Strategic partnership will bring enhanced biometrics and mobility to federal government

DMI and NEC Corporation of America have announced a strategic partnership to couple NEC’s biometric and advanced recognition technology with DMI’s mobile technologies and platforms to address public safety, national security and federal civilian technology priorities within the U.S. government. According to a company statement, combining NEC core identity management technologies with DMI’s mobile platforms will provide the government: real-time, secure, mobile access to fingerprint, iris and facial recognition technologies for first responders, law enforcement and military teams who are

Korea Internet & Security Agency developing biometric authentication for mobile banking

South Korean government-run Korea Internet & Security Agency is developing biometric authentication for mobile banking with plans to commercialize the technology by late 2018, according to a report by The Korean Herald. “We are developing an algorithm for authenticating mobile banking with a combination of a fingerprint, heart rate and (an) electrocardiogram,” said Jason Kim, chief of KISA’s security technology dissemination team. “The technology is expected to be much safer than existing biometrics including iris sensors, fingerprint scanners and facial

ID R&D launches multi-factor, multimodal mobile authentication solution

Biometric technology firm ID R&D launched a mobile biometric login solution earlier this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2017, marking the company’s first product. The patent-pending IDSquared combines a simple and intuitive user interface with behavioural biometrics, facial recognition and liveness detection. Designed to provide a seamless UX and improved mobile authentication experience, IDSquared requires users to type a word into the mobile device while looking at the screen. By doing so, uses reveal their face to the front-facing camera

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

NEC software uses facial recognition to verify mobile service users

NEC Corporation has launched NC7000-3A, a data utilization platform software that leverages facial recognition to confirm the identity of mobile service users for organizations such as financial institutions and telecommunication operators. NC7000-3A is ideal for organizations that require ID management and authentication functions to ensure the safety and security of their mobile web services. This software includes a mobile services-oriented authentication engine that leverages “NeoFace,” a facial recognition artificial intelligence (AI) engine that is part of NEC’s portfolio of AI

Secure Technology Alliance paper examines mobile ID authentication

The Secure Technology Alliance has released a new white paper that examines the new authentication mechanisms and use cases of mobile identification authentication. Developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Mobile Council, “Mobile Identity Authentication” provides an overview of mobile ID authentication, highlights use cases that rely on secure user credentials stored on a mobile device, and offers various insights on how new technologies and standards are addressing the growing need for mobile ID authentication. “Mobile ID authentication provides an answer

GenKey issues new release of its mobile enrollment software

GenKey has issued a new release of its mobile biometric enrollment software. According to a company statement, many of the improvements in the new release address the challenges of mobile registration in rural locations, including privacy-by-design software designed to store sensitive biometric information securely in the event of limited connectivity. The company has also improved the user experience, making the recruitment and training process easier in rural locations. The software runs on all mobile platforms and is compatible with all

Samsung biometrics-based Mobile Security Management Suite wins GSMA mobile award

Samsung was awarded the GSMA Global Mobile Award for its Mobile Security Management Suite at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, according to a report by Wireless Week. The GSMA Association awarded Samsung with the “Best Mobile Security of Anti-Fraud Solution” in the category of innovation in the mobile market. The company’s Mobile Security Management Suite uses PKI-based biometric solution Nexsign and Enterprise Mobile Management to connect fingerprint, voice, or facial biometrics data to user information on mobile devices.

Extended licensing agreement guarantees almost $2M US for Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics has entered into an extended software license and distribution agreement with an existing sensor customer that guarantees minimum total license revenues of 17.5 million SEK ($1.98M USD) during 2017 and 2018 for the use of Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is a patented hybrid algorithm solution optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The extended licensing agreement includes a fee of 17.5 million SEK for a set number of licenses

South Korean firm releases mobile facial identification service

The Korea Trade Network (KTNET) has released a new mobile multi-factor biometric authentication service solution, providing mobile app developers and other companies with a way to implement a simplified, cost-effective face identification system, according to a report by Korea Herald. The identification service solution, BioCA, was jointly developed by the Korea International Trade Association subsidiary in partnership with Daon and the Korea Smart Authentication Corp. BioCA uses a smartphone’s front-facing camera to recognize and identify an individual’s face, then transfers