Idex Biometrics expands patent coverage for on-card biometric enrollment
Idex Biometrics has been granted a new patent in the U.S. and registered a utility model patent in Germany, broadening the company’s patent coverage for its on-card biometric enrollment solution.
The U.S. and German patents include alternative concepts such as a stick-on power source which is temporarily attached to the front of the card for power, but it can be removed after enrollment.
“On-card enrollment solutions are the de-facto standard for biometric smart card enrollment worldwide and we continue to expand our patent coverage in key geographies,” said Stan Swearingen, Idex CEO.
On-card enrollment lets users register a template image of their finger on a biometric card in their home. During enrollment, the card is not connected to other devices or to the internet. The solution eliminates the need to be physically present in a bank, or be concerned about additional devices and applications or wireless pairing and compatibility.
Idex already has patents for on-card biometric enrollment granted by patent offices in the U.S., Australia and U.K. last year. Its biometric solution has been implemented by top manufacturers in the payment card industry.
This week, Idex Biometrics announced completing the EMVCo Security Evaluation for its development site in Farnborough, U.K., a landmark achievement as it is planning a large-scale production of biometric smart cards.