Biometrics Research Group projects $10 billion in mobile biometrics revenue in 2018

Biometrics Research Group, Inc., publisher of, yesterday released an updated Special Report that provides an overview and synopsis on mobile biometric applications. Mobile biometric applications operate on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, with “apps” utilizing embedded software and sensors to make secure use of those devices and apps more convenient. They do so by enabling the owner of a device to use their biometrics to authenticate their identity as an enhancement or alternative to passwords. The report

Taiwan firms developing IR LED devices for biometric applications, in process of certification

Chip makers and LED packaging service providers in Taiwan have developed IR LED chips or devices for biometric applications, mainly iris and facial recognition, and are in the process of certification by potential clients, according to a report by Digitimes. Industry sources report that shipments are expected to start in 2017. The report cites unnamed sources that say Epistar has IR LED chips taking up over 10% of all AlGaInP chip output at present, and the proportion is expected to

Findd introduces biometric time clock application

Utah-based startup Findd has developed a biometric time clock application for companies with mobile and field-based workforces that can be downloaded on any Android or iOS device to instantly turn it into a mobile time clock; for use by an individual on their phone or on a tablet in a team setting. According to a company statement, Findd’s facial recognition time clock is how easy it is to deploy. “With our solution there is no proprietary hardware, so the client

Preserving privacy in an age of increased surveillance – a biometrics perspective

IBM SouthBank, Fleming Room, 76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank, London This one-day workshop will focus on privacy issues surrounding biometric technologies and applications. We will together reflect upon the many new threats and opportunities arising from the rapid increase in the channels of biometric data capture (e.g. sensors on mobile devices) and processing capabilities. The workshop will bring together various stakeholders from amongst end users, technology developers, researchers and legal experts to discuss the serious challenges that these developments present

Biometrics Institute celebrates 15 year anniversary

The Biometrics Institute recently announced its 15-year anniversary of promoting the responsible use of biometrics as an independent international user group. “I joined the Biometrics Institute in May 2002 and what an amazing journey it has been,” said Isabelle Moeller, the Biometrics Institute Chief Executive, “and what great foresight its founding members had when they then predicted that biometrics was to be in common use in the future and that the Institute wanted to be ahead of the game, technically

STC demos latest multimodal biometric solutions at Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo

Earlier this month, Russian firm STC Group presented its latest multimodal biometric solutions, professional recorders, multi-channel recording systems and forensic analysis tools at the biennial Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo, which took place from September 14 to 18 at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria, South Africa. According to a company statement, AAD is the biggest exhibition of its kind on the African continent and one of the world’s premier Aerospace and Defence exhibitions. The expo covers the range of

Israel’s new national policy ensures fair use of biometric applications

Last week the Israeli government declared a national policy on biometric applications, enabling the fair use of biometric applications, according to a report by iHLS. The policy is designed to ensure a balance between the advantages and risks associated with the use biometric applications, making Israel the first country to implement a national policy regarding biometrics. Ram Walzer, Biometric Applications Commissioner in the Prime Minister’s Office, reported at the annual Secure Identification and Biometrics Conference that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Flexible fingerprint sensors: a game-changer for biometric applications

This is a guest post by Dr. Rouzet Agaiby, Senior Business Development Engineer at FlexEnable. A large percentage of existing fingerprint sensors on the market use silicon technology due to its maturity as well as its established supply chain. Capacitive sensors have been the dominant technology because they allow compact fingerprint sensors in comparison to the main alternative approach of optical fingerprint sensors, which have been more bulky due to the optics used to de-magnify and focus the image. More

Eyelock expanding the development of embedded iris biometric applications with new facility

In an effort to strengthen and expand the development of embedded iris biometric applications, EyeLock has opened an IoT Center of Excellence in Austin, Texas. EyeLock’s iris authentication platform uses video technology to identify more than 240 points of unique characteristics in each human iris. The identity authentication firm says the technology is now available in miniaturized modules, creating the opportunity for ’embedding’ into multiple market segments, including: smart mobile; computation; automotive, and; health and medical. “Austin has become an

Brisk Insights publishes report on biometrics system market for 2015-2022

Brisk Insights has published a new report entitled “Biometrics System Market By Authentication Type, Function, Application, Industry Size, Growth, Share And Forecast To 2022”, which forecasts that the global biometrics system market is expected to grow at a 19% CAGR during 2015-2022. Based on this growth, the biometrics system market is estimated to reach up to $32 billion by 2022. Brisk Insights attributes these future growth opportunities primarily to government initiatives taken in different areas. Additionally, the increasing focus on