NEXT Biometrics’ new ASIC to reduce company production costs

NEXT Biometrics has completed testing of its new ASIC, the A2, a custom built chip that will reduce company production costs by more than $2.50 per module. According to a company statement, the new ASIC architecture will be implemented in the smartcard, notebook and access control markets. “With enhanced performance, reduced size and cost reductions, this new ASIC represents a major milestone for NEXT Biometrics,” commented recently appointed CEO Ritu Favre. “It is designed to serve all our targeted markets

Israeli court rules that employees cannot be forced to use biometric time clocks

The Israeli National Labor Court ruled that organizations cannot force their employees to use biometric time clocks at the office, according to a report by Lexology. The Court’s ruling revoked the regional labor court’s 2014 decision regarding a collective labor dispute against the Qalansawe municipality, which aimed to make it mandatory for its employees to use a biometric time clock system to monitor their work attendance. According to the court’s ruling, “forcing workers to hand over their fingerprints for biometric

SecuGen showcasing Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor at ISC West

Optical fingerprint device and technology vendor SecuGen will be demonstrating its Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor at ISC West next month in Las Vegas. The UN20 Bluetooth is an embedded fingerprint solution that uses a Bluetooth interface with an easy-to-use set of commands that allows a developer to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, and to enroll, search and match fingerprint templates all within the UN20 device. The UN20 Bluetooth hardware is FBI certified for use in the FIPS 201 PIV

BIO-key participating in small stock investor event

BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale will be presenting at the MicroCap Conference next month in New York City. The MicroCap Conference offers small and microcap stock investors the chance to meet with management of small companies. The conference takes place on Tuesday April 4th in New York City at the Essex House. A number of BIO-key‘s strategic alliance partners including Allscripts, Aventura, Caradigm, Epic, HealthCast Solutions, HID Global, IBM, KSI Keyboards, Microsoft and Oracle recently presented the company’s biometric authentication solutions

FPC expects short-term challenges to continue

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) revealed that it expects an even weaker Q1 as well as its short-term challenges to prevail in Q2, which means the company cannot confirm its communicated guidance for revenues and profitability for 2017. The previously communicated guidance for 2017 revenues was estimated to amount to SEK 7,500 – 9,500 million (US$8.54 million – US$1.08 billion) while the 2017 operating margin was expected to surpass 35 percent. As a consequence of the current short term uncertainty, the Company

Keytracker integrates ievo fingerprint recognition reader into key management system

Keytracker has integrated ievo fingerprint biometric recognition technology into its key management systems to provide a higher level of security for organizations managing several priority keys. “We’ve developed our restricted key access systems for a huge variety of sectors ranging from the construction, engineering, property, education and health sectors to the automobile retail trade – anywhere where access to vehicles, plant or different areas is controlled by physical keys,” said Andy Smith, general manager of Keytracker. “By combining these systems

Biometrics-enabled e-boarding trial completed at Bengaluru airport

An e-boarding pilot, powered by Safran Identity & Security’s MorphoWave touchless biometric technology deployed in a fully operational environment, has been successfully completed at Southern India’s busiest airport, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (BLR). The process throughput was developed and designed together with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of the BLR Airport, in accordance with the Indian Aviation Security Policies. It is based on real-time biometric authentication of passengers using their Aadhaar ID. Passengers are able to complete

BioConnect, Suprema to intro facial recognition device, biometric cabinet lock at ISC West 2017

BioConnect and Suprema will demonstrate their biometrics-based security and identity products next month at ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas. Suprema will debut FaceStation 2, a contactless facial recognition device with multi-card support and an adjustable wall bracket to accommodate different heights. The device delivers a matching speed of 1:3,000 matches in one second whboth static and dynamic templates, enabling it to sustain a better understanding of the continually changing expressions of the face. Other key features include multi-factor authentication

Fingerprint authentication used to prevent dual enrollment in clinical trials

Celerion has implemented Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) biometric fingerprint technology to identify participants that are currently enrolled in other clinical studies. VCT’s biometric fingerprint technology will augment the accuracy and speed of the verifications performed at Celerion facilities utilizing the VCT global clinical database registry. “Our focus has always been to help our clients get their drugs to market and protect the safety and well-being of our participants. The VCT database registry enhances our ability to achieve both of those

Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm solution deployed in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile has been deployed in a new smartphone from a Chinese vendor through cooperation with fingerprint sensor manufacturer Silead. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The license agreement with Silead dates back to 2015 and generates royalty revenue based on sales of fingerprint sensors from Silead that includes Precise