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IDEX On Track for Q4 Pilots, 2019 ‘Volume Deliveries’ in Q3 Update

IDEX On Track for Q4 Pilots, 2019 ‘Volume Deliveries’ in Q3 Update

“In a statement announcing the results, IDEX emphasized its “significant progress in commercializing biometric smart cards in the third quarter,” noting that it had started shipping for its first order of biometric payment card sensors received in September…” IDEX Biometrics has issued its Q3 update for 2018, in which the company is once again emphasizing…

NEXT Biometrics, Infineon Announce Biometric Payment Card Reference Design

NEXT Biometrics, Infineon Announce Biometric Payment Card Reference Design

“By listening to our customers and focusing on their requirements, we’ve made it a priority to deliver the tools they need to speed the implementation and deployment of biometric smart card technology,” said Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics and Munich-based Infineon Technologies have teamed up to create a reference design for biometric payment cards,…

IDEX Biometrics Sets Date for Q3 Report

IDEX Biometrics Sets Date for Q3 Report

“The update will detail what has been an eventful quarter with respect to IDEX’s developing biometric cards business.” IDEX Biometrics has set a date for its Q3 report: It will be published on Thursday, November 8th around 7:00am CET. The company’s leadership will also host a live presentation on the results at 9:00am CET in…

Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe has announced new white label fingerprint enrollment solutions aimed at enabling financial institutions to easily get their customers registered for biometric payment cards. One of the solutions is an at-home enrollment kit designed to be mailed to customers – the solution is thin enough to be mailed in a standard envelope. Once received, a…

Zwipe Appoints New Head of Certification

Zwipe Appoints New Head of Certification

“Zwipe further explained that together with its partners, it is ‘now entering into the phase where dual-interface biometric payment cards can be certified based on specifications defined by the leading payment networks…’” A new Zwipe executive could prove to be a powerful agent in the company’s efforts to promote its biometric card technology. Pierre Girod,…

Tactilis Partnership to See NEXT Sensors Used in 2019 Biometric Card Pilot Projects

Tactilis Partnership to See NEXT Sensors Used in 2019 Biometric Card Pilot Projects

“These pilots represent new smart card applications for which our large sensors offer a unique combination of high-security and ease-of-use. We’re very pleased to see that our cooperation with Tactilis is opening new market segments that will help accelerate global adoption of biometric smart cards.” -Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics‘ fingerprint sensor technology…

IDEX Receives Another Order for Biometric Card Tech

IDEX Receives Another Order for Biometric Card Tech

“Card integrators are seeing the benefits of biometric smart cards, and the market is picking up speed. Chinese vendors are very keen to implement innovative technology, and we are proud to partner with a fast-growing company such as XH Smart Tech to drive commercialization of biometric cards.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics…

Survey Research Finds Many UK Consumers Ready for Biometric Cards

Survey Research Finds Many UK Consumers Ready for Biometric Cards

Survey data collected by German market research firm GfK suggests that consumers in the UK are warming to the idea of using biometric payment cards. Based on online polls of 821 cardholders in the country conducted in late May and early June, the research found that 54 percent of respondents said they would get a…

IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

“The increasing popularity of card payments in Asia, in conjunction with the growing preference towards biometrics, has created the perfect storm for this partnership with Hengbao, a very influential player in the Asian market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in its escalating efforts to promote its biometric card…

IDEX Biometrics Gets First Order for Biometric Card Tech

IDEX Biometrics Gets First Order for Biometric Card Tech

“We are incredibly proud to have reached this very important milestone with our strategic partner. The order marks the start of the industrialization phase for biometric cards, and is the result of years of dedication and hard work and is validation of IDEX’s leadership position in this very innovative market.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics…

MeReal Biometrics Announces New CTO

MeReal Biometrics Announces New CTO

MeReal Biometrics has officially introduced its new Chief Technology Officer, Thomas Le Ouedec. He actually came to the role quietly in July, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the smart cards industry. From 2008 to his switch to MeReal Biometrics, Le Ouedec served as Product Line Manager for UINT, a smart card developer…

New Zwipe Partnerships VP Brings Payments Sector Experience

New Zwipe Partnerships VP Brings Payments Sector Experience

Zwipe‘s executive team has a new appointee with considerable experience in the payments sector. Marcio Stervid, the company’s new VP of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, comes to Zwipe from a previous role as the head of Strategic Partnerships for secure payment solutions provider AltaPay, a position he held for just under a year and a…

Smartmetric to Launch Biometric Card in September

Smartmetric to Launch Biometric Card in September

“Like other emerging biometric card solutions, Smartmetric’s features an embedded fingerprint sensor that can be used to authenticate the cardholder during transactions.” Smartmetric will launch its biometric card solution in September, the company has announced. The news comes just a couple of weeks after SmartMetric announced a technological enhancement that would improve its production process,…

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

“Fingerprint Cards is a longstanding partner of Zwipe. The two companies announced a strategic partnership back in 2016, which would focus on the development of biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating Zwipe’s new distribution agreement with Silone CardTech, announcing that it has a hand in the collaboration. The partnership was announced by Zwipe yesterday.…

NEXT Biometrics Marks 5 Million Sensors Shipped

NEXT Biometrics Marks 5 Million Sensors Shipped

“Shipping 5 million sensors has provided NEXT with invaluable experience from a quality, logistics and operations standpoint.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has hit an important milestone: The company has announced that it has now shipped over 5 million fingerprint sensors to date. In a statement announcing the achievement, NEXT Biometrics CEO…

Zwipe Gets Chinese Distribution Partner for Biometric Card Solution

Zwipe Gets Chinese Distribution Partner for Biometric Card Solution

“The partnership is the latest sign that biometric payment cards are soon going to represent an important part of the payments market” Zwipe has a new distribution partner for its biometric payment card technology. The company has teamed up with Silone CardTech, a Shenzhen-based card manufacturer certified by Mastercard, Visa, JCB, and China UnionPay. The…

Argentina-Based Card Manufacturer Becomes SmartMetric Distribution Partner

Argentina-Based Card Manufacturer Becomes SmartMetric Distribution Partner

“News of the partnership comes soon after SmartMetric’s announcement of a “breakthrough” in its technology pertaining to the heat resistance of its biometric card’s rechargeable battery.” SmartMetric has a new distribution partner for its biometric card solution: GPC, for ‘General Plastic Corp’, an Argentina-based plastic card manufacturer. Announcing the sales and distribution agreement in a…

FPC Highlights Low-Cost Sensor, Biometric Cards at MWC Shanghai

FPC Highlights Low-Cost Sensor, Biometric Cards at MWC Shanghai

“Fingerprint Cards says the FPC1511 is likely to see commercial launches later this year or in early 2019.” While a lot of news came out of the recently concluded Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, those in the mobile biometrics industry were likely paying close attention to what Fingerprint Cards had to say about its FPC1511…

Unikeys Announces Biometric Cryptocurrency Card

Unikeys Announces Biometric Cryptocurrency Card

Unikeys has officially announced its UKey cryptocurrency card. In form, it’s shaped like any other regular payment card. But it’s designed to host multiple popular cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, and Litecoin. What’s more, it features an embedded fingerprint sensor. Once a user’s fingerprint data has been registered and stored in the card’s Secure…

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