Showing posts with label Biometrics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Biometrics. Show all posts

Saturday, January 30, 2021

BIO-key IDaaS access control momentum continues as US college selects PortalGuard


BIO-key IDaaS access control momentum continues as US college selects PortalGuard
| #TpromoCom | Implementing #passwordless solutions for #education (Alessandro Mascellinohttps://bit.ly/2NQdbpZ

BIO-key has been selected by the Southeastern Illinois College to integrate its PortalGuard Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) platform within the College’s IT infrastructures to secure logical access with digital ID.

The implementation of PortalGuard will enable end-users to login with the same digital ID credentials on all their devices connected to critical institutional applications, for a frictionless user experience, according to the company announcement.

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WhatsApp is adding eye, fingerprint, and face scanning – but says it won't have any access to biometric data

WhatsApp is adding eye, fingerprint, and face scanning – but says it won't have any access to biometric data (image)

WhatsApp is adding eye, fingerprint, and face scanning – but says it won't have any access to biometric data | #TpromoCom | WhatsApp announced the new feature on Thursday, which it described as an extra layer of security for its WhatsApp Web and Desktop services (). http://bit.ly/3oFwTS9

At the moment, to use WhatsApp Web or Desktop users have to link it up to their phone account by scanning a QR code. This new feature would add biometric login to compatible devices as an optional extra layer of security.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

49% of US broadband households own a smart speaker or smart display


Webinar, sponsored by ULE Alliance, examines growing use of
voice control for home security and automation

Parks Associates research finds 49% of US broadband households own a smart speaker or smart display, driving voice to the forefront of the connected home consumer experience. Parks Associates is hosting the complimentary webinar “Voice Controls and Smart Home: Optimizing Product Design,” sponsored by ULE Alliance, on December 3 at 11 am CT (9 am PT), to evaluate methods for product manufacturers and service providers to evaluate voice control technologies and integrate solutions into their offerings that will deliver high-quality design while ensuring quality of service (QoS).

“Voice control quickly captured consumer interest, driving smart speaker adoption with early use cases focused on quick information requests and music streaming,” said Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates. “However, the user experience across smart speakers varies greatly, so as voice control moves into more critical use cases, such as emergency detection and response, companies will need to ensure QoS with a well-designed solution to maintain consumer confidence.”

In this webinar, speakers will share leading approaches to integrating voice and data communication into smart products and services and the tradeoffs that product manufacturers and service providers make when deciding among these approaches.  The webinar features the following speakers:

  • Avi Barel, Director, Business Development, ULE Alliance
  • Doug Bellenger, Head of Product, DIY, ADT
  • Jean Claude Bennoun, Business Development Manager, Crow Electronic Engineering Ltd
  • Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates
  • Bill Scheffler, VP Business Development, DSP Group


Webinar Topics:

  • Consumer data on smart speaker/display adoption
  • Adoption and usage of multiple speakers per household
  • Voice as an interface for security systems and products
  • Benefits of combining voice and data for product design
  • Key metrics as OEMs and service providers evaluate standards for voice integration
  • Use cases that need reliable QoS
  • Two-way voice use cases


Parks Associates Consumer Data:

  • 74% of smart home device owners also own a smart speaker.
  • 18% of US broadband households report that COVID-19 has increased their interest in products and services that enable “touchless” control of smart home devices using voice control.


To request data or an interview, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

http://www.parksassociates.com