Alcatraz AI selected to join Endeavor

Alcatraz AI selected to join Endeavor

Alcatraz AI, a leader in physical security AI technologies was one of six companies selected to join the Endeavor network at the 25th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP). Endeavor is the leading global community of high-impact entrepreneurs, working to create a multiplier effect by inspiring high-growth entrepreneurs to dream bigger, supporting and investing in them to scale faster, and providing a platform to pay it forward.

The Virtual International Selection Panel is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify high-impact entrepreneurs who demonstrate the potential to leverage Endeavor’s resources and mentorship to create large-scale wealth and jobs and are committed to reinvesting their time and money in their local entrepreneurship ecosystems to help others take off. During the vISP, panelists interviewed a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates about their businesses. Then, in “deliberation rooms,” panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed, and voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

“We are extremely excited to have Alcatraz AI, the innovation leader of the physical security world, join the global Endeavor family! We are ready to support the company with our unrivaled network in their global expansion and rapid growth,” commented Simona Nikolova, Entrepreneur Selection and Growth Manager at Endeavor.

As part of Endeavor’s network, Alcatraz AI will gain access to comprehensive, strategic, global support services, including introductions to local and international business mentors, investors, and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of impact, having created more than 3.9 million jobs, generated combined revenues of over $28B, and helped build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

“At Alcatraz AI, we could not be more proud to join Endeavor and their impressive network of innovators,” said Vince Gaydarzhiev, President and Founder of Alcatraz AI. “We look forward to expanding our mission of leveraging facial authentication to make safer spaces possible, now with the support of Endeavor.”

Alcatraz AI has redefined secure access control delivering intelligence at the door to make your face your credential. Using the power of machine learning, Alcatraz AI provides a touchless and autonomous access control solution that lets authorized users enter secured spaces quickly, and prevents those that don’t belong from gaining access. With advanced tailgating detection, no integration needed to existing access control, multiple user enrollment options, and video events at the door – Alcatraz AI is the solution to protect your most critical assets.

E-Kart and IDEX to focus on Eastern Europe

E-Kart and IDEX to focus on Eastern Europe

 IDEX Biometrics ASA is announcing collaboration with smart card technology and innovation leader E-Kart for the commercialization of biometric payment solutions in Eastern Europe. E-Kart is a joint venture between global card manufacturer Gisecke&Devrient (G+D) and Eczacıbaşı Holding. With a high-technology card manufacturing center in Turkey, E-Kart has a production capacity of 60 million smart cards annually and serve customer across the region.

E-Kart is one of the largest card manufacturers in Europe and was the first Visa and Mastercard approved card production and personalization enterprise in Turkey. The innovation focus of E-Kart has propelled them as leader not only in EMV based payment cards, but also as in government ID cards, healthcare solutions and GSM SIM cards.

The collaboration between E-Kart and IDEX Biometrics enables market expansion of biometric smart cards in Eastern Europe, with targeted delivery to issuers in Q4 2022. The platform is based on IDEX Biometrics TrustedBio Max® sensor module which integrates a proprietary ASIC delivering biometric processing and power management, and the SLC38 security controller from Infineon Technologies AG. This new biometric smart card represents the sixth design win for the IDEX Biometrics and Infineon Technologies platform solution.

Coskun Beduk, General Manager of E-Kart says, “This partnership will provide banks and other payment card issuers in Turkey and globally access to biometric smart cards with industry leading performance and cost efficiency. We see a growing demand for convenient and highly secure payment solutions and we aim at leading the market of biometric payment cards, leveraging our unique cutting-edge card development and production center in Turkey, specialized in superior security, authorization for smart cards and smart citizenship ID cards.“

Catharina Eklof, Chief Commercial Officer of IDEX Biometrics, states, “IDEX Biometrics is strongly committed to supporting establishing industry standards for the biometric market in Turkey. The time is right to bring biometric payment solutions into Eastern Europe. This region represents a very large opportunity and our collaboration with E-Kart will deliver biometric smart card solutions that bring seamless user experience to millions of consumers in Turkey and Eastern Europe.“

Samsung launches Smart All-in-One Fingerprint Security IC for Biometric Payment Cards

Samsung launches Smart All-in-One Fingerprint Security IC for Biometric Payment Cards

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced its new fingerprint security IC (integrated circuit) ─ S3B512C ─ with enhanced security features. The new solution is EMVCo and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certified and performs in line with Mastercard’s latest Biometric Evaluation Plan Summary (BEPS) specifications for biometric payment cards.

