SmartMetric The Maker Of Biometric Credit Cards Reports Over 7 Billion Chip Cards Have Been Issued By Banks Globally

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NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – According to industry published figures, there are now 7.186 billion chip cards issued by banks globally.   This figure is based on reported figures for 2017.  Figures reported in Q4 of 2017 and represent the latest statistics for from American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Union Pay, and Visa, as reported by their member institutions globally. *

The SmartMetric biometric credit/debit card is designed specifically for use with Chip Cards.  Inside the SmartMetric biometric card is a fully functional fingerprint scanner that uses the card holders pre-stored fingerprint inside the card to match and then activate the card based on the cardholder’s fingerprint biometrics.

Safer and more secure than a PIN number, the cardholder's fingerprint is used to activate their enhanced secure credit card, adding increased protection from credit and debit card thieves.   Using the power of biometric technology that is built into the credit/debit card, a card user's fingerprint is used to unlock the card as it is inserted into a card reader at a retail store or an ATM.   Simply touching the card, the cardholder's fingerprint is instantly scanned and matched with the prestored fingerprint inside the card.  In less than a second the user's biometrics are scanned and matched allowing the card to then function as it is inserted into the card reader.

The SmartMetric miniaturized biometric fingerprint scanning technology has been engineered and developed by SmartMetric.

The SmartMetric biometric security card combines cyber security for network logon along with building and doorway access and security desk identification in a single credit card sized and thickness, card. This multifunction cyber, access and identity card is a revolutionary new product for the security world built on the in-the-card miniature biometric validation and card activation fingerprint scanning technology developed by SmartMetric.

Based on the number of non-biometric chip cards already issued by banks worldwide, the company provides the following.

Size of existing chip card market:  Seven (7) billion cards issued worldwide.

If the company sells a minimum of 5 million cards over 3 years, then it will generate $250 million in card sales revenue.

The above projected sales earnings are forward looking statements and should not be relied upon for any reason.  The stated earnings prospects are estimates only and are not based on other facts other than the size of the existing issued number of already issued chip cards issued by banks.  Based on industry released figures in excess of 6 Billion chip cards have been issued by Banks worldwide.  The biometric in-card technology works with the chips used in credit and debit card chip cards.  The company does not believe that all existing chip credit cards will convert across to the biometric chip card.  The company is not making a statement one way or another, of what it will or will not achieve in future sales earnings.

“Touch the card's surface and your card knows it is you and then is able to be used to access secure networks as well as giving you access to your secure office floor.  Using the same technology inside a chip credit or debit card, the card becomes a biometric secured card providing far more security than standard credit and debit cards that rely on PIN’s or signatures,” said SmartMetric’s President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick.

Access management market is estimated to grow from USD 8.09 billion in 2016 to USD 14.82 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 12.9% between 2016 and 2021 according to a recent research report by KBV Research.

To view the SmartMetric Biometric Card please follow this link - . To view the company website: 

SmartMetric is a United States company with its head office in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It has a team of advanced engineers in Tel Aviv, Israel and has mass manufacturing capacity in various parts of the world.  The company can now manufacture 1 million cards a month and has the capacity to increase this capacity significantly based on product demand.

The SmartMetric biometric card is protected by five (5) recently “issued” patents.  Additional patents are pending.

To view a video of the SmartMetric card follow this link  

To contact the representative for the SmartMetric biometric credit/security card within the USA please contact PROTEC Secure Card, Tracey Breckenridge at To view their website,  

For more information concerning the new biometric secured credit and security card for South America please contact HOGIER GARTNER CIA S.A., Alvaro Gartner Valencia at   To view their website,

*figures source:

* publication titled Identity & Access Management Market – Global Forecast by Marqual IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd (KBV Research) November 2016.  KBV Research is a name owned by IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 

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Globe Newswire: 19:23 GMT Wednesday 11th July 2018

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