Home Shopping Network to feature BIO-key fingerprint reader

BIO-key’s SideTouch fingerprint readers for Windows will be featured on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Wednesday, September 27th airing during the 8 p.m. hour ET. SideTouch is compatible with Windows Hello, allowing users to substitute fingerprint authentication for their passwords/PIN and seamlessly sign in to their device. Users enroll by simply plugging the reader into their device’s USB port. Using SideTouch and Windows Hello, users can also access applications such as Dropbox, EnPass, 8 Zip, Cloud Drive!, FourBudget, ShareFile, Passwords

BluStor biometric ID smartcard prevents identity theft and protects data

BluStor has released the new Identity biometric smartcard, which is designed to prevent identity theft before it happens to users or their business. “While other identity theft companies focus on monitoring and alerting, BluStor has taken a hardline focus on preventing hackers from ever getting in your front-door,” said Finis Conner, founder and CEO of BluStor. Identity is a wireless credit-card-sized computer that enables users to take control of their passwords and other personal information by storing that data directly

Seamless integration of fingerprint sensors into mobile phones

This is a guest post by Dr. Rouzet Agaiby, Senior Business Development Engineer at FlexEnable. The adoption of biometrics in smartphones started with the introduction of fingerprint recognition technology in Apple’s iPhone 5 in 2013. Soon after many other smartphone OEMs started integrating fingerprint sensors, and more recently facial recognition, either as multi-modal or standalone user authentication solutions. Today, fingerprint sensors remain the most commonly used biometric authentication technology in mobile phones, and their integration continues to be a hot

FPC and Precise Biometrics tech deployed in contactless payment card

Fingerprint Cards‘ FPC1300-series sensor and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smartcards, Precise BioMatch Embedded, has been integrated in a dual interface payment card from AirPlus International. According to Fingerprint Cards, the FPC1300-series sensor excels in power consumption and is the only solution on the market today which can handle the contactless operation requirements. The dual interface payment card allows users to verify transactions both contact and contactless. The aim is to bring new innovation to corporate travelers,

Fingerprint Cards announces first product launch with FPC1028 sensor

Fingerprint Cards‘ touch sensor FPC1028 has been integrated in Huawei’s recently launched Maimang 6 smartphone. This is the first product launch with the FPC1028. “I’m delighted to see our industry-leading technology featured in this launch, said Ted Hansson, SVP, Business Line Mobile, at Fingerprints. “Not only is this the first commercial smartphone launch with FPC1028, yet again we’ve been chosen by Huawei and continue our strong and long-term relation with one of the industry’s largest players.” In other company news,

MSU researchers creating fake fingers to test fingerprint recognition systems

Michigan State University biometrics expert Anil Jain and his team are developing a fake finger that possesses multiple key properties of human skin to determine how secure biometric recognition systems are, according to a report by MSU Today. Jain, a University Distinguished Professor, and doctoral student Joshua Engelsma have used the fake finger to test two of the most common types of fingerprint readers to help determine their resilience to spoof attacks. The team created the fake fingers using a

ievo appoints new distribution partner for Middle East, Turkey and Africa

Network Information Technology (NIT), an Ingram Micro company, has been named the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) distributor of ievo’s biometric recognition products. With over 20 years experience in the security market, NIT offers Internet Protocol solutions to security challenges working in close partnership with system integrators, consultants and vendors to deliver high value for end users. NIT also has partnering arrangements with reseller companies across 56 countries in the Middle East and West and Central Africa. “Our fingerprint

Precise Biometrics releases whitepaper on spoof and liveness detection

Precise Biometrics released a new whitepaper entitled “Spoof and Liveness Detection for the Mobile Biometrics Market”, which offers an introduction to spoof and liveness detection. Among the topics covered in the whitepaper are how a fingerprints spoof is done, current anti-spoofing solutions, and the standardization efforts taken to discover ways to evaluate spoof detection. According to Precise Biometrics, mobile payments is expected to be the next “killer application for biometrics and further accelerating the adoption.” The whitepaper forecasts that the

OT-Morpho unveils ultra-compact fingerprint capture product

OT-Morpho has released MorphoTop Slim, its new ultra-compact fingerprint capture product that is six times smaller than current products, facilitating its integration into mobile solutions or existing structures. MorphoTop Slim is certified FBI IQS Appendix F and was officially launched last week at the Federal Identity Forum and Expo 2017 (Fed ID), in Washington, DC. Based on the TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) technology, this ultra-thin terminal allows the capture of 10 fingers flat or rolled. According to a company statement, capture

U.S. insurance provider selects BIO-key fingerprint solution

An unnamed U.S. insurance provider focused on retirement products with total assets of nearly $250 billion has selected BIO-key EcoID fingerprint readers as an added layer of hardware-based user authentication to complement its existing password-based sign-in credentials for thousands of employees. BIO-key’s EcoID solution, tested and qualified by Microsoft for use with Windows Hello, is a durable, compact, standalone USB-compatible fingerprint scanner designed for commercial use. EcoID is native to the Windows Hello biometric sign-in platform and includes a three-foot