SmartMetric plans biometric ID card with embedded fingerprint sensor and color display

April 14, 2014 - 

SmartMetric says it’s working on releasing a new biometric ID card that will display a user’s face following an on-card fingerprint match.

According to the company, the image will be displayed on a color display, embedded in the card itself. This card-in-the-works will also feature an embedded fingerprint sensor.

SmartMetric is planning to launch the card within the next six months following the launch of its fingerprint-activated EMV chip card.

Reported previously in, SmartMetric announced last year that its fingerprint-activated EMV card would be available for quantity sales in the first quarter of 2014.

SmartMetric has long been planning the North American launch for this card but recently took a big blow in court, after a judge ruled that its long-standing patent lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard was not valid. SmartMetric’s complaint claimed MasterCard and Visa infringed its patent for a system to automatically connect to a network.

As Bloomberg reports, the judge ruled that neither Visa nor MasterCard infringed on SmartMetric’s patents, saying “the parties here are comparing apples and oranges.”


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