79% of Asia-Pacific IT leaders say security concerns have stalled new business initiatives

Among IT leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, 79 percent have abandoned or delayed at least one new business initiative due to security concerns, and that emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and biometrics are seen as the biggest challenges to the safety of organizations. These are the major findings from a new study commissioned by network security company Fortinet which polled 504 enterprise IT decision makers across Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea. The study also

Singapore considering iris scanning systems at borders

Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is currently looking to implement iris scanning systems at its borders, having issued a request for information last week asking all interested vendors to submit proposals by October 10, according to a report by The Straits Times. Once the Ministry of Home Affairs successfully finds a vendor, it could eventually lead to a small-scale trial of implementing iris scanning technology at the country’s airports. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority has selected contactless iris capturing and

Precise Biometrics announces new strategy to reach profitability during 2015

Precise Biometrics announced it is focusing the operations in order to reach profitability during 2015 by boosting its market presence in fingerprint technologies, making more efficient use of its partner network for the sale of Tactivo, and reducing its operating expenses. The company will expand its development, market presence and sales efforts with a predominant focus on Asian mobile phone manufacturers to strengthen its position in the market for fingerprint technology in mobile devices. “We maintain a close dialogue with

AxxonSoft facial recognition solution protects jewelry at Singapore exhibition

AxxonSoft announced that its facial recognition solution was used to protect USD $200 million worth of jewelry at the Singapore International Jewelry Exhibition last month, following a theft incident at last year’s event. Face Intellect is a software solution designed for public gathering places, important infrastructure sites, and access. The technology recognizes faces captured on video, which can then be checked against previously recorded footage. Event security installed high-resolution cameras at the entrance to the exhibition hall to perform automatic

Fingerprint Cards gets pre-ramp production order for touch sensors

Fingerprint Cards has just received an initial pre-ramp purchase order, worth US$ 600k (SEK 4M) for its FPC 1020 touch sensor. According to the company, this new order is related to the production of a Tier 1 flagship smartphone. This current order is set for delivery in May 2014, and according to the company, it expects to ship more than three million units for this particular flagship device alone. “FPC is the leading global supplier of capacitive touch fingerprint sensors and

Safe Cities Asia: Public Safety, Welfare and Technology Integration for Secured Cities

Safe Cities Asia: Public Safety, Welfare and Technology Integration for Secured Cities 27 – 30 May, 2014 Max Atria @ Singapore Expo, Singapore Safe Cities Asia will examine how the integration of advanced technologies can improve public security and welfare. It is an initiative that will explore topics such as Urban Security, Intelligent Transport, Cyber Resilience, Disaster Managementand Emergency Response, C3i, Video Surveillanceand Analytics, Biometrics, Big Dataand Analytics, Social Mediaand Geospatial Intelligencefor secured cities. Safe Cities Asia will bring together

FPC gets bulk order for fingerprint area sensors from Asian distributor

Fingerprint Cards has announced an order worth $US 4.62 million (SEK 30M) from its distributor in China and Taiwan, Hardware & Software Technologies Co. This order is larger than one that came from the same distributor at this time last year. According to the company, the new order is for the FPC 1011F3 area sensor and delivery is scheduled to start already in March 2014. “This order confirms our leading position in the market for capacitive authentication devices for Chinese Banks,

The 2nd Guangzhou International Biometric Identification Technology Exhibition 2014

May 12-14, 2014 Guangzhou, China Greatly supported by domestic and overseas associations, Biometric China 2013 was successfully held in Poly World Trade Expo Center and gathered over 100 exhibitors coming from South Korea, Germany, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and other countries and regions, showcasing a variety of cutting-edge and advanced products & technologies. Over 12,000 buyers from more than 30 countries and regions were received. This year, GIBITE 2014 will be held on May 12-14th, 2014 at the

Fingerprint Cards gets design win for smartphone to be launched by US provider

Fingerprint Cards has received another design win from another of its existing Asian OEM customers, but this time it’s for a new smartphone scheduled to be launched by a top US operator in the first quarter of 2014. “This design win is another milestone for our company. The first two market launches of our swipe sensor technology have been for operators in Japan and Korea,” Johan Carlström, CEO of FPC said. “This latest DW is for a smartphone being launched by

Fingerprint Cards nabs new Asian smartphone design win

Another day, another Fingerprint Cards design win. Fingerprint Cards has just landed a new design win from an existing Asian customer for an additional three smartphone models, scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2013. According to the company, this is a follow-up design win from one of its “most distinguished customers.” “This design win is a follow-up design win from one of the earlier DWs we have informed about. We see a strong recognition in our world-class product