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Hoyos Labs relaunches as Veridium

Biometrics firm Hoyos Labs has relaunched as Veridium, while also launching a new flagship biometric ID product designed to reduce enterprise data breaches and fraud. The new company noted in a statement that while Hoyos Labs achieved numerous breakthroughs in biometrics R&D, with eight patents and 34 patents pending, that Veridium will take the strongest elements of that research legacy into a more focused product offering.
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Hoyos Labs relaunches as Veridium with new authentication system

Hoyos Labs has relaunched as Veridium as it introduces its end-to-end biometric authentication software for organizations in industries that handle sensitive data. The company is launching VeridiumID along with its new brand, to offer enterprises a way to completely replace passwords with face, voice, and fingerprint authentication.
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Why Fingerprint, Iris Scanners Work for Mobile and Palm, Voice Biometrics Don’t

This year has been full of chatter around biometric security measures for mobile, especially with the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 and its built-in iris scanner last month. Asem Othman offers insight into why iris recognition is such a powerful biometric.
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Vkansee President Jason Chaikin on Iris and Banking

Planet Biometrics recently interviewed Jason Chaikin, president of the fingerprint sensor manufacturer Vkansee, who discussed the development of iris recognition technology in mobile devices, how important security is in these deployments, and how Hoyos Labs is one of the leading providers of a secure end-to-end platform for integrating biometrics into mobile applications.
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How Mobile Biometrics Can Strengthen Security

Hoyos Labs’ Jason Braverman discusses how mobile device improvements are driving biometric authentication and its role in the future of security. As we roll out more powerful smartphones and related consumer devices, the need for improved security that also ensures user privacy is paramount.
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Staring match: Galaxy Note 7 locks eyes on tougher security

The iris may be the perfect part of the body for biometric authentication. It doesn’t age. It isn’t exposed to the elements, and it’s 100 percent unique. Samsung is the latest mobile device manufacturer to leverage these benefits by including a near-infrared camera in its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 “phablet.” This camera will allow the device to scan and capture the owners iris and use it, rather than a fingerprint, for authentication.
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Kill a smartphone password with a scan of your eye

Dr. Asem Othman, one of the lead biometric scientists on the Computer Vision team at Hoyos Labs, recently discussed the inclusion of an iris scanner in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Note 7 is one of the first smart mobile devices to incorporate a near-infrared camera, which makes iris scanning and capture possible, preceded only by the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, both released in 2015. Dr. Othman predicts that Apple might introduce the technology in the iPhone in 2018.
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Galaxy Note 7 launch brings iris into mobile mainstream

Dr. Asem Othman, a lead biometric scientist on Hoyos Labs’ Computer Vision team, recently commented on Samsung’s latest “phablet,” the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung recently revealed the Note 7 will include iris scanning capabilities. While not the first device to do so, Samsung’s popularity will likely help push the technology into the mainstream. Dr. Othman noted that the iris biometric is likely to grow rapidly in popularity due to its high security and convenience.
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Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 7 with 5.7″ dual-edge display, improved stylus, iris scanner, preorder on August 3

Samsung’s next smart “phablet,” the Galaxy Note 7, will come with a variety of features, the most interesting of which is iris recognition capabilities. The device will include a front-facing near-infrared camera that will allow users to scan and capture their iris pattern to use instead of a fingerprint for biometric authentication. Dr. Asem Othman, a lead biometric scientist at Hoyos Labs, notes that this technology is likely to become very popular, and Apple may follow suit in 2018 with their own iris scanning solution.
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The Password Is Dead

CTO John Callahan will be presenting Hoyos Labs’ upcoming webinar on the shortcomings of passwords and conventional two-factor authentication in halting the growth of data breaches. Titled “The Password Is Dead,” the webinar will cover our own end-the-end multifactor biometric authentication solution – HoyosID, and how your company can use it to add biometrics to your authentication process, or eliminate passwords altogether.
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