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Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Zwipe, Smart Technology partner to develop biometric payment cards

Thursday 22 November 2018 | 12:23 PM CET

Zwipe, a biometric technology company, and production equipment manufacturer Smart Technology Services (STS) have teamed up to test and launch biometric payment cards.

Through this partnership, the companies will collaborate to develop and market packaging solutions including chip and sensor packaging, adhesion processes, equipment manufacturing, process settings, test procedures and technical assistance allowing a card manufacturer or issuer to set up a proven and tested solution to produce and personalize biometric payment cards.

Smart Technology Services is a company that provides manufacturing solutions to large card manufacturers. The emerging biometric payment card segment has been identified by the company as the next major market opportunity in the payment cards industry.

STS has developed a specific implanting module to support the embedding of biometric touch sensor modules into smartcards. The cooperation will provide a manufacturing solution combining Zwipe’s expertise in biometric technologies with STS’ know-how in engineering manufacturing solutions for smartcards using fingerprint authentication components.

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