IDEX Biometrics and Beautiful Card Corporation ramp up biometric smart card production in Asia

IDEX Biometrics, a global leader in fingerprint biometrics, has entered into a collaboration with Beautiful Card Corporation (BCC), one of the world’s leading smart card manufacturers, to increase the distribution of biometric smart cards in Asia.

This partnership is in response to the escalating demand from banks and issuers within the region.

BCC, a certified smart card solution provider by VISA, Mastercard and JCB, manufactures, personalises, and packages payment and multi-application cards. Annually, they produce 121 million payment cards. Their sustainability-focused card solutions, combined with the cutting-edge hardware and software authentication solutions offered by IDEX Biometrics, promises a boost in market growth not just in Asia, but globally.

Expressing excitement over the partnership, BCC’s global vice president, sales and business development, Shellen Hsu said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with IDEX Biometrics, leveraging their leading technology to enhance the consumer reach of biometric smart cards. Through our global client portfolio and ecosystem partners, we aim to deliver a seamless experience that meets the growing demand from consumers.”

Meanwhile, the chief commercial officer of IDEX Biometrics, Catharina Eklof, echoed similar sentiments. “We are delighted that BCC has selected IDEX Biometrics in support of our expansion in Asia,” she said. “With BCC’s extensive portfolio and expertise in smart card manufacturing, we are excited to advance the scaled adoption of biometric smart cards globally.”

IDEX Biometrics is a globally recognised leader in fingerprint biometrics, offering authentication solutions for payments, access control, and digital identity.

Its solutions, based on patented sensor technologies, integrated circuit designs, and software, are aimed at card-based applications for payments and digital authentication. As an industry enabler, IDEX Biometrics partners with leading card manufacturers and technology companies to bring its solutions to market.

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