IDEX preparing for volume shipments of biometric cards in Q2

IDEX is rapidly progressing toward commercialization of its contact-based biometric payment cards, with volume shipments expected following the completion of the certification process which is anticipated in Q2 2018, the company announced. As the certification process takes place, IDEX has been making commercial launch preparations with its previously announced partners and carrying out commercial trials with other end customers. Biometric cards are gaining momentum from innovation in the space, IDEX says, including its self-enrol solution, matcher algorithm and 13×13 sensor.

NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre on a year of scaling and a pivot

Ritu Favre’s career as NEXT Biometrics CEO has been marked by a combination of accelerating change and persistent continuity, as she nears one year in charge of the company in February, 2018. The company has made a series of announcements, introducing new executives, products, and partnerships. It has also pursued two markets, government ID and biometric smartcards, which follow longer time cycles, paving the way for future revenues. NEXT has carried out these projects as it pivots from a technology

Fingerprint Cards announces partnership with Linxens

Fingerprint Cards has announced a partnership with Linxens, a designer and manufacturer of microconnectors for smartcards and RFID antennas. The partnership, targeted towards card manufacturers, will see Fingerprint Cards providing its T-Shape sensor module for Linxens’ contactless fingerprint-on-card Prelam. According to a company statement, Linxens’ Prelam technology integrates and connects all the functional components of a smartcard and can be converted into finished cards by means of standard smartcard machinery and processes. As well, Linxens’ tape technology makes the fingerprint

Brazil adopts OSTP Alliance CIPURSE to protect personal data on new drivers’ license smartcards

Brazil has adopted CIPURSE, the OSPT Alliance’s non-proprietary, open standard for secure transaction solutions, to protect personal data including fingerprints and face photos on new drivers’ license cards. Under the new scheme, the cards will be readable by law enforcement officers with an NFC smartphone app, and card-holders can access financial services with fingerprint authentication. The card also allows for public transportation implementations. “CIPURSE was selected as it is a fast, easy to program, open and non-proprietary standard which is

IDEX introduces new large area sensor for biometric cards

IDEX has announced a new large area sensor for biometric cards. According to a company statement, the bendable sensor is based on IDEX’s off-chip technology and leverages the company’s advanced ASIC which enables a combination of enhanced processing performance and power efficiency, making it a very effective solution for both contact-based and dual-interface biometric cards. The Norwegian biometrics company expects to begin sampling its large area sensor to customers in the first half of 2018. “Unlike smartphones, sensor solutions for

NEXT Biometrics introduces standard-compliant smart card with flexible fingerprint sensor and new peripheral device

NEXT Biometrics has launched the Oyster II peripheral fingerprint reader, and along with smart card manufacturing partner Tactilis is demonstrating a biometric smart card with a flexible sensor compliant with international standards. NEXT and Tactilis are demonstrating the new card solution, which they say is a market first, this week at Trustech 2017. The biometric-system-on-card (BSoC) integrates NEXT’s signature advanced large area flexible sensor technology to meet the security and user experience requirements of the financial, government and access control

IDEX advances biometric smartcard deployment, develops remote enrollment process

IDEX has partnered with security solution provider Feitian to commercialize a dual interface biometric smart card, and also developed a remote enrollment solution for biometric cards, enabling users to conveniently enroll without being physically present in a branch office, according to a pair of announcements Monday and Tuesday. Feitian has developed a contact and contactless smart card leveraging IDEX’s off-chip fingerprint sensor technology, with rapid card prototyping enabled by IDEX’s complete biometric module. IDEX and Feitian engineering teams worked together

NEXT Biometrics showcasing its newest products and tech at TRUSTECH

NEXT Biometrics will be showcasing smartcards using its flexible fingerprint sensor modules and a new generation of fingerprint sensor technology and scanners at TRUSTECH later this month. TRUSTECH 2017 will be held November 28 to 30 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France and focuses on secure transactions, authentication and connectivity solutions used in the financial services and retail industries, enterprise, security and IoT applications, as well as to meet government identification requirements. In addition, Kolja Vogel, Biometric Solution

G4S partners with Zwipe to offer easy deployment of biometric access control

Canadian security solutions firm G4S has partnered with Zwipe to offer its customers the latest in biometric access control solutions. Zwipe Access is a fingerprint-activated contactless credential that works with existing 125kHz or 13.56MHz infrastructure. Only after activation by a fingerprint scan will the card allow communication with a reader, combining the security of biometric authentication with the speed and convenience of contactless credentials. Only the rightful owner of the card can use it, and the fingerprint data cannot be

SmartMetric looks to new applications for its biometric credit card

SmartMetric CEO Chaya Hendrick says that with the success of its secure smartcard platform using fingerprint biometrics, the company is now able to offer combined security solutions across a range of applications. The SmartMetric Biometric Card is built around the EMV chip card and uses a person’s fingerprint to activate the card in a secure on card scan and match. It is self-powered with a rechargeable battery and scans and matches a person’s fingerprint in less than 0.25 seconds. All