biometric payment cards

Zwipe’s New VP of Business Development is a Biometric Cards Expert

Zwipe’s New VP of Business Development is a Biometric Cards Expert

A trade journalist who has covered biometric cards extensively is Zwipe‘s new Vice President of Business Development. Antonio D’Albore is the founder and Editor in Chief of Embedded Security News, and the author of “The Rise of Biometric Cards“, an extensive research report published near the start of this year. He has also held executive…

IDEX Partners with CEC Huada Electronic Design Co. on Biometric Card Reference Design

IDEX Partners with CEC Huada Electronic Design Co. on Biometric Card Reference Design

IDEX Biometrics has partnered up with CEC Huada Electronic Design Co., or HED, a China-based Secure Element specialist. The two companies will work together on a reference design for biometric smart cards. The partnership was announced on the closing day of this year’s Trustech event in France, where IDEX representatives are on hand alongside other…

Middle Eastern Banks Commence Trials of Biometric Visa Cards

Middle Eastern Banks Commence Trials of Biometric Visa Cards

Ten Middle Eastern banks are now trialing biometric payment cards featuring Zwipe technology, the company has announced. The trials commenced this week, and are the product of a collaboration with Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider Areeba, as well as Unilux Cards and Gemalto. The cards in play are Visa payment cards, featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor…

IDEX Biometrics Teams With Infineon for Biometric Smart Cards

IDEX Biometrics Teams With Infineon for Biometric Smart Cards

“…the companies emphasized the power efficiency of Infineon’s Secure Elements, asserting that they can support contactless transactions “at significantly below 300ms”, allowing transactions to be performed in under a second.” IDEX Biometrics has become the latest fingerprint sensor specialist to team up with Munich-based Infineon on biometric cards. The companies have announced a partnership in…

Fingerprints Makes Case for Biometric Cards to Financial Services Firms – and Consumers

Fingerprints Makes Case for Biometric Cards to Financial Services Firms – and Consumers

As real-world trials of biometric payment cards continue to proliferate in advance of large-scale launches, Fingerprint Cards is turning to the PR front to get consumers – and clients in the financial services sector – ready for the first wave. The company has issued a new eBook explaining the technology, and has published a blog…

Zwipe Partners with Allcard, Gets Foothold in Emerging Philippines Biometric Card Market

Zwipe Partners with Allcard, Gets Foothold in Emerging Philippines Biometric Card Market

“The companies said that they anticipate initial trials with some of those leading banks to begin in the first quarter of next year…” A new corporate partnership has given Zwipe a foothold in the Philippines market for biometric payment cards. The company has teamed up with Allcard, a Mastercard- and Visa-accredited, end-to-end card solutions provider…

Precise Biometrics Focuses on Future with Realigned Business Strategy

Precise Biometrics Focuses on Future with Realigned Business Strategy

Precise Biometrics is focusing on the future with a realigned business strategy in its latest quarterly update. The company has reported net sales of SEK 16.8 million in its Q3 report, a significant increase against its net sales in Q3 of 2017, which came in at a little under SEK 10.1 million. It also reported…

Zwipe Cuts Biometric Card Power Consumption by 70 Percent

Zwipe Cuts Biometric Card Power Consumption by 70 Percent

“The companies worked together to develop a new Microcontroller Unit based on Cypress Semiconductor’s PSoC 6 line, resulting in a new inlay solution that uses 70 percent less power.” Ahead of an important certification push, Zwipe has announced that it has reduced the power consumption of its dual interface biometric payment card. The technological achievement…

Societe Generale Now Trialing IDEMIA’s F.Code Biometric Payment Card

Societe Generale Now Trialing IDEMIA’s F.Code Biometric Payment Card

“As with other emerging biometric payment card solutions, the aim is to enhance security with biometrics while maintaining ease of use in tap-to-pay transactions, and improving convenience in contact-based transactions by eliminating the need for PIN entry.” The French bank Societe Generale is now trialing IDEMIA’s F.Code biometric payment card, the latter has announced. Featuring…

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Zwipe Launches Self-Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe Launches Self-Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe has announced new white label fingerprint enrollment solutions aimed at enabling financial institutions to easily get their customers registered for biometric payment cards. One of the solutions is an at-home enrollment kit designed to be mailed to customers – the solution is thin enough to be mailed in a standard envelope. Once received, a…

Former Mastercard Exec Becomes Zwipe’s Head of Certification

Former Mastercard Exec Becomes Zwipe’s Head of Certification

“Zwipe further explained that together with its partners, it is ‘now entering into the phase where dual-interface biometric payment cards can be certified based on specifications defined by the leading payment networks…’” A new Zwipe executive could prove to be a powerful agent in the company’s efforts to promote its biometric card technology. Pierre Girod,…

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

“Zwipe is paving the way to enable financial services in wearable devices, in addition to payment cards. Tappy Technologies is a proven leader in this segment and we are very excited to join forces in bringing this innovative solution into the hands of the consumer.” -André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A new partnership is poised to…

Mastercard, Gemalto, IDEMIA to Collaborate in ‘Greener Payments Partnership’

Mastercard, Gemalto, IDEMIA to Collaborate in ‘Greener Payments Partnership’

A new environmental partnership entails an alliance between Mastercard, IDEMIA, and Gemalto on payment card solutions. Also including card printer Giesecke+Devrient, it’s called the Greener Payments Partnership, and is aimed at reducing the use of PVC plastic in payment cards. According to a statement from the companies announcing the partnership, they are committing to accelerating research…

IDEX Biometrics and Hengbao Team Up on Asian Smart Card Trials

IDEX Biometrics and Hengbao Team Up on Asian Smart Card Trials

“The increasing popularity of card payments in Asia, in conjunction with the growing preference towards biometrics, has created the perfect storm for this partnership with Hengbao, a very influential player in the Asian market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in its escalating efforts to promote its biometric card…

IDEX Receives First Order for Biometric Payment Card Tech

IDEX Receives First Order for Biometric Payment Card Tech

“We are incredibly proud to have reached this very important milestone with our strategic partner. The order marks the start of the industrialization phase for biometric cards, and is the result of years of dedication and hard work and is validation of IDEX’s leadership position in this very innovative market.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics…

Zwipe Bolsters Executive Team With Payments Sector Veteran

Zwipe Bolsters Executive Team With Payments Sector Veteran

Zwipe‘s executive team has a new appointee with considerable experience in the payments sector. Marcio Stervid, the company’s new VP of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, comes to Zwipe from a previous role as the head of Strategic Partnerships for secure payment solutions provider AltaPay, a position he held for just under a year and a…

Fingerprint Cards Gives Timeline for Low-Cost Sensor Launch

Fingerprint Cards Gives Timeline for Low-Cost Sensor Launch

“Fingerprint Cards says the FPC1511 is likely to see commercial launches later this year or in early 2019.” While a lot of news came out of the recently concluded Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, those in the mobile biometrics industry were likely paying close attention to what Fingerprint Cards had to say about its FPC1511…

Biometric Cryptocurrency Card Protects Bitcoin with Fingerprints

Biometric Cryptocurrency Card Protects Bitcoin with Fingerprints

Unikeys has officially announced its UKey cryptocurrency card. In form, it’s shaped like any other regular payment card. But it’s designed to host multiple popular cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, and Litecoin. What’s more, it features an embedded fingerprint sensor. Once a user’s fingerprint data has been registered and stored in the card’s Secure…

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