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Feitian using IDEX sensors in dual interface biometric cards


IDEX ASA announced today that its sensors for dual interface biometric cards have passed engineering integration and validation at Feitian, a provider of user authentication and transaction security.

“We are very pleased that Feitian is using our sensors in their dual-interface biometric cards, and that their feedback on the products is very positive. The application is for banking on a major Chinese payment network”, explains Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX. “IDEX is on track for commercialisation of the sensor, which will be important in this rapidly growing market.”

IDEX first launched its sensor for dual interface biometric cards in June 2017. The sensor is made of polymer and has a power management system supporting biometric card operation without a battery and with standard NFC terminals.

“Having a sensor suitable for dual-interface cards is very important to meet customer demand, especially in the banking segment. Although we do see demand for contact based only solutions, the convenience of a contact-less ‘tap and pay’ experience is unrivalled. With a biometric sensor, issuers can add security to the experience”, added Swearingen.

IDEX is also working with several other major card vendors who are currently integrating IDEX’s sensor into their biometric cards, including an end customer trial in the Middle East.

IDEX recently signed on as a member of the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) reinforcing the company’s commitment to the Asia Pacific market. At its AGM in May, the fingerprint identification and authentication solutions provider noted that securing its leadership position in the market for biometric cards is the company’s top priority.

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