Precise integrated in the first biometric smart card module to receive MasterCard CAST Certificate

Precise BioMatch® Card is through its partnership with NXP integrated in the first biometric product, a secure processing module for smart cards, to receive MasterCard CAST Certificate.

Having obtained the CAST certificate means the module fulfils all of MasterCard’s security requirements and that everyone involved in payments can be confident working with the module, when integrated in a biometric smart card. Precises’ algorithm enhances the module’s performance in terms of speed, power and accuracy. The secure processing module can be easily integrated in biometric payment cards through standard manufacturing processes, enabling convenient and secure contactless payments.

The CAST certification is an important step to release the biometric smart card module. As previously communicated, Precise is expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019.