Fingerprint Cards biometric payment technology passes testing for UnionPay card standards
The second-generation T-Shape biometric sensor module (T2) and the FPC-BEP software platform for payments from Fingerprint Cards have successfully completed an accuracy and security test by China’s Bank Card Test Center (BCTC).
BCTC is accredited by global standards organizations and payment schemes as an independent, third-party testing service provider. The test passed by FPC’s biometric payment technology is based on China UnionPay’s Fingerprint Identification Technical Guide, and means that the product delivers the highest level of security and accuracy for consumers, banks and card manufacturers, according to the company announcement.
China UnionPay has issued more than 7 billion payment cards, and a biometric card from Feitian and Idex Biometrics was certified to the same specifications by BCTC earlier this year, just as Fingerprint Cards was reaching its own deal with Feitian.
“We are pleased to have passed this important performance test for our new sensor solution for contactless biometric payment cards, making it easier for card manufacturers in China to integrate our superior solution as we approach wider commercial roll-outs of biometric payment cards,” says Michel Roig, SVP Business Line Payments & Access at Fingerprint Cards. “Our market research has showed that there is a strong appetite for biometric payment cards among Chinese consumers, and this is a significant step for us on the road to enable secure and convenient payments for consumers around the world.”