Fingerprints™ new unique sensor in CardLab cards

By | September 29, 2017

The increasing card fraud and fear of identity theft has given CardLab ApS. an increasing demand for biometric card solutions from banks and public authorities and CardLab is now pleased to announce that we will be using Fingerprints™ latest T-Shape™ module in our biometric card reference design.

CardLab was in February 2017 granted support from the EU Commission under the Horizon 2020 program, with the scope to embed a fingerprint sensor solution in all card types to enhance security for E-banking, E-commerce, E-government, payment, access and ID card solutions. The card solutions CardLab has prepared under this program are compliant with the new data protection regulations and do fully protect the personal identity as biometric data are stored in the card only and not in databases. Such solution does require use of reliable high security sensors and Cardlab has therefore decided to continue the use of technology and sensors from Fingerprints™ for this project, as they over the years have proven to be second to none in consistency, power consumption and reliability. 

“We are pleased to work with Fingerprints™ as they have been very perceptive to CardLab input in their work towards developing a sensor that can be easily embedded in volume production. It has been a very fruitful journey in where we have found Fingerprint very dedicated to their work and at the same time very receptive to CardLab’s requirements and the experiences acquired over more than a decade working with ultrathin electronics inside ID-1 standard cards. Fingerprints™ new unique T-Shape™ sensor and CardLab experience and knowhow in designing Powered Cards is a perfect combination and will benefit not just CardLab but the Card sector in general now being able to integrate another layer of security in volume production” said Frank Sandelöv, CEO Cardlab Aps

CardLab has since 2006 used Fingerprints™ sensors for card solutions and the knowhow derived from this work creating a CardLab FPC1080A module design has contributed in making a sustainable fingerprint sensor module design, possible to embed using standard card industry embedding equipment. Cardlab are therefore pleased to see that the T-Shape™ sensor is adapted to this process. These products make it possible for any card manufacturer to embed the module that is designed to withstand the rough test criteria valid for payment cards. It can as a standard solution be connected to the thin flexible electronic inlay in the card and thereby make any card solution a fully biometrically secured card.

 “That CardLab has chosen to use our T-Shape™ module in their reference design is an evidence that the T-Shape™ sensor fits the market requirements and we are pleased to work together. This is a proof of our efforts meeting not only the demands of production processes but also demands in terms of security and ease of use.” Said Thomas Rex SVP Business Line Smart Cards at Fingerprints

CardLab has for years designed and manufactured ultrathin, flexible electronic inlay as an integrated part of electronic payment cards, access cards and ID cards. Any customer wanting to use the Fingerprints™ sensor solution in ISO 7810 standard cards may acquire support from CardLab on card & inlay design, inlay manufacturing, card lamination and support on embedding processes of the fingerprint sensor or any other embedded elements.

About CardLab

CardLab is a world leading technology provider to the powered smart card industry and is a company developing and commercializing ISO 7810 compliant secure card products including:

  • Full “System on Card” biometric authentication based on Fingerprints™ FPC1080A swipe scanner and FPC1321 T-Shape™ touch sensor, 
  • tokenized dual track dynamic magstripe cards, 
  • communication controlled RFID cards (Jammer & MuteCards), 
  • “All In One” card solution platform and other card solutions customized to customer specifications. adapted to three key areas; payment, access control and ID cards. 

CardLab has a strong development and customization team in Copenhagen, Denmark, manufacturing partners in China and Thailand, own dynamic magstripe factory in China and card lamination factory just opened in Thailand. In collaboration with industry leading partners and suppliers, has CardLab developed sustainable electronic card systems and production methods and do today offer unparalleled technical design and manufacturing support for card developers, manufacturers and processors with card solutions including scalable security levels and cards that work in the existing infrastructure making implementation cost affordable for end users. For more information, please visit

About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)

Fingerprint Cards AB, Fingerprints, with its Swedish roots, is the leading global biometrics company, whose mission is to spearhead the development of biometric interaction that facilitates the convenience and integrity of the individual. Its value is proven daily by users in millions of devices, through billions of touches, who are their own key – quite simply, with a human touch. Fingerprints develops biometric systems comprising sensors, algorithms, software and packaging technologies. The success is based on product development at the cutting edge of technology, which results in world-leading products in terms of security, convenience and performance. The current product range consists largely of fingerprint sensors and customers are primarily manufacturers of smartphones and tablets, where the company is market leading. As the use of biometric solutions increases, Fingerprints is working to broaden its offering by using different biometric techniques, or modalities, and to identify other market segments where the solutions can be used, such as smart cards, PCs, automotive and online devices (IoT). The Fingerprints share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (FING B). The company has shown strong growth and sales totaled SEK 6,638 M in 2016, with an operating margin of 39 percent. Most of the more than 500 employees work in Sweden, but the company has offices worldwide, from Shanghai to Silicon Valley.

For further information, please contact:

Frank Sandeløv


Hørkær 14, 1.
DK – 2730 Herlev
Tel.:  +45 31 55 49 94
Cell.: +45 20 32 66 80
Mail: [email protected]

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