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European card integrator demonstrates IDEX’s new flexible fingerprint sensor

IDEX revealed that a top-tier European card integrator is demonstrating the company’s newest fingerprint sensor for dual interface cards at Money20/20 this week.

The company’s new low-power sensor enables a biometric card with fingerprint authentication, while maintaining the same shape, size and flexibility as current ISO standard EMV payment cards. The solution takes advantage of the state-of-the-art power management offered by IDEX’s newest ASIC to deliver this performance in both contact and contactless modes, without the need for an internal power source.

According to a company statement, IDEX’s sensors for biometric cards are designed to be integrated using current EMV card manufacturing equipment and processes, making the solution uniquely easy to scale and manufacture at a lower cost by leveraging the industry’s existing supply chain. IDEX’s sensor solutions for payment cards are fully compatible with the systems and payment terminals already deployed in markets across the globe, regardless of whether they feature contact or contactless technology. The company is actively sampling its solutions today, with the expectation to be ready for volume production in the second half of 2017.

IDEX recently announced that its flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor is featured in Mastercard’s next generation biometric card.

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