IDEX preparing for volume shipments of biometric cards in Q2

IDEX is rapidly progressing toward commercialization of its contact-based biometric payment cards, with volume shipments expected following the completion of the certification process which is anticipated in Q2 2018, the company announced. As the certification process takes place, IDEX has been making commercial launch preparations with its previously announced partners and carrying out commercial trials with other end customers. Biometric cards are gaining momentum from innovation in the space, IDEX says, including its self-enrol solution, matcher algorithm and 13×13 sensor.

FIDO Alliance announces new round of FIDO certified products

The FIDO Alliance has announced the latest round of companies to complete FIDO certification, which brings the total number of the organization’s certified products to 383. Companies with newly-certified products include IoTrust Co., Ltd, ROWEM and SC TechOne Co., Ltd. According to Adam Powers, FIDO Alliance’s technical director, the FIDO Certified program for functional certification provides assurance of compliance to FIDO standards. The program has been a central component to achieving the Alliance’s vision for universal and interoperable strong authentication.

Trustonic completes NIST-issued FIPS 140-2 certification

Trustonic revealed that its cryptographic library has been validated in line with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, which ensures that apps developed using Trustonic’s security technology meet the strict security requirements implemented by both the US government and other regulated industries. “As mobility expands, devices such as smartphones and tablets are being used to access and share government information,” said George Kanuck, SVP of sales and marketing at Trustonic. “Keeping this data secure presents challenges, especially if employees

FST Biometrics certified under Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program

FST Biometrics has received Lenel factory certification under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). FST Biometrics’ IMID (In Motion Identification) Access Version 3.6 has been certified to work with the OnGuard access control system versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3, providing an interface between their databases and quick identification of authorized users through FST’s unique fusion of biometric technologies. “FST Biometrics has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard,” explained Zach Roth,

Dermalog iris solution achieves more than 8.5 million matches per second

Dermalog announced that its iris recognition solution has achieved a speed of more than 8.5 million matches per second on a single blade including 40 CPU-cores and has been certified by independant testing, auditing and certification firm SGS-TÜV Saar. According to a company statement, the German biometrics firm and system integrator emphasized that its solution “is made for using with large-scale data sets” such as registration, verification and identification in “large installations like national ID databases, customs authorities and border

Safran awarded ISO 14298 certification for production facility in Brazil

Safran Identity & Security has been awarded the Intergraf ISO 14298 certification for its production facility in Taubaté, Brazil. Intergraf is a not-for-profit organization representing European printing associations. In a company statement, the identity and security solutions provider explains that this certification specifies the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems, ensuring that the plant uses the most secure set of processes to fight fraud. In 2014, Safran Identity & Security’s plant in the Netherlands was certified by Integraf

UL to certify biometric processes for banks in Brazil

Following an analysis of its technical capacity and team, UL announced that its São Paulo lab has been accredited by Brazil’s leading banking association to provide certification services of biometric processes for banks within the country. UL will work closely with Brazilian banks to ensure the optimal performance of biometric systems and understanding of the fundamentals of having a unique standard in Brazil, which guarantees the safe data exchange between banks and customers. “It is an important step forward in

FIDO Alliance showcases ecosystem of FIDO certified products

The new FIDO Certified showcase provides deploying organizations with a one-stop shop to learn about the companies and products that can bring FIDO Authentication to their users. The Certified showcase also gives a more in-depth view of the FIDO ecosystem, including the companies participating in the FIDO Certified Showcase launch including: Bluink, Century Longmai, Daon, Feitian, Hypersecu Information Systems, i-Sprint Innovation, International Systems Research (ISR), Nok Nok Labs, Raonsecure, Samsung SDS, Sensory, SSenStone, StrongAuth, Inc., SurePassID, Synaptics, Synochip, TRUXTUN Capital,

ievo fingerprint readers receive CPNI approval for government use

Biometric recognition systems firm ievo Ltd announced that its latest revision of fingerprint readers has been approved by the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure). CPNI included ievo’s flagship fingerprint scanner, ievo ultimate, as part of its trusted Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE), permitting the scanner’s use in protecting a wide range of government facilities. ievo ultimate, which has an IP65 rating, uses an advanced sensor which employs multispectral imaging (MSI) technology to scan and capture data. Using

Synaptics VFS7500S fingerprint sensors certified through Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics Incorporated announced that its Natural ID biometric fingerprint authentication solution, the VFS7500S, has become the industry’s first fingerprint sensor fully certified through the Banking Card Test Center (BCTC). Assigned by China UnionPay (CUP) and other key banks, the BCTC is an independent third-party test service provider that performs and manages fingerprint sensor certification testing. The Synaptics VFS7500S Natural ID fingerprint sensor family features SentryPoint Security Suite technology, which provides a wide range of secure authentication features including Quantum Matcher