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Suitcase features NEXT Biometrics’ fingerprint sensor for access control


NEXT Biometrics revealed that one of its customers will be launching a suitcase that features an integrated NEXT fingerprint sensor for secure locking and unlocking.

The company described the suitcase as “packed with technology” explaining that it features smartphone alert functionality, an alarm, GPS-tracking, a built in weight scale, a smartphone charger and a bluetooth speakerphone.

“The suitcase featuring a NEXT sensor is an innovative solution that illustrates the creativity out there,” commented NEXT CEO Ritu Favre. “It´s a natural use case for fingerprint technology and over time this will likely evolve to become a considerable market. There is a long tail of ideas involving fingerprint sensors being developed around the world. NEXT is involved in a number of such projects, all with a common requirement that the sensor will need to work securely and conveniently for close to 100% of the users.”

Favre added that NEXT is “uniquely able to offer large-size [sensors] at an attractive price” and that the company “is perfectly positioned for such markets”.

Earlier this month, NEXT Biometrics announced that it had shipped its two millionth fingerprint sensor in April.

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