Tag Archives: BSC

Exclusive Interview to Mr. Dong Su Kim, CEO of KSID

By | February 2, 2018

I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Dong Su Kim, CEO of the Korean Fingerprint Smart Cards developer Korea Smart ID, better known in the market as KSID. Q: Good morning Mr. Dong Su Kim and thanks for accepting my invitation to have an interview. Let’s start with few info on the company. Can you give us some… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition February 2018

By | February 1, 2018

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards conducted from January 2017 through February 2018. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, shareholders, researchers, developers, and people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of the authors and do not necessarily… Read More »

Mountain America Credit Union Becomes the First Financial Institution in USA to Trial Biometric Payment Cards

By | January 31, 2018

Mountain America Credit Union has recently announced to have partnered with VISA for the first North American trial of EMV Biometric Payment Cards. The trial, which is expected to begin late February, will be conducted among 130 key Mountain America and VISA US employees and will last for about 45 days. Mountain America will use dual interface EMV Biometric… Read More »

Biometric smartcards expected to hit mass markets this year and IDEX focussing business to capture major share

By | January 30, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 30 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, continues to make strong progress in the buoyant market opportunity for biometric cards, and is re-shaping and focussing its business to ensure successful volume commercialisation.  Over the past few months, the market for smartcards with biometric sensors has reached a critical inflection point. Several of the… Read More »

Zwipe’s Latest Capital Raise Increased To $5.5 Million

By | January 18, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 17 January 2018, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that the company in December 2017 raised an additional $1.2 million (NOK 9.6 million) in relation to the $4.3 million (NOK 35 million) private placement of new shares to existing and new investors announced 30 November 2017. This latest round of financing then… Read More »

Precise BioMatch Embedded deployed in biometric payment card market trial in the USA

By | January 15, 2018

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smart cards, Precise BioMatch Embedded, has through the cooperation with Fingerprint Cards been deployed in the first market trial of dual-interface biometric payment cards in the USA, which is carried out by Visa and Mountain America Credit Union. The payment card, which can be used for contact and contactless payments… Read More »

Press Here! Visa Begins Pilots of New Biometric Payment Card

By | January 15, 2018

Pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus use on-card fingerprint sensor, offering an alternative to PIN or signature payment authentication NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 14, 2018– NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION “BIG SHOW” — Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has initiated pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus of a new EMV dual-interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) payment card, making these the first commercial pilots… Read More »

IDEX poised for commercial biometric card volumes

By | January 9, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 9 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, is making rapid progress on commercialising its products for biometric cards. Recently, IDEX and its partners commenced the certification process for contact-based payment cards, in line with previous communication. The certification process is expected to complete early in the second quarter of 2018, and… Read More »

Zwipe and Gemalto partner to launch fingerprint activated payment card pilot with Bank of Cyprus

By | January 5, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 05 JANUARY 2018, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Gemalto, the world’s largest card manufacturer, to pilot the first battery-less dual-interface fingerprint activated payment card with Bank of Cyprus.  Gemalto has confirmed multiple upcoming pilots in 2018, with the first of these being with Bank of Cyprus. Commenting… Read More »

Gemalto launches the first biometric EMV card for contactless payments

By | January 4, 2018

​Amsterdam, 4 January 2018 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected by Bank of Cyprus to supply the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card for both chip and contactless payments. Using fingerprint recognition instead of a PIN code to authenticate the cardholder, the card is compatible with existing payment terminals already installed in the… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition January 2018

By | January 1, 2018

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards conducted from January 2017 through January 2018. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, shareholders, researchers, developers, and people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of the authors and do not necessarily… Read More »

Fingerprints And Linxens Are Partnering On The Next Technology Breakthrough For Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

By | December 13, 2017

World-leading biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) is proud to partner with Linxens, a global leader in the design and manufacture of microconnectors for smartcards and RFID Antennas & Prelams®. In this cooperation, targeted towards card manufacturers, Linxens is bringing a new high performing contactless fingerprint-on-card Prelam® to the market and Fingerprints is providing the recently announced T-Shape™ sensor… Read More »

IDEX drives security and convenience for biometric cards with new large area sensor

By | December 11, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 11 December 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, today announced a new large area sensor for biometric cards. Based on IDEX’s unique off-chip technology, the bendable sensor leverages the company’s advanced ASIC to deliver unparalleled biometric performance and optimal usability in biometric card applications. IDEX expects to begin sampling its large… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition December 2017

By | December 5, 2017

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards conducted from January through December 2017. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, shareholders, researchers, developers, and people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics and Tactilis Demonstrate First-Ever Biometric Smart Card Using Flexible Sensor Compliant with International Standards

By | November 28, 2017

CANNES, France, Nov. 28, 2017 – NEXT Biometrics and Tactilis today demonstrated the first smart card using flexible fingerprint sensor technology compliant with international standards. Tactilis has integrated NEXT’s advanced large area flexible sensor technology into its biometric-system-on-card (BSoC) to deliver a higher level of security and outstanding user experience for the financial, governmental and access control mass… Read More »

IDEX partners with Feitian Technologies to advance biometric smart card deployment

By | November 28, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 28 November 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for worldwide mass markets, has partnered with Feitian Technologies in commercialising a dual interface biometric smart card for deployment in multiple use cases. Leveraging IDEX’s market leading off-chip biometric sensor technology, Feitian has developed a contact and contactless smart card for use in a variety of… Read More »

IDEX introduces pioneering remote enrolment solution for biometric cards

By | November 27, 2017

27 November 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, has developed a unique new enrolment solution for biometric cards. This revolutionary, low-cost process allows users to enrol conveniently by themselves without the need to visit a branch office which is considered a barrier to mass deployment of biometric cards in the financial payment… Read More »

IDEX expands partnership with IDEMIA to advance biometric contactless card solutions

By | November 24, 2017

24 November 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, today announced continued development of innovative end-to-end biometric system solutions for payment cards with IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world. In addition to collaborating closely on contact card solutions in support of a leading global payment provider’s… Read More »