Aware’s Knomi framework offers flexible, multimodal approach to mobile biometric authentication

When Aware launched its Knomi framework in October, it marked the arrival of a new approach to using biometrics to realize the convenience and security of password-free mobile authentication. With support for several modalities and device- or server-centric implementations, the Knomi mobile biometric authentication framework appears unmatched in its flexibility. Knomi leverages Aware’s many years of experience enabling large-scale systems with biometric capture and matching algorithms. The framework of biometric algorithms is provided as SDKs and APIs designed for integration

Crossmatch executive shares market trends and company strategy

Crossmatch announced the addition of typing behaviour as a passive behavioural biometric authentication layer for its DigitalPersona composite authentication solution this week. This follows a series of announcements throughout 2017 about new partnerships, new products, and contract wins that have kept the company in the headlines. John Hinmon, VP Global Marketing at Crossmatch addressed trends in the biometrics industry, Crossmatch’s continuing growth, and new developments for the company, including the BehavioSec partnership, in an exclusive email discussion with Biometric Update.

Jinco poised to follow up big year in biometric smart card sales

Jinco is extending its position as a world leader in powered smart card technology with a series of agreements and continuing innovation. Since it was founded in 2011 by Ted Lin, Taiwan-based Jinco has leveraged its expertise in advanced cold lamination technology to actively develop and produce ISO-format smart cards, including fingerprint-enabled cards with or without rechargeable batteries, as well as one-time password (OTP) display, dot matrix display, Bluetooth, acoustic, and RFID capabilities. Jinco’s milestone year 2017 has been a

iBeta broadens options for accredited independent biometric testing

Biometrics companies may have more options than they realize to improve their technologies and prove their credibility by testing them against established standards. Different standards for biometrics application performance are still evolving, along with the technology and markets for those applications. A standard originally set for Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) is benefiting a growing number of companies, including ones that do not offer technologies for that particular application, says Gail Audette, quality manager for leading independent testing firm

BioRugged partners with Axon for major KYC projects in Africa

BioRugged recently outfitted West Africa’s telecommunications company MTN with more than 9,000 client enrollment and verification devices for know your customer (KYC) applications. BioRugged has a longstanding relationship with MTN, having supplied over 25,000 units to the company before the most recent agreements. MTN Cote d’Ivoire, MTN Nigeria, and MTN Liberia are the primary MTN markets purchasing BioRugged devices this year, with Globacom/Airtel Nigeria and Ethiopia Telecom being other important clients in Africa. In addition to KYC applications, the devices

Suprema showcases optical fingerprint scanner at ID4Africa and connect:ID

Suprema has a long and established track record in Africa, even relative to the standards of biometric companies participating in ID4Africa 2017. As a participant in all three annual ID4Africa events, and as a major supplier of fingerprint hardware and solutions to the African market since taking on huge projects beginning in 2009, the company has gained a deep perspective into the continental market for digital identity systems. Suprema Head of Sales John Lee sat down for an exclusive interview

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

MorphoTrak cloud service gains traction with field experience

MorphoTrak‘s cloud solution for government and law enforcement agencies, MorphoCloud, was launched in October 2015, and the service is now evolving based on experience gained in the field. While the cloud inherently enables many potential benefits including high availability, performance, and security, the company has gained valuable experience with utilization in the field, which is increasing as agencies adopt MorphoCloud. Offering solutions delivered by the cloud is often referred to as using the “as-a-Service” label, which identifies it as free

BluStor to launch innovative consumer password product at RSA

The security industry has already accepted the end of the traditional access control regime of usernames and passwords. What shape the shift will take is less certain, however. BluStor believes it has the answer, in the form of a smart card that acts as a local-storage password manager secured by multi-factor biometrics. At the upcoming RSA Conference, Feb. 13 to 17 in San Francisco, BluStor will unveil its Password Vault, which due to its ease of use as a companion

TypingDNA enables easy identity verification for web apps with typing biometrics

TypingDNA has developed technology that expands the limited biometric authentication options not requiring specialized sensors or advanced hardware. Its approach works with existing keyboards, and can be used to protect any app by matching a short typing sample. TypingDNA’s cybersecurity SaaS uses artificial intelligence to match two or more typing patterns, which consist of “press and flight times” keyboard input. Typing patterns are virtually impossible to steal, and are also simpler to use for web applications than other biometrics, CMO