Signicat launches mobile authentication product

Identity assurance firm Signicat has launched MobileID, the company’s new mobile authentication product. In addition to providing fast onboarding and identity assurance to financial service providers using several digital identity schemes, Signicat now offers strong customer authentication (SCA) using the end-user’s smart device. The European Union’s upcoming Payment Services Directive (PSD2) legislation will mandate that many transactions over €30 (US$33.8) must be authorized with at least two-factor authentication. MobileID will enable financial services providers to offer multi-factor authentication in advance

Fingerprint Cards announces three new deployments this week

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced three new deployments of its fingerprint sensors this week. OPPO’s new A77 mobile device features the FPC1245 sensor. OPPO A77 is a variant of OPPO F3 for the Taiwanese market, launched earlier this month. Also revealed this week, an unnamed Taiwanese OEM has launched a new smartphone model featuring Fingerprint Cards FPC1145 sensor supporting FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC MoveTouch. On Monday, FPC revealed that Sharp Mobile’s new Sharp Z3 smartphone

Kantara issued $2.4M in grants to develop digital ID and privacy solutions using smartphones

Kantara Initiative has received multiple research grants of up to $2.4 million, which it will use to develop three innovative digital identity and privacy solutions using smartphones including mobile device attribute verification, mobile authentication and physical access control. Lockstep Technologies, Gluu Inc. and Exponent Inc. are also working on the projects with Kantara and the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a research center at the Rutgers University funded by the US Department of Homeland Security

FPC fingerprint sensor featured in Sharp Z3

Sharp Mobile has launched the Sharp Z3 for the Taiwanese market featuring Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1145 sensor. According to a statement from the global biometrics company, the Sharp Z3 supports FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC MoveTouch. Just last month, a Taiwanese OEM launched a smartphone model for the Russian market featuring Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile.

Delta ID, Indus OS to release Aadhaar-authenticated OS for Indian consumers

Indus OS has partnered with Delta ID to launch the first-ever Aadhaar-authenticated operating system (OS) that uses iris recognition technology, according to a report by The Economic Times. The OS, which comprised of software and hardware, captures the iris-ID biometric information through a dedicated iris scanning camera built into the smartphone. “We look forward to our partnership with Delta ID, the market leaders in iris-based authentication technology, and expect to release the first Aadhaar-authenticated OS this quarter,” said Rakesh Deshmukh,

ABI Research forecasts 95% of smartphones to feature fingerprint sensors by 2022

ABI Research has published its latest biometric technologies market data report which forecasts that fingerprint sensors in smartphones will grow significantly to reach a 95 percent penetration rate of smartphone shipments by 2022. The report finds that this explosive growth will lead to new opportunities for biometric technologies, such as eye recognition, to be used as part of new identification and payment applications for both the banking and governmental markets. “While enterprise markets aggressively adopt vein recognition technologies in physical

Taiwanese OEM introduces smartphone with FPC and Precise Biometrics technology

A Taiwanese OEM has launched a smartphone model for the Russian market featuring Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC) FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. In related news, FPC announced that the new Xiaomi Mi 6 features its under glass sensor FPC1268, supporting FPC OneTouch, FPC 360Touch, FPC

Delta ID developing affordable iris sensor units for Aadhaar-enabled smartphones

Delta ID is working on developing more affordable and accurate iris recognition technology for the Indian market to be integrated into smartphones so that they can be used in Aadhaar biometric verification, according to a report by Digit. The company recently held tests at MGNREGA in Telengana, as well as passed the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) tests by achieving 99 percent accuracy. In January, the Indian government called on local smartphone vendors to develop sub-Rs 2,000 (US$29.36) smartphones

FPC touch sensor featured in Qiku’s new smartphone

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that its FPC1245 touch sensor is featured in Qiku’s new smartphone, the 360 F5. “We’re always happy to see new customer devices launched,” commented Ted Hansson, senior vice president, Business Line Mobile at Fingerprint Cards. “This launch is a result of our increased focus on Tier 2 and Tier 3 offering. This product is particularly important as it is the first device based on Spreadtrum platform, with a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprints. Spreadtrum is a major

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution deployed in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has been deployed in a recently launched smartphone from a Chinese vendor through cooperation with fingerprint sensor manufacturer Silead. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The license agreement with Silead dates back to 2015 and generates royalty revenue based on sales of fingerprint sensors from Silead that includes Precise BioMatch Mobile. The company