SmartMetric reports biometric card manufacturing breakthrough

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SmartMetric reports it has achieved a breakthrough in the battery technology powering its biometric credit and debit cards. The battery powers the internal Cortex processor used to scan and match the cardholder’s fingerprint and allows the card to be recharged as it is used.

According to the announcement, the company has been able to achieve a 100% increase in the battery’s heat resistance factor, allowing the card to better withstand the high temperatures. Very high temperatures are used by credit card lamination machines where both high heat and pressure are used to fuse a top and bottom PVC laminate.

“It is a significant breakthrough for us to now be able to use much higher temperatures in our card lamination process, allowing for a better fused lamination without harming the rechargeable battery inside the card,” explains SmartMetric President and CEO Chaya Hendrick. “Up until now, we have had to rely on advanced glues that provide the laminate bonding, using a reduced level of heat. By us now being able to raise the temperature in laminating our cards, we are able to achieve an even stronger bond between the top and bottom PVC layers with our super thin electronics sandwiched inside”

SmartMetric claims it can manufacture a million cards per month, and can increase its capacity significantly based on demand. The biometric card is protected by five granted patents, with additional patents pending.

The company also introduced a biometric card for storing medical records earlier this month.

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