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Ohsung Electronics integrates IDEX fingerprint sensor into remote controller


IDEX announced today that its contact-based fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been integrated into a remote controller by Ohsung Electronics. Ohsung is featuring the product this week at IBC2018 in Amsterdam through its European partner TW Electronics.

“The demand for simplicity and security is ever-present, and IDEX is very pleased that Ohsung Electronics and TW Electronics have integrated its fingerprint sensor into a remote controller,” comments David Orme, SVP sales and marketing at IDEX Biometrics. “Ohsung Electronics and TW Electronics have integrated IDEX’s contact-based sensor for cards, and this customer adoption is a validation that IDEX’s biometric solutions are highly relevant and suitable for other applications as well.”

Ohsung Electronics is a Korean company founded in 1975 that manufactures over 100 million remotes annually. According to the announcement, Ohsung is leading the remote control market by applying motion, voice search, listening alone, and capacitive touch to its solutions. Ohsung also develops and produces smart home solutions that can control all devices in the home and various IoT products.

“At Ohsung Electronics our drive for innovation is relentless,” explains In Kyu Kim, EVP at Ohsung Electronics. “We are always looking for ways to keep our products up to date, follow market trends and improve them for our users and adding a fingerprint sensor is an obvious progression. We are very pleased with the performance of IDEX’s sensor and expect this product to generate a strong customer interest.”

While IDEX’s core focus is developing and selling biometric solutions to the smart card market, the company notes it will entertain attractive opportunities outside the smart card space.

According to IDEX’ first half 2018 report, the company anticipates volume orders of its sensors for biometric cards now that it has passed all certifications and is ready for shipments.

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