biometric smart cards

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Vietnam-Based Card Specialist MK Group

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Vietnam-Based Card Specialist MK Group

“Beyond the announced R&D project, NEXT Biometrics said that the partnership would see its large-area fingerprint sensors integrated into MK Group’s ‘next generation smart card products.’” NEXT Biometrics has another new partner in its biometric cards efforts. The company has announced that it’s starting an “R&D program” with Vietnam-based MK Group. In a statement, NEXT…

Zwipe Teams with STS on Biometric Card Manufacturing

Zwipe Teams with STS on Biometric Card Manufacturing

Zwipe has teamed up with Smart Technology Services (STS) to develop a manufacturing system for biometric payment cards. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies asserted that STS sees biometric payment cards as “the next major market opportunity in the payment cards industry,” adding that the French company “has developed a specific implanting module to…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

SmartMetric Improves Biometric Card Production Process

SmartMetric Improves Biometric Card Production Process

SmartMetric has announced a “breakthrough” in technology pertaining to its biometric smart card solution. The company says it has attained a 100 percent increase in the heat resistance of the rechargeable battery powering its card solution. That, in turn, allows for improvements in the production process: Whereas the company has so far needed to use…

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 Board Members Choose Shares for Remuneration

IDEX Board Members Choose Shares for Remuneration

“All of the other board proposals put forward at IDEX’s AGM were also approved…” Members of IDEX‘s board of directors are demonstrating their confidence in the company with significant share acquisitions. The disclosure comes after the company’s annual general meeting on May 11th, in which it was resolved that board members could choose to receive…

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…

JINCO Partnership Brings IDEX’s Biometric Card Tech to Major Projects

JINCO Partnership Brings IDEX’s Biometric Card Tech to Major Projects

“JINCO is a leading smart card integration pioneer and we are very proud that they have chosen to integrate our fingerprint sensor into their dual-interface biometric cards.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX has announced successful integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology by its partner JINCO Universal. Based in Taiwan, JINCO offers sophisticated smart card solutions…

Fingerprint Cards Reports Stabilizing Sales in Q2 2018 Update

Fingerprint Cards Reports Stabilizing Sales in Q2 2018 Update

Fingerprint Cards issued its Q2 update today, with the report depicting the continuation of trends seen in its last quarterly result. Revenues for the quarter came in at SEK 389.9 million, a decrease of 53 percent year-over-year. FPC also continued to see a net loss, which amounted to SEK 467.9 million, compared to a loss…

IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

“It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards.” IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been certified by a major global payment provider, the company has announced. As for the details of the certification, IDEX is staying tight-lipped. But the revelation came from…

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

“Having a sensor suitable for dual-interface cards is very important to meet customer demand, especially in the banking segment.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface smart cards has passed “engineering integration and validation” tests with authentication and transaction security specialist Feitian, the company has announced. IDEX and Feitian first announced…

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

  “Alain Faburel’s leadership, background and experience will strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding technology to customers in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics continues to bulk up on the personnel front as the company pursues opportunities in the emerging biometric payment cards…

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