Fingerprint Cards have developed an ultra-thin fingerprint touch sensor for smart cards called the FPC1300 series.
This is the first ever fingerprint touch sensor from Fingerprint Cards that can be integrated into applications where the thinness of the sensor is essential, such as smart cards. The sensors in the FPC1300 series come with signature features such as FPC OneTouch® for fast wake-up authentication and as with all solutions from Fingerprint Cards they deliver best in class biometric performance.
The sensors’ extremely low power consumption makes it possible to run the fingerprint system only on the power generated by the cardreader’s NFC field when the card communicates in a contactless mode with the cardreader. Previously, Fingerprint Cards customers Zwipe and Kona-I have launched products featuring sensors from the FPC1300 series.
Fingerprint Cards has said that their sensor can be integrated with various types of cards and be used for a number of applications including access cards, payment cards, and identification cards. The company believes that biometric authentication integrated into payment cards has immense potential with multiple countries and economies trying to go cashless.
Biometric payment cards have the highest volume and growth potential, mainly driven by consumer adoption of contactless payment and the demand for further security and convenience, notes Fingerprint Cards. The growing acceptance and use of biometrics in smartphones is a further driving force. The market for biometric smartcards is expected to take off in 2017 with volumes coming in 2018.
“This is an exciting and important launch for us. The biometric market is moving rapidly, so focusing on the right innovations is essential in order to stay ahead of the competition. The development of the FPC1300 series is a natural step in our continuous broadening of our product portfolio anchored in the needs and demands of the market and end users. With this launch we continue to strengthen our market position and take biometrics into new segments”, says Christian Fredrikson, CEO, Fingerprint Cards.