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OT-Morpho rolls out range of biometric payment cards


OT-Morpho has introduced what it calls “the market’s first” complete range of biometric payment cards.

Biometric recognition occurs through a fingerprint sensor integrated into a fully EMV-compliant card. The cardholder’s fingerprint template is securely stored in the chip of the card. As the card is inserted into/tapped onto an EMV payment terminal, cardholders place their finger onto the sensor and an OT-Morpho algorithm matches the fingerprint to the template stored in the card, replacing the manual entry of a PIN.

“As market leader, OT-Morpho is the first to deploy a full range of cards equipped with biometric authentication enabling both contact and contactless payments,” commented Eric Duforest, managing director of the Financial Services Institutions business at OT-Morpho. “Morpho offers an end-to-end solution, including enrollment, biometric data management, card production and personalization.”

OT-Morpho was formed earlier this month after Advent International completed the deal to acquire Safran Identity & Security and merge it with Oberthur Technologies.

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