End-customer trials for smartcards incorporating IDEX biometric sensors begin
Fingerprint solutions developer IDEX revealed that the first end-customer trials for smartcards incorporating IDEX’s biometric sensors have commenced.
The trials are in collaboration with the company’s undisclosed global payment provider and previously announced card integrators and identity solution providers. Multiple financial institutions and government bodies are expected to participate in customer trials over the coming months.
The end customer trials are one of the final steps in the commercialization process. After completion of the initial trials over the next few weeks, and subsequent analysis, the card is expected to undergo the formal certification process prior to being made available for commercial production in the second half of 2017.
IDEX has been collaborating on a strategic program with its card ecosystem partners to launch a mass deployable biometric smart card, resulting in an end-to-end solution leveraging IDEX’s flexible touch sensor in an ISO compliant standard thickness card. The company reports that the solution is compatible with existing payment and enrolment infrastructure, and compatible with standard card manufacturing processes.