World News: 18:26 GMT Friday 10th August 2018. [SmartMetric Inc via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 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 from American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Union Pay, and Visa, as reported by their member institutions globally. * It is also reported by the industry association of card manufacturers, Smart Payment Association, 2.3 Billion smart payment cards were shipped globally in 2017. **
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 cardholders 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 users 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 card holders fingerprint is instantly scanned and matched with the prestored fingerprint inside the card. In less than a second the users 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.
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 (older card type)
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,
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Globe Newswire: 18:26 GMT Friday 10th August 2018
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