Biometric revenue from smartphones expected to increase: Study

Frost & Sullivan published a new study that shows that the number of global biometrics smartphone users is expected to increase exponentially from 43.23 million in 2013 to 471.11 million in 2017. The spike in smartphone users during this time represents a shift from the early adopter phase to the early maturity phase. By 2019, biometrics will fully be considered a mature technology. Entitled “Biometrics Go Mobile: A Market Overview”, the Frost & Sullivan study is part of the Smart

ImageWare Systems introduces mobile biometric authentication app

ImageWare Systems introduced GoVerifyID, a mobile application that provides out-of-band biometric authentication from a mobile device, at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas this past week. Using multi-modal biometrics with a mobile device, ImageWare’s GoVerifyID provides out-of-band verification, does not require any mobile front-end coding and can also be integrated into existing enterprise applications. The solution can be purchased via license or subscription as part of the company’s identity-as-a-services offering, GoCloudID. ImageWare CTO David Harding delivered a presentation entitled “Mobile

Samsung Galaxy devices deploy Sensory speech recognition technology

Sensory Inc. announced that Samsung has deployed its TrulyHandsfree voice technology across its Galaxy smartphones, tablets, cameras, and wearables. As an always-listening voice control solution, TrulyHandsfree enables users to activate and access their smartphone or device with an ultra-low power voice trigger. Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree voice control offers high accuracy command set capabilities, eliminating the need for close talking mics, quiet rooms, or completely accurate speech commands. Samsung mobile and wearable devices use this voice technology to answer calls, activate the

Trustonic, Fingerprint Cards to secure FIDO Ready biometric authentication on smart devices

Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards AB announced they have partnered to secure FIDO Ready secure biometric authentication on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The partnership centers on FPCs touch fingerprint sensors (FPC1020, FPC1021 and FPC1150) and sensor driver software that are developed to take advantage of Trustonic

Special Report: Mobile Biometric Authentication

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines how the total market for mobile biometrics will increase due to smartphone growth along with the drive for password supplantation. This report also outlines the increasing use of mobile biometrics for financial services and

Authentify to release extension to device-based biometric multifactor authenticator

Authentify announced at this week’s BlackHat USA 2014 conference it is introducing xFA Smart Choice, an extension to its xFA device-based multifactor authentication service. xFA Smart Choice enables enterprises to automatically choose or prioritize the authentication factors their end-users have offered on their mobile device, simplifying the overall authentication process for end-users. “The barrier to mass-market deployment of stronger authentication boils down to the impact on the user experience,” said John Zurawski, vice president at Authentify. “After all, security and

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may feature iris scanning technology

In a recent tweet by certified Samsung Twitter account @SamsungExynos, the smartphone device manufacturer teased it is currently developing iris scanning technology, following rumors that its new flagship handset, Galaxy S5, would feature the technology. The Tweet follows news that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini would feature fingerprint technology. The @SamsungExynos tweet published a diagram of a smartphone scanning an eye with the caption, “Security can be improved using features unique to us. That’s what we envision. What would you

Digital Identities and Authentication Seminar 2014

Exploring safe digital identification in an online world 4 June 2014 Wellington, New Zealand The Biometrics Institute is known for its long track record in successfully facilitating discussion around the use of biometrics in a stimulating and independent forum. This seminar reflects a growing demand for discussion around online authentication, mobile transactions and privacy. The 2013 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey reported that smartphones/mobile devices were given the highest mention in terms of future biometric use. Coupled with a significant number

Biometrics are key for secure banking

Biometrics are the new E-verification tools for online and mobile banking says Steve Cook, Director of Business Development for Facebanx. Why? Simply because consumers are fed-up with identity theft and further inconveniences with having to prove who they are. Fraud is costing banks and tax-payers millions. ID theft is increasing at an alarming rate and is affecting millions of people, yet not enough stringent methods are being adopted to protect customer accounts. According to a recent report by the US

Fingerprint Cards announces flagship model smartphone design win, opens Shanghai office

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced yet another significant design win — this time its a flagship model design win for its swipe sensor technology from a Tier 1 smartphone manufacturer in China. In addition, the rapidly-expanding company has opened a regional office in Shanghai. Fingerprint Cards has been receiving a large amount of orders and design-wins as of late.  Reported yesterday, the company announced another smartphone design win from a smartphone manufacturer in China. As we’ve reported in, Fingerprint Cards