Chromebook Integrations, Payment Card Trials Bode Well for Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in two new laptops, the company has announced. The Chromebook 714 and the Chromebook 715, both targeted primarily at the enterprise market, each feature an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor for user authentication.

Each device’s fingerprint sensor is featured just under the keyboard. They also support Intel Celeron, Pentium, Core i3 or Core i5 processors; and memory options of 8GB or 16GB of RAM. The primary difference between the two laptop models is their screen size.

The integrations offer the latest indication of Fingerprints’ efforts to expand its business activities beyond the mobile biometrics market, as does the complementary news that the Royal Bank of Scotland has begun trialing biometric payment cards featuring Fingerprints’ T-Shape sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software.

That comes on the heels of Fingerprints’ announcement earlier this week that another UK bank, NatWest, was also rolling out a biometric payment cards trial, again featuring fingerprint recognition technology from Fingerprints.

The biometric payment cards market is expected to boom with large-scale commercial rollouts over the next couple of years, while the use of biometric authentication in laptops and other electronics is also on an upwards trajectory.

Sources: Fingerprint Cards, 9to5Google