biometric payment cards

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Biometrics has issued its corporate update for the second quarter and first half of 2019, emphasizing the progress the fingerprint biometrics specialist has made in positioning itself in the emerging biometric payment cards market. Highlights in the update include the establishment of IDEX’s largest customer commitment to date – a multi-year, multimillion dollar deal…

Face and Fingerprint Tech Dominated This Week’s Top Biometrics News

Face and Fingerprint Tech Dominated This Week’s Top Biometrics News

This week’s most popular biometrics news articles on FindBiometrics once again covered a pretty broad range of topics, but as is often the case, it’s possible to discern one or two trends in all the industry activity. Face biometrics, for example, enjoyed a particularly high profile this week. Researchers announced a cutting-edge new face scanning…

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…

IDEX Biometrics, Feitian Team Up On Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics, Feitian Team Up On Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

“It’s the latest development in the rapidly escalating biometric cards race, with multiple companies spanning the biometrics and payments industries seeking to get ahead of the emerging trend of fingerprint-scanning payment cards.” IDEX Biometrics has teamed up with Feitian on biometric smart card manufacturing. The companies have signed a new agreement that will see IDEX…

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…

Manufacturing Standards Achievement Positions IDEX For Mass Production of Biometric Cards

Manufacturing Standards Achievement Positions IDEX For Mass Production of Biometric Cards

“With the manufacturing standards achieved, and the capacity of the production line, I am confident that biometric smart cards are ready for mass production and volume delivery to customers.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has achieved an important milestone in the biometric payment cards race, thanks to one of its customers. The…

IDEX Brings On New EMEA Sales Director

IDEX Brings On New EMEA Sales Director

‘“I am delighted to welcome Pascal to the team,” said IDEX Sales and Marketing SVP David Orme…’ IDEX Biometrics has named Pascal Dufour as its new Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Darfour officially took over the role on July 9th, and brings more than 25 years of experience to…

Hot Trends Make Appearances in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Hot Trends Make Appearances in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

It has been another busy week in the varied world of biometrics, with the week’s top stories covering a range of modalities and applications. That having been said, two of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles speak to the persistent popularity of one salient trend in particular – the emergence of the biometric payment cards market: IDEX…

Good News For Biometric Cards: Contactless Payments Were Huge at the World Cup

Good News For Biometric Cards: Contactless Payments Were Huge at the World Cup

During the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Visa found that fans across the host cities in France made purchases using contactless payment technology 51 percent of the time. The financial services giant, which is FIFA’s Official Payment Services Partner, says these purchases were performed using a variety of mechanisms, including smartphones, wristbands…

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

“In IDEX’s system, a smart card – eg. a biometric credit card – would be mailed to an end user together with a lightweight receptacle featuring an integrated power source. The card is inserted into the receptacle, and then the user registers their fingerprint on the card.” IDEX Biometrics has won an Australian patent for…

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…

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe is teaming up with the Chinese smart card manufacturer XH Smart with an eye towards the release of biometric payment cards. The two companies will collaborate to develop new end-to-end payment solutions, with Zwipe providing advisory services in addition to physical components. “We are excited to partner with XH Smart and to contribute to…

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT Biometrics has long positioned itself as a uniquely capable biometric technology supplier for the emerging concept of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, and has issued a new White Paper laying out exactly why. Central to the argument is NEXT Biometrics’ use of large-size sensors. This isn’t a trivial matter, and there’s no need for technical expertise…

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…

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

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