After many years of analysis and growth, Las Vegas-based SmartMetric Inc has finally launched a biometric credit card. Leveraging the digital miniaturization approach, the corporate has put in a self-powered fingerprint reader inside a bank card to maximise safety.
To suit a fingerprint scanner inside a bank card, SmartMetric diminished the thickness of parts together with the circuit board to lower than a 3rd of the peak of a bank card. It features a energy administration system that enables the cardboard to scan a consumer’s fingerprint previous to the cardboard being inserted into an ATM.
The fingerprint scanner motherboard contains an ARM Cortex processor that gives impartial highly effective laptop processing together with extra safety of the consumer’s fingerprint biometrics.
When the cardboard consumer receives their card from their Financial institution, they solely want to the touch the sq. sensor on the cardboard’s floor 4 occasions and thereafter the consumer’s fingerprint is completely saved inside the cardboard.
The scan and match of the cardboard holder’s fingerprint takes lower than 1 / 4 of a second so within the time that it takes to succeed in throughout and insert the cardboard right into a card reader, the cardboard has learn the cardboard consumer’s fingerprint, matched their fingerprint with the pre-stored one after which after a match activates the cardboard, it may be learn by the cardboard reader.
As a way to shrink the electronics of a fingerprint scanner, the corporate’s engineers pushed the sting of digital element thickness together with making an ultra-thin multi-layer printed circuit board for mounting the electronics on.
The present manufacturing capability for the SmartMetric fingerprint scanner is claimed to be a million digital motherboards a month. Given the projected demand for a biometric secured credit score and debit card amongst banks, the corporate is planning a considerable enhance within the capability to not less than 5 million playing cards a month, in line with a press release.
“SmartMetric is presently engaged on increasing the cardboard’s inside reminiscence from Megabytes to Gigabytes permitting for thrilling new multi-functional purposes for the brand new clever bank card system that we’ve created,” mentioned Chaya Hendrick, president, and CEO of SmartMetric.
The corporate has integrated the ADVANTIS funds chip and working system into its biometric card.