IDEX, a Norwegian biometrics company, and Card Tech, a company focused on creating innovative and user friendly security solutions on cards, have extended their partnership to collaborate with a top-tier card integrator to provide a biometric card module.
The move comes after Card Tech placed order for IDEX's next generation touch fingerprint sensor, which enables secure authentication in standard contactless and contact cards.
As per the contract, the solution will use IDEX's flexible, ISO compliant off-chip fingerprint sensor and Card Tech's electronic system expertise and patented technology for secure biometric card products.
IDEX said that the programme targets mass deployable smartcard programmes in the government ID and banking markets.
IDEX CEO Hemant Mardia said: “Following the launch of our ISO card form factor compliant flexible sensor for smartcards last year, we have received significant interest from both potential end customers and ecosystem partners.
"We are pleased to be collaborating with Card Tech on a programme for one of the largest card integrators, which is significant validation of our unique card sensor value proposition."
Card Tech chairman Fabrizio Borracci said: “The combination of IDEX's off-chip fingerprint sensor ideally suited for cards, and our worldwide patented biometric card system design and know-how, have created a strong value proposition for the programme with the top-tier card integrator, addressing global markets.”