Zwipe completes $4.3M private placement

Zwipe has completed a $4.3 million private placement of new shares to existing and new investors. “We are pleased that our value proposition – easy, secure and fast authentication – is acknowledged by both our investors and partners, as demonstrated by this capital raise as well as the progress we see in all our verticals,” said Kim Humborstad, Zwipe CEO. The biometrics technology company has commercialized two products, Access and ID cards which, according to a company statement, have near-term

B.C. government expands use of BIO-key fingerprint authentication solution

The Province of British Columbia is expanding its use of BIO-key’s fingerprint authentication solution, WEB-key. The B.C. government first deployed BIO-key’s technology in 2012 to enable secure self-service access for identity information management and authentication services. Now, BIO-key’s WEB-key solution is being deployed into new areas, leveraging biometric authentication to augment physical access control in a new facility. “By leveraging international standards for biometric data, BIO-key is able to provide the Province with a flexible, secure, and highly scalable platform

IDEX, IDEMIA collaborate on scalable contactless biometric card solutions

IDEX has revealed its continued development of end-to-end biometric solutions for payment cards with IDEMIA. Last year, IDEX first announced it was working with Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) in November 2016 to commercialize the first mass deployable biometric smart cards. Since then, OT and Safran’s Morpho business came together to become IDEMIA. The partnership has resulted in the completion of several end-user trials of next generation biometric cards with a leading payment provider. The success of these real-world trials

G4S partners with Zwipe to offer easy deployment of biometric access control

Canadian security solutions firm G4S has partnered with Zwipe to offer its customers the latest in biometric access control solutions. Zwipe Access is a fingerprint-activated contactless credential that works with existing 125kHz or 13.56MHz infrastructure. Only after activation by a fingerprint scan will the card allow communication with a reader, combining the security of biometric authentication with the speed and convenience of contactless credentials. Only the rightful owner of the card can use it, and the fingerprint data cannot be

SmartMetric looks to new applications for its biometric credit card

SmartMetric CEO Chaya Hendrick says that with the success of its secure smartcard platform using fingerprint biometrics, the company is now able to offer combined security solutions across a range of applications. The SmartMetric Biometric Card is built around the EMV chip card and uses a person’s fingerprint to activate the card in a secure on card scan and match. It is self-powered with a rechargeable battery and scans and matches a person’s fingerprint in less than 0.25 seconds. All

Kickstarter campaign launched to fund biometrics-based global ID startup

Biometrics-based global identity system startup GID has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise €25,000 in funding to support software development and manufacturing. The system captures user biometric data, and uses it to generate a unique, 15-digit alphanumeric code with a proprietary algorithm. The user does not have to remember the code, as it can be accessed with the fingerprint sensor instantaneously, according to launch announcement. GID account holders also receive GID email and messenger accounts, a cloud data storage account

Fingerprint payment cards to reach 160m shipments by 2022

ABI Research has published its latest Biometric Technologies and Applications report, which finds that biometric technologies are consistently growing their presence in more banking applications. The report states that embedded fingerprint sensor payment cards are the latest addition finally ready to go public. Fingerprint embedded payment cards will experience a significant growth over the next years reaching 160 million shipments by 2022 with a 5-year CAGR of approximately 400 percent. While the Middle East, Africa and North America will be

IDEMIA and JCB to introduce F-Code biometric payment card in Japan

IDEMIA has partnered with international payment network JCB to introduce the F-Code biometric payment card to Japanese customers. The F-Code solution is a payment card that features a built-in fingerprint sensor. F-Code ensures a unique and universal identification and helps retailers speed up the check-out process as well as enabling banks and governments to reduce illegitimate access to services and prevent identity fraud and theft. This partnership announcement was made by Didier Lamouche, IDEMIA’s CEO, at the JCB World Conference

BIO-key line of biometric locks now available to U.S. consumers

The BIO-key line of TouchLock biometric and Bluetooth enabled padlocks and bicycle locks is now available for purchase in the U.S. through the company’s newly developed ecommerce website, Amazon.com and, over the coming weeks and months, in select stores via established retail and distribution partners. “Following initial sales in Asia, we are pleased to make our TouchLock Line – named the ‘next evolution of padlocks’ – directly available to consumers in the United States,” explained Scott Mahnken, VP Marketing, BIO-key.

SmartMetric reports interest from banks for its biometric credit card, awarded five patents

SmartMetric revealed that it is in card purchasing talks with more than seven banks from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and the United States and distributors and representatives wanting to participate in the global sales and marketing of the its biometric credit card. The SmartMetric Biometric Card is built around the EMV chip card and uses a person’s fingerprint to activate the card in a secure on card scan and match. It is self-powered with a rechargeable battery and