The world’s first ever biometric payment solution is now available in Singapore! The smart device known as Touche; it helps to eliminate the need for cash, card or smart wallets by allowing all payment through just 2 fingerprints. Well, parents can now save more money as they do not need to buy a wallet for their children soon.
Touché was demonstrated at the launch on 16 August 2017, officiated by Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung. It was announced as an upcoming feature of the POSB Smart Buddy programme in order to facilitate an even simpler payment journey for the students.
A highly secure experience
Made in Singapore, the hardware of Touché is an elegant rectangular device that is certified with one the highest resolution biometric sensor in the market to detect two fingers for efficient payment. The biometric sensors that are used on the device are FBI Certified. These read up to 45 unique points from each finger, and two fingers are needed for the biometric identification and authentication. The fingerprint images are never stored on the device. The unique points are hashed and encrypted before being sent to a secure-cloud database. This facilitates highly accurate matching with false positives at the rate of less than one-in-a-trillion. Touché also utilises anti-spoofing technology that ensures the fingerprints used are real and that the person is indeed present.