biometric cards

FPC Client Orders 100,000 T-Shape Sensors for Biometric Card Solution

FPC Client Orders 100,000 T-Shape Sensors for Biometric Card Solution

Fingerprint Cards has received its first order for the use of its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module outside of the payments market, the company has announced. The order is for one hundred thousand sensors to be delivered this year. Fingerprint Cards hasn’t named its client in this case, but explained in a statement that the T-Shape…

IDEX Biometrics Execs Make Large Share Purchases

IDEX Biometrics Execs Make Large Share Purchases

A pair of IDEX Biometrics executives have bought significant share holdings in the Norwegian fingerprint sensor specialist, according to mandatory trade notices from the company. Two of the notices concern Stephen A. Skaggs, a member of IDEX’s board. One notice, issued August 21st, attests that Skaggs “bought 50,000 shares in IDEX in the Oslo Børs…

IDEX Biometrics to Post Q2 Results on August 15

IDEX Biometrics to Post Q2 Results on August 15

“IDEX says its conference call will be hosted by Chief Executive Officer Stan Swearingen and Chief Financial Officer Derek D’Antilio.” IDEX Biometrics will publish its Q2 results on Thursday, August 15th, the company has announced. The results will arrive alongside a conference call scheduled for 15:00 CET. In announcing the Q2 update schedule, IDEX did…

NXP’s Biometric Cards Module Gets CAST Certification

NXP’s Biometric Cards Module Gets CAST Certification

NXP has become the first player in the emerging biometric payment cards market to reach an important milestone, announcing that its Secure Processing Module for fingerprint-on-card technology has become the first such solution to attain certification through Mastercard’s Compliance Assessment and Security Testing, or CAST, program. A Secure and Efficient Solution NXP says its module…

G+D, FPC Partner On Biometric Card with T-Shape Sensor

G+D, FPC Partner On Biometric Card with T-Shape Sensor

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is teaming up with Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (G+D) to produce a contactless biometric payment card featuring FPC’s T-Shape sensor. The new card is already on its way to the market, and will be deployed in FPC’s newly announced card trial with the French bank Crédit Agricole. The trial with Crédit…

SIA Group Opens Smart Card Manufacturing Facility in Verona

SIA Group Opens Smart Card Manufacturing Facility in Verona

“All of the company’s products will offer support for chip, contactless, and biometric technology.” The SIA Group has officially opened a new smart card manufacturing facility in Verona. The technological excellence center can produce upwards of 10 million cards per year, with equipment that is compliant with the latest security standards. The new facility will…

BRIEF: Breaking Down the Biometrics Market Boom

BRIEF: Breaking Down the Biometrics Market Boom

The biometrics market has been booming for years now, having kicked into a high gear as demand for enhanced security technologies ramped up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and further accelerated when Apple blazed a trail for biometrics in the consumer tech sector with its first fingerprint-scanning iPhone in 2013. What’s remarkable is…

Biometric Smart Cards Have Prescription Fraud Prevention Applications

Biometric Smart Cards Have Prescription Fraud Prevention Applications

“Linking patient identity to fingerprint biometrics can help to ensure that potentially dangerous medicine is only being given to the intended recipients; and on the flip side, it can help to prevent the creation of fraudulent prescriptions for nefarious ends.” In its latest blog post, IDEX Biometrics has returned to the benefits of biometrics in…

FPC Biometrics Used in 20 Payment Card Trials

FPC Biometrics Used in 20 Payment Card Trials

“Fingerprint Cards says its fingerprint sensor technology is now being used in every publicly announced biometric payment card trial around the world.” Fingerprint Cards technology is now being used in 20 trials of biometric payment cards around the world, the company has announced. The latest such pilot program, which delivered the milestone, is with Crédit…

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

TMC and IDEX Biometrics Partner on Next-Gen Payment Cards

TMC and IDEX Biometrics Partner on Next-Gen Payment Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

Money20/20 Europe: IDEMIA SVP Sarah Clark Delves into ‘Augmented Identity’ [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: IDEMIA SVP Sarah Clark Delves into ‘Augmented Identity’ [AUDIO]

IDEMIA is one of the biggest names in biometrics and authentication, enjoying an extremely prominent role in areas such as law enforcement and mobile ID. But the company is also a pioneer in the area of financial services, where its approach to digital identity is helping a number of organizations to cope with the many…

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

Unikeys is Accepting Pre-Sales for its Biometric Cryptocurrency Wallet

Unikeys is Accepting Pre-Sales for its Biometric Cryptocurrency Wallet

Unikeys is now accepting pre-sales for its physical cryptocurrency wallet. Dubbed the UKey, the biometric card allows shoppers to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies just as they would with an ordinary debit or credit card, with a built-in fingerprint sensor to authenticate transactions.   The card itself is being manufactured through a partnership…

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

“Inkript’s partnership with Zwipe revolves around the latter’s fingerprint sensor technology, with the two working together to produce biometric payment cards.” A new partnership should help to further solidify Zwipe’s position in the Middle East and Africa biometric cards market. The company has teamed up with Inkript, a digital security solutions provider based in Beirut.…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Biometric Card Trial in Mexico

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Biometric Card Trial in Mexico

IDEX Biometrics will play an integral role in a new biometric card trial from MasterCard and Edenred Mexico. Launched in conjunction with the Mexican state of Sonora, the new pilot program will use biometric fingerprint-scanning cards to distribute state benefits as part of an ongoing effort to give more people secure access to banking services.…

Biometric Card From IDEX and Hengbao Showcased at Digital China Summit

Biometric Card From IDEX and Hengbao Showcased at Digital China Summit

IDEX Biometrics is finally ready to share the results of its collaboration with Hengbao. The company first announced that it was partnering with the Chinese card manufacturer back in September, and has now revealed that it has provided the fingerprint sensor for a dual-interface biometric card that will be on display at the second annual…

IDEX Granted US Patents for Biometric Card Enrollment Method

IDEX Granted US Patents for Biometric Card Enrollment Method

“Our enrollment invention not only addresses privacy concerns, it potentially aids financial inclusion by offering a cost-effective, practical solution for developing countries.” – Fred Benkley, Chief Innovation Officer, IDEX IDEX has been granted two US patents for important technology associated with its biometric payment cards solutions. The patents both pertain to the enrollment of a…

Newly Launched Biometric Payment Card Trials Showcase Home Enrollment

Newly Launched Biometric Payment Card Trials Showcase Home Enrollment

NatWest’s and Royal Bank of Scotland’s trials of biometric payment cards have kicked off with a bang, with card supplier Gemalto and its partners having organized media launch events in London and Edinburgh. First announced in early March, the trial programs are being conducted in collaboration with Visa. The fingerprint-scanning cards themselves, provided by Gemalto,…

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