The Goldpac Group has achieved China UnionPay certification for a biometric payment card featuring dual interface technology from IDEX Biometrics. This is the second time that a card manufacturer has used IDEX tech to accomplish such a feat, after FEITIAN received UnionPay certification for its own biometric payment card back in April. Both cards use an IDEX fingerprint sensor for authentication.
The Goldpac card was evaluated by the Bank Card Testing Center (BCTC) in Beijing. Goldpac and IDEX are now hoping that the certification will lead to a formal Letter of Approval (LOA) from China UnionPay that will allow them to move forward with large-scale manufacturing and distribution.
“This is another significant milestone for IDEX as our sensor, algorithm and software are now certified for biometric payment cards by an additional Tier One fintech products and services provider and is now available on multiple global payment schemes,” said IDEX CEO Vince Graziani. “IDEX is the only fingerprint company to have achieved this honor.”
“We are pleased that we have been able to complete certification with our partner IDEX, so that immediate mass deployment and customer engagement are ready to carry forward,” added Goldpac CEO Hou Ping.
IDEX and Goldpac first joined forces in January of 2019. Goldpac also has a biometric card partnership with Zwipe, which has integrated IDEX sensors into its own Pay ONE platform. By working together, the three companies are hoping to accelerate the commercial deployment and adoption of biometric payment cards. To that end, IDEX’s tech has appeared in a card from an unnamed Tier 1 manufacturer in Europe that was certified by a separate payment network.