Precise Biometrics launches Tactivo Solutions ecosystem

September 13, 2013 - 

Precise Biometrics has launched an ecosystem of applications that integrate with its Tactivo smart card and fingerprint reader.

Specifically, the ecosystem offers several apps from a variety of partners that support authentication to secure email access and encryption, internet browsing, and provide secure verification of content from government issued smart cards.

“We will continue to grow this ecosystem as broadly as possible so that our customers have many options and will recognize a fast return on investment for their mobility initiatives utilizing Tactivo,” Jeff Scott, Vice President of Sales for North and South America said.

Reported previously, Precise Biometrics launched new fingerprint algorithms for embedding fingerprint verification software on Android phones.

Also, Fingerprint Cards recently entered into a licensing agreement for Precise’s BioMatch algorithm to embed in its fingerprint sensors. 

Apple’s recent iPhone 5S launch was an exciting milestone for many in the biometrics space, and Precise Biometrics in particular, saw gains of its own following the launch.

“Apple is the thought leader when it comes to mobile ingenuity and it is our strong belief that the rest of the mobile industry now will follow this first step towards making fingerprint biometrics a standard on smart devices,” Thomas Marschall, CEO of Precise Biometrics said. “This opens up great potential for our proven algorithm, Precise Match-on-Card and the smart case Tactivo.”

Precise Biometrics has been selling the Tactivo card reader, which includes a fingerprint scanner for the iPhone and iPad for quite some time now and has seen success with the product over the last year.

According to a report in Bloomberg, the company’s stocks actually jumped as much as 14 percent following the iPhone 5S launch, to its highest price since September 5.

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