report says fingerprint sensors market facing a major disruption

The number of traditional standalone fingerprint sensors shipped has peaked, as in-display sensors and 3D facial recognition replace them, according to research by IHS Markit. The “Fingerprint Sensors Overview Report” by Principle Analyst, LEDs and Lighting, Jamie Fox, predicts that Apple will almost entirely stop integrating fingerprint sensors in its smartphones by 2021, leaving a 200 million sensor per year gap in the market, eeNews Europe reports. Fox says the introduction of FaceID in Apple’s iPhone X is a major

Global Net Solutions launches IoT tracking badge with fingerprint verification

Global Net Solutions has announced the launch of its new IoT-based security credential S-Badge, which protects high security environments like hospitals, and government buildings with three factors including fingerprint verification. The S-Badge includes a photo ID, and leverages a multi-sensor Bluetooth low-energy beacon, multiple data sensors, and high frequency RFID technology, according to the announcement. It authenticates users based on their location and an individually programmed NFC chip, in addition to biometrics. It also utilizes AI and machine learning to

BIO-key updates fingerprint algorithm, biometric service platform

BIO-key has released updates of its WEB-key biometric service platform and fingerprint algorithm software. New features in WEB-key 4.0 include support for one-time passwords, proximity cards, security questions, passwords and PINs, support for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, an updated user interface for customization and branding, support for device based authentication via Windows Biometric Framework, and expanded audit logs. BIO-key’s NIST-tested, core fingerprint algorithm VST has also been updated to include Windows, MAC OS X, and Linux

Defense ministry deploys BIO-key biometric management platform

BIO-key revealed that the cybersecurity group of an unnamed government defense ministry has selected and deployed BIO-key’s WEB-key server-based biometric management platform, as well as BIO-key fingerprint scanners, to protect its existing federated Microsoft Active Directory environment. The US$257K initial purchase order will enable strong authentication for the users of defense ministry IT systems and is expected to lead to additional opportunities as the solution is deployed more broadly. According to a company statement, BIO-key worked closely with the ministry’s

Nissan’s SUV concept uses a fingerprint reader to unlock doors

Nissan has debuted its six-passenger, three-row Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) SUV concept at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2018) in Detroit. The vehicle uses a fingerprint reader instead of a key fob to unlock the doors. The interior design incorporates advanced graphic user interfaces and autonomous driving technologies. The displays and infotainment system can be controlled by gestures and eye movements. The infotainment system is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple’s Car Play setups. The interior

Visa announces pilot for biometric payment cards

Visa has announced pilot projects for a new EMV dual-interface biometric payment card with chip and contactless transaction capabilities in partnership with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus. The payment cards in both pilots have embedded sensors from Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1300-series. Biometric technology supplied by Gemalto is used in the Bank of Cyprus pilot, while the Mountain America Credit Union pilot utilizes Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Embedded algorithm solution, as well as technology provided by Kona-I. “I am

Precise Biometrics appoints new CEO

Precise Biometrics has appointed Stefan K Persson CEO. Current CEO Håkan Persson has resigned effective immediately. Stefan K Persson is currently an EVP with the Bang Olufsen Group and will assume his new position by August 1, 2018. Until then Göran Thuresson, CFO, be acting CEO with Torgny Hellström as Executive Chairman. “I am very pleased to be part of Precise Biometrics future journey and drive the company to the next level,” said Persson. “Biometrics is an extremely interesting area

IDEX hosts investor presentation on capturing the second biometric wave

IDEX hosted an investor presentation on “Capturing the Second Biometric Wave” with CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia, CFO Henrik Knudtzon, CTO Fred Benkley and Chief Products Officer Stan Swearingen this week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The second wave, IDEX says, consists of larger sensor sizes, driven by usability and security, the decoupling of sensing elements from silicon, which significantly decreases sensor cost, and the integration of digital intelligence into the driver ASIC. The company noted Mastercard and University of

Precise Biometrics expands licensing agreement with Crossmatch

Precise Biometrics has expanded its licensing agreement for Precise BioLive anti-spoof technology with Crossmatch. The previous license agreement with Crossmatch, which was transferred to Precise Biometrics as part of the acquisition of NexID Biometrics in February 2017, covered anti-spoof technology for 4-finger scanners. This agreement enables Crossmatch to continuously enhance the security of its single fingerprint scanners through liveness detection and gives Precise Biometrics annual revenues for the right to use the company’s algorithm solution and for support. The agreement