“S3B512C combines a fingerprint sensor, Secure Element (SE) and Secure Processor, adding an extra layer of authentication and security in payment cards,” said Kenny Han, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “The S3B512C is primarily designed for payment cards but can also be used in cards that require highly secured authentications such as student or employee identification, membership or building access.”

The new security IC is the industry’s first all-in-one security chip solution that reads biometric information through a fingerprint sensor, stores and authenticates encrypted data with a tamper-proof SE, and analyzes and processes data with a Secure Processor. With the three key functions integrated in a single chip, the S3B512C can help card manufacturers reduce the number of chips required and optimize card design processes for biometric payment cards.

With the new security IC embedded, biometric payment cards will allow faster and safer interactions when making purchases. The biometric authentication removes the need to enter a PIN on a keypad and also prevents fraudulent transactions made with lost or stolen cards as it verifies the cardholder’s identity using a unique and securely stored fingerprint.

The solution’s encrypted fingerprint data is stored in a SE that has received globally accredited certifications such as EMVCo and CC EAL 6+. To safely and accurately verify the user’s identity, the new IC comes with a proprietary fingerprint authentication algorithm and a Secure Processor that extracts and analyzes the unique features of the fingerprint placed on the sensor. Furthermore, the chip’s anti-spoofing technology prevents unauthorized users from circumventing the security system with illegitimate methods such as artificial fingerprints.

MKSmart to launch biometric cards with IDEX

MKSmart to launch biometric cards with IDEX

IDEX Biometrics is entering a development agreement with MKSmart, a provider of smart card solutions for financial payments, access control, and government identification in Southeast Asia. This partnership will provide banks and other payment card issuers access to biometric smart cards with industry leading performance and cost efficient solution.

MKSmart is ranked among the Top 10 largest card manufacturers globally, and one of six card manufacturers worldwide being fully certified by VISA, Mastercard, China UnionPay, JCB, UPI, and GSMA. Based on the turnkey card reference design from IDEX Biometrics and Infineon Technologies AG, this comprehensive solution includes the IDEX Biometrics TrustedBioÒ sensor module, which includes a proprietary ASIC delivering biometric processing and power management, and the SLC38 security controller from Infineon Technologies AG.

Biometric smart cards developed under the agreement are targeted for delivery to issuers by the end of 2022. The agreement further covers a framework for collaboration for the development of biometrically authenticated solutions for storage of central bank digital or other, third party, crypto currencies, as well as the development of biometric authentication solutions for digital ID cards across government, IoT, and enterprise applications.

Vince Graziani, Chief Executive Officer of IDEX Biometrics, stated, “The Southeast Asia region represents a very large opportunity for biometric payment cards.  Since it was introduced, there has been strong interest in the TrustedBio turnkey solution.  This additional design win adds to a growing list of customers and confirms that IDEX Biometrics is enabling the acceleration of global deployment for biometric smart cards. Our collaboration with MKSmart will deliver biometric smart card solutions that enable a secure and seamless user experience to millions of consumers in Southeast Asia and globally.”

IDEX Biometrics announces a new strategic partnership

IDEX Biometrics announces a new strategic partnership

IDEX Biometrics ASA is entering a strategic cooperation agreement with a global tier one smart card manufacturer. As the global biometric payment market is reaching an inflection point towards mass production, this partnership brings lower costs, reduced manufacturing complexity, and accelerated time-to-market.

The agreement covers joint development of biometric smart cards based on IDEX Biometrics’ TrustedBio® turnkey reference design. The comprehensive pre-certified solution platform includes IDEX Biometric’s TrustedBio®, integrated MCU/PMU, biometric software including proprietary Card Operating System, applets, inlay and a SLC38 security controller from Infineon Technologies AG.

Vince Graziani, Chief Executive Officer of IDEX Biometrics, stated, “This agreement represents the first major design win for IDEX TrustedBio turnkey solution.“

Mr. Graziani continued, “This agreement confirms that IDEX Biometrics is enabling the acceleration of market deployment for biometric smart cards. Together with our partner we will take to market a state of the art biometric smart card solution delivering secure and seamless user experience to millions of consumers globally .”

