Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales‘ biometric payment card has received certification from Mastercard, the company has announced. At the time of writing, details about the certification in question remain sparse. Thales’ achievement was announced by its subsidiary Gemalto in a tweet asserting that its card is the first contactless biometric payment card to receive the Mastercard certification. In a…

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

As it continues to expand the applications of its biometric technology beyond the mobile sector, Fingerprint Cards has announced two new capacitive fingerprint sensors designed specifically for access control. Dubbed the FPC1020 and the FPC1024, the sensors are compact and water resistant, Fingerprint Cards says. Perhaps more importantly, they sport low power consumption, further enhancing…

FPC Makes Case for Fast Adoption of Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Makes Case for Fast Adoption of Biometric Payment Cards

There’s already substantial demand for the kind of payments solution that biometric cards promise, and they could pick up momentum much faster than previous payment card upgrades, argues Fingerprint Cards‘ Lina Andolf-Orup. In a new post on the company’s website, Andolf-Orup, Fingerprint Cards’ head of marketing, offers an overview of some of the major milestones…

FPC Places Fingerprint Tech in New Kabuto Suitcase

FPC Places Fingerprint Tech in New Kabuto Suitcase

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that it will be providing the fingerprint sensor for a new smart luggage product from the French company Kabuto. The product in question is intended as a carry-on suitcase, which can be unlocked with a fingerprint recognition scan and does not rely on a key or a passcode for security.…

Redmi K30 Features Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor from FPC

Redmi K30 Features Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor from FPC

Fingerprint Cards‘ latest fingerprint sensor has just seen its first smartphone integration, with the company announcing that its FPC1540 model is being used in Xiaomi’s new Redmi K30. First announced just a few weeks ago, the FPC1540 is specifically designed to be implemented in the side of a mobile device. That’s exactly where it is…

Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprint Cards has a new partner in its efforts to target the emerging biometric payment cards market: the company has announced a new partnership with Valid that will see the latter take advantage of FPC’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for smart card applications. Valid originally started up in Brazil over half a century ago as…

FPC Powers Fingerprint Biometrics on New Card from Elementik Technologies

FPC Powers Fingerprint Biometrics on New Card from Elementik Technologies

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC BM-Lite biometric module in a new biometric authentication card from India’s Elementik Technologies. The card has been dubbed the ByteSeal, and FPC is boasting that it will be the “first fingerprint biometrics enabled authentication card” to hit the market in India. The ByteSeal offers wireless BLE and NFC…

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards has issued its results for the latest quarter, showing a dip in revenues as mobile fingerprint sensors ASPs continue to fall. The company saw revenues of SEK 352.5 million in Q3 of 2019, compared to revenues of SEK 431.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. Commenting on the results, CEO Christian Fredrikson…

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

“IoT is connecting the world around us, so the ways we access our homes and digital services need to keep up.” – Thomas Rex, SVP BL Smartcards, Automotive & Embedded, Fingerprints Fingerprint Cards has announced an updated version of its FPC-BM solution. Like its predecessor, the new FPC BM-Lite is a biometric module designed to…

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

“With its upgraded Touchless 2.0 platform, Fingerprint Cards says it is targeting a range of application areas including mobile devices, payments, the automotive sector, and access control.” Fingerprint Cards continues its expansion beyond fingerprint recognition with the announcement of Touchless 2.0, a biometric platform combining facial recognition and iris recognition. While FPC gained renown primarily…

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Fingerprint Cards has placed one of its sensors in a new payment device from JCB. The device will support “personal authentication applications” in addition to contactless payments. The presence of an FPC sensor suggests that people will be able to use the device itself to add an extra layer of…

NatWest Biometric Card Trial Powered by FPC & Gemalto

NatWest Biometric Card Trial Powered by FPC & Gemalto

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

Dual Fingerprint Sensors Enable Novel Double Screen Smartphone

Dual Fingerprint Sensors Enable Novel Double Screen Smartphone

“…there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on each side of the device, so that no matter which way a user is holding it, they’re still able to perform biometric authentication intuitively.” ZTE-owned mobile brand Nubia has taken a different tack with its latest flagship smartphone: the Nubia Z20 features two screens and two fingerprint sensors. The…

MeReal’s New Biometric Cards to Feature FPC Sensors

MeReal’s New Biometric Cards to Feature FPC Sensors

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that it will once again be providing fingerprint sensors for MeReal’s next shipment of biometric cards. The new cards are expected to hit the market in 2020, and will feature an FPC1300 sensor. MeReal recently unveiled a new biometric smart card called the Keyper, although it’s unclear if the Keyper…

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