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Latest Apple Devices

iBeta just added the newest Apple devices to its large mobile inventory: The new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the new Apple TV 4k are now available for testing projects. Contact us to test your app or responsive website on these or on any other of our over 240 devices that we have in our... read more

iBeta broadens options for accredited independent biometric testing

July 24, 2017 – Biometrics companies may have more options than they realize to improve their technologies and prove their credibility by testing them against established standards. Different standards for biometrics application performance are still evolving, along with the technology and markets for those applications. A standard originally set for Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) is benefiting a growing number of companies, including ones that do not offer technologies for that particular application, says Gail Audette, quality manager for leading independent testing firm iBeta. Read full article By Chris Burt... read more

NAB Show 2017

In April iBeta visited the NAB Show 2017 (National Association of Broadcasters) in Las Vegas, NV.  Since we work more and more with streaming and connected media products for our clients, it was a good opportunity to see emerging technologies and to network with potential future clients. There was a big focus on virtual reality and 360 Video, but only time will tell which of these technologies will become a staple in our lives, and which will fade away just like the only briefly hyped Google Glass. We observed a potential shift away from HD to 4K and the inclusion of HDR (high dynamic range) to improve fullness of color, but with the emerging 8K technology, I wonder if 4K will become merely a short-time bridge to 8K.    ... read more

Strength of Function for Authenticators for Biometrics

How strong is that padlock? How strong is that safe? NIST has proposed a strength function that can be used to compare the strength of biometrics. Such a strength function could even be used to compare biometric authentication to other forms of authentication like passwords as well as multi-factor types of authentication. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL... read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ enter mobile testing matrix

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have arrived here at iBeta, and have entered service in our mobile testing lab. The Galaxy S8 offers a 5.8 inch AMOLED screen at 570 ppi, while the Galaxy S8+ has a larger 6.2 inch AMOLED screen at 529 ppi, both at an 18:9 aspect 1440×2960 pixel resolution. Both phones run Android 7.0 Nougat on an octa-core Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, have 12MP rear facing and 8MP front facing cameras, a fingerprint sensor, an iris scanner, and a heart rate sensor, and features both 80.11AC (with gigabit speeds supported) and Bluetooth 5.0 with Near Field Communications (NFC). We expect that the general need for these phones in test will be for the 18:9 aspect ratio: When displaying 16:9 content, the S8 and S8+ will display black bars to fill the unused space – and while the end-user can change this in the settings, it will effect the image quality. Given the prospective popularity of this phone we are expecting to see a lot of 18:9 content coming soon, and this will make our test phones very busy over the coming months. The S8 and S8+ have an optional accessory called Samsung DeX, which is mobile-to-PC transition tool that can turn the Galaxy S8 into a PC. Similar to Microsoft’s Continuum feature, the Samsung DeX tool will be compatible with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, and will offer users an Android-based desktop-like experience. Samsung Galaxy S8 users will have to plug the handset into the DeX Station, which will connect the handset to... read more

iBeta Completes Spoofing and Liveness Testing Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/28/2017 Media Contact: Jonathan Cornwell iBeta Quality Assurance 303-627-1110 jcornwell@ibeta.com Evaluation of Multiple Biometric Subsystem Vendor’s Products for SFAR Denver, CO – iBeta Quality Assurance, a leading full-service biometrics, software quality, security, and performance testing lab, recently completed a successful project for a mid-sized bank to evaluate the False Accept Rate (FAR), False Reject Rate (FRR), and Spoof False Accept Rate (SFAR) of several biometric subsystem vendor’s products across multiple modalities. “Spoofing and liveness testing is an increasingly important part of any thorough evaluation of biometric technology as black hats look for new ways around improved biometrics-based security. The latest draft of NIST SP 800-63-3, Digital Identity Guidelines mentions that presentation attack detection is being considered as a mandatory requirement,” said Dr. Kevin Wilson, Director of Biometrics at iBeta. SFAR testing was informed by ISO/IEC 30107-1 standards in biometric presentation attack detection and are consistent with other applicable standards and practices from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Contact Curt Dusing, Biometrics Account Manager, (cdusing@ibeta.com, 303-627-1110 x222) for more information about this project and iBeta’s leading biometric testing and certification services. Learn more about iBeta’s Biometrics Services. About iBeta Founded in 1999 and located in metro Denver, Colorado, iBeta Quality Assurance specializes in “QA on Demand” for software: manual and automated functionality, compatibility, accessibility, security, and load/performance testing as well as code review, test plan engineering, biometrics certifications, biometric system testing, and more, for websites, mobile apps, desktop/server applications, set-top boxes, and other platforms, with no subscriptions, retainers, or other long-term contracts. All work is “made in America” and conducted in our own secure... read more

