Cardlogix releases biometric smart card development platform

August 26, 2015 - 

Biometric identity card and software firm CardLogix announced it has added biometric capability to its microprocessor smart card development platform, M.O.S.T. Toolz.

The biometric capability captures and writes interoperable fingerprint data to a microprocessor smart card, providing an extra layer of security that bind the user to the process of mutual authentication for any card application.

CardLogix’ contact and contactless M.O.S.T. Cards can be used for various applications, including passports, citizen IDs, voting, law enforcement, and healthcare IDs.

The platform combines an individual’s biometric, such as a fingerprint, with other data stored in a M.O.S.T. Card, ensuring that mutual authentication is applied to every transaction.

CardLogix’ flagship development platform M.O.S.T. Toolz is designed to create the company’s M.O.S.T. Card C Series Microprocessor smart cards in contact, contactless, and dual interface versions.

The platform offers advanced encryption, fast transaction speed, and the highest storage capacity cards that address the many requirements for integrating ICAO-compliant biometrics into an identity credential.

M.O.S.T. Toolz Biometric Series Fingerprint Edition offers a range of features and capabilities, including compliance with ICAO and ISO/IEC interoperability standards for smart cards and biometrics, ability to extract raw fingerprint images, fingerprint to smart card demonstration software with programming examples, CBEFF header creation demonstration software with programming examples, ability to create ANSI 378 and MINEX-compliant templates, candidate grading with minutia points, WSQ compression, verification against a finger file in the card (validation)

The new biometric series is priced at $479 for new customers, while current M.O.S.T. Toolz users can upgrade to Futronic FS88 single digit fingerprint reader for $340.

Previously reported, CardLogix announced its new Card Encoding Engine, for the creation of secure ID cards and badges.

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