IDEMIA biometric payment card features FPC fingerprint tech

Fingerprint Cards has partnered with IDEMIA to develop a new generation of biometric payment cards.

IDEMIA’s F-Code solution, a payment card that features a built-in fingerprint sensor, uses the recently announced T-Shape module which is part of the Fingerprint Cards FPC1300 sensor series.

According to a statement from Fingerprint Cards, the T-Shape sensor module design is optimized for integration into smart cards. It is designed to pass the ISO standards for smart cards, and pre-qualification shows compliance with tough Card Quality Management (CQM) requirements, using the same design as billions of ISO pad production already use today. The T-Shape module is distributed on an industry standard delivery format, making it easy to integrate using existing infrastructure and machinery and resulting in a lower total card cost. The module has a small footprint, is ultra-thin and excells in contactless power harvesting.

“We chose sensor technology from Fingerprints as they are a leader in fingerprint sensors and systems with market proven leading edge biometric performance”, explained Patrice Meilland, VP Powered Cards Business Line at IDEMIA.

Earlier this month IDEMIA announced that it partnered with international payment network JCB to introduce the F-Code biometric payment card to Japanese customers.

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