March 6, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter
Last August, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the consolidation of its Jena, Germany operations. Today the company announced that this does not signal a decrease of Cross Match’s physical presence in the European region, officially opening a new sales office in the United Kingdom.
The new office is located at the Arlington Business Park in Theale, Reading, west of London and will be serving UK and European regions with Cross Match’s specific brand of identity management solutions. It houses regional sales, business development and sales engineering staff.
“Cross Match has a long history of supporting law enforcement, defense and security forces, as well as border agency initiatives throughout the region,” explains Steve Gedney, vice president of sales for Europe and Asia Pacific for Cross Match. “Having a physical presence here reinforces our commitment to the market and our valued customers.”
As a company with an interest in border agency initiatives, a strong physical presence in Europe is also a great boon for Cross Match, as the region is expected to boom in biometric transportation solution adoption between now and 2020.
Cross Match offers versatile solutions for this particular industry on the rise. The company’s secure document and fingerprint biometric readers are precise, durable and trusted in all types of border crossing scenarios, and can be used in visitor management, background check, border check and building access situations.
The new office will soon be providing facilities for solution demonstrations as well as the services described above.
Cross Match Technologies has also stated that it will continue to maintain sales offices in Jena, Germany, as well as select production, repair and maintenance capabilities.