biometric payment cards

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…

Tactilis Begins Shipping NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Reading Smart Cards

Tactilis Begins Shipping NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Reading Smart Cards

“Biometric smart cards represent the future for secure ID and payment-related transactions and these first volume shipments to end-users are an important first step in making that future a reality.”-Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Singapore-based authentication solutions provider Tactilis has begun shipping NEXT Biometrics‘ fingerprint scanning smart card technology, the companies have announced. The news…

IDEX Biometrics to Present Q2 Update at Live Event on August 16

IDEX Biometrics to Present Q2 Update at Live Event on August 16

“…it’s fair to expect that the event will have a strong focus on biometric cards, which have become IDEX’s key focus in recent months.” IDEX will issue its Q2 update on August 16th, the company has announced. And it’s taking the somewhat unusual move of presenting its results in a live event at the Vika…

IDEMIA Becomes Certified Manufacturer of Indian RuPay Cards

IDEMIA Becomes Certified Manufacturer of Indian RuPay Cards

“…a single RuPay dual interface card can support multiple payment applications.” IDEMIA has become the first company to attain certification as a manufacturer of personalized qSPARC v2-compliant RuPay payment cards in India, the company has announced. In terms of market presence in India’s payments industry, it’s a big deal. RuPay is a domestic card scheme…

IDEX Sensor for Dual-Interface Biometric Cards Successfully Integrated by JINCO

IDEX Sensor for Dual-Interface Biometric Cards Successfully Integrated by JINCO

“JINCO is a leading smart card integration pioneer and we are very proud that they have chosen to integrate our fingerprint sensor into their dual-interface biometric cards.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX has announced successful integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology by its partner JINCO Universal. Based in Taiwan, JINCO offers sophisticated smart card solutions…

IDEX’s Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Cards Scores Major Certification

IDEX’s Fingerprint Sensor for Biometric Cards Scores Major Certification

“It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards.” IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been certified by a major global payment provider, the company has announced. As for the details of the certification, IDEX is staying tight-lipped. But the revelation came from…

NEXT Biometrics Announces New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

NEXT Biometrics Announces New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

  “Alain Faburel’s leadership, background and experience will strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding technology to customers in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics continues to bulk up on the personnel front as the company pursues opportunities in the emerging biometric payment cards…

PSD2 Will Give Rise to Biometric Payments, says Mastercard

PSD2 Will Give Rise to Biometric Payments, says Mastercard

Mastercard is anticipating a big jump in biometrically authenticated payments thanks to new regulations in the European Union. The PSD2 regulation has already officially been implemented in the EU, but its requirements for Strong Customer Authentication won’t come into play until this September. When they do, online payments and account access will require two of…

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