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Fingerprint Solutions Take Smartcards to the Next Level

Articles | By B-Id | 20 December 2017
The Korean Woori Bank ordered several thousand ISO-certified fingerprint ID smart cards for its VIP customers. The Korean Woori Bank ordered several thousand ISO-certified fingerprint ID smart cards for its VIP customers. Photo: B-Id

B-Id's fingerprint ID smart cards enable driver authentication, employee identification, and customer security applications worldwide

Energy-efficient biometric fingerprint ID smart cards – with or without a rechargeable battery – are no longer in the prototype stage, but are ready to be put into live operation in multiple use cases worldwide. Yiwen Jin, Managing Director, B-Id, speaks with RFID & Wireless IoT Global about the company’s market-ready smart card solution that has been deployed in driver authentication and employee and customer identification applications. The focus of the interview: the benefits and possible deployment areas of the solution, as well as future innovations that combine fingerprint technology with RFID and Bluetooth, for example.

Yiwen Jin, Managing Director, B-Id, in an interview with RFID & Wireless IoT Global

Fingerprint cards for ID, banking, and access

B-Id has been pushing the development of ISO-certified, battery-based biometric fingerprint cards for ID, banking, and access applications for several years. Now, market-ready solutions are deployed in real use cases around the world. Yiwen Jin, Managing Director, B-Id, shares an insight:

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“In early 2016, we were able to present the first smart cards with integrated fingerprint sensors that were powered by a rechargeable battery. We also solved the challenge of cards whose battery charge dropped below a certain voltage level that prevented further recharging. Adjustment of the circuits removed this obstacle. Today, we can offer reliable, energy-efficient fingerprint ID smart card solutions for multiple applications – including currently deployed applications for cab driver authentication in Istanbul, a credit and debit card for VIP customers of a Korean bank, and employee identification at the UN office in Geneva.”

Read the full use case published in the December 2017 issue of RFID & Wireless IoT Global. Download your personal digital copy of the magazine now and gain exclusive insight into more use cases and the potential of RFID & Wireless IoT technologies for process optimisation in different industries.

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