Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has found another customer for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP access control software platform. In that regard, the US-based Sentry Enterprises has placed a volume order for the sensor and signed a global licensing agreement for the software, with plans to deploy both products in its new SentryCard solution.
SentryCard is a converged access control solution, which is to say that employees will be able to use the credential to log into workstations and gain access to physical locations. The cards can be used with a company’s existing security infrastructure, while the fingerprints themselves are stored and matched directly on the card rather than on a standalone biometric device.
The technology is designed to replace more vulnerable password and PIN-based security systems, and to support contactless access control in the wake of COVID-19. With the SentryCard, each employee will have their own credential and will no longer need to touch a shared surface at security checkpoints.
“We are pleased to see our sensors and software continuing to gain new ground with the access control market, where there is an increased demand for secure, convenient and trusted biometric solutions,” said FPC Payment and Access SVP Michel Roig.
“Our collaboration is wide ranging from product design and integration to system design and manufacturing,” added Sentry President and CEO Mark Bennett.
SentryCard is an enterprise-level solution, and is compliant with international privacy regulations like GDPR and the CCPA. The card debuted in August, though it will not be widely available until the fourth quarter of the year.
The FPC-BEP software debuted in February of 2019, and is built primarily for wearable and smart card applications. Since then, FPC has provided FPC-BEP and the T-Shape module for a biometric card trial with NatWest, and for new card projects from FutureCard and Gemalto.
September 8, 2020 – by Eric Weiss