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IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

NEXT Biometrics CEO to Step Down in July

NEXT Biometrics CEO to Step Down in July

NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre will step down from the position on July 28th, the company has announced. The decision appears to be a personal one on the part of Favre, who has opted to pursue another professional position with an as-yet-unnamed US company. In announcing her planned departure, NEXT Biometrics asserted that the move…

Another Asia-Based Manufacturer Joins IDEX’s Biometric Cards Effort

Another Asia-Based Manufacturer Joins IDEX’s Biometric Cards Effort

“The market for biometric smart cards is gaining considerable momentum. Our biometric sensors are ready for mass deployment in smart cards and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Sian to help achieve this.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found another Asia-based partner in its biometric payment cards efforts.…

Biometric Trend Helping to Fuel EMV Cards Growth: ABI Research

Biometric Trend Helping to Fuel EMV Cards Growth: ABI Research

ABI Research is charting a strong ascent for EMV payment card issuance, with emerging biometric card technology playing an important role. The market research firm says it expects EMV payment card issuance to rise from 3.18 billion this year to over 3.75 billion by 2023, with several factors propelling that growth. These include contactless migration,…

Zwipe Gets New Biometric Cards Partner in MEA Region

Zwipe Gets New Biometric Cards Partner in MEA Region

“Inkript’s partnership with Zwipe revolves around the latter’s fingerprint sensor technology, with the two working together to produce biometric payment cards.” A new partnership should help to further solidify Zwipe’s position in the Middle East and Africa biometric cards market. The company has teamed up with Inkript, a digital security solutions provider based in Beirut.…

IDEX and Hengbao Showcase New Dual-Interface Biometric Card

IDEX and Hengbao Showcase New Dual-Interface Biometric Card

IDEX Biometrics is finally ready to share the results of its collaboration with Hengbao. The company first announced that it was partnering with the Chinese card manufacturer back in September, and has now revealed that it has provided the fingerprint sensor for a dual-interface biometric card that will be on display at the second annual…

BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

The emerging biometric payment cards market remains an area of intense focus for a number of fingerprint sensor specialists, FinTech stakeholders, and banks. Fingerprint-scanning payment cards are expected to be the next big wave in the world of financial services, enabling highly secure contactless transactions by authenticating cardholders as they tap to pay at a…

NatWest, RBS Trials of Biometric Payment Cards Kick Off with Launch Events

NatWest, RBS Trials of Biometric Payment Cards Kick Off with Launch Events

NatWest’s and Royal Bank of Scotland’s trials of biometric payment cards have kicked off with a bang, with card supplier Gemalto and its partners having organized media launch events in London and Edinburgh. First announced in early March, the trial programs are being conducted in collaboration with Visa. The fingerprint-scanning cards themselves, provided by Gemalto,…

IDEX and Chutian Dragon Team with POS Specialist on Biometric Card Transactions

IDEX and Chutian Dragon Team with POS Specialist on Biometric Card Transactions

“The biometric smart card market is gathering momentum and to accelerate their mass adoption it is important to ensure interoperability between all elements of the transaction value chain.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX and Chutian Dragon, a China-based card manufacturer that teamed up with the company last autumn, have added a third partner…

NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

“The trial program is a significant development for Fingerprint Cards, which has looked to the emerging biometric payment cards market as an important new business area… “ The UK bank NatWest has started its trial of biometric payment cards, and Fingerprint Cards technology is playing a role, the latter has announced. News that NatWest would…

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe has released a new JavaCard operating system to facilitate mobile payments. The proprietary OS is compatible with existing payment apps and integrates Zwipe’s ultra-low power biometric engine. The solution will give Zwipe more flexibility in the biometric payment card market, where Java is one of the two major operating systems. The other is Multos,…

Zwipe Gets Another Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Zwipe Gets Another Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Zwipe has teamed up with Brazil-based Thomas Greg & Sons to develop a biometric payment card solution aimed at the latter’s domestic market. Based in Sao Bernando do Campo, Thomas Greg & Sons, or TGS, is active in a wide range of areas, including courier services, election solutions, surveillance, insurance, and card manufacturing. And the…

Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

When it comes to convenience, there’s no debating the utility of contactless payment cards. It can be irritating to insert a card into a machine and type in a four-digit PIN every time you need to make a transaction, especially if you’re only buying a two-dollar cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the contactless process does have…

IDEX Amplifies Biometric Card Buzz at Money20/20 Asia

IDEX Amplifies Biometric Card Buzz at Money20/20 Asia

“In announcing its attendance at Money20/20 Asia, IDEX also noted that an Asia-based bank began trialing an IDEX-powered biometric payment card from Feitian toward the end of last year.” Money20/20 Asia has been underway in Singapore this week, and it’s an event that IDEX was sure to attend. And for good reason: IDEX has been…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

“WizCard provides card manufacturers seamless integration of additional features into standard smart cards.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Taiwan-based WizCard to develop biometric smart card technologies, the companies have announced. The partnership will leverage each company’s respective strengths. NEXT Biometrics is, of course, a…

This Report Has Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Payment Cards

This Report Has Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Payment Cards

In the past couple of years, biometric payment cards have emerged as an exciting, potentially transformative new trend in the payments industry. However, new technology can still be intimidating, especially for organizations that don’t understand how biometric payment cards are supposed to work. That’s why the Secure Technology Alliance has released a report to educate…

JCB Grabs Two CEPI Awards for its IDEMIA-Powered Biometric Card Solution

JCB Grabs Two CEPI Awards for its IDEMIA-Powered Biometric Card Solution

“Our F.CODE solution is recognized as a reliable security system based on biometrics.” JCB’s biometric cards received two prizes during the Cards and Electronic Payments International Asia (CEPI) Summit and Awards, taking home Best Security Initiative and Best NFC Security Initiative at the 5th annual conference at the end of 2018. The cards are based…

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