MTRIX to sell NEXT Biometrics line of USB fingerprint peripherals

NEXT Biometrics Group and MTRIX, a German distributor of biometric authentication solutions, have signed a distribution agreement covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The agreement will see MTRIX sell the NEXT line of USB fingerprint peripherals, Oyster and Scallop, to its wide base of customers and partners targeting banking, insurance, point-of-sale and healthcare markets. “NEXT Biometrics has established itself as a leader in high performance, cost efficient fingerprint authentication. We are excited to be able to offer NEXT solutions for our

Zwipe makes first shipment of its contactless biometric payment card technology

Zwipe has made the first shipment of its contactless biometric payment card technology for use in commercial pilots by card manufacturers and banks. Zwipe’s contactless payment card is capable of operating without the need for a battery or fixed power supply. Standard point of sale terminals provide the power to operate the biometric payment card. According to a company statement, Zwipe’s card manufacturing partners represent over 40% of the global smart card market, per volume shipped per the Nilson Report.

NIC expands Gov2Go personal assistant platform to all 50 states

NIC Inc. has expanded the nation’s first personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, to all 50 states, enabling citizens throughout the United States to access digital government services. Created in Arkansas, Go2Go platform brings together all of a person’s interactions with all levels of government in a single platform to eliminate the need to navigate multiple sites, mobile apps, and platforms for federal, state, county, and city government. The initial set of national services allow people across the nation to.receive detailed

Diamond Fortress subsidiary to enable financial inclusion for emerging markets

Mobile biometrics provider Diamond Fortress Technologies launched DFT Empower, the company’s new wholly-owned subsidiary tasked with promoting financial inclusion throughout the developing world. DFT Empower is working with financial institutions, software integrators, micro-finance organizations and others who require mobile biometrics and are focused on geographic areas where citizens are underserved or unserved all together. The subsidiary strives to enable financial inclusion to emerging markets, with the intent to improve the lives of people in lower and low income areas throughout

OT-Morpho’s U.S. innovation center explores biometric banking

OT-Morpho officially opened its first U.S. innovation center in Redwood City, California, which allows visitors to experience a biometric and digital journey encompassing banking, payments, IoT, telecom and retail processes for real-life technology integration. The new center will serve as a hands-on lab to demonstrate how service providers who have gone digital have implemented and executed biometric technologies. Visitors to the center will start their journey at “home” and then will eventually immersed in several daily life environments simulating innovative

Korea Smart ID to provide fingerprint smart cards for UN

Security solutions provider Korea Smart ID (KSID) has been selected as the exclusive provider of fingerprint smart cards for the UN and affiliated organizations, according to a report by The Investor. In February, the UN International Computer Center began its search for suppliers for fingerprint recognition-based ID cards. The organization was specifically looking for solutions which would enable its employees to access their computers and grant entry to its headquarters and affiliated organizations. The KSID fingerprint smart cards and readers will be initially

Mexican banks to install fingerprint readers to curb identity theft

Mexico’s National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) has implemented a new initiative which will see the installation of biometric fingerprint readers in banks across the country in an effort to curb the growing frequency of identity theft, according to a report by Rivera Maya News. The CNBV said that within the next 12 months, all banking institutions throughout Mexico will require an onsite fingerprint reader to verify the identity of clients. When banking clients apply for a loan or activate

Biometrics-based payment system coming soon for Singapore school kids

Singapore-based Coolpay has customized its biometrics-based loyalty and payment solution, Touché, for the school environment. The customized solution, which eliminates the need for cash, cards, wearables, vouchers or smart wallets by allowing payment through just two fingers, will be an upcoming feature of the POSB Smart Buddy program to facilitate a simpler payment experience for students. Students register their two fingers once on the device and link it through the POSB Smart Buddy program to their parents’ bank account. The

Kensington fingerprint solution wins new product of the year award

The Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key has earned the Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year Award in the Access Control – Biometrics category. The Security Today New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. More than 100 entries were received in the ninth successful year of the independently juried contest. Winners were honored in 40 product award

Arrow to sell NEXT Biometrics fingerprint authentication technology

NEXT Biometrics and Arrow Electronics have entered into a global distribution agreement for Arrow to sell NEXT fingerprint authentication technology. Arrow will sell NEXT products to its base of customers targeting applications including Internet Of Things and access control as well as personal authentication devices such as tokens, key fobs and other applications. NEXT is launching a range of reference designs and SDK solutions for mainstream embedded platforms to streamline product integration. “Signing the agreement with Arrow is an important