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NEXT Biometrics ships more fingerprint sensors to Tactilis


NEXT Biometrics announced today that it has shipped 30,000 fingerprint sensors to Tactilis. Tactilis biometric card products feature NEXT’s fingerprint sensor technology.

This is the second call-off under a larger purchase order for 250,000 sets of large-area fingerprint sensors and ASICs, adding up to a total of 60,000 sets of fingerprint sensors and ASICs delivered to Tactilis to date. The first 30,000 were delivered last summer for an initial run of biometric cards produced at Tactilis’ dedicated manufacturing facility in Malaysia which opened last April.

“We are very pleased with this second call-off order and the continued relationship with Tactilis,” said Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. “As outlined at the January 2019 Business Update, we remain fully committed to our long-standing customers and business partners while we further broaden our network with leading players in the smart card ecosystem to fully leverage our product and technology portfolio for this upcoming mass market.”

Last October the UN migration agency IOM signed a letter-of-intent with Tactilis to test its biometric system-on-card technology deployed to three different migrant and foreign worker environments. In one trial it will be used as a visa card, in another as a border crossing card, and for the other as migrant camp ID.

Favre recently discussed the development of biometric payment cards’ technology, and the global market, with Biometric Update.

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