Synaptics’ VFS7500S fingerprint authentication solution has become the first such device to receive full certification from China’s Banking Card Test Center (BCTC).
The certification could open important paths for Synaptics in the China market. The BCTC was established by China UnionPay (CUP), the country’s major domestic bank network. In announcing the BCTC certification, Synaptics asserted that it has also been helping CUP to develop the banking network’s Biometric Guidelines charter, a technical framework meant to outline protocols for authentication on smart devices.
Commenting on the developments, Synaptics marketing VP Anthony Gioeli said that as fingerprint sensors become more commonplace and banking continues to go mobile, “fingerprint sensor certification through organizations including BCTC and FIDO are a critical path forward in consumer and banker confidence of secure payments and user identity.”
Synaptics’ VFS7500S is part of the company’s Natural ID line of fingerprint sensors.
January 17, 2017 – by Alex Perala