Norwegian fingerprint solutions firm Idex has announced the sampling of its smart card sensors with several new card integrators in Asia Pacific for access control and government ID applications.”Deployment of biometric authentication solutions for smart cards is accelerating globally, and we are receiving strong interest for our sensors from a range of large-scale end-customers and ecosystem partners,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia. “Card integrators are giving consistent feedback that our sensors are uniquely ready for card mass production. Our priority is driving leadership in multiple large verticals in the card market”, he continues.IDEX recently expanded its sensor solution by launching an ultra-compact matcher algorithm optimized for biometric cards. The product solutions currently sampling include biometric modules, which are complete and easy-to-implement, as well as biometric sensors, which give the card integrators increased flexibility in design.The company's off-chip technology enables a differentiated solution ideally suited for smart card integration. IDEX' sensors provide a larger sensing area to deliver real world usability and convenience at a highly competitive cost. The sensor is uniquely bendable and reliable as it is made of polymer. IDEX's approach has already been validated as the solution of choice for a leader in the card payment space.