Biometric access card from UK’s Freevolt features FPC tech

Biometric access card from UK’s Freevolt features FPC tech

Freevolt Technologies (formerly Drayson Technologies) – a UK technology company developing next-generation biometric smart card products for access control, cryptocurrency wallets and the healthcare sector – has announced it is launching S-Key, a battery-less biometric access card integrating the T-Shape sensor module by Fingerprint Cards AB.

With an S-Key access card, it is now possible for users to access physical areas securely and conveniently without having to touch the reader or a PIN pad because the user’s biometric data is stored securely on the card.

“We are immensely proud to be working with Fingerprints, who are leaders in fingerprint technologies, and who have been incredibly supportive throughout our development of S-Key. By integrating our leading-edge Freevolt energy harvesting technology with Fingerprints’ best-in-class sensors and software, we have created a battery-less and revolutionary biometric access control card, which is available to order now. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Fingerprints.” – Gonzalo de Gisbert, Head of Product and Business Development at Freevolt Technologies.

More secure and frictionless access and authentication methods are now high on the agendas of enterprises to keep workplaces safe. Biometrics not only plays a role in securing the modern workplace but can also improve convenience by saving users time and giving employees greater flexibility over how, when and where they work.

To support easier integration, S-Key is compliant with existing access control infrastructure.

MegaMatcher On Card 12 from Neurotechnology features new card algorithms

MegaMatcher On Card 12 from Neurotechnology features new card algorithms

 Neurotechnology, a provider of deep learning-based solutions and high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced the release of the new MegaMatcher On Card software development kit (SDK). MegaMatcher On Card is an SDK for developing applications that feature biometric comparisons directly within the microcontroller of smart cards, and it includes optimized versions of the top ranked fingerprint, face and iris biometric algorithms from Neurotechnology.

The latest version of the SDK includes a new implementation of the face recognition algorithm with a biometric data template size lower than 256 bytes. This small size helps to save storage space on microcontrollers and enables the transmission of the face template to smart cards in a single data unit. This results in faster authentication speed and makes it easy to add support for face biometrics as a modality in third party smart card applications that were previously developed only for fingerprints.

MegaMatcher On Card 12 introduces the 1-to-N extension of the fingerprint library for the automatic recognition of multiple fingerprints on the same smart card, making it possible to verify the card owner directly through the use of any of the fingerprint data stored in the card. This is more convenient for end users and for system integrators who don’t have to implement complex mechanisms to require a specific fingerprint for verification.

“There are already more than 130 million smart cards and secure elements worldwide that include our MegaMatcher On Card technology,” said Antonello Mincone, business development manager for Neurotechnology. “We are constantly improving our on-card technology and adding value for its different uses, as we do with all our algorithms and related products across multiple platforms,” Mincone added.

MegaMatcher On Card 12 also includes support, through code samples and tutorials, for NXP® JCOP 4 smart cards with a fingerprint 1-to-1 library from Neurotechnology.

MKSmart to launch biometric cards with IDEX

How biometric cards can stifle fraud concerns

By Lina Andolf-Orup, Senior Director, Global Marketing at Fingerprint Cards

Contactless payment technology first came to the UK in September 2007. Like the rest of the world, UK consumers have grown to love the convenience of contactless, which now accounts for 57% of all in-store transactions following a 90% growth between 2019 and 2020.  

Recognizing the benefits of contactless, in March 2021, it was announced that the limit would more than double from £45 to £100 (USD 137), which took effect in October 2021. This placed the UK amongst the highest limits in the world

While the increased limit has opened the doors to more tap and go transactions, existing worries are likely to be intensified. In search of a solution, the UK can look to banks in France, Switzerland and Mexico and their launches of the biometric payment card.

Growing limits, growing worries

Initially, the £10 cap limited consumers to low-value items. However, as the years rolled by, the limits went up. From £10 to £15, then £20, £30, then £45 at the onset of the pandemic, before finally rocketing to £100 in October 2021. Compared to the early days of only being able to buy a cup of coffee and a newspaper, consumers can now use contactless for goods such as their weekly family grocery shop or a full tank of fuel. 

