EuroStation to offer biometric smartcard from MeReal Biometrics

MeReal Biometrics has reached a partnership agreement with French access control and security solution provider EuroStation to offer a fingerprint smartcard to EuroStation’s customers, including hotel groups, casino’s, and television studios.

The card is powered by a rechargeable built-in battery, and performs contact and contactless transactions, as well as emitting an acoustic signature. It includes a multi-fingerprint sensor and stores several fingers, according to the announcement. Enrollment and matching are performed on card, and it can be programmed to require biometric authentication for some functions and not others.

“Demand is high for biometric access control in a card and this product ticks all the crucial boxes, unlike others in the market. The MeReal Biometrics card offers privacy and convenience to users, it complies with company security policies and, because it works in multiple modes, it answers the varying requirements of different government regulators concerning the use of an individual’s biometric data for access,” said EuroStation Founder and CEO Eric Perrein.

An analyst report from ABI Research last year forecasts that 213 million powered payment cards will ship in 2022.

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