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Eyelock and Invixium announce biometric access control distribution partnerships

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Eyelock and Invixium announce biometric access control distribution partnerships

EyeLock has announced a partnership with Marubeni Corporation subsidiaries Marubeni America Corporation and Marubeni Metals Corporation to distribute iris biometric technology and access control solutions in Japan, Asia and beyond.

Mrubeni is granted the rights to deliver EyeLock’s nano NXT and EXT offerings under the partnership to provide secure and privacy-friendly solutions for accurately authenticating up to 20 people per minute. Iris biometric identification takes place in real-time at a distance in indoor and outdoor locations. The EXT device can operate in direct sunlight, snow or rain, and in temperatures ranging from -40 to 66 degrees Celsius.

Suggested facilities for deployment include commercial and enterprise organizations, corrections, data centers, educational and financial services, government, healthcare facilities and the hospitality industry.

“This new partnership with Marubeni is a “major breakthrough”, with Marubeni’s extensive connections in several industries, such as automotive, financial and construction, and the alliance will create a substantial demand for our technology in the marketplace,” says EyeLock CEO Jeff Carter. “The agreement builds on years of working with Marubeni to bring our next-generation imager/lens to the embedded security market.”

“We see a significant opportunity in the growing biometric market with EyeLock leading the way with their advanced iris authentication technology,” comments Hiroyuki Nishida, president of Marubeni Metals Corporation. “EyeLock’s innovative platform boasts the highest level of security, privacy and speed in a product offering, and is unrivaled in the market. As a partner, EyeLock will play a key role in the foundation of future infrastructure by providing robust and transformative security solutions for physical access.”

EyeLock also announced a new distribution partnership for the European and Americas regions just weeks ago.

EyeLock parent company Voxx International Corporation has announced its results for the fiscal first quarter of 2021, noting progress in conversations with prospective biometrics customers and that several new non-disclosure agreements have been signed. More customer opportunities have come up for EyeLock since March, among reasons for optimism despite a challenging quarter for Voxx due to widespread economic shutdowns.

Despite a significant decline in overall revenues for Voxx, its biometrics segment sales increased by $100,000 year-over-year, as EyeLock began selling EXT and an updated version of its nano NXT product.

Invixium, meanwhile, has reached a deal with CQR Security Ltd to distribute its touchless biometric solutions in the UK and Ireland.

CQR is a leading UK-based manufacturer of detection devices, sounders, and cabling for the intrusion and access control markets, according to the announcement.

“Invixium and CQR have a shared passion and vision for developing and providing to the market integrated system offerings that can offer a differentiated value proposition to our customers” says Stuart Adams, managing director at CQR. “At CQR, we care deeply about providing our customers with high quality, innovative and value creating products and services, and we have identified Invixium as a bespoke manufacturer of biometric solutions that complements our values as an organisation. Invixium has an innovative range of cutting-edge security and access control products and services that can be applied across many industry sectors. When considering the additional assurance provided by IXM TITAN’s thermographic sensor for temperature screening, I envision us being able to offer a more complete and integrated value proposition to our industry partners and end user customers. We believe that one of the primary advantages of the Invixium range is the ease with which their hardware and software can be integrated into existing system architectures and instantly add value whilst increasing overall employee and employer assurance during these uncertain times.”

An enhancement kit with body temperature measurement capabilities and software for touchless operation was launched for the IXM TITAN line of kiosks in May. The biometrics company also recently signed a distribution deal for the Turkish market.

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