Fingerprints announces new payments platform
19 February 2019 16:54 GMT

Biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards has announced a Biometric Software Platform for payments, named FPC-BEP, targeting payment cards, wearables and USB dongles.

The platform has been tailored to optimize the performance of its small and power-efficient biometric sensors for payments, which include the FPC1300-series and T-Shape(TM) module. Fingerprints can now offer card and device makers a complete hardware and software solution to secure biometric authentication and maximize the user experience.

As part of the Biometric Software Platform, Fingerprints has developed a new in-house algorithm, adapting its proven mobile algorithm, which verifies billions of 'touches' per day, to the specific needs of payment cards and payment devices. Extensive internal tests using a 1300-series sensor show impressive biometric performance and best-in-class robustness with <2% FRR* @ 1/20,000 FAR**, and the fastest matching time.

"Biometric performance can only be optimized when you consider the whole package; hardware and software working in harmony," comments Pontus Jägemalm, Chief Technology Officer at Fingerprints. "Our technology is used billions of times every day, and now we have poured our long and unrivaled experience from the mobile world into this software platform to maximize the performance in low-power and low-computing-power payment environments".

"The complete software solution has been designed to maximize the payment transaction speed, user convenience and security. Optimized image capture with high image quality is central to this, which sees Fingerprints' technology actively adapt to various use cases and conditions, both indoors and outdoors".

The software platform can either comprise a 3rd party biometric algorithm or Fingerprints' own newly developed algorithm, enabling vendors to benefit from a holistic, seamless solution from one provider.

The platform is commercially available and will undergo certifications with payment authorities as part of Fingerprints' ongoing collaboration with stakeholders throughout the payments eco-system.

 

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