IDEX and S.I.C. demonstrate mobile security solutions for Apple iPhone

Oslo, Norway, 14 November 2011:  IDEX ASA and its partner S.I.C. Biometrics Inc. will demonstrate the SmartFinger® Film fingerprint sensor integrated into S.I.C’s new mobile security solution FID® (Finger Identification Device) for Apple iPhone at CARTES & IDentification in Paris, France.

S.I.C.’s FID® is targeted at individual consumers and professional users. All users of Apple iPhone mobile phones and iPad tablet computers can now experience simple and secure access to all their web-based applications and social media accounts by only swiping their finger on a sensor. S.I.C has selected the award-winning SmartFinger Film fingerprint sensor technology and software algorithms for the FID®. The software algorithms are embedded in the FID® microprocessor which performs on-device enrollment, template storage and verification in use.

“S.I.C. is a pioneer in its field, and we are proud that the IDEX SmartFinger Film has been implemented in the technologically innovative FID®, which offers biometric security to users of Apple’s smart phones and tablet computers,” said Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO of IDEX. “We expect considerable market adoption of on-device fingerprint system products which protect the personal, critical and confidential information on modern mobile devices and safeguard their use in access and payment applications” he added.

“The form factor of the thin and bendable SmartFinger Film allows us to include fingerprint security in a small, well-designed sleeve made from an attractive material,” said Eric Talbot of S.I.C., and added “We are now preparing for delivering enhanced security and convenience to all iPhone and iPad users.”

S.I.C’s FID® is based on its iFMID® product created in 2009. The iFMID® was the first fingerprint reader available on the market for iPhone and iPad, targeted at institutional and commercial fields of use.


CARTES visitors
CARTES is held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. IDEX exhibits at booth 4 M 142. Visitor contact: Jack Robinson, VP of sales and marketing, +47 9137 0562,

IDEX ASA is a Norwegian public company specializing in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. IDEX’ vision is to ensure individuals a safe, secure, and user-friendly use of personal ID. IDEX has developed the award-winning SmartFinger Film technology platform including the patented fingerprint imaging principle, sensing scheme and chip design. SmartFinger Film enables on-device enrollment, template storage and verification within the very same module. The SmartFinger Film sensor is thin and bendable and can be customized for a variety of applications such as one-time password devices, smartcards, ID cards, access control devices and biometric tokens. The SmartFinger technology is available to customers under an intellectual property licensing scheme or as SmartFinger Film sensor assemblies for integration into customers’ products. For more information, please visit or contact IDEX at

About S.I.C. Biometrics Inc.
S.I.C Biometrics Inc. is a 12 year old firm specialized in innovative biometrics solutions. Located in Montreal Canada and France, it develops, manufactures and sells around the world innovative and state-of-the-art biometric fingerprint readers, biometric proximity cards and access control solutions to the commercial and government markets. S.I.C. Biometrics through direct collaboration with Apple in 2009 was the first to launch its unique platform of software and hardware fingerprint reader solutions for the Apple’s iPhone 3 and in 2010 launched its iPad version.

The S.I.C Biometrics Inc. suite of products and solutions are compatible with most existing IT infrastructures providing an optimum return on investment and respecting industry standards and compliances. For more information visit

Presss contacts:
IDEX ASA: Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO, +47 9305 9303,
S.I.C. Biometrics Inc.: Eric Talbot, CEO, +1 514 312 4368,

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.