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NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

“Application developers and system integrators opt for NEXT’s sensor technology because of its reliable performance and seamless integration.” NEXT Biometrics will continue to be a major player in the Indian market now that the company has received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified fingerprint technology. The fingerprint sensors will be used in a slew of Aadhaar…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Another Aadhaar-Focused POS Specialist

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Another Aadhaar-Focused POS Specialist

Another partnership with a POS specialist is poised to extend NEXT Biometrics‘ presence in the Aadhaar market. The company has teamed up with New Delhi-based MobiOcean, which will integrate NEXT Biometrics’ fingerprint sensor technology into a POS solution designed to facilitate Aadhaar Enabled Payment System applications for merchants and government authorities. Aadhaar is India’s wide-ranging…

NEXT Biometrics Partners with M-Tech Innovations for Biometric Smart Cards

NEXT Biometrics Partners with M-Tech Innovations for Biometric Smart Cards

“…we are in the process of building a sustainable network with leading players in the smart card ecosystem to commercialize biometric dual interface technology in the banking sector and beyond.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has another partner in the emerging biometric payment cards market: The company has…

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Respondents to FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey tend to have shown a high level of comfort with – and enthusiasm for – biometric technologies, though that attitude took a notable dip when it came to the topic of how the government uses biometric technologies. Question 12 of the survey asked respondents to indicate how…

Aadhaar Architect Touts System at Davos

Aadhaar Architect Touts System at Davos

“The comments come after an extensive string of controversies concerning the Aadhaar program.” One of the architects of Aadhaar was putting his strongest spin on the biometric national ID program at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the Infosys Chairman, Nandan Nilekani, insisted that Aadhaar…

Identity Devices Announces Aadhaar-Focused Platform

Identity Devices Announces Aadhaar-Focused Platform

Fresh off of its partnership announcement with Fingerprint Cards, the new Swedish company Identity Devices has made its first big push into India’s Aadhaar market, announcing a ‘Biometric Privacy Platform’ (BPP) designed for the enormous biometric national ID program. The BPP is described as an offering of both hardware and software for the Aadhaar ecosystem,…

Canadian Bankers Association Calling for National Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Calling for National Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

“…Identity Devices will leverage fingerprint and iris scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards through their multi-year partnership.” Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has teamed up with a compatriot in the biometric authentication space in its latest bid to expand its reach beyond the mobile sector. Its new partner is Identity Devices, a firm founded by former FIDO…

Iris ID Gets Major New Certification for India Market

Iris ID Gets Major New Certification for India Market

“We’re pleased to have received BIS certification as India is a very important market for Iris ID. Our products are used not only by government agencies, but also by many commercial organizations.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID‘s iCAM 7S solution has received an important new certification…

Indian Gov’t Seeks to Get Aadhaar Back on Track with Legislation Amendments

Indian Gov’t Seeks to Get Aadhaar Back on Track with Legislation Amendments

“Even if government authorities can’t make Aadhaar authentication mandatory, they can still accept it from citizens who prefer to use it.” Just a few months after a Supreme Court ruling laid out restrictions to how India’s national biometric ID program can be used, the national government has amended legislation governing the Aadhaar program to make…

NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

“The partnership follows NEXT Biometrics’ announcement in late October that its Level-0 Registered Device Service for Android had attained certification from the Unique Identification Authority of India, which administrates the Aadhaar program.” A new partnership could see NEXT Biometrics extend its presence in the Indian market, but the company and its partner are keeping tight-lipped…

Indian Gov’t Preparing Opt-Out Legislation for Aadhaar

Indian Gov’t Preparing Opt-Out Legislation for Aadhaar

“…the legislation will offer citizens a six-month window in which they can choose to opt out of the Aadhaar program, with their iris and fingerprint data deleted from the Aadhaar database.” The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is preparing legislation that will allow citizens to withdraw from Aadhaar, India’s biometric national ID program. According…

Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

“The situation is only the latest illustration of the haphazard character of Aadhaar’s rapid evolution over the last few years, with government agencies and businesses applying the ID program in something of a regulatory and legal fog.” The Indian Supreme Court’s decision to restrict the use of Aadhaar, India’s biometric national ID program, to government…

POS Specialist Orders NEXT Biometrics Sensors for Aadhaar Solutions

POS Specialist Orders NEXT Biometrics Sensors for Aadhaar Solutions

“The use of biometric POS terminals in India is expected to grow significantly and we believe we have the right products and technologies to capture that growth moving forward.” -Sunny Sun, General Manager of International Business, Telpo NEXT Biometrics has further refined its positioning toward the Indian market with a new client specializing in Point-of-Sale…

NEXT Biometrics Tech Certified for Android Devices in Aadhaar

NEXT Biometrics Tech Certified for Android Devices in Aadhaar

“…with this latest certification from the UIDAI, which administrates Aadhaar, NEXT’s fingerprint sensors can be used with modules and readers in the Aadhaar ecosystem that are based on Android operating systems.” An important new certification should help to further extend the use of NEXT Biometrics technology in India’s enormous biometric national ID program: The company…

Aadhaar-Linked Biometric Boarding Coming to India’s Airports

Aadhaar-Linked Biometric Boarding Coming to India’s Airports

India’s central government has officially announced plans to bring a biometric passenger processing system to the country’s airports, framing it as a bid to reduce congestion. The announcement came by way of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and explained that the system will revolve around facial recognition, and will be used to replace paper travel documents,…

Aadhaar Confusion Has Killed Citizens: Report

Aadhaar Confusion Has Killed Citizens: Report

“As far back as February of this year, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which administrates Aadhaar, issued a statement reminding government officials that they must provide services to citizens even when Aadhaar authentication fails…” India’s biometric national ID program has delivered some tremendous benefits to the country, but it has also led to…

Indian Supreme Court Ruling Seeks to Restrict Aadhaar’s Reach

Indian Supreme Court Ruling Seeks to Restrict Aadhaar’s Reach

“This ruling comes a little over a year after the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer that privacy is a fundamental right of Indian citizens…” India’s Supreme Court has issued a new ruling that seeks to limit the reach of Aadhaar, the country’s ambitious biometric national ID program. According to a new Reuters report, the ruling…

Indian Airports Preparing Biometric Boarding Systems: Report

Indian Airports Preparing Biometric Boarding Systems: Report

Officials at the Pune airport in India are in the early stages of installing a biometric boarding system, according to a new report from The Times of India. Citing sources at the airport, the report says that officials are preparing a system based on facial recognition that will eliminate the need for travelers to show…

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