Tag Archives: Biometrics

Keep Calm and Fintech on

By Lina Andolf-Orup, Senior Director, Fingerprint Cards The UK is at the forefront of the financial services revolution. With one of the world’s highest contactless card adoption rates, a thriving challenger bank community and successful open banking initiatives, it’s no surprise the nation’s fintech industry generates around £20 billion in annual returns. Championing a consumer-centric […]

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Natwest launches biometric payment card trial using Fingerprint’s technology

As part of a national trial NatWest is piloting cutting edge, biometric fingerprint technology with 200 customers. The trial is due to begin in the coming weeks. Customers will use their fingerprint to verify transactions over £30, increasing security and making it easier for customers when paying for goods or services at the tills as […]

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Finger on the pulse! 2019’s big biometric news so far…

By Lina Andolf-Orup, Senior Director, Fingerprints. It’s already Q2! It has been a momentous few months for biometrics, so it’s not surprising the year is passing so quickly. New products launched, new milestones reached, and new market trials initiated. Biometrics is expanding and advancing rapidly – both in its existing markets and applications, and in […]

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Fingerprints announces Biometric Software Platform for Payments

World-leading biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints™) has announced its Biometric Software Platform for payments, named FPC-BEP, targeting payment cards, wearables and USB dongles. The platform has been tailored to optimize the performance of its small and power-efficient biometric sensors for payments, which include the FPC1300-series and T-Shape™ module. Fingerprints can now offer card and […]

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Gemalto ‘pilots’ biometric boarding at Los Angeles International Airport

Gemalto have announced a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The test will confirm that passenger needs and expectations are met through use of facial recognition versus a traditional boarding pass as well […]

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HID Global Acquires Crossmatch to Expand in Biometric Identity Management

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners.  Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s broad portfolio of trusted identity products and services, making HID Global one […]

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Biometrics 
- marrying security and convenience

By Isabelle Moeller, Biometrics Institute. Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable. Thanks, in no small part, to the whims of Hollywood, biometrics have become something of a go-to metaphor for bleeding edge, bullet- proof security. It’s easy to see why: […]

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NEXT Biometrics Introduces Newest Generation USB-Based Fingerprint Reader

NEXT Biometrics has announced availability of the latest generation of peripheral fingerprint readers, the Oyster II.  The USB-based device, which can be connected to a variety of mobile and desktop computing gear, leverages the same form factor used in NEXT’s “Oyster I” fingerprint reader that was introduced in 2015. The new Oyster II also incorporates […]

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