IDEX forms alliance towards biometric smart card adoption in Asia
29 April 2019 20:55 GMT

Norway-based fingerprint tech firm IDEX Biometrics has launched a partnership with Chutian Dragon and PAX Technology to speed up biometric payment cards adoption in Asia.

IDEX and Chutian Dragon are currently partnering with Chinese payment terminals manufacturer PAX to run real-life EMV compliant transactions of biometric smart cards.

Electronic payments have transformed the lives of end users and now with the additional security and convenience that biometrics brings, PAX is actively working alongside Chutian Dragon and IDEX to accelerate this next generation of payment transactions by providing EMV compliant point-of-sale (POS) as a key component for biometric transactions.

Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics commented: “The biometric smart card market is gathering momentum and to accelerate their mass adoption it is important to ensure interoperability between all elements of the transaction value chain. This is a clear example of IDEX actively driving the creation of this huge potential market.”

Susan Su, CEO of Chutian Dragon adds: “We began our partnership with IDEX last year and now we are delighted to be able to showcase the value of our biometric smart cards with IDEX’s latest dual-interface sensor in realistic payment transactions. This is a significant step forward in bringing biometric payment cards to Asia.”