Norwegian biometric technology company Zwipe has teamed up with Chinese secure payment solution provider Goldpac to launch biometric payment cards.
In addition to payment cards, the partners also agreed to launch enrolment offerings and related services to Goldpac’s customer network.
The customer network of Goldpac includes some of the largest financial companies in the world.
The network is fully certified by Visa, MasterCard, China Union Pay, American Express, JCB and Diners. Goldpac supplies payment smartcard chips, instant issuance card kiosks and card personalisation /issuance platforms.
Commenting on the partnership, Goldpac Group senior vice president Oliver Hui said: “Biometric cards enable our card issuance customers to in turn provide their end users with cards that are secure and convenient to use, such as for payments or for identification, and we are excited to work with Zwipe to qualify and then introduce their biometric technology to our customer base, in the process providing a winning solution to our customers.”
Zwipe and Goldpac collaboration
The partnership includes licensing of Zwipe intellectual property, and technical integration of its components and hardware.
The collaboration also involves adoption of Norwegian firm’s portfolio of enrolment platforms and advisory services, targeting biometric payment card pilots with numerous issuers before the end of this year.
Zwipe CEO André Løvestam said: “Goldpac is one of the largest, and fastest growing innovators in the global payment card market and we are excited to support their efforts in commercialising biometric payment solutions globally.”
Last month, Zwipe collaborated up with Lebanese digital security solution provider Inkript to produce biometric payment cards.
In April, Zwipe unveiled JavaCard operating system compatible with numerous payment network applets worldwide for biometric payments.
Recently, the Norwegian firm teamed up with Brazilian card manufacturer Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil (TGS) to launch biometric payment cards.
Earlier, Zwipe joined forces with British card manufacturer TAG Systems Group to launch a commercial biometric payment card offering.
In March, it selected Fingerprint’s T-shaped sensor for the latest version of its biometric payment card.