Oslo, Norway: IDEX Biometrics, a leading provider of fingerprint authentication solutions, has announced a new agreement with Thames Technology, a Paragon ID company and one of Europe’s leading card manufacturers and issuer partners, to accelerate the commercialization at scale of biometric smart cards.
Thames Technology develops, manufactures and personalizes more than 250 million cards annually for customers in over 60 countries. The company specializes in the design, manufacture, personalization and distribution of payment and retail card programs.
The agreement will enable the two businesses to jointly address the growing demand for biometric smart cards, which offer enhanced security and convenience for consumers. IDEX Biometrics’ cutting-edge fingerprint authentication solutions will be integrated with Thames Technology’s smart card manufacturing and personalization services.
Che Colford, General Manager at Thames Technology, said: “With IDEX Biometrics’ industry-leading technology, we are excited to ramp up the distribution of biometric smart cards and deliver a seamless experience to consumers via our global partners.”
Catharina Eklof, Chief Commercial Officer at IDEX Biometrics, stated: “We are thrilled to accelerate the market scaling with such an innovative payments leader as Thames Technology. Their choice to team up with IDEX Biometrics endorses our position as an industry leader and reaffirms their readiness to address growing consumer demand for biometric payment cards.”