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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…

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…

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…

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

ABCorp is NEXT Biometrics’ Latest Partner For Fingerprint Payment Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

TMC and IDEX Biometrics Partner on Next-Gen Payment Cards

TMC and IDEX Biometrics Partner on Next-Gen Payment Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

Money20/20 Europe: Catching Up with IDEX Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Catching Up with IDEX Biometrics [AUDIO]

IDEX Biometrics has long been a major name in the fingerprint sensor market, and in recent years has focused intensely on refining its technology for the emerging biometric payment cards market in particular. So it’s no surprise to see the company in attendance at this year’s Money20/20 Europe event in Amsterdam, where FindBiometrics Director of…

NEXT Biometrics CEO Announces Resignation

NEXT Biometrics CEO Announces Resignation

NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre will step down from the position on July 28th, the company has announced. The decision appears to be a personal one on the part of Favre, who has opted to pursue another professional position with an as-yet-unnamed US company. In announcing her planned departure, NEXT Biometrics asserted that the move…

IDEX Biometrics Bolsters Roster of Asian Card Partners

IDEX Biometrics Bolsters Roster of Asian Card Partners

“The market for biometric smart cards is gaining considerable momentum. Our biometric sensors are ready for mass deployment in smart cards and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Sian to help achieve this.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found another Asia-based partner in its biometric payment cards efforts.…

Biometric Card Tech Boosts EMV Payments Ascent: Report

Biometric Card Tech Boosts EMV Payments Ascent: Report

ABI Research is charting a strong ascent for EMV payment card issuance, with emerging biometric card technology playing an important role. The market research firm says it expects EMV payment card issuance to rise from 3.18 billion this year to over 3.75 billion by 2023, with several factors propelling that growth. These include contactless migration,…

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

Zwipe Partners with Inkript, Strengthening Position in MEA Biometric Card Market

“Inkript’s partnership with Zwipe revolves around the latter’s fingerprint sensor technology, with the two working together to produce biometric payment cards.” A new partnership should help to further solidify Zwipe’s position in the Middle East and Africa biometric cards market. The company has teamed up with Inkript, a digital security solutions provider based in Beirut.…

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX Concludes AGM, Emphasizes Biometric Cards Progress in Q1 Update

IDEX has concluded its Annual General Meeting, and issued its results for the first quarter of 2019. The AGM was a successful one, with all resolutions having been made in accordance with the Board’s proposals. That includes an official name change to “IDEX Biometrics ASA”, aimed at offering a better indication of what the company…

Biometric Card From IDEX and Hengbao Showcased at Digital China Summit

Biometric Card From IDEX and Hengbao Showcased at Digital China Summit

IDEX Biometrics is finally ready to share the results of its collaboration with Hengbao. The company first announced that it was partnering with the Chinese card manufacturer back in September, and has now revealed that it has provided the fingerprint sensor for a dual-interface biometric card that will be on display at the second annual…

IDEX Granted US Patents for Biometric Card Enrollment Method

IDEX Granted US Patents for Biometric Card Enrollment Method

“Our enrollment invention not only addresses privacy concerns, it potentially aids financial inclusion by offering a cost-effective, practical solution for developing countries.” – Fred Benkley, Chief Innovation Officer, IDEX IDEX has been granted two US patents for important technology associated with its biometric payment cards solutions. The patents both pertain to the enrollment of a…

Newly Launched Biometric Payment Card Trials Showcase Home Enrollment

Newly Launched Biometric Payment Card Trials Showcase Home Enrollment

NatWest’s and Royal Bank of Scotland’s trials of biometric payment cards have kicked off with a bang, with card supplier Gemalto and its partners having organized media launch events in London and Edinburgh. First announced in early March, the trial programs are being conducted in collaboration with Visa. The fingerprint-scanning cards themselves, provided by Gemalto,…

IDEX Celebrates ‘Landmark’ Multimillion Dollar Order for Biometric Sensor Tech

IDEX Celebrates ‘Landmark’ Multimillion Dollar Order for Biometric Sensor Tech

“IDEX said this is its first volume order for the SmartFinger IDX 32000 sensor, and described the multimillion-dollar deal as ‘the largest single customer commitment to date.’” IDEX has secured its biggest order ever, for its SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual interface fingerprint sensor solution. In announcing the order, IDEX did not disclose the name of…

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