: Smartmetric: Kreditkarten mit Fingerprint Scanner
Smartmetric bringt eine Kreditkarte heraus die mit einem Miniatur Fingerabdruck Scanner auf der Kreditkarte selber gesichert ist.
SmartMetric, Inc. operates in the identity management industry in the United States. It engages in the development and manufacture of a biometric secure identity and transaction solution, which would authenticate the identity of a person in a self-contained credit card-sized device. The company provides SmartMetric biometric SmartCard, which is a credit card-sized plastic card embedded with an integrated circuit chip and biometric fingerprint sensor that provides identification of the user. It intends to market its products primarily to government agencies, corporations, and organizations. The company was founded by in 2002 and is based in Surfside, Florida.
.... mit Visa und Mastercard über Patentrechte, der zuständige Richter scheint nach der zweiten Prozessrunde (die erste ging an Visa/MC) offenbar nun den Argumenten von SmartMetric zuzustimmen .. wenn der David gegen die Goliaths gewinnt, rappelts wohl im Karton. Außerdem können sie offenbar ab April die Fingerprint-Kreditkarten in großem Stil herstellen.
SmartMetric to Proceed With Mass Production of Fingerprint Activated Biometric Credit and ATM Card Early 2014
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2013) - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today from New York, SmartMetric(TM) Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said the SmartMetric biometric fingerprint activated payments card will be available for quantity sales in the first quarter of 2014. She said the company has had to overcome a number of production issues in order produce the card in high volumes. And high volume production is absolutely necessary in order for a financial institution to proceed with the SmartMetric Biometric Card deployment.
The SmartMetric biometric card is designed to work with EMV chips and uses a match of a person's fingerprint that is stored inside the memory of the card in order to activate the contact or contactless EMV chip. EMV chip cards are used in the banking industry around the World and are now being deployed by the card companies in the United States. According to industry reports there are more than 1.5 Billion EMV cards in use around the World.
SmartMetric to Launch World's First Bitcoin Card With Biometric Fingerprint Protection 10:16 AM ET 1/10/14 | Marketwire
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME), a developer of patented biometric products, announced today it has developed and will soon launch the SmartMetric Biometric Bitcoin Card, the world's first biometric, fingerprint secured, off-line storage platform for bitcoins.
"SmartMetric's bitcoin card can significantly accelerate the growth and rate of adoption for bitcoins as the new global currency. By applying our patented biometric technologies to a bitcoin payment card, we offer the world's first fingerprint-secured method to safely store and use bitcoins," stated SmartMetric President and CEO Chaya Hendrick.
The SmartMetric Biometric Bitcoin Card uses the Company's patented biometric fingerprint technology, the world's smallest fingerprint reader. The card offers the benefits of bitcoins such as peer-to-peer transactions and card-to-card direct bitcoin sending anywhere in the world, while enabling real-time, in-person standard payment transactions at merchants and compatibility with standard ATMs around the world. Advanced patented fingerprint technology uses the cardholder's unique biometrics to lock and unlock the SmartMetric Biometric Bitcoin Card, providing safety and discrete portability.
Bitcoins are becoming more widely used around the world, driven by government non-intervention and merchant and consumer demand. In the U.S., Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently sent a letter to the Senate noting that bitcoin may "hold long-term promise... if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system." Japan, Germany, and Singapore have also recently taken an open stance on bitcoin, choosing to keep the digital currency unregulated for the time being.
According to www.blockchain.info there are an estimated 12 million bitcoins in circulation today. With Bitcoins trading at approximately $925 per bitcoin on January 6, 2013, there is an estimated $11 billion worth of bitcoins in circulation.
Hier könnte jederzeit die Meldung des ersten Grossauftrags kommen, denn Produktion und verkauf soll im ersten Quartal 2014 geschehen. Das wird eine Furore geben. Der Kurs geht schon ein bisschen hoch...
The SmartMetric biometric credit and debit cards have an embedded fingerprint sensor in the surface of the card that is connected to an internal circuit board half the thickness of a standard credit card. Using components that have been re-engineered by SmartMetric has allowed the company to achieve this staggering reduction in component size. SmartMetric President and CEO Chaya Hendrick said, "Not only have we achieved a huge reduction in component size but we have successfully added a battery recharging power management system that now extended the useful life of the card from months to years."
SmartMetric who has been engaged in a patent infringement law suit it has brought against Visa Inc. and MasterCard International over 3 years ago is eagerly awaiting the hearing before Federal Circuit Court. The main point at issue, according to SmartMetric President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick, is whether or not the payments card company's control or do not control the credit and debit cards used in the United States.
At stake is the technology surrounding the new EMV chip cards that are now being issued in the United States and that according to a recent report by the Aite Group will cover over 70% of all USA credit and debit cards in use in the USA by the end of 2015.
SmartMetric, in its motions before the court, is seeking a ruling of infringement against both Visa and MasterCard and is a asking the court to award SmartMetric 25% of the economic value attributed from the savings from fraud created by the use of the SmartMetric claimed technology by the payments card companies. In total SmartMetric is claiming $13.4 Billion from both Visa Inc and MasterCard International.
? dual interface contact and contactless EMV biometric chip card ? - swipe finger print sensor on cards surface - cortex processor with smartmetric operating system - power management system - internal rechargeable battery - LED indicator light - power conservation sensor activated upon touching card - meets ISO credit card size standards - fingerprint scan, match and activation in 0.25 seconds - available as a white card for individual bank personalization - EMV contact chip - EMV standard wireless contactless with biometric activation