Fingerprints launches biometric software for payments


Payment card, wearable, token and USB dongle manufacturers can now optimise biometric performance and user experience

Biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards, also known as Fingerprints, has announced a biometric software platform for payments, named FPC-BEP, targeting payment cards, wearables and USB dongles. The platform has been tailored to optimise the performance of its small and power efficient biometric sensors for payments, which include the FPC1300-series and T-Shape module.

Fingerprints can now offer card and device makers a complete hardware and software solution to secure biometric authentication and maximise the user experience.

As part of the platform, Fingerprints has developed a new in-house algorithm, adapting its 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% false rejection rate, which measures how often the sensor will wrongfully reject the valid biometric in the matching algorithm @ 1/20,000 false acceptance rate, which measures how often the sensor will statistically provide a positive match without the right biometric data, and the fastest matching time available on the market.

“Biometric performance can only be optimised when you consider the whole package; hardware and software working in harmony,” commented Pontus J├Ągemalm, chief technology officer at Fingerprints. “Our technology is used billions of times every day, and now we have poured our long and unrivalled experience from the mobile world into this software platform to maximise the performance in low-power and low-computing-power payment environments.”

The complete software solution has been designed to maximise the payment transaction speed, user convenience and security. Optimised 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.


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