IDEX Biometrics, Chutian Dragon to launch dual-interface biometric cards

Fingerprint identification and authentication solutions provider IDEX Biometrics has announced plans to develop dual-interface biometric cards, in association with smart card manufacturer Chutian Dragon.

The new biometric cards will target several verticals, including payment as well as ID.

IDEX Biometrics CEO Stan Swearingen said: “Chutian Dragon recognise the excellent value proposition of adding biometrics to smart cards. It’s an established global player with a very strong position in China and is a great match with IDEX.

“Chutian Dragon is moving very fast on adopting biometric smart cards, and we are very proud that they will showcase the dual-interface cards with our fingerprint technology at TrustTech 2018.”

Apart from dual-interface cards, Chutian Dragon also manufacturers VISA smart, MasterCard smart, UnionPay, magnetic stripe, among others. The business has secured certification from China Union Pay, MasterCard, VISA, AMEX and JCB.

Chutian Dragon CEO Susan Su said: “We’re very proud to be bringing the next generation of smart cards to the market. People have become accustomed to biometrics in their daily lives through smart phones, and the value proposition is equally strong, if not stronger, for smart cards.

“The IDEX fingerprint technology ensures a great user experience matched with high security, and we expect strong demand across the payment, ID and other verticals.”

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