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Idex Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards announce new security deployments



A pair of major fingerprint sensor-makers have reported new partnership details, bringing biometric technology to a global financial and media enterprise, as well as physical access control and smartphone applications.

Idex Biometrics has received its first order to produce fingerprint sensors under a multi-million-dollar commitment, which resulted from a deal signed in 2019 with a global provider of financial services and news. The minimum commitment to begin with is $6 million.

“Our solution has now been validated by a major global customer with significant experience in the use of biometrics on its products,” said Stan Swearingen, CEO of Idex. “This is the largest commitment in Idex’s history, and our team has done a tremendous job meeting customer requirements, and preparing for volume shipments. We now expect a regular flow of purchase orders from this customer and look forward to being an integral part of the rollout of their enhanced biometric security solutions.”

Idex spent 2019 working together with its customer on tailoring and testing its solution for a high-security application. The first shipment is planned for the second quarter of 2020, followed by regular monthly shipments as the solution will be rolled out for end users.

The company did not reveal the client’s name.

Fingerprint Cards’ FPC BM-Lite module for biometrics-enabled authentication for indoor and outdoor environments has been integrated with IoT company Aran Tecnovation’s Aran Lock, the first biometric padlock to be launched in India. The system is designed for domestic and commercial use, it has a mobile app that connects to Wi-Fi and supports Morse code for emergencies.

The company also announced on Twitter that Huawei phones 10 Plus and Huawei Y6S which include its FPC1511 biometric tech have been officially launched. FPC sensors have now been deployed to 413 mobile device models.

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