IDEX Biometrics and IDEMIA officially unveiled a new biometric payment card. The two companies had previously announced that they would conduct a biometric card pilot project in the second half of 2020, ahead of a commercial launch scheduled for sometime in 2021.
The latest news indicates that both companies were able to stick to that initial timeline. The card itself will allow users to authorize payments with fingerprint recognition and includes the new TrustedBio sensor from IDEX Biometrics. According to IDEX, the IDEMIA offering is its most efficient card integration to date and will offer an extremely high level of biometric performance.
“We are delighted to see our customer and partner begin to market cards based on our third generation family of sensors, TrustedBio,” said Vince Graziani, CEO of IDEX. “This product represents an important step for both partners and raises the bar for an efficient biometric card architecture. “
IDEMIA licensed IDEX’s fingerprint registration solution in 2019, while the companies themselves were collaboration on biometric payment cards since 2016. IDEX’s TrustedBio sensor, meanwhile, was designed to reduce smart card manufacturing costs and finally entered mass production in March. The sensor was integrated into the Zwipe Pay ONE platform after Zwipe participated in piloting the card with IDEX and IDEMIA.
April 27, 2021 – by Eric Weiss