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Next Biometrics receives production order for FAP20 fingerprint readers for NCS in Singapore

Payment terminal passes biometric certification in Nigeria
Next Biometrics receives production order for FAP20 fingerprint readers for NCS in Singapore

Next Biometrics announced it has received an initial order from NCS to design and build a new, customized fingerprint reader.

Based on Next’s large-size FAP20 biometric sensor, the upcoming fingerprint reader will integrate NCS software to create a secure authentication solution.

The new tool will be developed for a Singaporean government agency, and the initial order from NCS requested 1,500 units to be deployed in December 2020.

“We are pleased to see that our collaboration with NCS has resulted in this mission-critical solution in Singapore,” commented Next Biometrics CEO Peter Heuman. “It proves Next’s capabilities from both a design and manufacturing perspective as well that our FAP20 sensor delivers superior performance and quality.”

An additional 10,000 Next FAP20 readers are expected to be deployed during the Next 24 months.

“The collaboration with NCS demonstrates again the versatility of our FAP20 sensor and its applicability in different business environments,” Heuman added.

Next has been working on its FAP20 sensor module for a while now, with the device receiving PIV certification in the U.S. in December last year.

In May, an initial purchase order for FAP20 fingerprint sensors was made by Credence ID to expand its line of high-end biometric Android devices in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

Nigerian agency approves Next FAP20 fingerprint sensor

The Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS) has formally certified the FAP20 fingerprint sensor from Next that is integrated with Newland’s biometric point-of-sale (POS) device, making it the first payment terminal to achieve the certification in the country, according to a company announcement.

The Newland’s POS device featuring Next’s FAP20 fingerprint sensor has undergone rigorous testing by NIBSS, the company says, and found to comply with all Nigerian market requirements.

“We are pleased to see that our already FBI certified sensor is the first to also become certified in Nigeria for financial inclusion applications covering the largest country in Africa,” states Peter Heuman, CEO of Next Biometrics. “Next and Newland have put tremendous efforts into achieving this milestone together. In addition, the NIBSS certification demonstrates our commitment to support our business partners by leveraging our unique technology and expertise in the biometrics industry.”

“As a leading POS device provider, Newland is pleased to become the first POS provider in being granted this certification together with Next,” adds Kazem Aminaee, president of Newland Payment International. “In this partnership we have developed a unique biometric POS device fit for the African Continent. We are excited to launch our POS certified product in Nigeria and other African countries.”

Next biometrics supplied 1,000 One Touch ID Fingerprint Modules for use in POS terminals to a new client in India earlier this year.

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