biometric payment cards

IDEX AGM and Q1 Presentation to Focus on Biometric Cards Progress

IDEX AGM and Q1 Presentation to Focus on Biometric Cards Progress

Fingerprint biometrics specialist IDEX has set a date for its Annual General Meeting: It will take place on May 9th at the Vika Atrium Conference Centre in Oslo, starting at 9am local time. The news comes alongside the publication of IDEX’s Annual Report for 2018. Its fiscal results are consistent with the preliminary results issued…

FutureCard Selects FPC Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Payment Cards

FutureCard Selects FPC Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Payment Cards

“We are pleased that FutureCard has selected our biometric technology, and to see our outstanding T-Shape and software platform in the hands of more and more customers around the world.” – Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards, Fingerprints Fingerprints (FPC) has another new partner in the fast-emerging biometric payment cards market: United Arab Emirates-based FutureCard…

New Partnership Helps Zwipe to Solidify European Footing Ahead of Biometric Cards Boom

New Partnership Helps Zwipe to Solidify European Footing Ahead of Biometric Cards Boom

“TAG Systems is one of most prominent card manufacturers in the Nordics and a first mover and leading supplier to European challenger banks. I am confident that this collaboration will further strengthen Zwipe’s position in the growing biometric payment marketplace.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe is solidifying its position in…

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

Precise Biometrics Aims for Cards-Driven Growth in Short Term, Multimodal Expansion in Long Term

Precise Biometrics Aims for Cards-Driven Growth in Short Term, Multimodal Expansion in Long Term

Precise Biometrics will focus on biometric payment cards, smartphone fingerprint scanning, and multi-modal digital identity for the foreseeable future, with its new YOUNiQ solution being key to the latter over 2019, suggests its newly-published Annual Report. A glossier, more in-depth publication than Precise Biometrics’ year-end results, which were published in February, the Annual Report offers…

Here’s Why Biometrics Are Crucial For the Future of Payment Cards

Here’s Why Biometrics Are Crucial For the Future of Payment Cards

When it comes to convenience, there’s no debating the utility of contactless payment cards. It can be irritating to insert a card into a machine and type in a four-digit PIN every time you need to make a transaction, especially if you’re only buying a two-dollar cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the contactless process does have…

NEXT Biometrics and WizCard Partner to Develop New Smart Card Tech

NEXT Biometrics and WizCard Partner to Develop New Smart Card Tech

“WizCard provides card manufacturers seamless integration of additional features into standard smart cards.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Taiwan-based WizCard to develop biometric smart card technologies, the companies have announced. The partnership will leverage each company’s respective strengths. NEXT Biometrics is, of course, a…

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 9-15

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 9-15

Facial recognition proved to be the hot topic with respect to this week’s most-read articles on FindBiometrics, though a couple of other important trends also shared the spotlight. One of the latter was the ongoing integration of biometric technologies into consumer laptops and PCs, in this case from Microsoft: Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint…

IDEX Announces Executive Changes

IDEX Announces Executive Changes

IDEX Biometrics has announced multiple changes in its executive-level leadership structure. Two of the changes stem from the creation of a new position within the company – Chief Innovation Officer. Fred Benkley, who previously served as IDEX’s Chief Technology Officer, has stepped into this role; and consequently Anthony Eaton, previously the VP of Systems Engineering,…

Secure Technology Alliance Report Demystifies Biometric Payment Cards

Secure Technology Alliance Report Demystifies Biometric Payment Cards

In the past couple of years, biometric payment cards have emerged as an exciting, potentially transformative new trend in the payments industry. However, new technology can still be intimidating, especially for organizations that don’t understand how biometric payment cards are supposed to work. That’s why the Secure Technology Alliance has released a report to educate…

Zwipe 2018FY Report Shows Higher Sales and Costs

Zwipe 2018FY Report Shows Higher Sales and Costs

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

NatWest Trials Biometric Payment Card Tech From Gemalto

NatWest Trials Biometric Payment Card Tech From Gemalto

“Participants in the pilot will need to register their biometrics at a physical bank branch, but NatWest says it’s exploring ways to enable remote biometric registration.” A major UK bank is about to become the latest to trial biometric payment card technology from Gemalto: NatWest has announced that it will pilot the technology with 200…

Feitian Launches Biometric ‘Fingerprint Power Card’

Feitian Launches Biometric ‘Fingerprint Power Card’

Feitian has launched a new “all-in-one” card solution aimed at the enterprise and payments markets, and featuring a biometric authentication capability. Called the “Fingerprint Power Card”, it features a built-in fingerprint sensor, allowing the end user to enroll a biometric profile which is then cryptographically stored in the card’s built-in Secure Element. Feitian says it…

JCB’s Biometric Cards Score Two CEPI Awards

JCB’s Biometric Cards Score Two CEPI Awards

“Our F.CODE solution is recognized as a reliable security system based on biometrics.” JCB’s biometric cards received two prizes during the Cards and Electronic Payments International Asia (CEPI) Summit and Awards, taking home Best Security Initiative and Best NFC Security Initiative at the 5th annual conference at the end of 2018. The cards are based…

FPC’s T-Shape Sensor Featured on Zwipe’s Biometric Payment Card

FPC’s T-Shape Sensor Featured on Zwipe’s Biometric Payment Card

The latest version of Zwipe‘s biometric payment card features Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape sensor, the company has announced. The biometric module was first launched by Fingerprints in September of 2017, with the company announcing at the time that it was specifically designed for smart card applications. It was quickly embraced by IDEMIA for that company’s biometric…

NEXT Biometrics’ Q4 Results Show ‘Pivot to Revenue Generation’

NEXT Biometrics’ Q4 Results Show ‘Pivot to Revenue Generation’

“We have delivered consistently on our technology roadmap through 2018. Our FAP 20 sensor is with customers for testing and the Dual Interface solution for payment cards is soon ready for sampling. Increased year-over-year revenues for 2018 and the significantly improved gross margin confirm we are pivoting from product development to revenue generation. Going forward,…

IDEX Emphasizes Strong Position on Biometric Cards in Q4/2018 Update

IDEX Emphasizes Strong Position on Biometric Cards in Q4/2018 Update

IDEX has issued its Q4 and year-end report for 2018, asserting that it’s well-positioned to take advantage of a biometric card market expected to boom. In terms of financial results, IDEX saw NOK 373,000 in revenues in the fourth quarter, compared to revenues of NOK 2,464,000 in Q4 of 2017. Revenues for the full year…

NEXT Biometrics Ships Another 30,000 Fingerprint Sensors to Tactilis

NEXT Biometrics Ships Another 30,000 Fingerprint Sensors to Tactilis

NEXT Biometrics has shipped another 30,000 fingerprint sensors to Tactilis, the company has announced. The shipment is a call-off order as part of a larger purchase of 250,000 fingerprint sensors and ASICs, with 60,000 sets of sensors and ASICs having been sent to Tactilis to date. NEXT Biometrics first saw its fingerprint sensor technology integrated…

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