IDEX Biometrics and Istanbul-based Enqura Information Technology have announced a biometric smart cards-focused partnership.
In a statement, Enqura CEO Metin Karabiber suggested that their joint solution, which is expected to reach the commercial market in the first half of next year, will largely be concerned with authentication applications. “Adding biometrics to authenticate sign-in and for access enhances the user experience, removes the need for PINs and passwords, and mitigates the risk of fraud,” he said.
The announcement of the partnership with Enqura comes during what has already been a busy month for IDEX following news of another collaboration, in that case with an unnamed UK-based issuer and processor of EMV-compliant payment cards.
Speaking on this latest collaboration, IDEX CCO Catharine Eklor said, “IDEX Biometrics continues to accelerate the commercial ecosystem development in Turkey and across Europe, capturing the increasing demand for secure digital authentication solutions. The collaboration between Enqura and IDEX Biometrics creates further opportunities for biometric smart cards.”
November 14, 2022 – by Tony Bitzionis, with Alex Perala