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IDEX and Silone Team Up for Smart Card Mass Production

IDEX and Silone Team Up for Smart Card Mass Production

IDEX Biometrics is teaming up with Silone Cardtech to create biometric payment cards for the Asian market. Based in China, Silone ships more than 300 million smart cards annually, designing and manufacturing cards that are certified by a roster of major payment schemes, including JCB, Mastercard, Visa, and China Union Pay.     The new dual-interface…

IDEX Meets Payment Card Certification Standards in Independent Testing

IDEX Meets Payment Card Certification Standards in Independent Testing

IDEX Biometrics is boasting about its performance in a series of independent tests that demonstrate the capabilities of its dual-interface fingerprint technology. According to the company, the tests show that its fingerprint sensors are compliant with the biometric performance and security standards enforced by numerous payment schemes, paving the way for the deployment of those…

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP has become the first player in the emerging biometric payment cards market to reach an important milestone, announcing that its Secure Processing Module for fingerprint-on-card technology has become the first such solution to attain certification through Mastercard’s Compliance Assessment and Security Testing, or CAST, program. A Secure and Efficient Solution NXP says its module…

FPC Teams Up with G+D for Biometric Card Trial

FPC Teams Up with G+D for Biometric Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is teaming up with Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (G+D) to produce contactless biometric payment cards featuring FPC’s T-Shape sensor. The new card is already on its way to the market, and will be deployed in FPC’s newly announced card trial with the French bank Crédit Agricole. The trial with Crédit Agricole…

SIA Group Opens New Smart Card Manufacturing Facility

SIA Group Opens New Smart Card Manufacturing Facility

The SIA Group has officially opened a new smart card manufacturing facility in Verona. The technological excellence center can produce upwards of 10 million cards per year, with equipment that is compliant with the latest security standards. The new facility will offer clients end-to-end card services in addition to card production, helping them design custom…

Biometric Cards Can Help Fight Prescription Fraud: IDEX

Biometric Cards Can Help Fight Prescription Fraud: IDEX

“Linking patient identity to fingerprint biometrics can help to ensure that potentially dangerous medicine is only being given to the intended recipients; and on the flip side, it can help to prevent the creation of fraudulent prescriptions for nefarious ends.” In its latest blog post, IDEX Biometrics has returned to the benefits of biometrics in…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Now Supporting 20 Biometric Payment Card Trials

Fingerprint Cards Tech Now Supporting 20 Biometric Payment Card Trials

“Fingerprint Cards says its fingerprint sensor technology is now being used in every publicly announced biometric payment card trial around the world.” Fingerprint Cards technology is now being used in 20 trials of biometric payment cards around the world, the company has announced. The latest such pilot program, which delivered the milestone, is with Crédit…

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

Unikeys Cryptocurrency Wallet Now on Pre-Sale

Unikeys Cryptocurrency Wallet Now on Pre-Sale

Unikeys is now accepting pre-sales for its physical cryptocurrency wallet. Dubbed the UKey, the biometric card allows shoppers to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies just as they would with an ordinary debit or credit card, with a built-in fingerprint sensor to authenticate transactions.   The card itself is being manufactured through a partnership…

NEXT Biometrics Working with US Payment Network on Biometric Card Specifications

NEXT Biometrics Working with US Payment Network on Biometric Card Specifications

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

Mexican Biometric MasterCard Trial Powered by IDEX

Mexican Biometric MasterCard Trial Powered by IDEX

IDEX Biometrics will play an integral role in a new biometric card trial from MasterCard and Edenred Mexico. Launched in conjunction with the Mexican state of Sonora, the new pilot program will use biometric fingerprint-scanning cards to distribute state benefits as part of an ongoing effort to give more people secure access to banking services.…

Zwipe Gets New Biometric Cards Partner in MEA Region

Zwipe Gets New Biometric Cards Partner in MEA Region

“Inkript’s partnership with Zwipe revolves around the latter’s fingerprint sensor technology, with the two working together to produce biometric payment cards.” A new partnership should help to further solidify Zwipe’s position in the Middle East and Africa biometric cards market. The company has teamed up with Inkript, a digital security solutions provider based in Beirut.…

IDEX and Hengbao Showcase New Dual-Interface Biometric Card

IDEX and Hengbao Showcase New Dual-Interface Biometric Card

IDEX Biometrics is finally ready to share the results of its collaboration with Hengbao. The company first announced that it was partnering with the Chinese card manufacturer back in September, and has now revealed that it has provided the fingerprint sensor for a dual-interface biometric card that will be on display at the second annual…

NatWest, RBS Trials of Biometric Payment Cards Kick Off with Launch Events

NatWest, RBS Trials of Biometric Payment Cards Kick Off with Launch Events

NatWest’s and Royal Bank of Scotland’s trials of biometric payment cards have kicked off with a bang, with card supplier Gemalto and its partners having organized media launch events in London and Edinburgh. First announced in early March, the trial programs are being conducted in collaboration with Visa. The fingerprint-scanning cards themselves, provided by Gemalto,…

New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used to secure a new biometric smart card from the startup BeamU. BeamU’s eponymous card, which has already gone well past its $5,000 fundraising goal in a Kickstarter campaign launched in April, has many functions. At its core, it’s a kind of biometric key, storing user credentials and allowing them…

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe has released a new JavaCard operating system to facilitate mobile payments. The proprietary OS is compatible with existing payment apps and integrates Zwipe’s ultra-low power biometric engine. The solution will give Zwipe more flexibility in the biometric payment card market, where Java is one of the two major operating systems. The other is Multos,…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

“WizCard provides card manufacturers seamless integration of additional features into standard smart cards.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Taiwan-based WizCard to develop biometric smart card technologies, the companies have announced. The partnership will leverage each company’s respective strengths. NEXT Biometrics is, of course, a…

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

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