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NEXT Biometrics attains Aadhaar Registered Device Service certification for Android


NEXT Biometrics announced its Level-0 (L0) Registered Device (RD) Service for Android has been certified by the Unique Identification Authority of India.

This certification enables NEXT to offer its large-area fingerprint sensor technology for fingerprint modules and readers using Android software within the Aadhaar ecosystem. Android devices are currently used extensively throughout India for Aadhaar transactions. Registered devices have unique identifiers so that each biometric capture can be traced back to a device.

The NEXT L0 RD Service interfaces between NEXT Biometrics’ L0 fingerprint readers and modules and customer applications. Device whitelisting and registration with the RD Management Server is fully automatic.

NEXT has also launched a microsite to support the RD Service certification. The site provides customers with RD Service downloads for Windows and Android, as well as documentation and other support. NEXT RD Service for Android can also be installed directly from Google Play.

“Achieving RD Service certification for Android is an important next step as we seek to expand sales of our advanced, large-area fingerprint sensor modules and readers in India,” said Ritu Favre, CEO NEXT Biometrics. “At the same time, offering support on our new microsite gives customers the additional resources they require to quickly and easily adopt NEXT fingerprint sensor technology.”

The RD Service supports NEXT fingerprint sensor modules and a NEXT fingerprint reader. The NEXT reader was specifically developed to the requirements of the Indian market. It comes with a standard USB type A cable or micro USB (type B) connector, so it can be directly connected to mobile devices. NEXT Readers and modules operate with the RD Service out of the box so no manual activation is required.

In June NEXT received hardware certification to provide its fingerprint sensor solution to the Aadhaar ID program. Shortly after the company received initial orders for government certified fingerprint readers and announced it was expanding its operations in India to support its increased activity in the country.

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