IDEX Biometrics, a provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, has passed the EMVCo Security Evaluation for its development site in Farnborough, U.K.This evaluation and certification recognizes IDEX as a secured provider of key components included within EMVCo certified final products. This certification marks another key milestone in the company's preparations for expected mass production of biometric smart cards.Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX commented, “We are proud to be the first biometric sensor company to achieve this certification. Now, smartcard manufacturers, can directly integrate IDEX's biometric software, use our reference designs, and embed our sensors in their products and the smart card manufacturers can experience a seamless certification process. We believe this critical milestone will facilitate manufacturing and deployment of biometric smartcards in large quantities.”