ViaTouch integrates EyeLock for “high-tech vending machine” AI

Iris recognition technology from EyeLock will be embedded into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail solution to provide security and personalization, following an integration partnership announced Wednesday. Developed from its real-time, interactive media solution LISA (which stands for Luxery Interactive Smart Shelves), ViaTouch’s Vicki (ViaTouch Intellishelf Cognitive Kinetic Interactions) product uses artificial intelligence to serve as a virtual clerk and high-tech vending machine. EyeLock’s iris authentication technology with dual-eye verification enables a fast, user-friendly experience, according to the announcement. Vicki engages with customers, talk

Technavio report forecasts iris recognition market growth over 20 percent through 2021

Technavio expects the global iris recognition market to grow at a CAGR of nearly 21 percent through 2021, according to research released Monday. The report, “Global Iris Recognition Market 2017-2021,” provides analysis of the market segments, regions, revenues, and emerging trends, and divides the market by categories of government, healthcare, and transportation. Iris recognition technology was widely accepted in government use in 2016, according to the report. “The need to track employees and government initiatives such as e-passports, border control

TBS tests its biometric access control tech with identical twins

Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) recently welcomed SRF, Swiss Radio and Television broadcasting company, to demonstrate its latest biometric access control technology with identical twins. TBS demonstrated that its 3D FACE facial recognition device, 2D EYE iris recognition device and the 3D TERMINAL touchless fingerprint reader treated each individual differently, even those who seem identical to the naked eye. The demonstration was broadcasted nationally by the SRF. Apple recently admitted that its Face ID authentication feature may not be able to

EFF says TSA facial recognition proposal part of dangerous overreach

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued a “call to action” over a proposal by the U.S. Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) to collect facial images and iris scans under the PreCheck application program, which the EFF says paves the way for “a massive violation of privacy” by the Department of Homeland Security. As previously reported, the TSA ran a pilot project over the summer to evaluate the use of fingerprints by travellers as a boarding pass and identity document at

Vivo and Qualcomm working to improve mobile phone biometrics

Vivo has signed a $4B USD memorandum of understanding with Qualcomm that encompasses technical partnership and patent sharing in mobile-related technologies including biometric authentication. At MWC Shanghai this July, Vivo unveiled the Vivo Under Display fingerprint scanning solution based on Qualcomm fingerprint sensors. Vivo will continue to work with Qualcomm on research and development in the biometrics spaces, particularly 3D facial identification, palm prints, fingerprints, iris scanning and other biometric technologies, to improve the ease-of-use and security of mobile phone

Somaliland using iris recognition technology in upcoming election

Somaliland’s upcoming presidential election on November 13 marks the first use of iris-based biometrics technology in an African election, according to a report by All Africa. The first members of a team of 60 international election observers — who are hoping for a successful and conflict-free Presidential elections — arrived in Hargeisa last week. The British government funded International Election Observation Mission (EOM) was invited by Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission (NEC). “The EOM is particularly hopeful that the implementation of

New deployments of FPC fingerprint and iris technology

The BitVault blockchain phone, which recently launched in London, is powered by Fingerprint Cards’ ActiveIRIS and the FPC1028 touch fingerprint sensor. The BitVault is a secure communication device providing a range of blockchain services such as messaging, banking, calling, document transfer, media vault as well as a secure blockchain developer platform. According to an FPC statement, with FPC1028’s maximum biometric performance combined with ActiveIRIS iris recognition, and NFC technology, the BitVault is the most secure device on the market for

Fingerprint Cards delivers technology update presentation

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has delivered its ‘Technology Update’ in Stockholm, Sweden, which covered the company’s core business, capacitive sensors in smartphones, as well as updated information on new segments and technologies such as smartcards, IoT (Internet of Things) and iris. Christian Fredrikson, CEO, was joined on stage by Vivek Khandelwal, VP of product and business functions and Farzan Ghavanini, senior manager of transducer technology development. During the presentation, FPC provided an update on new applications and technologies with a focus on

New smartphone features FPC iris recognition and fingerprint sensor technology

Fingerprint Cards‘ ActiveIRIS and FPC1145 touch sensor are featured in a new smartphone from a leading Japanese manufacturer marking the Swedish biometrics company’s first commercial launch with multi modalities. ActiveIRIS combines advanced iris recognition software and simple, inexpensive secure camera reference hardware to provide iris recognition on a mobile device. The system is also certified for use with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity system. ActiveIRIS was developed by Delta ID, a company Fingerprint Cards acquired in June. The FPC1145 touch

Worldpay report finds 63% of consumers willing to use biometric authentication

Worldpay has published a new report on consumer habits that finds that shoppers are becoming more comfortable using biometrics to pay when shopping, with fingerprint payments leading the way as the most popular biometric identification method, according to a report by ComputerWeekly.com. The study found that 63 percent of consumers want to be able to use biometrically authenticated payments when shopping, while 69 percent said they would be most open to using fingerprint recognition. Apple announced recently that its newer