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Mobile Biometrics Remains Paramount in This Week’s Top Stories

Mobile Biometrics Remains Paramount in This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s batch of top stories from FindBiometrics is about as varied as they come, spanning acquisitions, iPhones, executive changes, and more. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to discern a couple of themes, with a major through-line being the ongoing importance of mobile biometrics. Apple is responsible to a considerable extent for having launched this booming…

NEXT Biometrics CEO Announces Resignation

NEXT Biometrics CEO Announces Resignation

NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre will step down from the position on July 28th, the company has announced. The decision appears to be a personal one on the part of Favre, who has opted to pursue another professional position with an as-yet-unnamed US company. In announcing her planned departure, NEXT Biometrics asserted that the move…

NEXT Supplies Newland with Fingerprint Sensors for POS Terminals

NEXT Supplies Newland with Fingerprint Sensors for POS Terminals

“We have evaluated several options and NEXT Biometrics’ excellent sensor technology and performance have won us over.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying fingerprint sensors for Newland Payment Technology’s Point-of-Sale terminals. Newland ranks as the top manufacturer of POS terminals in China and the second leading manufacturer internationally. The company will deploy…

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

Global Invacom Abandons Proposed $200 Million Acquisition of Tactilis

Global Invacom Abandons Proposed $200 Million Acquisition of Tactilis

Global Invacom has backed away from a proposed $200 million acquisition of the smartcard specialist Tactilis. The news comes via a filing with the Singapore Exchange, which also revealed that the two companies would equally split costs and expenses and that the $20 million break fee would be waived. The two companies first agreed to…

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

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 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…

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

Zwipe Appoints Dr. Robert Mueller as CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Another Aadhaar-focused POS Tech Firm

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Another Aadhaar-focused POS Tech Firm

“Shanghai Basewin Technology has started integrating NEXT Biometrics’ NEXT NB 2023 fingerprint sensor modules into its solutions, with initial volumes having already been shipped.” NEXT Biometrics has partnered with another China-based Point-of-Sale specialist focused on India’s Aadhaar market. Shanghai Basewin Technology Co. has a particular niche in the POS industry as a developer of original…

NEXT Biometrics and WizCard Partner to Develop New Smart Card Tech

NEXT Biometrics and WizCard Partner to Develop New Smart Card Tech

“WizCard provides card manufacturers seamless integration of additional features into standard smart cards.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Taiwan-based WizCard to develop biometric smart card technologies, the companies have announced. The partnership will leverage each company’s respective strengths. NEXT Biometrics is, of course, a…

NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group are renewing the commitment they made back in November. The two companies first came together to form a joint R&D program to work on biometric smart cards, with NEXT Biometrics supplying large-area fingerprint sensors for future MK cards. That collaboration has since uncovered other market opportunities, leading to a new…

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

Taking stock of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles this week, there’s no clear through line. And maybe that’s the point: In early 2019, biometric technologies have spread across a diverse array of applications spanning a range of industries. And there’s considerable variety in the biometric technologies themselves, with a number of modalities now in the middle…

NEXT Reaches Into Russian Access Control Market with Latest Partnership

NEXT Reaches Into Russian Access Control Market with Latest Partnership

“Making use of NEXT Biometrics’ advanced fingerprint technology enables us to serve this need along with seamless integration and a multitude of successful use cases.” – Maxim Chembura, UniComm Commercial Director NEXT Biometrics now has a Russian distributor: The company has announced that UniComm, an IT security developer and integrator, will sell its biometric access…

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Sustainable Agriculture Project in India

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Sustainable Agriculture Project in India

NEXT Biometrics will be providing fingerprint readers for the World Bank’s Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (POCRA) in India. The project is being rolled out in conjunction with the Agricultural Department of the Indian state of Maharashtra, and will involve smallholder farmers spread across 5,000 villages in the area.   NEXT’s fingerprint readers will be…

NEXT Biometrics’ Q4 Results Show ‘Pivot to Revenue Generation’

NEXT Biometrics’ Q4 Results Show ‘Pivot to Revenue Generation’

“We have delivered consistently on our technology roadmap through 2018. Our FAP 20 sensor is with customers for testing and the Dual Interface solution for payment cards is soon ready for sampling. Increased year-over-year revenues for 2018 and the significantly improved gross margin confirm we are pivoting from product development to revenue generation. Going forward,…

NEXT Biometrics Ships Another 30,000 Fingerprint Sensors to Tactilis

NEXT Biometrics Ships Another 30,000 Fingerprint Sensors to Tactilis

NEXT Biometrics has shipped another 30,000 fingerprint sensors to Tactilis, the company has announced. The shipment is a call-off order as part of a larger purchase of 250,000 fingerprint sensors and ASICs, with 60,000 sets of sensors and ASICs having been sent to Tactilis to date. NEXT Biometrics first saw its fingerprint sensor technology integrated…

NEXT Biometrics Announces Plans to Expand its Partnership with Fujitsu

NEXT Biometrics Announces Plans to Expand its Partnership with Fujitsu

Fujitsu will incorporate NEXT technology into as many as 18 different models across its entire catalogue of mobile devices It’s shaping up to be a busy year for NEXT Biometrics. The fingerprint recognition specialist recently received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified technology in India, and is now hoping to build on that early success by…

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 Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

NEXT Biometrics Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Prima Technology on this innovative use of our technology. As outlined at the January 2019 Business Update, we are in the process of expanding our presence in the access control market through broadening of our distributor network and increased sales efforts of our team.” – Ritu Favre, CEO,…

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…

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