Precise Biometrics releases whitepaper on spoof and liveness detection

Precise Biometrics released a new whitepaper entitled “Spoof and Liveness Detection for the Mobile Biometrics Market”, which offers an introduction to spoof and liveness detection. Among the topics covered in the whitepaper are how a fingerprints spoof is done, current anti-spoofing solutions, and the standardization efforts taken to discover ways to evaluate spoof detection. According to Precise Biometrics, mobile payments is expected to be the next “killer application for biometrics and further accelerating the adoption.” The whitepaper forecasts that the

BIO-key approved for Nasdaq listing

BIO-key International, Inc. announced that its common stock has been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, effective with the start of trading on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The company said its shares will continue to trade under the symbol BKYI. “Our Nasdaq listing is a significant milestone for BIO-key and our shareholders, that underscores our ramping sales momentum so far this year,” Michael DePasquale, chairman and CEO of BIO-key, said. “We continue to see growing interest in the

Integrated Biometrics names Tom McCabe as CFO

Integrated Biometrics has named Tom McCabe as the company’s chief financial officer, succeeding Jerry Zuzolo, who recently announced his retirement. “Tom has a multi-disciplined background in finance, manufacturing, information technology, and administration that perfectly complements an organization like ours,” said Stephen Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. “We are thrilled to have someone of his caliber join our team, especially with the dedication and results that Jerry has delivered for us in the past. Those are big shoes to fill, and

Technavio report forecasts fingerprint market to grow 12% CAGR from 2017-2021

Technavio recently released new research that forecasts the fingerprint biometrics market will grow at a CAGR of nearly 12 percent from 2017 to 2021, driven by the growing need for secure authentication, especially in government projects. Titled ‘Global Fingerprint Biometrics Market 2017-2021’, Technavio’s analysts categorize the global fingerprint biometrics market into six major segments by end user, including government, transit, healthcare, BFSI, retail, and others. The report states that the top three revenue-generating end-user segments for the global finger biometrics

IDENTOS acquires Precise Biometrics smartcard unit: Q&A with CEO Mike Cook

Last month, IDENTOS completed its acquisition of Precise Biometrics’ mobile smartcard solutions business, which includes the business operation involving smartcard readers under the Tactivo brand. The acquisition aligns with Precise Biometrics’ strategy to further increase its focus on its fingerprint technology business and free up resources for the development and sales of fingerprint technology. Precise Biometrics said the mobile smartcard solutions business will be reported separately as a divested business operation, with net sales of SEK 13.9 million (US$1.6 million)

Innovatrics launches solution to increase probability of fingerprint matches

Innovatrics has launched the new version of Latent Editor, which simplifies the editing and enhancement of latent fingerprint images to increase the probability of a match in an AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System). The intuitive and easy-to-use Latent Editor was developed based on feedback from Innovatrics’ AFIS customers, and enables users to edit and improve latent fingerprint records in a secure, independent and interoperable environment. The smart separation tool enables users to easily separate overlapping fingerprints by tagging the relevant

Precise Biometrics divests mobile smartcard business to IDENTOS

Precise Biometrics has concluded an agreement with IDENTOS regarding the takeover of the company’s mobile smartcard solutions business area, which includes the business operation involving smartcard readers under the Tactivo brand. As a result, Precise Biometrics will further increase its focus on the fingerprint technology business area and free up resources for the development and sales of fingerprint technology. IDENTOS will take over all operations within the business area as of January 1, 2018, which includes the development of new

Delta rolls out biometric boarding pass pilot at Arlington, VA airport

Delta is testing its biometric boarding pass program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, which allows eligible Delta SkyMiles members to use their fingerprints as proof of identity instead of displaying their boarding pass and hard copy ID at the Delta Sky Club. The move comes a couple weeks after Delta Air Lines announced it will introduce four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, one of which will test facial recognition

Precise Biometrics initiates search for new R&D director

Rutger Petersson, director of research and development and a member of Precise Biometrics‘ management team, is leaving the company for a new assignment as Analytics & Insight Manager at Verisure Innovation AB. “Rutger Petersson has been with the company for ten years and is a valuable and appreciated co-worker that has done great efforts for the company,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “I congratulate Verisure Innovation AB on the recruitment of a highly competent employee and, of course,

Apple issued patents for bezel-free display, in screen Touch ID button on future iPhone

Apple Inc. recently published 56 patents it was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which includes an edge-to-edge display and an in-screen Touch ID button for future iPhones, according to a report by Tech Digg. Patent #9,652,096, which covers an edge-to-edge display for future iPhones, describes a predominantly flat-screen setting where the curved sides help facilitate greater symmetry and a more seamless design. The invention relates to the bending of one or more edges around the display panel,