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Most popular biometrics news updates for week ending November 9


Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

Biometrics Week in Review: TrustMark certification, new fingerprint module, licence and facial recognition app, Oppo smartphone, Money20/20, heartbeat-authenticated payments, new privacy standards, ongoing MINEX evaluation, biometric kiosk, EyeVerify updates.

Biometrics Institute eyes ‘Trust Mark’ certification program – The Biometrics Institute is working on a program that it says will reassure the public of the responsible use of biometrics, and will make privacy compliance more transparent and easier to understand.

Miaxis Biometrics Co. releases new SM-621N fingerprint module – Miaxis Biometrics Co. has released its latest SM-621N fingerprint module, which enables users to perform a range of functions including fingerprint image process, template extraction, template match, template search, and template store.

New Oppo smartphone uses Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint sensor and Precise Biometrics algorithm – In addition to safely and conveniently unlocking the phone, Fingerprint Card’s touch fingerprint sensor is used to control the movable camera and to protect the photo album.

Vigilant Solutions launches license plate and facial recognition app – Vigilant Solutions has launched the Vigilant Mobile Companion app, which provides license plate recognition capture and analytic tools as well as FaceSearch facial recognition.

Biometrics featured prominently at Money 20/20 – Many new developments in biometric technology were showcased this week at the Money 20/20 tradeshow in Las Vegas, the largest worldwide gathering of innovators in commerce and digitized money.

Bionym, RBC, Mastercard testing payments using biometric wristband – Bionym, the company behind the Nymi Band authentication wristband, is preparing to test heartbeat-authenticated payments in Canada before the end of the year.

The Natural Security Alliance unveils new privacy rules around biometric security – The Natural Security Alliance, an authentication standards association, has created a set of privacy rules that will help companies implement biometric security best practices and comply with data protection laws.

Neurotechnology’s fingerprint matching algorithm gets high marks in Ongoing MINEX evaluation – The Ongoing Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test (or “Ongoing MINEX”) is organized by NIST and provides an ongoing evaluation of the interoperability of fingerprint algorithms using the INCITS 378 fingerprint standard template format.

Biometric identification news from Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria – Uganda to procure biometric passport system, Kenya to issue digital IDs by February 2015, Austria Card provides Nigerian government multifunctional smart ID cards.

EyeVerify launches updated version of EyePrint ID – The newest update features a natural, seamless user experience with an incredibly fast authentication time for smart devices, as fast as 800 milliseconds, which is instantaneous from a users’ perspective.

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