Fingerprint Cards has attained compliance with EMVCo’s Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Methods (CVCVM) Security Requirements, making it a biometric pioneer in the mobile payments space.
The successful evaluation concerned the company’s FPC1541 fingerprint sensor for mobile devices, essentially approving its use for the authorization of payments through mobile devices. FPC says that its solution is the first in the world to have attained compliance with the standard.
In a statement announcing the development, Fingerprint Cards’ Mobile Business Line SVP Ted Hansson explained that the EMVCo’s new CDCVM Security Requirements are a testament to the growing importance of biometric authentication in mobile payments; and he emphasized FPC’s status as an important biometrics player in the payments industry.
“Fingerprints has long been a proud collaborator with the payments industry and champions of standardization,” he said. “This achievement is an important marker of the quality and performance of our sensors and shows that even our design-enabling small and slim sensors meet the needs of the rigorous payments world.”
Fingerprint Cards has established a high profile in the mobile biometrics space over the past decade through its numerous fingerprint sensor solutions’ integrations into various smartphone models. But in recent years the company has also sought to expand into new areas, including the payments sector, primarily through the integration of its T-Shape sensor into emerging biometric payment card solutions. The successful FPC1541 evaluation against CDCVM requirements represents a notable point of overlap between the two business lines.
The FPC1541 is designed for side-mounted deployments on mobile devices, and can also double as a power button and volume control button.