Fingerprints joins IDEMIA to trial Japans first biometric payment card

Wednesday 25 April 2018 10:02 CET | News

Fingerprint Cards has teamed up with IDEMIA, a global provider of augmented identity, on Japan’s first biometric payment card trial.

This partnership represents a key milestone in the roll-out of biometric payment cards. Utilizing Fingerprints’ sensor technology, the pilot will run on Japan’s leading payment network, taking the region one step closer to commercial roll-out of biometric payment cards. The ongoing EMV migration in Japan, ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games, makes it a perfect testing ground for PIN-less and secure contactless payments, according to Fingerprints’ official press release.

IDEMIA’s F.Code solution, replaces PIN or signature authentication with a fingerprint. The trial is using a FPC1300-series sensor, has ultra-low power consumption, superior biometric performance, a key requirement for handling both contact and contactless transactions.

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Keywords: Fingerprint Cards, IDEMIA, biometric payment card, Japan, frictionless, UX, EMV, credit card, debit card, partnership
Categories: Securing Transactions | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud
Countries: World
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