Fingerprint Cards has received orders for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module from “two major global card manufacturers,” the company has announced.
The news comes on the heels of FPC’s announcement that Italy-based Card Tech had elected to use the T-Shape sensor module in a forthcoming dual interface card, and not long after a pilot project of an IDEMIA biometric payment card featuring the T-Shape got underway in Japan. FPC’s technology has also been used in a recent biometric payment card trial conducted by Visa, which, together with its rival Mastercard, appears to be intent on mass commercialization of biometric credit cards.
The latest orders do not appear to be a part of those efforts, however: In a statement, the head of FPC’s smart cards business unit, Thomas Rex, explained that the new orders represent “a minor volume”. But he emphasized that they are also “an important milestone” for FPC, and show that the company is on the right track toward commercialization of its smart card solution.
The company offered few other details concerning the deals, asserting only that they concern dual interface payment cards supporting both contact-based and contactless transactions.
May 29, 2018 – by Alex Perala