DHS, TSA testing touch-free fingerprint scanners

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has partnered with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to evaluate new identity verification technology that can speed up the processing time for travelers to pass through security. In June, TSA began performing a series of proof-of-concept tests for new fingerprint technology with the help of S&T’s Biometrics Technology Engine and Apex Screening at Speed program. The touch-free scanners, developed by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc., allows travelers to use their

Leak suggests Vivo XPlay 7 will come with under-screen fingerprint scanner

According to multiple media reports, leaked presentation pictures said to be of the Vivo XPlay 7 has revealed that it will come with the under-screen fingerprint scanner, detailing the Qualcomm-developed biometric authentication feature as one of its highlights. Vivo along with Qualcomm first unveiled the next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solution at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 in June. The new line of fingerprint solutions include new and improved features not included in the previous generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint

M2SYS selects Suprema fingerprint scanner for its cloud-based biometric software solution

Suprema partners can now take advantage of the M2SYS CloudABIS solutions suite to ease development and implementation efforts required for projects that use Suprema biometric hardware. M2SYS’ biometric identification software has over 300 million enrolled users in projects across more than 100 countries. The company’s CloudABIS is a suite of cloud-based biometric software solutions designed to mitigate the challenges and costs related to developing, deploying, and maintaining a biometric software system. CloudABIS can be rapidly integrated into any software to

SmartMetric completes development of its self-powered fingerprint credit card

SmartMetric has completed development of its new credit card, embedded with a super thin, self-powered fingerprint scanner. The biometric credit card is a culmination of years of research and development, which the company started developing in 2002. According to a company statement, Chaya Hendrick, president and CEO at SmartMetric, insisted that the credit card had to be self-powered with a rechargeable battery so that the card could be used before being inserted into ATM’s and other types of EMC chip

Microsoft keyboard to feature built-in fingerprint reader for Windows Hello

Microsoft is expected to release a Bluetooth wireless desktop keyboard with a built-in fingerprint identification reader, according to a report by MS Power User. The Bluetooth SIG listing has been updated with the device now being named the “Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID” and being described as a “BTLE Keyboard with Fingerprint enroll feature”. The SIG listing appears to be the same device as the Microsoft C3K1780 keyboard, which received FCC certification in March. In addition to the fingerprint

Kensington’s USB fingerprint reader now available

Kensington, the technology division of ACCO Brands, announced the general availability of its VeriMark USB fingerprint reader. According to a company statement, the Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key, which supports both Windows Hello and FIDO universal second factor authentication, integrates the smallest size touch sensor available in a compact design and combines 360-degree readability with anti-spoofing technology and fingerprint activated collaboration capabilities. “Third party solutions such as Kensington’s VeriMark Fingerprint Key are ideal for companies that have not deployed laptops with

Precise Biometrics, SecuGen showcasing fingerprint reader with spoof detection software

Precise Biometrics and SecuGen will be demonstrating a fingerprint reader with anti-spoofing capabilities at the CITeR booth at connect:ID this week in Washington, D.C. The demonstration will feature SecuGen’s fingerprint reader, the Hamster Pro 20, with Precise Biometric’s spoof detection solution for a full digit optical sensor. Spoof detection is a “must have” functionality for biometric authentication platforms, whether for physical and logical access control, or mobile e-commerce. SecuGen and Precise Biometrics’ U.S. operations, formerly NexID Biometrics, have shipped the

Integrated Biometrics releases FBI-certified optical 10-print fingerprint scanner

Integrated Biometrics announced the FIVE-0 compact scanner, which the company claims is the first FBI-certified, AFIS compatible 10-finger scanner. According to a company statement, the compact FAP501 units are “extremely rugged and deliver high quality scans under conditions that limit other technologies, such as latent fingerprints, dirt, heat, cold, bright lights, and direct sunlight.” The mobile 10-finger enrollment and verification device is used by global law enforcement, military, intelligence, border control, and social service agencies. In addition, FIVE-0 supports national

Leaked iPhone 8 schematic suggests the fingerprint reader will be relocated

According to a report by CNBC, a new picture of an alleged schematic for the Apple iPhone 8 suggests Apple is going to change the location of the fingerprint reader. Tech blogger Sonny Dickson posted to Twitter a picture of what appears to be a rendering of the iPhone 8 that shows that Apple may move the fingerprint reader to the back of the phone. Earlier this week, a report by Investor’s Business Daily claimed that Apple’s fingerprint suppliers are

Keytracker integrates ievo fingerprint recognition reader into key management system

Keytracker has integrated ievo fingerprint biometric recognition technology into its key management systems to provide a higher level of security for organizations managing several priority keys. “We’ve developed our restricted key access systems for a huge variety of sectors ranging from the construction, engineering, property, education and health sectors to the automobile retail trade – anywhere where access to vehicles, plant or different areas is controlled by physical keys,” said Andy Smith, general manager of Keytracker. “By combining these systems