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FPC tech in new biometric payment card, POS terminal


Fingerprint Cards announced that “UKey”, the new biometrics-based cryptocurrency card MeReal Biometrics and Unikeys are launching features a fingerprint sensor from its 1300-series.

The Ukey card can be used to store cryptocurrencies or make normal payments, without PIN or password. It acts as a portable vault that stores cryptocurrencies and tokens by ensuring private keys are highly protected. UKey’s technology also provides a solution to recovering private keys if a card is lost or stolen.

Aadhaar enabled point of sales terminal

FPC also announced that the new biometric point of sales terminal for the India market developed by Hong Kong-based Grand Tech International Development features its STQC-certified ActiveIRIS iris recognition system. ActiveIRIS was developed by Delta ID, which Fingerprint Cards acquired last year.

The ApnaPay POS terminal enables real-time Aadhaar authentication, can be used for eKYC and enables users to accept all forms of payments available in India, from a single device.

The Swedish biometrics company discussed the importance of the Delta ID acquisition in its annual report published in May saying “This acquisition is consistent with Fingerprints’ strategy of expanding from our positioning as the leader in fingerprint sensors for smartphones, with the objective of being a leading global biometric company.”

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