Kona I and Fingerprint Cards extend smartcard partnership

In an effort to bring new levels of security and convenience to consumers, Fingerprint Cards biometric technology will be integrated with the Kona I Co. Ltd. (Kona) range of electronic smartcards.

Kona has launched 4 new biometric smartcard versions using Fingerprint Cards technology, integrating long-life batteries and patented energy harvesting solutions with display and LED indicators. Together with battery powered internet banking solutions such as, One Time Password (OTP) and Dynamic Card Verification Value (dCVV) smartcards, Kona’s Electronic card solutions are among the most comprehensive in the industry.

“Combining the industry leading fingerprint sensors and technology from Fingerprint Cards with our revolutionary electronic card solutions allows us to provide best-in-class security and convenience to our customers,” explained Chung-il Cho, CEO of Kona I. “We are very excited about Kona I’s role in bringing biometric security to every day shopping.”

“We’ve previously announced the integration of our technology in Kona I’s products. We are delighted to now partner with Kona I and to see our industry-leading technology integrated into an advanced biometric smartcard. Our products are proven and we provide a solution that enable biometric card solutions for both contact and contact-less, battery-less and EMV capable payment experiences, for the end users as well as cost effective solutions for the card issuers. The Kona I partnership is significant as we continue our journey with the key partners in the smart card eco-system, and also a hall-mark example of how we progress our strategy for the smart card segment”, commented Niklas Strid, SVP Business Line Smartcards at Fingerprint Cards.

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