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SmartMetric Gets Visa/Mastercard-Certified Distributor for Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric Gets Visa/Mastercard-Certified Distributor for Biometric Card Solution

“There is a sense of growing anticipation around biometric payment cards, with Mastercard having led pioneering trials last year and Visa now conducting its own pilot projects in Europe and the US.” SmartMetric has found another distributor for its biometric smart card solution: The company has announced that Hogier Gartner CIA will take on this…

MeReal Gets Its ‘Foot in the Door’ with New Biometric Card Partner

MeReal Gets Its ‘Foot in the Door’ with New Biometric Card Partner

“EuroStation is headquartered in La Rochelle on France’s Southwest Coast, not far from the Pleinair Casino, where MeReal’s V2 biometric card was deployed for employee access control last year.” MeReal Biometrics has established a new partnership that could help to extend the market reach of its biometric smart card solution: The company has teamed up…

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

Immediately ahead of its Q4 and 2017 fiscal update, IDEX has announced that it’s getting a new CEO. Stan Swearingen, the company’s Chief Products Officer, will replace current CEO Hemant Mardia effective April 1st. In a statement, IDEX explained that the change is meant to accommodate an “expected step change” in the company’s business as…

IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX has set a date for its Q4 corporate update, which will arrive this Thursday, February 22nd. The company will also present its preliminary results for the 2017 fiscal year. In a statement announcing the date, IDEX offered no hints as to the details of the update. But the fingerprint sensor maker is certain to…

CredenceTWO Handheld Combines FAP 30 Sensor, Card Reader, Wireless Connectivity

CredenceTWO Handheld Combines FAP 30 Sensor, Card Reader, Wireless Connectivity

Credence ID has unveiled a new handheld device that combines a FAP 30 fingerprint scanner and a contact-based and contactless smart card reader in a system running on Android 7.1. The device is called the CredenceTWO. In a statement announcing the new device, Credence ID asserted that it features “the industry’s highest quality full-fingerprint scanner”,…

INTERVIEW: Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

INTERVIEW: Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA. The interview begins with an overview of the new company structure after the 2017 merger of OT and Safran Identity & Security that resulted in IDEMIA’s creation, as well as an explanation of IDEMIA’s Augmented Identity core philosophy. The discussion then turns…

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics has set a date for its Q4 update, and has announced that it will coincide with a ‘Capital Markets Day’ event focused on raising investment. All interested parties are invited to tune in March 1st via a live feed online, or in person at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, in Oslo. The corporate update should…

Another Old Friend Joins Visa Biometric Card Trial

Another Old Friend Joins Visa Biometric Card Trial

“The trial involves biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics.” Kona I has joined in on Visa’s American trial of biometric payment card technology with Mountain America Credit Union. The firm has announced that it has come onboard as a card supplier for the project. The trial was announced last month, and will…

2018 Will Be ‘Turning Point’ for Biometric Payment Cards: FPC

2018 Will Be ‘Turning Point’ for Biometric Payment Cards: FPC

This year will mark “the turning point” for biometric payment cards, says Fingerprint Cards. Writing on its website, the Swedish fingerprint sensor maker lays out the case for a biometric payment cards boom. FPC cites market research indicating that while consumers are largely enthusiastic about the idea of contactless payment cards, 38 percent see security…

IDEX to Focus on Biometric Card Opportunities

IDEX to Focus on Biometric Card Opportunities

IDEX is going to focus exclusively on biometric smart cards from now on, the company has announced. In a statement, the company explained that its renewed focus is a reflection of the growing excitement around the emerging biometric payment cards market. Major financial services brands including Visa and Mastercard have indicated that they are moving…

Zwipe Raises Millions on Back of Private Placement

Zwipe Raises Millions on Back of Private Placement

“The funding may be seen as an indication of investors’ excitement over biometric payment cards, which are poised to have a breakout year in 2018 as major financial services firms like Mastercard and Visa prepare large-scale launches.” Zwipe‘s private placement last month paid off, with the company now announcing that it has brought in a…

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in Visa’s Biometric Card Trial

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in Visa’s Biometric Card Trial

“Visa’s payment card solution features an embedded fingerprint sensor as well as red and green lights to indicate when authentication has succeeded or failed.” Visa is collaborating in the Bank of Cyprus’s biometric payment card trial, and will also initiate America’s first such pilot, with help from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. Announced earlier this…

INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards is a prolific biometric technology vendor, with its fingerprint sensors shipping on 300 smartphone models. But mobile fingerprint scanning is only part of the equation for the company that aims to be a leading biometric company – FPC became a multimodal biometrics provider last year with the acquisition of Delta ID, and the…

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…

Bank of Cyprus Biometric Cards Use FPC Sensors

Bank of Cyprus Biometric Cards Use FPC Sensors

The Bank of Cyprus’s pioneering biometric bank cards initiative is using fingerprint sensors provided by Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards, the latter has announced. It’s a project spearheaded by Gemalto, which announced near the start of this month that Bank of Cyprus customers would be among the first in the world to benefit from biometric payment card…

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

“The company also emphasized that the Bank of Cyprus project is just one of “multiple upcoming pilots in 2018″ for Gemalto’s solution – which is of course good news for Zwipe.” Zwipe technology is going to lend a helping hand in Gemalto‘s biometric payment card pilot project with the Bank of Cyprus and other such…

Gemalto to Launch Biometric Dual Interface Payment Cards for Bank of Cyprus

Gemalto to Launch Biometric Dual Interface Payment Cards for Bank of Cyprus

Gemalto is going to provide biometric payment cards for the Bank of Cyprus, the company has announced. The payment cards will feature embedded fingerprint sensors, and will support chip-based and contactless payments. Bank of Cyprus customers will be able to enroll their biometrics for their new payment cards at bank branches, and will thereafter be…

Year in Review: Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Comments on the Exciting Year to Come

Year in Review: Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Comments on the Exciting Year to Come

As part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review 2017 we approached industry executives and thought leaders to get their comments on the past 12 months in the biometrics industry, and what’s in store for 2018. Precise Biometrics is a major name in fingerprint biometrics thanks to its prolific Precise BioMatch algorithm software solutions. Thanks to…

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