IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

“It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards.”

IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been certified by a major global payment provider, the company has announced.

As for the details of the certification, IDEX is staying tight-lipped. But the revelation came from a speaker at the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association’s Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference today, suggesting that the payment provider may be based in the APAC region.

IDEX announced that it had joined the APSCA just a few weeks ago. News of its APSCA membership was followed by the company’s announcement last week that its dual interface smart cards had passed engineering tests with Feitian, a transaction security specialist, last week.

It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards. In a recent interview with FindBiometrics, IDEX CEO Stan Swearingen said that the company has been “focused on completing our deliverables for certification” in the first half of this year, adding that a shift is now underway from design and certification activities to preparation for commercial rollouts in the second half of this year.

July 18, 2018 – by Alex Perala