Yet, the UK has not escaped contactless skepticism. Even before the limit increase, 53% of UK consumers were worried about the risk of contactless fraud if their card is lost or stolen, and the new limit has not helped.  

Consumers can now spend £300 before a PIN is needed, leading the media to label contactless cards a ‘thief’s dream’. Exacerbating these concerns is research from the consumer watchdog Which? that found, in 2016, some banks were not safeguarding consumers against contactless fraud. While banks may have adopted a more robust approach since then, stories like this do nothing to calm consumers. 

It’s not just consumers who face the risk of higher losses. To help safeguard customers, the UK payments regulators expanded credit regulations, requiring banks and issuers to refund victims of contactless fraud, opening up the probability of increased losses. 

A mixed reaction to the new limit

Looking at the reaction of the UK payments and retail ecosystem, there are signs that the £100 limit has not been met with as much enthusiasm as some might have hoped. 

The industry body for UK retailers, the British Retail Consortium’s response highlighted that not all retailers plan to implement the new limit. One of the biggest concerns is the risk of higher losses from contactless walk-offs. This happens when a consumer accidentally doesn’t pay for their purchase after they fail to notice that a PIN is needed. This happens either when they have reached the limit of consecutive contactless transactions, or the cumulative contactless transaction value has been hit. While this is less of a problem at staffed checkouts, it poses a significant risk with self-service machines. 

Currently, levels of contactless fraud are relatively low – equivalent to less than 2p in every £100 in 2020. However, this is before contactless cards became a more lucrative target for criminals. Banks need to be proactive to minimize the risk of higher contactless limits to maintain trust in the technology. 

The mixed response does not do much to support clarity amongst consumers about contactless limits. For example, if a customer expects to pay £100 using a contactless card, yet the retailer has not implemented the limit, this could be met with confusion, and possibly anger, at the checkout, undermining the overall convenience of contactless.

An increasing and misplaced burden 

Following the introduction of the £100 limit, banks have adopted varied approaches to maintain trust. One method deployed by some banks is allowing customers to set their own limits, or even allow them to disable contactless entirely – a tactic that consumers seem to favor. 

Alongside putting customers in control of contactless limits, banks are reminding them to be more vigilant with their cards and to check their statements more regularly. This makes sense from the bank’s perspective; they need to act to support customers. But placing additional responsibility on customers to mitigate fraud risks can potentially derail the progress contactless technology has made to become the favorite in-store payment method. And this shouldn’t be the case. 

To ensure consumers continue to use and trust contactless technology as limits rise, banks can instead utilize the robust security and frictionless experience provided by biometrics. The success of this approach can be seen in mobile wallets, with some UK banks advising customers to explore their use following the contactless limit increase. 

Since mobile wallets require authentication for each transaction, and often use biometrics to do so, the introduction of biometrics to payment cards will bring consistency to the in-store payments experience across card and mobile – with biometrics being the authentication bridge between them.

Bringing Biometrics to Britain  

With biometric payment cards, banks, issuers, retailers and consumers can unlock the full potential that contactless brings to in-store payments. Alongside added protection reducing fraud risks and lost revenue, it provides the convenience of avoiding contactless limits – and the confusion they can bring – altogether. 

The building blocks are in place for biometric payment cards to reach mass market. Milestones such as achieving new compliance, strategic collaborations and exciting technical innovations are continually lowering market barriers. 

There is already significant interest in the UK. When UK consumers were asked if they would prefer a biometric payment card, 48% said ‘yes’, 62% would switch banks to get one, and 42% would be willing to pay extra for it. NatWest and RBS have taken an early lead by identifying the potential of biometric card technology and have undertaken pilot tests. 

Moving forward, banks and issuers need to ensure they are supporting customers by adding strong authentication to the ‘tap’ of contactless. In doing so, they can take a significant step in reducing the worries intensified by higher contactless limits. 

Learn more about the global potential of biometric payment cards by downloading our latest eBook

 

E-Kart and IDEX to focus on Eastern Europe

Fingerprint Cards collaborates with Infineon

Biometrics company Fingerprint Cards AB has enabled biometric authentication to be executed entirely within Infineon’s Secure Element, making it cheaper and easier for card manufacturers to develop and roll out biometric payment cards at scale. While many industry experts believed this to be a milestone out of reach, this technological leap has been achieved while maintaining biometric performance and increasing security.

