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NEXT Biometrics expects growth in the access control market with new deal


Next Biometrics reports it has signed an agreement with what it refers to as “one of the leading access control solution providers worldwide.” The agreement will see Next’s new One Touch ID 2010 ultra-slim FAP20 fingerprint sensor module integrated into a range of access control readers for worldwide sale.

Volume supply of Next Biometrics’ One Touch ID 2010 FAP20 modules is scheduled to start in Q4-2019 and will take full effect in 2020. The One Touch ID 2000 and 2010 fingerprint sensor modules are made to comply with NIST SP 500-280 v2.1 and the FBI’s Personal Identity Verification standard for fingerprint image quality as well as with local government standards in many countries.

“Partnering with one of the leading access control players for the integration of our new One Touch ID 2010 FAP20 fingerprint sensor technology is a major achievement,” says Alain Faburel, Next Biometrics chief sales and marketing officer. “We are very pleased about the positive response that the product has generated to date and are confident that it will help us further accelerate our growth in the access control and government ID segments.”

The Norwegian biometrics firm noted in its 2019 business update that it was looking to expand its reach and stake in the government ID and access control markets. Next is also seeing demand for its fingerprint technology from manufacturers of POS terminals for the Indian market.

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