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Payments, Security Keys, PlayStation 5 and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Payments, Security Keys, PlayStation 5 and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

In a week marked by the conspicuous absence of one of the mobile industry’s biggest events – Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which was cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus – mobile tech news nevertheless marched on, with a variety of topics making their way into Mobile ID World’s top stories roundup. One…

Tier 1 Smart Card Manufacturer to Integrate IDEX’s TrustedBio Sensors

Tier 1 Smart Card Manufacturer to Integrate IDEX’s TrustedBio Sensors

IDEX Biometrics’ new TrustedBio line of products is already generating interest with smart card manufacturers. The company has announced that it has formed a supply agreement with a “tier 1 smartcard manufacturer,” which will be integrating TrustedBio sensors into an upcoming line of next-generation smart cards. The news comes only one day after the TrustedBio…

IDEX Reduces Cost of Smart Cards with New TrustedBio System-on-Chip Products

IDEX Reduces Cost of Smart Cards with New TrustedBio System-on-Chip Products

IDEX Biometrics is hoping to reduce the cost of biometric smart cards with the launch of its new TrustedBio line of products. TrustedBio iterates on the company’s existing off-chip fingerprint sensors with a range of biometric-system-on-chip solutions. Since the biometric system is built directly into the chip (instead of existing as a standalone sensor), TrustedBio…

IDEX Receives More Patents for On-Card Enrollment System

IDEX Receives More Patents for On-Card Enrollment System

IDEX Biometrics has increased the potential scope of its on-card enrollment solution with new patents in the United States and Germany. The patents detail alternative ways to register a user’s fingerprint to a biometric smart card, and expand on the company’s existing biometric enrollment system. That system was patented in the United States, Australia, and…

The Return of Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

The Return of Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories includes a wide range of topics, including wearables, payment cards, eSIM technology, and more. First up: smart glasses. This technology seemed so promising before the commercial failure of Google Glass, but there may be growing excitement about it once again. That’s certainly suggested by the reader…

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

Biometrics and Politics in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometrics and Politics in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric payment tech is once again a hot topic in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories, and there’s even a bit of politics in the mix, to boot. First, though, is the news of Simeio Solutions’ recently launched identity verification app. Dubbed the ‘Simeio Identity Vault’, the app relies on facial…

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

UK bank NatWest announced last week that it is beginning a trial, which will involve 250 customers and last for 3 months, of a biometric-enabled key fob that uses an individual’s fingerprint to make contactless payments. “After the successful pilot of our biometric debit card we are looking at how we can further develop the…

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe has announced a new Chief Financial Officer. Lars Kristian Solheim will take the position starting March 1st of 2020, when he will replace interim CFO Lars Myren. In a statement announcing the new executive’s appointment, Zwipe highlighted his relevant experience. After serving as a Senior Associate at the audit firm Ernst & Young, Solheim…

FPC Teams with Valid on Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Teams with Valid on Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards has a new partner in its efforts to target the emerging biometric payment cards market: the company has announced a new partnership with Valid that will see the latter take advantage of FPC’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for smart card applications. Valid originally started up in Brazil over half a century ago as…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Roundup

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Roundup

All last month, Mobile ID World put a spotlight on one of the most exciting areas of mobile identity: biometric smart cards. The fundamental technology – fingerprint-scanning cards – has been around for years now. But technological refinements and breakthroughs, together with escalating and recent trends in the converged security and financial services sectors, have…

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in the world of mobile identity, but in Mobile ID World’s latest roundup of top stories, Apple took the biggest slice of reader attention, as it sometimes does. What’s a bit more surprising is that two of Apple’s three highly popular articles concern one of its less popular (in relative…

Trustech Guests to Receive Full Zwipe Experience

Trustech Guests to Receive Full Zwipe Experience

Zwipe will be treating guests to the full Zwipe Experience at Trustech 2019. More specifically, Zwipe will be unveiling a new product package called the Zwipe Experience, which will offer comprehensive support to card manufacturers and issuers who are looking to upgrade their biometric payments capabilities.   To that end, the customizable Zwipe Experience will provide…

NEXT Unveils New Biometric Module with Secure Element from Infineon

NEXT Unveils New Biometric Module with Secure Element from Infineon

NEXT Biometrics will be unveiling its latest biometric card module at the upcoming Trustech 2019 event in Cannes. The fingerprint sensor is designed specifically for dual interface smart cards, and is built with a Secure Element from Infineon Technologies. The biometric card module arrives a year after NEXT first announced that it had partnered with…

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe has announced that it will be streamlining its operations with a plan that is expected to save the company as much as NOK 40 million (around $4.38 million) every year. The program has already been approved by Zwipe’s Board of Directors, and will be fully executed before the end of November 2019. Any related…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: A Timeline of Major Developments

Biometric Smart Cards Month: A Timeline of Major Developments

Mobile ID World kicked off Biometric Smart Cards Month with an overview of how intertwining trends in the access control, payments, and mobile biometrics sectors helped to catalyze the emergence of biometric smart card technology. Our second feature went on to offer a primer on the key technological hurdles that were overcome to realize the…

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, particularly when it comes to smart card technology. That’s fitting, because it’s Biometric Smart Cards month at Mobile ID World, and each week we’re delivering in-depth features on this exciting technology. This week’s special report, “The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved”, offers…

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Biometrics will be providing the fingerprint sensors for new biometric smart cards from Quest Payment Systems. Quest is an Australian provider of payment technology solutions, and will integrate IDEX’s design inlay and dual-interface fingerprint sensor into smart cards destined for the Asian and Australian markets.  “We are excited to be working with IDEX Biometrics…

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