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IDEX Expects to Complete Biometric Card Certification in ‘Early Q2’

IDEX Expects to Complete Biometric Card Certification in ‘Early Q2’

IDEX says it has commenced the certification process for its biometric smart cards, and that it expects it to reach completion early in Q2 of this year. The certification process concerns IDEX’s sensor technology designed for integration into products such as biometric payment cards. In a statement, IDEX suggested it is now involved in “commercial…

IDEX to Demo Smart Card Sensors for Investors at CES

IDEX to Demo Smart Card Sensors for Investors at CES

IDEX will take the opportunity of next month’s Consumer Electronics Show to showcase its latest fingerprint sensor technology to investors. The company has announced that it will host an ‘Investor presentation’ on January 10th. The event will be hosted by members of IDEX’s executive leadership team: CEO Hemant Mardia, CFO Henrik Knudtzon, CTO Fred Benkley,…

IDEX Announces New Flexible, Large-Area Sensor for Card Applications

IDEX Announces New Flexible, Large-Area Sensor for Card Applications

IDEX has announced a new addition to its line of large-area sensor solutions with a flexible sensor aimed at card applications. The sensor offers a sensing area of 13 x 13 mm, and features an ASIC designed for efficient use energy. It’s designed for use in both contact-based and contactless cards, and IDEX says it’s…

INTERVIEW: Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

INTERVIEW: Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. The conversation begins with an in-depth discussion of the biometric smart card market, in which IDEX is a significant player, providing fingerprint sensors for the biometric Mastercard. The interview then broadens to the larger picture in mobility, namely: how IDEX sees its role…

Tactilis Smart Card Shipping With NEXT Biometrics Tech

Tactilis Smart Card Shipping With NEXT Biometrics Tech

“In a statement, NEXT Biometrics indicated that the solution is aimed at the financial, government, and access control markets.” NEXT Biometrics technology is now being used in what the company is calling the world’s first flexible biometric smart card that is compliant with ISO 17839, an international standard for biometric system-on-card technologies. The card solution…

Feitian’s Biometric Smart Card Uses IDEX Fingerprint Sensor

Feitian’s Biometric Smart Card Uses IDEX Fingerprint Sensor

“The development comes soon after IDEX announced an expansion of its partnership with IDEMIA, with which it is also working on biometric smart card solutions…” With the help of IDEX technology, Feitian has developed a biometric smart card supporting both contact and contactless transactions. Based in China, Feitian has a strong focus on the electronic…

NEXT Biometrics Launches Oyster II Fingerprint Reader

NEXT Biometrics Launches Oyster II Fingerprint Reader

“The Oyster II also features NEXT Biometrics’ Active Thermal technology, designed to help the fingerprint scanner overcome obscuration from grease or dirt…” NEXT Biometrics has announced a new version of its “Oyster” fingerprint reader launched back in 2015. The new Oyster II retains the same ergonomic form factor of its predecessor, and like that device…

IDEX Solution Allows For Self-Service Biometric Smart Card Enrollment

IDEX Solution Allows For Self-Service Biometric Smart Card Enrollment

“In a statement announcing the enrollment process, IDEX CEO Hemant Mardia emphasized framed it as one of the benefits of the company’s large area sensor technology…” IDEX has announced that it has developed a new enrollment solution for its biometric smart cards. It’s a self-service approach, allowing end users to enroll themselves on their smart…

IDEX Announces Expansion of Partnership with IDEMIA

IDEX Announces Expansion of Partnership with IDEMIA

IDEX has announced an expansion of its partnership with IDEMIA on biometric payment cards. The partnership first emerged a year ago, when IDEX teamed with Safran Identity & Security, which has since merged with Oberthur Technologies to form what is now IDEMIA. The companies’ technologies were used in Mastercard’s pioneering trials of biometric payment cards…

IDEX Aims to Capture Biometric Smart Cards Excitement at TRUSTECH 2017

IDEX Aims to Capture Biometric Smart Cards Excitement at TRUSTECH 2017

IDEX is getting ready to join the fray at next week’s TRUSTECH 2017 event, where the company’s executives will showcase its biometric smart card technology. The company has been busy raising its profile in this emerging market, with CEO Hemant Mardia having recently delivered a presentation at a sold-out seminar on ‘Biometrics in Banking and…

NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update Predicts Positive Gross Margin in Q1 of 2018

NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update Predicts Positive Gross Margin in Q1 of 2018

NEXT Biometrics has issued its corporate update for the third quarter of 2017. The company saw revenues of NOK 25.4 million for the quarter, down from revenues of NOK 28.4 million in Q3 of 2016, but up slightly from revenues of NOK 24 million in Q2 of this year. The company’s net loss for the…

Biometric Payment Cards Play Major Role in IDEX Investor Update

Biometric Payment Cards Play Major Role in IDEX Investor Update

IDEX hosted its Investor Update this morning in Oslo, and as anticipated, the firm placed a strong focus on the enormous potential it sees in biometric payment cards. In its presentation, the company drew a line between what it called the ‘first wave’ of biometric adoption and the ‘second wave’ that’s about to start. The…

IDEX to Offer ‘Investor Update’ on Nov. 9

IDEX to Offer ‘Investor Update’ on Nov. 9

IDEX will host an ‘Investor Update’ on November 9th, the company has announced. In a statement, the company indicated that the event will tackle highlights from last week’s ‘Capital Markets Day’, and that it will also go over “strategy, technology, market opportunities and outlook,” and “a Q&A session.” The Investor Update’s announcement comes on the heels…

Fujitsu Client Computing Chose NEXT Biometrics For Notebook Fingerprint Sensors

Fujitsu Client Computing Chose NEXT Biometrics For Notebook Fingerprint Sensors

It looks like Fujitsu is the “Tier 1 notebook customer” behind NEXT Biometrics’ first shipments of its NB-2034-S2 fingerprint sensor module for notebooks. NEXT Biometrics announced the shipments just a few days ago, and has now confirmed that Fujitsu Client Computing Limited has been integrating the biometric technology into new notebook and tablet devices after…

IDEX Bets Big On Smart Cards and In-Display Sensors

IDEX Bets Big On Smart Cards and In-Display Sensors

IDEX’s revenues are down in its Q3 report, but the company expects a big pay-off from its biometric smart card activities. A Costly Year So Far The revenues amount to NOK 3.5 million for the quarter, compared to NOK 8.4 million in Q3 of 2016. Likewise, revenues for the first nine months of 2017 were…

NEXT Biometrics Exec Speaks at APAC Smart Card Conference

NEXT Biometrics Exec Speaks at APAC Smart Card Conference

NEXT Biometrics is promoting its biometric smart cards technology at this week’s Asia Pacific SmartCard Association (APSCA) Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference & Exhibition, the company has announced. The event is pretty much what its title implies: An opportunity for stakeholders in the payment and smart card ecosystem to convene to discuss new technologies for…

NEXT Biometrics Begins Shipping Sensor Module for Notebooks

NEXT Biometrics Begins Shipping Sensor Module for Notebooks

NEXT Biometrics has started shipping its NB-2034-S2 fingerprint sensor module for notebooks, the company has announced. The solution is also aimed at tablet and access control applications. The NB-2034-S2 is the first module in NEXT Biometrics’ line of second generation ASIC solutions, and is based on the NB-A520 semiconductor controller, which features an embedded microcontroller. Because…

IDEX Becomes Registered EMVCo Vendor

IDEX Becomes Registered EMVCo Vendor

IDEX has been approved as an EMVCo vendor, the company has announced. The approval comes just ahead of the company’s Capital Markets Day scheduled for November 2nd, which will revolve largely around the company’s escalating efforts to create biometric sensor technology for smart cards. In a statement, the company asserted that its approval as a…

IDEX Offers Further Details on Capital Markets Day

IDEX Offers Further Details on Capital Markets Day

IDEX is offering more details of its upcoming Capital Markets Day, and is already previewing the presentation it will make to attendees. IDEX will highlight its biometric sensor technology for smart cards to the assembled crowd. In a statement, the company asserts that the biometric smart card market “is now on the cusp of commercialization,”…

IDEX & Strategic Partner To Aggressively Continue Biometric Smart Card Development

IDEX & Strategic Partner To Aggressively Continue Biometric Smart Card Development

“Commenting on the agreement, IDEX CEO Hemant Mardia said, ‘We are really pleased that a key partner has made this strong commitment to our technology vision and product roadmap’…” IDEX and a strategic partner are doubling down on their commitment to biometric payment cards. The company has announced that it has entered into an agreement entailing…

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