biometric smart cards

Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

“The two companies will work together on contactless payment solutions based on both card and wearable form factors.” Zwipe has found another new partner to help expand the reach of its biometric technology in the payments space. In this case, it’s Publicenter, described by Zwipe as Italy’s largest domestic smart card maker. The company is…

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

While various companies are reeling from the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zwipe is staying its course and proceeding as planned, the fingerprint biometrics specialist suggests in its Q1 2020 operational update. Zwipe’s overarching plan is still to establish itself as a leader player in the emerging biometric payment and smart cards space, and…

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Biometrics has revealed that it has received more than $700,000 in production orders through the first four months of 2020. The company is currently ramping up production to meet those obligations, and expects to ship the orders in the second and third quarters of the year. The components will be shipped to customers in…

Zwipe Teams Up with Another Hong Kong Card Manufacturer

Zwipe Teams Up with Another Hong Kong Card Manufacturer

Zwipe is continuing to make inroads in the Asian market. The company has formed a partnership with Hong Kong’s Asia Credit Card (ACC) to develop a full portfolio of biometric payment services and products. The partnership will focus primarily on biometric payment cards. Zwipe is planning to launch its Pay ONE platform later this year,…

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…

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…

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Payments and financial services are key themes in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. Apple’s mobile payments platform, for example, got reader attention with its ongoing expansion in the wake of Apple’s launch of its own mobile-first credit card: Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe And a bona fide credit card…

NEXT Teams Up with Softlock for Biometric Card Project in Africa

NEXT Teams Up with Softlock for Biometric Card Project in Africa

NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Softlock to carry out a biometric smart card pilot with the government of an unspecified African country. The new cards will combine a large-area fingerprint sensor from NEXT with Softlock’s operating system, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and biometric applets. The government partner is hoping to use the cards for…

India’s Elementik Launches New Authentication Card with FPC Biometric Module

India’s Elementik Launches New Authentication Card with FPC Biometric Module

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC BM-Lite biometric module in a new biometric authentication card from India’s Elementik Technologies. The card has been dubbed the ByteSeal, and FPC is boasting that it will be the “first fingerprint biometrics enabled authentication card” to hit the market in India. The ByteSeal offers wireless BLE and NFC…

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…

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…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

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