SmartMetric brings biometric security to contactless card payments

smartmetricsSmartMetric, the creator of the world’s first ISO standard sized Biometric Payments Card that uses a card user’s fingerprint to activate the card’s EMV chip, said today that it is now able to offer a dual purpose contact and contactless card that has both capabilities activated following a card users fingerprint.

SmartMetric’s biometric payments card solution adds to EMV Chip cards a strong biometric layer of security and works with existing chip card readers in retail stores and ATMs without the need for additional hardware or systems at the bank.

The SmartMetric Biometric EMV Card has an embedded inside the card fingerprint reader that is used to scan a person’s fingerprint, authenticate the card user and then in turn activate the cards EMV chip prior to a transaction at an ATM or in store checkout. The SmartMetric biometric card solution increases the trust level while providing a frictionless and seamlessly enhanced security experience for the card user.

“Having spent years of Research & Development on creating an ultra thin fingerprint scanner that is embedded inside an EMV credit card we have successfully added a fingerprint activated NFC capability to the card making it the worlds first and only ISO standard biometric fingerprint dual interface credit card,” said SmartMetric’s President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick.

According to EMVco there are 3.4 billion EMV chip cards now issued around the world. The United States is now changing over in excess of 1 billion credit and debit cards to EMV chip cards throughout the country.

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