Financial institution to use BIO-key biometric ID solutions to secure Windows 10 devices

BIO-key has been selected by a global financial institution to deliver biometric authentication solutions for the firm’s Windows platform worldwide. The financial institution, which BIO-key declined to name in the release, recently upgraded all its devices to the Windows 10 operating system on a global basis, a decision that was mostly driven by Windows Hello’s improved biometric security features. BIO-key is providing the institution with an initial 5,000 SideTouch compact fingerprint readers to support the use of fingerprint biometric authentication.

MouseComputers releases Windows Hello facial recognition camera for Windows 10

MouseComputers recently made available its Mouse Facial Recognition Camera For Windows Hello (CM01-A), which allows Windows 10 users to add facial recognition capabilities to their existing device, according to a report by Supersite Windows. The company first showcased the camera last year at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 conference. The product was previously available only in the Asia Pacific market, but can now be purchased in the US through Amazon. Priced at $69.99, the MouseComputers peripheral camera features an infrared camera

Intel Security intros multi-factor authentication password manager for Windows Hello

Intel Security has integrated the True Key extension with Windows Hello to deliver a seamless multi-factor sign in experience on Microsoft Edge. Windows 10 customers can now enable the new True Key app extension integrated with Windows Hello on Microsoft Edge to ensure an easier and more secure method of unlocking their online accounts. The True Key app provides built-in multi-factor protection, allowing users to increase their online security by replacing their bad password habits with the creation of long,

BIO-key releases Q3 2016 financial report

BIO-key International, Inc. issued the financial results of the third quarter of 2016, which saw the company’s total revenue drop to $431,463 compared to $669,846 in Q3 2015. The company attributes the decrease in revenue to the absence of a one-time $266,000 sale of hardware sensors to a reader manufacturer recorded in Q3 2015, as well as a drop in service revenues. Service revenues, comprised of recurring maintenance and support, saw a 25% decline to $187,025 compared to $250,191 in

Thermaltake release mouse with FIDO UAF-certified fingerprint sensor

Thermaltake has released a new Black FP mouse with a FIDO UAF-certified fingerprint sensor that enables users to securely log into Windows and websites, according to a report by The Tech Report. Synaptics provides the biometric fingerprint sensor, which uses “Iron Veil” technology. The mouse also includes software that simplifies the fingerprint registration process for users. The biometric fingerprint sensor is compatible with Windows 10’s Security Center, allowing for biometric-authenticated file encryption and decryption. Thermaltake’s Command Center software can configure

Microsoft selling BIO-key’s line of USB fingerprint readers in retail and online stores

BIO-key International recently announced that the company’s line of compact USB fingerprint reader accessories are now available for retail sale on Microsoft’s online store and at Microsoft retail stores nationwide. The SideSwipe, SideTouch and EcoID devices are available for $39.99 USD each. “We’re excited to see BIO-key’s line of accessories enter the market as some of the first to use the power of touch to securely and quickly unlock devices, apps and services with Windows Hello,” said Aaron Woodman, General

BIO-key’s compact EcoID and SideTouch fingerprint readers enable biometrics for Windows

With the release of Windows 10, many consumers are quick to notice changes to the Start Menu and Action Center, but the new Windows Hello identity management program may be the improvement with the most lasting impact. BIO-key has launched a pair of new fingerprint readers to allow consumers to take full advantage of biometrics to secure their non-mobile or less-mobile devices. BIO-key’s EcoID for desktops and SideTouch for tablets and laptops leverage the biometric capabilities built into Windows 10,

New Windows UWP app combines inking, face and speech recognition

Microsoft has been developing several new features for its upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update release including a new app that combines specific Windows 10 UWP development with ink, speech and face recognition, according to a report by WinBeta. Many of these features were exhibited at Microsoft’s developer conference a few months ago. Several keynote speakers demonstrated at Build 2016 how the Windows team has improved the bulk of Windows 10 code and features, especially its varied input recognition. In one

Synaptics’ new ultra small USB fingerprint solution: Q&A with Godfrey Cheng

Synaptics Incorporated has unveiled its new ultra-small form factor USB module that enables Natural ID secure fingerprint authentication on any notebook PC. Designed for OEMs, ODMs and private labels, the portable turnkey solution enables them to provide their customers with a seamless and inexpensive fingerprint alternative for PCs that don’t have an integrated biometric sensors. Once users complete a simple enrollment process, they will be able to securely authenticate themselves with a touch of a finger, enabling rapid PC access

Dell showcases new line of Windows 10 laptops with advanced facial recognition

Dell’s Inspiron 7000 line of laptops running Windows 10 comes with advanced facial recognition, making use of the on-board infrared camera and Windows Hello to allow you to sign in by looking at your screen, according to a report by TechTimes. The new Inspiron 7000 laptops – the 13-inch, 15-inch or 17-inch model – also include the following features: an aluminum chassis; a Windows 10 certified, precision touchpad; a backlit keyboard; an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor and