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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…

IDEX Reports ‘Extremely Strong Interest’ in Biometric Card Tech in Q2 Update

IDEX Reports ‘Extremely Strong Interest’ in Biometric Card Tech in Q2 Update

IDEX has issued its Q2 results for 2018. The period saw revenues of NOK 289,000, compared to revenues of about NOK 4.7 million in Q2 of 2017. Its net result for the period had improved year-over-year, however, with the company reporting a loss of NOK 65,156,000 for Q2 of this year, compared to a loss…

NEXT Biometrics Partner Starts Shipping Biometric Cards

NEXT Biometrics Partner Starts Shipping Biometric Cards

“Biometric smart cards represent the future for secure ID and payment-related transactions and these first volume shipments to end-users are an important first step in making that future a reality.”-Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Singapore-based authentication solutions provider Tactilis has begun shipping NEXT Biometrics‘ fingerprint scanning smart card technology, the companies have announced. The news…

IDEX Execs to Present Q2 Update in Person

IDEX Execs to Present Q2 Update in Person

“…it’s fair to expect that the event will have a strong focus on biometric cards, which have become IDEX’s key focus in recent months.” IDEX will issue its Q2 update on August 16th, the company has announced. And it’s taking the somewhat unusual move of presenting its results in a live event at the Vika…

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

“…like SmartMetric’s payment card solution, the product features an embedded fingerprint scanner, which will authorize only the cardholder to access the card’s data.” SmartMetric has found another application of its biometric smart card technology, announcing a card designed to hold the user’s medical information, and to be accessed only with their fingerprint. The solution is…

IDEX Sensors See ‘Customer Launch’ in Middle Eastern Biometric Cards Project

IDEX Sensors See ‘Customer Launch’ in Middle Eastern Biometric Cards Project

“This customer launch is yet another indication of the significant interest in biometrics in the smart cards for payments industry.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX has announced that its fingerprint sensors are being used in another biometric cards project in the Middle East. The news arrives a couple of months after a similar announcement…

Gemalto Addresses Consumer Concerns Ahead of Biometric Card Rollouts

Gemalto Addresses Consumer Concerns Ahead of Biometric Card Rollouts

As excitement around emerging biometric payment card technologies continues to build, Gemalto is taking the precaution of reassuring cautious and skeptical consumers about the reliability of fingerprint-scanning cards in a new myth-busting FAQ. First among the many items of concern is the idea that biometric cards could be easily spoofed, with Gemalto asserting that its…

SmartMetric Puts Biometric Card Into Production

SmartMetric Puts Biometric Card Into Production

“News of the card’s production comes after SmartMetric’s announcement in May that it had won a contract to provide biometric access control cards, based on the same technology, to an academic institution through distribution partner Grupo Datco.” SmartMetric‘s biometric card solution is now in production, the company has announced. Like other emerging solutions in the…