Finger vein payment tech installed at campus convenience store in Britian

Sthaler’s Fingopay technology has been installed at a campus convenience store at Brunel University London. The biometrics payments company is backed by Hitachi and is partners of Worldpay. Fingopay works via an electronic biometric reader which builds a 3D map of the customer’s finger veins, generating a unique personal key. Following a simple registration process, the customer can then use their finger to make a payment. “Fingopay offers the convenience and retail sector the opportunity to gain richer data, and

Nets trialing Fingopay biometrics-based payment technology

Nordic payments provider Nets is looking to introduce finger-vein payments to the consumer market in Europe and will be testing Sthaler’s biometric payment solution Fingopay in its Idea Lab over the next few months. The Fingopay reader works by shining a near-infrared light through the user’s finger to build 3D map of the customer’s finger veins. Users can then register the unique finger vein pattern as their preferred payment method, at which point the pattern is encrypted into a public

EPFL, Global ID developing 3D finger vein recognition system

EPFL’s Security and Cryptography Laboratory has partnered with startup Global ID to develop an encryption technique for processing biometric data captured via 3D finger vein recognition, a system the researchers say is nearly impossible to forge, according to a report by TechXplore. Using 3D vein imaging technology developed by the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny, the University of Applied Sciences in Sion (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) and Global ID, the new identification system can process data more safely than current standards. “Two-dimensional

UK music venue implements finger vein biometrics solution to authenticate payments

In an effor to reduce wait times at the bar while introducing more secure transactions, a music venue in the UK has deployed Sthaler’s biometrics-based payment solution Fingopay, according to a report by Finextra. The Fingopay reader works by shining a near-infrared light through the user’s finger, which illuminates the finger veins before capturing the final image. Users can then register the unique finger vein pattern as their preferred payment method, at which point the pattern is encrypted into a

American Green selects M2SYS finger vein reader for biometric authentication

American Green, a technology company in the medical cannabis industry, has selected the M2SYS finger vien reader to integrate with the American Green Machine (AGM), a custom vending solution for dispensaries. M2SYS will provide its M2-FingerVein finger vein reader for the AGM. The finger vein reader works by passing near-infrared light through the finger which is partially absorbed by the hemoglobin in the veins allowing an image to be recorded on a CCD camera. The M2SYS solution is designed to

Hitachi demonstrates new finger vein authentication system

At the Social Innovation Forum 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi demonstrated its new finger vein authentication system which uses a standard smartphone camera with software to validate the identity of a user, according to a report by TelecomAsia.net. Hitachi said this is the first time a solution of its kind has been demonstrated. The vein authentication system, which does not need any specialized hardware, can easily authorize the identity of returning customers for online shopping. Hitachi is hoping to introduce

FlexEnable, ISORG launch flexible fingerprint sensor with 500 dpi resolution

Flexible organic electronics developer FlexEnable, and ISORG, a developer of organic photodetectors and large area image sensors in printed electronics, have jointly released a flexible fingerprint sensor with 500 dpi image resolution. The companies say the new product is the only flexible fingerprint sensor that offers such high resolution, making it suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification. The optical sensor is ultra-thin, light and robust, and can be seamlessly integrated into a range of products including fingerprint

Commercial Bank of Qatar introduces finger vein biometrics for ATM authentication

Banking software solution provider 01 Systems announced today that the Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) has deployed its finger vein biometrics solution that enables customers to access their account at Commercial Bank branches and ATMs with finger vein scanners without need for a bank card or PIN number. This technology incorporates finger vein devices from biometrics hardware manufacturer mofiria Corporation and is integrated with ATMs from NCR Corporation. Bank CEO Joseph Abraham said: “Biometric security features are an important tool

Mofiria to release a USB-connected finger vein authentication device

mofiria plans to release a new USB-connected finger vein authentication device in October. The Japanese firm expects to sell 20,000 on the new FVA-U4ST devices in the first year due to domestic demand for a secure solution to support national identification number systems, and increasing overseas demand for biometrics solutions in Asia and Middle East. This device adopts a flat finger placement method which helps decrease issues on installation and operation. It can also support the matching process inside the

ZKAccess continues to expand outside field sales force

Biometrics and RFID security solutions provider ZKAccess has retained manufacturers’ rep firm Marktek to service the United States mid-Atlantic region. According to the company website, Marktek, Inc. concentrates quality sales efforts on system products and works in partnership with manufacturers to provide a total marketing program and focus on a limited number of integrated product lines permitting a synergetic presentation. Marktek has over 30 years of experience in the Life Safety & Electronic Security Industry, and its President, Ted Leventhal,