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Fingerprint Cards, Nok Nok Labs launch combined infrastructure for fingerprint authentication


Fingerprint Cards and Nok Nok Labs have jointly announced an end-to-end infrastructure solution for fingerprint authentication using sensors on smartphones and tablets.

The two companies have initially implemented their joint solution with the FPC1080 fingerprint sensor, Nok Nok Labs’ client and server technology, as well as commercially available Android smartphones using the FPC1080 fingerprint sensor in order to demonstrate readiness to support the emerging FIDO-based ecosystem.

“Through this partnership, we offer mobile and tablet OEMs the ability to quickly integrate FPC’s swipe and touch-based fingerprint sensors that are now also enabled for strong online authentication,” Jӧrgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy and Product Management at FPC said. “This solution is the first result of our collaborative efforts to support the FIDO Alliance and is intended to help the alliance  achieve its mission to transform the nature of online authentication, and to enable our customers to be part of its ecosystem.”

Both Nok Nok Labs and Fingerprint Cards are early members of the FIDO Alliance.

“Nok Nok Labs’ Multifactor Authentication Server allows any company to rapidly integrate smartphones and tablets using FPC’s fingerprint sensors into their online authentication experience and minimize their reliance on weak passwords,” Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO, Nok Nok Labs said. “Companies can now use fingerprint-based authentication as an ‘ignition key’ to create new classes of innovative and unique mobile experiences.  Services such as mobile payments and user personalization can be implemented in ways that are more natural, faster and secure than before.”

Fingerprint Cards has been fairly quiet in the last few weeks, but has already made a number of announcements today. Reported earlier today, the company announced the launch of its FPC1020 capacitive touch fingerprint sensor for smartphones and tablets using Android, as well as the Windows operating system.

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