Tag Archives: Powered Cards

Powered and Next-Generation Cards

By | November 1, 2017

Overview   The world’s first conference on Powered and Next-Generation Cards will be organised by APSCA in Singapore in 1 November, 2017. The conference will bring together key stakeholders in the payment and identity card ecosystem to understand the opportunities offered by these next-generation products. The conference will explore how powered cards can support the development of new products for… Read More »

Introducing Fuze Card: The World’s Thinnest Wallet in a Single Card

By | May 24, 2017

ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BrilliantTS has just launched its latest product – Fuze Card. Fuze Card is the world’s thinnest all-in-one smartcard that incorporates all of the cards in your wallet into a single secure smartcard. Fully funded on Indiegogo in just 2 hours, Fuze Card is compatible with Mag-strip/NFC/EMV/Bluetooth and works with iPhone and Android phones. With Fuze, all… Read More »

What is a Fingerprint Card

By | February 28, 2017

A Fingerprint Card is a smart card that embeds a fingerprint sensor and the most common implementation are standardized according the ISO/IEC 17839-1:2014 and the ISO/IEC 17839-2:2015 specifications defines two main types of cards: Type S1 – fully ISO/IEC 7810 compliant. Type S2 – card 2.5mm thick, no need to conform the ISO/IEC 7816-1 flexibility requirements, supports only ISO/IEC 14443… Read More »

Qvivr Secures Series A Financing Round and Expands Product Roadmap with New Mobile Payment Offering in 2017

By | January 31, 2017

SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – January 31, 2017) – Qvivr, a mobile payments technology company redefining personal finance for consumers, announced it has completed a $5 million Series A round of financing. Khosla Ventures led the investment round with participation from global investors including one of the largest multinational banks based in Asia. This investment will help the company… 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 »

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

By | October 15, 2015

Biometric card developer Zwipe has raised $5 million in equity funding from Photon Future Ltd., the company has announced. Photon Future is a subsidiary of Kuang-Chi Group, an investor in innovative technologies. In a statement acknowledging the investment, Zwipe CEO Kim Kristian Humborstad explained that it would help the company in “preparing to expand our global reach and… Read More »

Zwipe Banks $5M To Get Its Biometric Payment Cards To Market In Early 2016

By | October 14, 2015

Norwegian startup Zwipe, which is taking aim at payment card PIN codes and passwords with an embedded fingerprint reader technology to authenticate card payments, has closed a $5 million Series B funding round. The investment comes from Photon Future, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shenzhen-based high-tech holding group Kuang-Chi Group. The group is now Zwipe’s largest shareholder, with a 20… Read More »

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

By | October 18, 2014

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months. For security purposes, the fingerprints of the user are stored in the Zwipe MasterCard instead of an external database. The biometric authentication technology built into the… Read More »