BIO-key showcasing biometric software and hardware solutions at connect:ID

BIO-key International will be showcasing biometric software and hardware solutions at next week’s connect:ID conference in Washington, D.C. The company announced it will demonstrate its one-to-many (1:N) fast and secure authentication solutions, including: WEB-key 4.0, a biometric cloud authentication solution supporting fingerprint, passwords, proximity cards, PINs and one-time passwords; ID Director for Windows, a biometric based authentication platform for managing Microsoft’s networking protocol Active Directory in the Windows environment, and; BIO-key’s line of compact fingerprint readers for Windows. BIO-key will

Precise Biometrics enters licensing agreement with Korean sensor manufacturer MELFAS

Precise Biometrics has entered into a commercial software license and distribution agreement with Korean sensor manufacturer MELFAS for the licensing of Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is a patented hybrid algorithm solution optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The agreement includes a per unit license fee, an annual fee for the right to use Precise Biometrics algorithm solution and a fee for support and maintenance. Initial revenues generated under the agreement

FPC to implement long-term incentive program, issue Q1 2017 report

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) recently held an annual general meeting at which the company’s senior management team followed through on a proposal to maintain previous levels of pay for board members, instead of raising their fees as previously planned. The decision was made based on FPC’s previously forecasted decline in revenues for the first half of 2017. FPC also decided at the meeting to implement a long-term incentive program in which 25 employees of the company will have the opportunity to

Secugen releasing new fingerprint reader later this year, will demo at connect:ID

Secugen announced that it will release the Hamster Pro 45 fingerprint reader and the U45 sensor in the second half of 2017. The U45 is the OEM sensor that is inside the Hamster Pro 45. The U45 is intended for developers who would like to create their own two finger readers or who intend to imbed the FAP 45 sensor into devices with additional functionality. The Hamster Pro 45 is a FAP 45 certified, Appendix F compliant two finger and

IDEX board of directors resolve 2016 report, issues Q1 2017 results

IDEX announced that its board of directors resolved the annual report and annual financial statements (PDF) for 2016. The financial statements are consistent with the preliminary financial statements for 2016 that IDEX issued in February, which reported revenues of NOK 38.6 million (US$4.6 million) in 2016 compared to NOK 0.3 million (US$36,000) in 2015. The company also recently issued its financial report for Q1 2017, which shows strong results driven by healthy year-over-year increase in earnings and revenues. IDEX’s GAAP

Goodix fingerprint technology featured in Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi has launched its Mi 6 smartphone featuring Goodix’s Invisible Fingerprint Sensor (IFS) technology. Goodix’s IFS is an integrated fingerprint sensor and touch panel solution that authenticates a user’s fingerprint through the glass panel of mobile devices. Earlier this year, Goodix was named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Winner for its live fingerprint authentication solution.

BioRugged to showcase new low-cost mobile biometric devices at ID4Africa

BioRugged will showcase several new devices at its exhibit booth at the upcoming ID4Africa conference, in a major expansion of its portfolio of mobile biometric products. Among the hardware products it will present are the Suprema BioWolf LE biometric tablet, a mobile solution for smart card printing, and the Ruggbo 20 and 30 prototypes. ID4Africa 2017, being held in Windhoek, Namibia, April 26-28, is the third annual conference of ID4Africa, a multi-stakeholder organization promoting digital legal identity development on the

IDEX fingerprint sensor featured in Mastercard’s biometric card

IDEX revealed that its flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor is featured in the Mastercard next generation biometric card. Mastercard’s recently released biometric card combines chip technology with fingerprints to seamlessly and safely verify a cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The biometric card works similar to any other chip card whereby the cardholder inserts the card into a retailer’s terminal while placing their finger on the embedded sensor. The fingerprint is verified against the template and, if the biometrics match, the cardholder

Iris Corporation and Zwipe to investigate potential biometric smartcard applications in Malaysia

Iris Corporation is partnering with Zwipe to look into the potential for biometric smartcard applications and ways the two companies can work together to promote the technology in Malaysia, according to a report in The Edge Markets. “Iris has been in trusted ID for over 20 years and our facilities are all geared towards trusted ID,” explained Iris Corporation co-founder and technical adviser Chas Yap. “Zwipe, on the other hand, is pure payments and they’re an IP company as well.

Sonavation licensing its ultrasonic biometric sensor technology to Analog Devices

Sonavation has entered a commercial licensing agreement with Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) for its ultrasonic biometric sensor technology. Leveraging Sonavation’s research in ultrasound and ADI’s semiconductor technology and manufacturing expertise, the companies will develop and deliver complete biometric system solutions for markets where secure authentication is essential. “We are excited to enter into this agreement with ADI, which will strengthen and expand our global presence,” Karl Weintz, Sonavation CEO said. “Sonavation is poised to revolutionize the ecosystem of connected devices