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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…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved

Biometric Smart Cards Month: The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved

Last week, Mobile ID World kicked off Biometric Smart Cards Month with an overview of the industry trends and technological developments that led to the emergence of this compelling new technology. This week, we’ll take a closer look at the specific technologies in play in the world of biometric payment cards in particular, which are…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

In the short span of a handful of years, biometric smart cards have emerged as a major segment of the overall biometrics and security markets. And it looks like, going forward, they’re only going to get bigger thanks to the emergence of biometric payment cards. That’s why this November is Biometric Smart Cards Month at…

IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

“Its biometric technology will be leveraged in a biometric access control security solution, and to that end, IDEX is delivering its sensors ‘to one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturing service companies in order to qualify their manufacturing process,’” IDEX Biometrics is gearing up for the fulfillment of a multi-year, multi-million dollar order for its…

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

“The company says it will be targeting not only the smart card sector, but also wearables.” Zwipe has completed a prototype of what could become a critically important component of its biometric payment card business activities. Dubbed the “Z5” chip, the solution is designed to consolidate components needed for energy harvesting and management for embedded…

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest innovations in mobile tech, payments, the Internet of Things, and more. And the latest roundup of the week’s most popular articles reflects that variety. If there’s any kind of trend in this latest batch, it may be FinTech, with two of this…

IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics has been granted another important patent pertaining to its on-card enrollment solution for biometric cards, this time from the UK Intellectual Property Office. In announcing the latest patent approval, IDEX indicated that the filing concerned is “in the same patent family” as on-card enrollment patents approved by the Australian patent authority and by…

IDEX Licenses Biometric Enrollment Tech to Chinese Card Maker

IDEX Licenses Biometric Enrollment Tech to Chinese Card Maker

IDEX Biometrics has sealed a licensing deal with one of its prominent APAC partners. The company has announced that Chutian Dragon has purchased a license for the use of IDEX’s biometric enrollment technology for biometric cards. IDEX first teamed up with Chutian Dragon last November. Chutian Dragon is a major China-based card maker certified by…

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest news in mobile security and connectivity, and the site’s five most popular articles reflect that. Biometric payment card news is always a good place to start. Zwipe announced at the end of September that it had received its first order…

IDEMIA Licences IDEX Enrollment Tech for Biometric Cards

IDEMIA Licences IDEX Enrollment Tech for Biometric Cards

IDEMIA has established a licensing agreement with IDEX concerning the latter’s biometric enrollment technology for payment cards and smart cards. The agreement grants IDEMIA the use of certain IDEX patents for the purpose of developing and selling on-card enrollment devices that function with IDEMIA’s own biometric card software. IDEX first announced its enrollment system for…

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Smartphones and biometric cards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles. On the smartphone side of things, it will come as no surprise that readers proved interested in the biometric capabilities of Apple’s newest iPhone lineup. Apple has established itself as a real leader in the world of mobile biometrics, helping…

Zwipe Delivers First Order of Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

Zwipe Delivers First Order of Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

Zwipe has completed delivery for the first order of its second-generation biometric inlay for smart cards, the company has announced. The company has not disclosed the name of its client, but indicated in a statement that the order concerned “a few thousand units”, and would generate revenues of about half a million NOK in the…

IDEMIA, Zwipe Partner on Simplified, Low-Cost Biometric Payment Card

IDEMIA, Zwipe Partner on Simplified, Low-Cost Biometric Payment Card

“… IDEMIA and Zwipe say that their solution will be distinguished by its relatively small number of components, with things like the Secure Element and the microcontroller all embedded in a single chip mounted on a flexible Printed Circuit Board.” IDEMIA and Zwipe have teamed up on a biometric payment card solution that they are…

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

“We have selected Zwipe because of their proven ability to integrate biometrics with payment functionalities into an extremely space and energy-constrained environment.” – Gabrielle Bugat, Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit, Financial Services, G+D Mobile Security Zwipe and Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (or “G+D”) are teaming up on a new payment device,…

IDEX Heading to ASPCA’s Next-Generation Cards Event

IDEX Heading to ASPCA’s Next-Generation Cards Event

IDEX Biometrics will be making an appearance at the APSCA’s third annual Next-Generation Cards conference and exposition in Singapore. The event will run from October 15-16, and will focus on the evolving payment and identity card ecosystem facing card issuers and manufacturers. To that end, Hunter Hu will be giving a presentation about biometric smart…

Zwipe Teams with dz card to Develop Biometric Payment Cards for the Asian Market

Zwipe Teams with dz card to Develop Biometric Payment Cards for the Asian Market

Zwipe is teaming up with the Southeast Asian card manufacturer dz card to develop biometric payment cards for that market. dz card will take advantage of Zwipe’s biometric technology and expertise, especially when integrating its biometric payment platform and its user-friendly at-home enrollment services.  The cards themselves are being designed to meet the specific needs…

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