Fingerprints collaborated with Infineon Technologies AG, the world leader in security controllers for contactless payments to demonstrate the capabilities of the new software. The partners combined Infineon’s 40nm security controller (SLC38) with Fingerprints T-Shape® (T2) sensor module and the latest biometric software for payments. This is particularly significant as almost one in two payment cards with a chip worldwide has an Infineon security controller at its core.

To achieve this, Fingerprints’ R&D team focused on reducing the memory footprint, flash and RAM requirements of its software to fit inside Infineon’s SLC38 Secure Element. All while maintaining transaction times and biometric performance*.

“We like a challenge and are always looking to optimize our technology. When we proposed this disruptive solution, and the industry said it could not be done, we got to work,” comments Michel Roig, SVP Business Line Payments & Access at Fingerprints. “After months of development and drawing on years of experience and collaboration with Infineon, we have achieved this world first. But this is what we do. Our technology started in smartphones, we refined it for payment cards and now we have taken a big step further. Overall, though, this brings more options to our card manufacturing partners. Each roll-out is different, so now they can choose what alternative to deploy to bring fast, frictionless and hygienic in-store payments to even more consumers.”

“Multi-interface security controller SLC38BML with best-in-class RF performance and computation power allows a full on card fingerprint authentication in combination with Fingerprints’ sensor without integration of an extra microcontroller. This substantially reduces system development and manufacturing complexity alongside lowering material costs for biometric smart cards,” adds Tolgahan Yildiz, VP & Head of Product Line Payment and Ticketing Solutions at Infineon. “In collaboration with Fingerprints, we are working to enable high performance payment solutions with biometric smart cards that are easy to integrate and scalable.”

FPC seals biometric payment card partnership in India

FPC seals biometric payment card partnership in India

Swedish biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards  and Seshaasai, a smart card manufacturer in India with a commanding APAC presence, have entered into an agreement to develop, launch, market, and sell contactless biometric payment cards in India and APAC. The card will feature Fingerprints’ T-Shape® module and software platform, which has ultra-low power consumption and is tailored to be integrated in payment cards using standard automated manufacturing processes.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Seshaasai, being a leading and award-winning card manufacturer, and one of the best tech brands in the BFSI space in India. This collaboration will bring consumers in India a more secure, safe and easy payment experience”, says Michel Roig, SVP Business Line Payments & Access at Fingerprints.

India had 25.5 billion real time payment transactions in 2020, more than any other country in the world, and digital payment is estimated to account for 71 percent of overall payment volumes by 2025. According to the Reserve Bank of India there were 906 million debit cards and 62 million credit cards in circulation in June 2021. Contactless and digital payments are growing fast in India, as consumers are choosing touch-free, safe and seamless ways to pay. Adding biometrics to the contactless payment card will increase the security needed to remove the cap, currently at Rs 5,000 (approx. €57), completely and allow for hygienic and worriless contactless payments for all transactions.

“We selected Fingerprints’ biometric solution as they have the leading technology in the market. It offers proven biometric performance and the lowest power consumption, features which are of the highest importance for contactless biometric cards. Introducing biometric payment cards offers great benefits for banks, merchants and consumers alike, as contactless payments in India and APAC continue to grow quickly, especially in the post-covid world“, says Pragnyat Lalwani, Founder Director, Seshaasai.

Guest Post: Vive la France for cashless opportunities

Guest Post: Vive la France for cashless opportunities

By Roger Carrico, Head of Payment Business at Fingerprints 

Across the world, consumers are migrating away from cash and PIN pads, with contactless rapidly becoming the de facto method for most in-store payments.  Providing a frictionless, contactless experience is a powerful pull factor for consumers when it comes to in-store payments. 50% of card payments are made using contactless, and usage has risen sharply since 2020. 

With consumers drawn to the hygiene and convenience of contactless, biometric payment cards are the next logical evolution of how we pay in-store. The same ‘tap to pay’ experience, just with added security. As the technology advances towards the global mass market, French consumers like me have been the first to realize its benefits.  

