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Fingerprint Cards releases 2nd generation T2 sensor for contactless biometric payment cards

Fingerprint Cards releases 2nd generation T2 sensor for contactless biometric payment cards

Fingerprint Cards has introduced the second-generation of its T-Shape sensor (T2) and software platform for contactless biometric payment cards, the company announced.

The new sensor is part of the FPC1300-series which provides enhanced image quality and transaction speed. The new system is expected to cost less than US$3 to encourage global volume deployment of contactless biometric payment cards.

The second-generation sensor module is smaller, but delivers optimized performance and power efficiency for cost-effective biometric payment cards. It easily integrates with the standard automated manufacturing process, and maintains T-Shape’s false rejection rate (FRR) and false acceptance rate (FAR). It reduces the latency with up to 75 percent and a faster image transfer time of 25ms, and includes encryption and other security features for enhanced privacy and biometric data communication security.

“Our team has poured years of expertise in the mobile industry, insights from our industry partners, and learnings from the many pilots into this product,” Michel Roig, Senior VP of Payments & Access at Fingerprint Cards, said in the announcement. “Here we have a product that is optimized for the manufacturing process and user experience of the payments ecosystem. With this we can reach a sensor price below USD 3 in volume production, bringing the total card cost down dramatically.”

Fingerprint Cards has tested and validated the sensor with partners, and expects it to be ready for volume production in Q1 2021.

Thales Digital Identity and Security this week announced the first high-security EMV contactless biometric payment card certified by Visa; Fingerprint Cards provided the biometrics for the card.

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