Tag Archives: Biometric Cards

South Africa – Biometrics not a threat

By | August 28, 2017

As government institutions explore and introduce biometric systems, concerns have been raised about how the state intends to use the collected private information to police and control South African citizens. Last week, Right2Know Gauteng (R2K Gauteng) took to the streets in protest of the national smart ID card system. R2K Gauteng wants the end of the use of biometrics and to keep the State… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Large Fingerprint Sensor Chosen by First Biometrics for Smart Card

By | August 23, 2017

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors:NEXT) today announced its large cost-efficient fingerprint sensor was chosen by First Biometrics for its breakthrough Smart Card.  The Smart Card will initially be used as North America’s first payment and identity card.  The card is embedded with a smart chip and fingerprint sensor for maximum security and… Read More »

Rose Bruford College in the UK choses Zwipe Access

By | August 21, 2017

  OSLO, NORWAY – 21 AUGUST 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that Rose Bruford College, London’s International Drama School of Theatre & Performance has chosen Zwipe Access as the preferred solution for the prestigious school’s security needs both for students and staff. The deployment of the Zwipe biometric solution was secured by Kodit Security, Zwipe’s  distribution… Read More »

South African digital & physical security provider, Priority Group Holdings, choses Zwipe Access

By | August 16, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY – 16 AUGUST 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that Priority Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd., a leading digital security provider and installer based in South Africa has chosen Zwipe Access as it’s preferred biometric access control solution. The two companies have signed a Distribution Agreement that includes the marketing, sale and distribution of… Read More »

Ivory Coast – Biometric temporary residence cards introduced

By | August 14, 2017

What is the change? Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire have said that foreign nationals (excluding ECOWAS nationals) holding temporary resident cards are able to replace their current cards with new biometric cards starting today. What does the change mean? To apply for the new biometric temporary resident card, foreign nationals must personally appear at the Office Nationale d’Identification to have their fingerprints and… Read More »

IDEX receives initial order for card sensor modules from leading Asian smart card provider

By | August 9, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 9 August 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, has received an initial order to deliver its off-chip fingerprint sensors for cards to a major Asian authentication and security card customer. The sensors will be integrated in the customer’s biometric ISO form factor card for government identification and access control… Read More »

UniCredit Bulbank successfully completes first European trial of Mastercard’s next generation biometric card with IDEX fingerprint sensor

By | August 7, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 7 August 2017 – IDEX, a leading  provider of fingerprint solutions for mass markets, today announced that UniCredit Bulbank of Bulgaria recently completed a trial of Mastercard’s next generation biometric card, using IDEX’s flexible fingerprint sensor. The trial received extremely positive customer feedback, which focused on the convenience, security and ease of use of the card… Read More »

IDEX launches ultra-compact matcher algorithm optimized for biometric cards

By | August 7, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 7 August 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, today introduced a new proprietary matcher algorithm for next generation biometric cards. The patented algorithm was specifically designed to deliver a step-function improvement in performance for applications with acute power, processing and memory limitations. The matcher is ideal for biometric cards… Read More »

OT-Morpho Introduces The World’s First Complete Range Of Biometric Payment Cards

By | June 26, 2017

OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announces the creation of the market’s first complete range of biometric payment cards, a range which reinforces payment security. It can also help governments distribute social benefits, knowing that they reach no one else than the eligible (proof of life) citizen. Banks can also use the biometric… Read More »

3 Things to Know About the Mastercard Biometric Card

By | April 20, 2017

Today, Mastercard unveiled the next-generation biometric card. The cardholder dips the card into a retailer’s terminal while placing their finger on the embedded sensor. The fingerprint is verified against the template and – if the biometrics match – the cardholder is successfully authenticated and the transaction can then be approved with the card never leaving the consumer’s hand.… Read More »

Mastercard Reveals Credit Card With Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

By | April 20, 2017

Credit card users may soon be able to make transactions without the PIN they are expected to remember, after Mastercard revealed a credit card featuring a biometric fingerprint scanner. The company had introduced the payments card in South Africa, following successful trials with a local bank and retailer which do not require its owner to enter a four-digit… Read More »

Consumers Willing To Pay For A Biometric Safer Credit Card – The SmartMetric Biometric Credit Card As A New Consumer Device

By | March 30, 2017

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – SmartMetric, Inc. (SMME) — The new SmartMetric biometric credit card with built in electronics and a powerful fingerprint reader has turned the ubiquitous credit card into a new consumer device. And in so doing has turned the credit card from being a cost commodity for Banks into a new product… Read More »

When Payment Cards Become Biometric

By | March 15, 2017

IN  SPITE OF THE DIVERSITY OF PAYMENT METHODS, PAYMENT CARDS REMAIN A VITAL PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND POPULAR WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC. BY INCORPORATING BIOMETRICS, THEY ARE CONTINUING TO EVOLVE IN RESPONSE TO THE DUAL IMPERATIVE OF SIMPLICITY OF USE AND REINFORCEMENT OF CONSUMER SAFETY. Just as some payment networks are establishing two-factor authentication systems for online… Read More »

Israel – Knesset committee extends biometric ID trial

By | December 27, 2016

A Knesset committee on Tuesday extended a controversial pilot project that offers Israeli citizens a biometric identity card, with personal details stored on a digital database. A joint meeting of the Knesset Constitution Law and Justice Committee and the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee extended the program for two months by a vote of eight to seven. The… Read More »

Safran Identity & Security and IDEX Partner to Commercialize First Mass Deployable Biometric Smart Cards

By | November 9, 2016

Safran Identity & Security and IDEX ASA (Oslo Børs: IDEX), announce significant progress toward commercializing the world’s first ISO standard form factor smart cards with a touch fingerprint sensor. A pilot card series has successfully passed testing. his joint solution supports the strategic biometric program of a major payment program. Payment cards with a fingerprint sensor will make… Read More »

Zwipe and Hitachi High-Technologies Announce Partnership

By | June 20, 2016

 OSLO, NORWAY and TOKYO, JAPAN – 20 June 2016– Zwipe, a global leader in biometric identification technologies, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Hitachi Group’s trading company (TSE: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) –  today announced a partnership agreement. The framework agreement is outlining commitments for commercial and technical cooperation including sales and distribution rights for the full product portfolio of Zwipe’s… Read More »