In order to meet the unique needs of the diverse and growing market for biometric access control, biometrics company Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints™) announces the expansion of its fingerprint authentication touch sensor portfolio, for physical and logical access devices and applications. Two additional capacitive touch sensors are now available in the access series, FPC1020 and FPC1024, featuring high biometric performance and a small physical footprint. They are water resistant and can be used by devices and applications where a secure and smooth way to authenticate users is desired. Low power consumption The sensors have low power consumption and come with unique features for an excellent everyday user experience. “Our technology is used billions of times per day, and we have adapted our long and unrivalled experience from the mobile world into this sensor series tailored for the low-computing-power access environment.” “With our extended access offering we are working to meet the demands of a range of new access control use cases,” comments Thomas Rex, SVP BL Smartcard & Embedded at Fingerprints. The access sensor series combines Fingerprints’ proven technology to make life simple for device makers and end users - a perfect example of how biometrics can make things genius.
Fingerprint Cards' (Fingerprints) technology has been selected by Gemalto to bring additional performance to its next generation of dual interface payment cards. Gemalto, the world provider of digital security, will offer biometric EMV payment cards to its bank customers, using Fingerprints' T-Shape sensor and licensing the recently-launched Biometric Software Platform for payments. The initial order confirms the commitment of both companies to accelerate the deployment of biometric payment cards. Faster and seamless authentication With Fingerprints, we are bringing stronger, faster and more seamless authentication to payment cards""We evaluated a number of biometric systems for cards and Fingerprints came out with the most performing and promising solution," comments Sylvie Gibert, SVP Payment Card Business Line at Gemalto. "The new software working in harmony with their power-efficient T-Shape sensor, gives us maximised performance which, combined with the optimised and secure design of our biometric card, provides a market leading solution for our customers. With Fingerprints, we are bringing stronger, faster and more seamless authentication to payment cards." Fingerprints' T-Shape module is optimised for integration into smartcards using established manufacturing processes. The module's ultra-low power consumption means that cards do not need a battery, and its superior biometric performance ensures both security and convenience for cardholders. To ensure privacy, storage of biometric templates and image matching is conducted securely on the card, ensuring data never leaves consumers' control. Strong authentication to contactless payments We are looking forward to seeing the first biometric cards in consumers' hands, adding strong authentication to contactless payments""This is a turning point for biometric payment cards," says Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards at Fingerprints. "Working with Gemalto, the leader in EMV Payment cards & digital security, is a gratifying collaboration and the recognition that our technology can meet their strong requirements in terms of performance. We are looking forward to seeing the first biometric cards in consumers' hands, adding much-needed strong authentication to contactless payments without impacting the user experience." This initial order comprises a few hundred thousand sensors to be delivered during 2019 and 2020 and is not, in itself, financially significant in relation to Fingerprints' total revenues. However, this is the first volume order in the biometric smartcard industry, which strengthens Fingerprints' view that the global market for biometric payment cards is about to materialise.