Credence ID orders FAP20 sensors from Next Biometrics for mobile solution
Next Biometrics has received a purchase order of NOK 7 million (approximately US$814,996) placed by Credence ID for its FAP20 fingerprint sensors. The deal follows Next’s announcement last May that Credence ID integrated Next’s FAP20 sensor for its next newest Android product line.
The purchase order placed by Credence now represents the first major one since the beginning of the partnership, as well as the largest FAP20 biometric sensor order since Next achieved FBI certification last year.
“We are impressed that Credence ID has secured significant orders from its customers, commented Next Biometrics CEO, Peter Heuman. “This instills confidence that Credence ID is building yet another outstanding biometric device and that they will become a great partner for Next.”
According to the CEO, the order also confirms the market potential for Next´s FAP20 sensors.
The new mobile biometric device developed by Credence ID as part of the new collaboration is called “ECO-Identifier” and aims at bringing portable authentication to emerging markets.
The wireless Android device is also designed for durability and features biometric verification using fingerprint and face, secure contact, and contactless credential reading.
In addition, it offers various connectivity options, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G cellular, and GPS.
“Based on its features and price point, Credence has already secured significant orders for this new groundbreaking product and I’m confident that this hand-held terminal will quickly become the market leader for FAP20 identification devices,“ said Credence ID CEO Bruce Hanson.
Next Biometrics said the first half of the order will be shipped during Q1 2021, and the remaining volumes to be delivered in installments.