iBeta to Attend NABShow 2017

What: National Association of Broadcasters NABShow When: April 22-27, 2017 Where: Las Vegas Convention Center iBeta will be attending the National Association of Broadcasters’ NABShow because every market in which iBeta current does its best work is represented at this tremendous trade show event. The entire digital ecosystem attends the Show, including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Academia, Mobile, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military, Government, Retail, Security, Sports, Live Events, Online Video, IT, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and so many more. http://www.nabshow.com/about-nab-show/the-met-effect About NAB Show NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. About NAB  The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at... read more

iBeta the Only NIST NVLAP Accredited Biometrics Test Lab for $10 Billion Mobile Biometrics Industry

While the mobile biometrics industry will grow to $10 billion in 2018 according to a report released March 7, 2017 by the Biometrics Research Group, Inc. (BRG), iBeta Quality Assurance remains the only National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NVLAP accredited biometrics laboratory. Biometrics has become one of the keystone technologies enabling the enormous growth in mobile commerce. The BRG release states: “Mobile biometric applications operate on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, with “apps” utilizing embedded software and sensors to make secure use of those devices and apps more convenient. They do so by enabling the owner of a device to use their biometrics to authenticate their identity as an enhancement or alternative to passwords. The report defines the mobile biometrics market and the forces contributing to its exponential, global growth. … [BRG] projects that revenue associated with mobile biometrics will total US$10 billion based on 3.2 billion users. This projection has increased from our last research report on mobile biometrics released in 2016, in which we projected that biometrics in mobile devices will generate approximately US$9 billion worth of revenue by 2018 for the biometrics industry.” Biometrics Research Group projects $10 billion in mobile biometrics revenue in 2018 As the leading biometrics testing and certification laboratory in the United States, iBeta provides a full range of biometrics services including CBEFF, BioAPI, data interchange, interoperability, performance and acceptance, scenario testing, EPCS, and Spoofing and Liveness Testing. But iBeta is also one of the top full-service software testing and quality assurance laboratories. This means that iBeta is not only able to test biometrics technology in isolation but also the fullness of... read more

Big Deals at the Big Show: iBeta attends NRF17

Representatives from iBeta attended the National Retail Federation “Big Show” for the first time as the initial step in a year-long program to expand iBeta’s presence in the retail industry, and formalize iBeta’s expertise and standing as a retail technology quality assurance leader. Said Mike Stark, Director of Sales and Marketing, “We have worked for years with companies across the retail industry, from brands to retailers to agencies to technology products and service providers. After an account and technical review last year, we discovered that we had organically accumulated a substantial footprint in the retail industry already, including skills, knowledge, experience, and technical capabilities that constitute a genuine specialization in retail technology. The NRF 2017 show was the best and biggest place to formally introduce iBeta as a quality assurance leader in retail technology.” All Commerce is eCommerce Technology drives every aspect of retail today, not just web and mobile eCommerce. Stores are wired with sensors and analytics. Sales staff are enabled with sophisticated mobility tech to enhance and enrich sales and customer service. Products are enhanced with IoT and situated in an ecosystem of mobile and web application technology. Signage is dynamic, customized, and contextualized. Big data flows from every stage of product and customer journeys, and is matched with other databases to provide insights retailers have never had before. And every single piece of that technology needs to work flawlessly for brands and retailers to achieve success in an environment of unprecedented competition, and sky-high customer expectations. That’s where iBeta comes in. iBeta systematically breaks technology, and reports on the how and why, enabling companies to polish their technologies... read more
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