France – a global hotspot in the payments ecosystem

France holds a proud position within Europe’s renowned payments and card technology heritage, spearheading the first microchip and launching ‘la carte à puce’ – the smart card – in 1976 and contactless payment cards ten years ago. Fast forward three decades and the National Payment Strategy fosters a strong culture of innovation and competition, guaranteeing that French consumers have access to the best the sector has to offer.

Today, this innovative ecosystem now encompasses digital payments and cashless opportunities. Cultivated by a strong sense of collaboration – both domestically and internationally – these opportunities were discussed during our recent Lunch & Learn Webinar, which brought together industry thought leaders from the likes of Banque de France, Cartes Bancaires, Thales, FrejaID Finance Innovation, Findec and Business Sweden; to discuss the latest payment trends, digital ID, digital currencies and technologies like biometrics that are enabling the future of payments. 

Vive les Cartes! French consumers love contactless 

A feature of our rich payments heritage is that French consumers are highly receptive when adopting emerging payment technologies. Convenience is a top priority for payments technologies – our survey from 2020 found that over 80% of French consumers rank the contactless payment card as easy to use. Along with the UK, France was the first nation to roll out contactless payment cards. In-store payments remain very ‘card first’ here too. Payment cards account for 83% of transactions, 60% of which are contactless, significantly above the global average of 73% and 50%.

Around the world, contactless payments spiked in the wake of the pandemic, but this was especially true in France, which saw a staggering 216% growth when we asked consumers what method they normally use when paying in store. Indicators suggest this is not a short-term boom either – 64% of French consumers expect to use contactless more than they do today or wherever possible in future.

However, despite this strong affinity, French consumers share the common worries and frustrations that other strong contactless markets do. 52% are worried about contactless fraud if their cards are lost or stolen, and with limits now at 50€, these fears will only intensify. Contactless payment limits are also another source of anxiety. One in five French consumers are still confused about what the limit is, while 20% feel the limit is too low. Even though limits are rising or have risen in many nations, often it is still not enough for a family’s grocery shop for example, forcing PIN entry. Plus, with the introduction of Europe’s Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) mandates, the need for PIN entry rises further – either with every five transactions or once spending exceeds 150€. With 1 in 3 consumers feeling concerned to touch PIN-pads due to the risk of getting infected, this is certainly an unwelcome user-experience. 

These worries mean consumers need a card payment solution that enhances security without sacrificing convenience, a point highlighted by Fingerprints’ SVP of Corporate Strategy, Charles Burgeat, during the webinar. Biometric payment cards, he argued, are the next generation of contactless. Contactless 2.0. And, in keeping with our heritage, the French payments ecosystem is once again an early adopter. 

Making contactless limitless 

By adding strong authentication to the ‘tap’, consumers can benefit from contactless without being worried about fraud, or confused and frustrated with contactless limits.  

51% of French consumers want a biometric payment card. Meanwhile over half of those would even switch banks to get one, highlighting the era of a ‘bank for life’ coming to an end. In France, consumers want biometric payment cards so much, we are even willing to pay – 50% compared to the global average of 43%. For example, I currently pay just 2€ a month extra for my biometric card –the price of a baguette or a cup of coffee. A small price to pay for the convenience and reassurance it brings! 

Embracing the benefits biometrics provide to customers and capitalizing on the brand and commercial opportunities they present, French banks have taken the initiative and started to roll out biometric payment cards. Early this year, BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole announced commercial launches of biometric payment cards following successful trial periods with Fingerprints’ technology. As a user of one of these cards, I’m hugely impressed with the user experience of my day-to-day purchases.  

Today France – tomorrow the world

Across the world, consumers remain concerned about safety, security, and the overall convenience of their in-store payments, so it is imperative biometric payment cards reach mass market. Accelerating this process are vital certification milestones aligned with the rigorous standards demanded by the international payments industry. Underpinning the roadmap to mass market are strategic collaborations with industry stakeholders that are already lowering costs and simplifying the manufacturing process.

Alongside the existing commercial launches, over 20 market pilots have been conducted across the world. What has started here is just the beginning, and soon, more consumers around the world will experience the next generation of convenient, secure and hygienic payments through biometrics.

To learn more about French consumer instore payment and appetite for biometric payment cards, download our infographic.