“We are pleased that FutureCard has selected our biometric technology, and to see our outstanding T-Shape and software platform in the hands of more and more customers around the world.” – Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards, Fingerprints
Fingerprints (FPC) has another new partner in the fast-emerging biometric payment cards market: United Arab Emirates-based FutureCard is going to offer Fingerprints’ biometric technology to its clients in the EMEA region.
FutureCard’s new card solution will feature Fingerprints’ T-Shape fingerprint reader module together with FPC-BEP, a software solution announced by Fingerprints in February, and designed primarily for card, wearables, and dongle applications. These technologies will be used to enable highly secure, biometrically authenticated contactless transactions.
In announcing the partnership, Fingerprints asserted that contactless payments are well-established in the Middle East, indicating a compelling opportunity for biometric card technology that can boost security while maintaining the convenience of tap-to-pay. “FutureCard is a uniquely positioned card supplier in the vibrant EMEA region,” commented Fingerprints’ smartcards VP, Thomas Rex. “We are pleased that FutureCard has selected our biometric technology, and to see our outstanding T-Shape and software platform in the hands of more and more customers around the world.”
For its part, FutureCard’s CEO, Hassan Mokdad, praised Fingerprints for having “the leading technology on the market” with respect to biometric cards. “Fingerprints biometric technology fits well with FutureCard’s business approach which is to satisfy our precious customers by offering them the best card solutions available on the market.”
The partnership is the latest sign of Fingerprints’ growing prominence in the nascent biometric payment cards market, with Gemalto having recently ordered Fingerprints’ T-Shape and FPC-BEP solutions for its own biometric payment cards.