Biometric smart cards to launch in Asia

NEXT Biometrics partners with East-Asian card manufacturer to launch biometric smart card solutions

Biometric smart cards to launch in Asia. Source:

Fingerprint sensor technology provider NEXT Biometrics announced that it has signed an agreement with another Asian smart card manufacturer, which holds certifications by local and international payment brands, to launch contact-based and dual interface biometric smart cards in the region.

The agreement is another important step towards building a strong network with leading players in the smart card ecosystem to commercialize biometric dual interface technology in the banking sector and beyond
Alain Faburel, NEXT Biometrics Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

The company says independent research estimates that EMV payment card shipments reached almost 3 billion units at the end of 2018, of which Asia Pacific again took the major share. Furthermore, Asia Pacific is expected to maintain a leading growth position in the adoption of EMV payment card technology over the coming years.

As we’ve reported earlier, digital security company Gemalto supplies Intesa Sanpaolo, the leading banking group in Italy, with the first Mastercard biometric contactless payment card.

SEE ALSO: $1.6 trillion of mobile biometric payments to be made annually by 2023

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