Qualcomm unveils ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. launched its Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint Technology, a 3D fingerprint authentication technology based on ultrasonic technology.
Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint technology has the ability to scan through a smartphone cover that is made of glass, aluminum, stainless steel, sapphire and plastic. The user experience is also improved by being able to scan through various contaminants that might be present on the finger, such as sweat, hand lotion and condensation.
Additionally, Qualcomm’s ultrasonic-based solution uses sound waves to penetrate the outer layers of skin, detecting three-dimensional details and unique fingerprint characteristics, including fingerprint ridges and sweat pores. The result is a highly detailed surface map of the fingerprint.
QTI’s Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint Technology consists of a Qualcomm biometric integrated circuit, custom sensor technology, and algorithms managed by SecureMSM technology.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint Technology is expected to be available in commercial devices later this year and is already in various sampling stages with most manufacturers. This new authentication platform utilizes FIDO Alliance Universal Authentication Framework specification to provide password-less authentication.
HID, Samsung partner on mobile physical access
HID Global has partnered with Samsung to provide enterprises with physical access tool via the KNOX 2.4 mobile platform that will be integrated into the new Samsung Galaxy S6 smart phone. Enterprises can now deploy HID Mobile Access using Samsung’s Android secure mobility platform in combination with Seos, a mobile access platform.
Users can download the HID Mobile Access App to their Samsung mobile device and access doors and gates via NFC or Bluetooth Smart by interacting with iCLASS SE readers from HID Global. In addition, administrators can issue and revoke Mobile IDs via the HID Secure Identity Services portal.
ASSA ABLOY licensing Seos platform
ASSA ABLOY announced that it will license its Seos platform for mobile credentials to the identity and access management community as well as application developers and consumers.
Seos can communicate over multiple interfaces, including NFC and Bluetooth, incorporates design features that enable any smart device, from phones to tablets to wearables, such as watches, to become a trusted credential. Applications built on the Seos platform do not reveal any unique identifiers to unauthorized readers, thereby protecting privacy.
Built on a common, interoperable standard, Seos enables smart devices from different manufacturers to speak the same language. Seos employs tools that create secure transactions and trust between devices.
Gallagher enables mobile with latest release
Gallagher released some news products that enable businesses of all sizes to go mobile, simplify start up security systems and manage alarms right at the door.
Amongst the releases is Command Centre v7.30 — the next generation of Gallagher’s central management platform, which introduces their new mobile application.
Also released is the Controller 6000 Starter Kits, and new functionality for Gallagher’s T20 Card + PIN Terminal which now provides alarm functionality.
Further details about the latest products include:
- Command Centre v7.30 introducing a mobile client that extends visibility and control of access and perimeter alarms. Using an Apple iPhone running iOS8, users can monitor and acknowledge alarms; and check and override door and zone status remotely. Command Centre v7.30 also introduces enhanced graphical reporting to help users create meaningful data and easily identify security and business trends.
- Controller 6000 Starter Kits enable a faster and more cost effective way to get a small site up and running with integrated access and alarms management.
The T20 Card + PIN Terminal extends operator control to the door. The T20 simplifies safety for operators by enabling visual access to multiple alarms zones and states via a detailed mimic panel. It also enables easy alarm management with IT grade encryption levels for a single zone, multiple areas or total site control.
vThe FIDO UAF specification is defined by the FIDO Alliance as delivering a “passwordless” experience, where a user is able to use a form of biometric authentication on their local device, like voice, fingerprint or facial recognition to securely log in and perform a transaction. Once a user is registered, they simply repeat the local authentication action whenever they need to authenticate to a specific service, without the need to enter a password. FIDO UAF also enables for multi-factor authentication, where multiple authentication methods, such as a voiceprint and finger swipe, are used together to increase security.
AGNITiO Voice iD and the NNL S3 Authentication Suite are ready to be integrated into a mobile application to perform voiceprint-based strong authentication. This combination enables users of online, mobile, and point-of-sale applications to conveniently access sites and services, and perform transactions that are more secure, private, and easier-to-use than passwords.