US-based smart card maker CPI has developed a new product featuring Fingerprint Cards technology. In a statement from FPC, the company didn’t specify what sensor model is being used in the card, but confirmed that it’s a dual interface card capable of contact-based and contactless transactions.
That suggests the smart card is designed for payment card applications, which would make it the second such application of FPC’s technology announced this week. At the Money20/20 expo in Las Vegas, a new payment card from South Korea-based Kona-i that features an FPC sensor, as well as Precise Biometrics software, was also announced, itself building on a relationship established earlier this year with a previous Kona-i smart card integration of FPC technology.
The integrations point to building momentum in FPC’s efforts to target the smart card market. Those are part of a larger plan to expand beyond the mobile biometrics integrations that have helped to propel the company to its leading position as a fingerprint sensor supplier.
October 26, 2016 – by Alex Perala