BIO-key’s compact EcoID and SideTouch fingerprint readers enable biometrics for Windows

With the release of Windows 10, many consumers are quick to notice changes to the Start Menu and Action Center, but the new Windows Hello identity management program may be the improvement with the most lasting impact. BIO-key has launched a pair of new fingerprint readers to allow consumers to take full advantage of biometrics to secure their non-mobile or less-mobile devices. BIO-key’s EcoID for desktops and SideTouch for tablets and laptops leverage the biometric capabilities built into Windows 10,

Hoyos Labs relaunches as Veridium with new authentication system

Hoyos Labs has relaunched as Veridium as it introduces its end-to-end biometric authentication software for organizations in industries that handle sensitive data. The company is launching VeridiumID along with its new brand, to offer enterprises a way to completely replace passwords with face, voice, and fingerprint authentication. ‎ As Hoyos Labs, the company received eight patents, and it has another 34 pending. Now, as Veridium, it will apply some of that research and development to a product offering focused on

NEXT Biometrics and Innolux invest in mass production of flexible fingerprint sensors

NEXT Biometrics and Innolux are in a hurry to get NEXT’s flexible fingerprint sensors into millions of smart cards, as the emerging details and ramifications of their recently announced investment partnership make clear. Flexible fingerprint sensors have always been the ultimate target of NEXT Biometrics, and the partnership to scale production capacity of the sensors represents a major change for a company known just a few years ago largely for Dell’s use of its sensors in laptops and tablets. The

BluStor’s CyberGate uses biometrics to guard Personal Mobile Cloud

The same improvements made in chip and battery technology over the past few years that have driven the mobile explosion have also enabled BluStor’s solution to the security problems created by the connected, mobile world. By focussing on the individual, the CyberGate secures the most vulnerable point in any transaction with biometric identification, device control, and data storage on a familiar form factor that fits in your wallet. BluStor is the latest project from Seagate and Conner Peripherals founder Finis

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MorphoTrak hosts annual users conference with identification theme

MorphoTrak held its the 37th annual MorphoTrak Users Conference in Costa Mesa, California in May. MorphoTrak, and its parent company Safran Identity & Security, are leading innovators in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as identification technologies such as smart cards, secure travel documents, e-passports, and driver licenses. MorphoTrak’s combined U.S. customer base includes over 50 percent of the law enforcement biometric identification systems at the local, state, and national level, including AFIS programs for the

Accenture “biometric matching engine” patent wins award

Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, recently recognized its own technological prowess by bestowing one of its own biometric patents with an award. The prize acknowledged Accenture’s “biometric matching engine” patent as the most outstanding intellectual property produced by the firm in the last fiscal year, which is quite a feat, noting the company has over 150 patents granted or pending. The firm developed the engine to employ a “dynamic matching strategy”. The strategy, which is

The unique smart card market challenge and opportunity

While biometric authentication is becoming a normal part of people’s lives in the form of embedded modules and mobile devices, another mass market biometrics opportunity is currently knocking. NEXT Biometrics is pursuing the smart card market with a flexible fingerprint sensor it, along with manufacturing partner Innolux, has figured out how to mass produce inexpensively. The marketability of this kind of sensor at the current price point is shown by NEXT’s recent announcement that it has received an order for

ID4Africa advocates for social inclusion through digital identity

ID4Africa describes itself as a movement promoting digital identity as a driver of socio-economic development in Africa. ID4Africa was co-founded by the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) and Identity Counsel International (ICI) to serve as a multi-stakeholder organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in Africa. The aim of ID4Africa is for governments to share experiences and establish real world standards that set the correct expectations for what is involved in launching successful identity programs.

Kwick High Tech innovation supports massive biometrics programs

Some of the most ambitious biometric regulations in the world are taking place in Pakistan, where the government has determined the best way to deal with high-stakes national issues like fraud and terrorism is through the use of identification authentication technology. As the sixth most populous country in the world, Pakistan is a challenging but very promising market for the companies providing this technology. In Pakistan all new SIM cards must be registered to an individual whose identity is confirmed