FB pixel

Nymi collaborates with NXP to enable access control and contactless payments with Nymi Band


Toronto based authentication solution firm Nymi collaborated with NXP Semiconductors at this past week’s RSA Conference to demo physical access, logical access and contactless payment capabilities of the Nymi Band.

The Nymi Band is a wearable device that delivers secure, persistent authentication using HeartID, proprietary technology that leverages the wearer’s unique cardiac signature (or ECG) as a biometric identifier.

NXP provides Nymi with the Nymi Band’s secure element and NFC components that enables physical and logical access and payment functionality in a secure, single solution.

“The past year has been instrumental in shaping Nymi’s vision for our upcoming launch, and the alliances we have forged during that time with partners such as NXP are an essential part of our go-to-market strategy,” said Karl Martin, founder and CTO of Nymi. “Our ultimate goal is to transform authentication into a persistent and frictionless experience, and NXP has been a pivotal part of bringing that vision to life.”

Sami Nassar, vice president cybersecurity solutions at NXP added, “Using NXP’s secure element, wearable turnkey solutions like the Nymi Band can provide physical access to open enterprise or home doors, provide logical access to cloud services like email and data storage services and enable secure contactless payments.”

Nymi also demonstrated other applications at the RSA conference, including the Nymi Band’s ability to lock and unlock a computer based on proximity, as well as TOTP token generation and biometrically authenticated payments.

Nymi is privately funded by Ignition Partners, Relay Ventures, MasterCard and Salesforce Ventures and is preparing for the launch of the Nymi Band to enterprise customers later this year.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


Biometric ID cards remain foundational, but don’t count out fingerprint smart cards

Biometric national ID cards top the most-read news of the week on Biometric Update, between a contract in Cameroon for…


DHS and TSA adjust digital strategies with biometrics, facial recognition

U.S. government agencies are adapting in real time to a digital landscape transformed by AI, identity fraud, deepfakes and biometric…


Finger vein biometrics from Global ID deployed in Namibia’s fight against HIV

A new application of Global ID’s finger vein biometrics to help reduce HIV Infections among vulnerable young people is launching…


Bill allowing biometric age verification for booze sales moves to Missouri Senate

The Maryville Forum reports that Missouri retailers could soon perform age verification using biometric methods such as facial recognition or…


Victorians sign up for mobile driving licenses in droves but let down at the pub

Victoria reports 200,000 people signing up for mobile driving licenses (mDLs) within the first 48 hours of their introduction this…


Retail biometrics queues up from shopping malls to quick serve restaurants

Despite skepticism among American consumers, biometric payments in retail are about to have a moment, according to some experts. These…


17 Replies to “Nymi collaborates with NXP to enable access control and contactless payments with Nymi Band”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events