IDEX developing dual-interface biometric cards with Chutian Dragon

IDEX Biometrics has partnered with Chutian Dragon Co. in China to develop dual-interface biometric cards for multiple verticals. Chutian Dragon will demonstrate the cards this week at TrustTech.

Chutian Dragon is a state-level business combining product design, smart card production, sales and service of smart cards and relevant application platform systems or terminal equipment. Chutian Dragon is certified by China Union Pay, MasterCard, VISA, AMEX and JCB and produce 700 million units per year. Chutian Dragon is the main supplier of China Social ID Cards and has been one of the largest suppliers of cards to China Union Pay for several years.

“Chutian Dragon recognizes the excellent value proposition of adding biometrics to smart cards,” commented Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics. “It’s an established global player with a very strong position in China and is a great match with IDEX. Chutian Dragon is moving very fast on adopting biometric smart cards, and we are very proud that they will showcase the dual-interface cards with our fingerprint technology at TrustTech 2018.”

Susan Su, CEO of Chutian Dragon added, “We’re very proud to be bringing the next generation of smart cards to the market. People have become accustomed to biometrics in their daily lives through smart phones, and the value proposition is equally strong, if not stronger, for smart cards. The IDEX fingerprint technology ensures a great user experience matched with high security, and we expect strong demand across the payment, ID and other verticals.”

According to the company’s third quarter report, IDEX has made significant progress towards commercializing its biometric smart card products.

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