Next Biometrics to showcase fingerprint sensor technology at Trustech 2019
Next Biometrics will give a demonstration at this month’s Trustech 2019 event in Cannes, France, of its recently developed fingerprint sensor technology for dual interface biometric cards, the company announced. The event takes place next week between November 26 and 28.
The company’s latest fingerprint technology leverages a Secure Element from Infineon Technologies AG, the result of a partnership to develop reference design for fingerprint payment cards, announced in November 2018.
Next says its biometric card module operates in line with the standard ISO/IEC 14443 Near Field Communication (NFC) range for an enhanced user experience, and only relies on energy harvested from the terminal, with advanced power harvesting and power management capabilities. The company assures its products meet standard card manufacturing requirements. While the sensors are built using cold lamination technology, they can also be used with hot lamination processes.
“We have made significant progress over the last 12 months and filed some important IP related to our modules for the smart card sector,” said Alain Faburel, Next Biometrics Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “We look forward to further refining our technology conjointly with our partners in the smart card ecosystem.”
In November, Next Biometrics reported revenue of NOK 17.6 million (US$1.9 million), down 42 percent from a year earlier on reduced orders from a U.S. tier 1 customer, among its Q3 results. Prior to this announcement, the company named Peter Heuman its new chief executive officer and released new fingerprint biometric products for the access control market.