FB pixel

New smartphone launches in Asia with Precise Biometrics fingerprint algorithm

 

Precise Biometrics has just announced that a smartphone with its Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm has been introduced to the Asian market.

This is the first of such announcements from the company, which in August, entered into an agreement with Fingerprint Cards to integrate the BioMatch algorithm into FPC sensors.

“We are now seeing the result of our partnership with FPC and we are very pleased that our world-leading technology has been introduced into the smart phone market. It is exciting that it will be available in Asia, which is where the majority of mobile phone manufacturers expected to integrate fingerprint sensors are located,” Patrik Lindeberg, COO at Precise Biometrics said.

According to the company, BioMatch Mobile is based on the same algorithm that was top ranked in MINEX and Ongoing MINEX, tests conducted by NIST. This algorithm is optimized for smart phones and tablets with integrated fingerprint sensors and can handle rotated fingerprints.

Precise launched the BioMatch algorithm earlier this year, targeting Android devices.

This is a smart move for Precise, which has seen much of its growth come from its Tactivo card reader for iPad and iPhone. Considering Apple’s Touch ID sensor has not yet been opened to third-party apps, this may still be a viable segment for Precise Biometrics, though that could change if Apple opens access to its embedded sensor.

That being said, Apple’s iPhone 5S has had an overall positive effect on the Precise Biometrics share price. Since Apple’s major AuthenTec acquisition, shares of Precise Biometrics have nearly doubled in price.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News

 

UK school reprimanded by ICO for using facial recognition without DPIA

A school in Chelmsford, Essex, has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the unlawful implementation of facial…

 

Tech5 introduces flexible biometric template protection for its ABIS

Tech5 has developed biometric template protection technology that it says meets the criteria set out in the ISO/IEC 30136 standard….

 

Maza streamlines KYC with Regula biometric and document verification

Regula has integrated its document and biometric verification system into Maza Financial, a fintech company based in the United States,…

 

More ballparks to get biometric entry through MLB’s Go-Ahead Entry

Major League Baseball continues to grow its facial recognition entry program with biometrics from NEC. An article in Sports Business…

 

Inrupt enters growing digital wallet market with pitch from WWW inventor

Inrupt has launched a digital wallet, which comes with a notable endorsement from an internet pioneer. A press release says…

 

OIX calls on new UK government to accelerate digital ID rollout

The UK should work toward a digital wallet strategy, provide clarity on how ID will work across the public and…

Comments

One Reply to “New smartphone launches in Asia with Precise Biometrics fingerprint algorithm”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events