NEXT Biometrics is KSI’s New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

“…it’s fitting that NEXT Biometrics’ One Touch Access readers are compatible with that OS, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.”

NEXT Biometrics is KSI's New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

NEXT Biometrics is now the supplier of biometric fingerprint sensors for Key Source International’s KSI 1700 series keyboards. The company has announced that KSI has ordered its One Touch Access fingerprint readers, with initial volumes already having been shipped.

KSI adopted biometric authentication capabilities into its KSI 1700 UB keyboard back in 2017, at the time using a FAP 20-certified fingerprint sensor from SecuGen together with liveness detection technology from Precise Biometrics. Coming in the wake of Microsoft’s first biometric keyboard, the development reflected the spreading enthusiasm over consumer-facing fingerprint readers after Apple helped to kickstart the mobile biometrics revolution with its iPhone’s Touch ID system back in 2013.

Microsoft has been a key player in bringing biometrics to the world of PCs and laptops with its Windows 10 operating system’s Windows Hello authentication system. So it’s fitting that NEXT Biometrics’ One Touch Access readers are compatible with that OS, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

In a statement announcing the integration, NEXT Biometrics Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Alain Faburel said it “allows for an improved user experience, with rapid network access and superior data entry on low profile keys that speed workflow.”

Faburel also framed it as a significant development for his company’s larger business strategy. “As communicated in our January business update, we are in the process of strengthening our presence in the identity and access management segment,” he said. “Collaboration with KSI as a leading player in this sector is an important accomplishment.”

April 16, 2019 – by Alex Perala