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Keyper Biometric Smart Card Features Novel Encrypted Audio Security Factor

Keyper Biometric Smart Card Features Novel Encrypted Audio Security Factor

MeReal’s latest biometric smart card is a keeper, in the most literal sense of the word. Dubbed the Keyper, the FIDO-certified smart card features fingerprint authentication, a tamper-resistant chip, and a slew of other features designed to make the card as versatile as possible. Those features include Java Card compatibility, which is noteworthy because it…

IDEX On Verge of Big Fingerprint Biometrics Deal with IT Provider

IDEX On Verge of Big Fingerprint Biometrics Deal with IT Provider

IDEX may have some big news in the pipeline: The company has announced that it expects to win a contract with a global IT solutions provider serving the financial services market. The deal hasn’t yet been finalized, but in a statement announcing the development IDEX was able to provide a few early details. The company…

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…

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…

IDEX Biometrics Partners with Chinese Card Integration Leader Goldpac Group

IDEX Biometrics Partners with Chinese Card Integration Leader Goldpac Group

“It’s beyond doubt that the market for biometric cards will ramp significantly in 2019. During the second half of 2018 a vast range of card integrators have geared up their efforts to commercialize biometric cards which will provide simple, secure and personal authentication for all. We see especially strong pull in China, and we are…

IDEX CEO Explains How Biometric Payment Cards Will Make Banking More Inclusive

IDEX CEO Explains How Biometric Payment Cards Will Make Banking More Inclusive

Most prognosticators expect biometric payment cards to be one of the fundamental building blocks of the future economy. IDEX Biometrics is well positioned as a key player in that field, unveiling its latest payment card at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur. Now, IDEX is trying to demystify its new technology with a…

NEXT Biometrics to Start Sampling Biometric Payment Cards in Early Q2

NEXT Biometrics to Start Sampling Biometric Payment Cards in Early Q2

“…independent market research has indicated that the biometric smart cards market could reach $800 million in 2022, with biometric payment cards accounting for 60 percent marketshare.” NEXT Biometrics will start sampling its dual interface biometric payment card in the first half of this year. More specifically, the company has asserted that sampling will begin “early…

IDEX Biometrics Gives Its Tech a New Name

IDEX Biometrics Gives Its Tech a New Name

“Our SmartFinger fingerprint technologies are highly secure, customizable and deliver a strong biometric performance whilst ensuring an outstanding user experience.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics A longtime leader in the biometrics industry has finally given its fingerprint sensor solutions their own name: IDEX Biometrics has announced that the technology will be sold under the…

New Zwipe VP Brings Biometric Cards Expertise

New Zwipe VP Brings Biometric Cards Expertise

A trade journalist who has covered biometric cards extensively is Zwipe‘s new Vice President of Business Development. Antonio D’Albore is the founder and Editor in Chief of Embedded Security News, and the author of “The Rise of Biometric Cards“, an extensive research report published near the start of this year. He has also held executive…

Fingerprints Prepares Clients and Consumers for Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprints Prepares Clients and Consumers for Biometric Smart Cards

As real-world trials of biometric payment cards continue to proliferate in advance of large-scale launches, Fingerprint Cards is turning to the PR front to get consumers – and clients in the financial services sector – ready for the first wave. The company has issued a new eBook explaining the technology, and has published a blog…

SmartMetric Adds Liveness Detection to Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric Adds Liveness Detection to Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric has announced an important technological enhancement of its biometric card technology: Its fingerprint scanning system now features liveness detection. In announcing the development, SmartMetric did not outline the mechanism underlying its new liveness detection system, saying only that its card solution now has “additional sensing functions that are used to validate the liveness of…

Asian Bank Begins Trial of Feitian/IDEX Biometrics Payment Cards

Asian Bank Begins Trial of Feitian/IDEX Biometrics Payment Cards

A trial of biometric payment cards featuring IDEX sensors is now underway in Asia, the company has announced. It’s the product of IDEX’s partnership with Feitian, which developed a dual interface biometric payment card using an IDEX fingerprint sensor just about a year ago. In a statement announcing the trial, IDEX did not name the…

Cypress Semiconductor Collaboration Drastically Reduces Zwipe Card’s Power Use

Cypress Semiconductor Collaboration Drastically Reduces Zwipe Card’s Power Use

“The companies worked together to develop a new Microcontroller Unit based on Cypress Semiconductor’s PSoC 6 line, resulting in a new inlay solution that uses 70 percent less power.” Ahead of an important certification push, Zwipe has announced that it has reduced the power consumption of its dual interface biometric payment card. The technological achievement…

Societe Generale ‘Experimenting’ with IDEMIA’s Biometric Payment Card

Societe Generale ‘Experimenting’ with IDEMIA’s Biometric Payment Card

“As with other emerging biometric payment card solutions, the aim is to enhance security with biometrics while maintaining ease of use in tap-to-pay transactions, and improving convenience in contact-based transactions by eliminating the need for PIN entry.” The French bank Societe Generale is now trialing IDEMIA’s F.Code biometric payment card, the latter has announced. Featuring…

IDEX On Track for Q4 Pilots, 2019 ‘Volume Deliveries’ in Q3 Update

IDEX On Track for Q4 Pilots, 2019 ‘Volume Deliveries’ in Q3 Update

“In a statement announcing the results, IDEX emphasized its “significant progress in commercializing biometric smart cards in the third quarter,” noting that it had started shipping for its first order of biometric payment card sensors received in September…” IDEX Biometrics has issued its Q3 update for 2018, in which the company is once again emphasizing…

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe has announced new white label fingerprint enrollment solutions aimed at enabling financial institutions to easily get their customers registered for biometric payment cards. One of the solutions is an at-home enrollment kit designed to be mailed to customers – the solution is thin enough to be mailed in a standard envelope. Once received, a…

Survey Research Finds Many UK Consumers Ready for Biometric Cards

Survey Research Finds Many UK Consumers Ready for Biometric Cards

Survey data collected by German market research firm GfK suggests that consumers in the UK are warming to the idea of using biometric payment cards. Based on online polls of 821 cardholders in the country conducted in late May and early June, the research found that 54 percent of respondents said they would get a…

IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

“The increasing popularity of card payments in Asia, in conjunction with the growing preference towards biometrics, has created the perfect storm for this partnership with Hengbao, a very influential player in the Asian market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in its escalating efforts to promote its biometric card…

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