Access Control and POS

Easy to use, reliable and cost-efficient sensors


Value Proposition

Access control and point of sale (POS) devices represent the most mature market segments for biometrics and are made up primarily by fingerprint sensor based systems. Face, voice and iris-based recognition systems have not achieved the same success.

NEXT fingerprint modules have been designed to meet the requirements of access control and POS applications in terms of mechanical durability as well as biometric performance. Compared to traditional silicon sensors having similar active capture area, the sensors offer significantly lower cost, thus enabling the use of fingerprint biometrics in new, mass market applications.

For customers looking for a ready-to-use product to be connected to their access control system or POS terminal, NEXT offers fingerprint modules in an attractive housing design that operates as a USB fingerprint peripheral.

With over 5 million sensors shipped, NEXT solutions have been proven time after time in mass market uses.

Complete Biometric Subsystem

NEXT offers SDKs providing image access (NBDevices SDK) or enrollment and matching functionality (NBBiometrics SDK). For customers new to biometrics, the NBBiometrics SDK is recommended. This SDK includes a NEXT-certified partner algorithm for a variety of host operating systems (Windows, Android, Linux). SDKs for mainstream embedded platforms, such as ARM Cortex M4, are also available. With this approach, the biometric algorithm runs on the host platform — there’s no need to purchase an additional “companion” biometric micro controller, which helps reduce total solution cost. NEXT also offers readers and modules bundled with biometric algorithms. Enrollment, 1:1 verification, and 1:many verification are supported.

If you require direct fingerprint image access, the NBDevices SDK provides that capability. This option is best for system integrators who have already selected a biometric algorithm and want to add NEXT modules or readers to an existing installation.


Key Features of NEXT Solutions for Access Control and POS:

Large sensor
The Capture area of 201 mm2 (11.9mm x 17.9mm) provides for an intuitive and easy-to-use touch sensor.

Government-grade biometric performance
NEXT hardware is combined with biometric algorithm engines from the world’s leading biometric algorithm suppliers, including those continuously ranked as top performers by US NIST MINEX. The NEXT turnkey solution offers government-grade performance with a genuine <1% FRR at 0.01% FAR setting in PC environments, as proven by the University of Madrid study.

Bezel-less sensor for compelling mechanical design
NEXT bezel-less sensors offer mechanical design freedom to fit the ID design requirements of a wide range of products. Cosmetic bezels can be designed by mechanical designers to present the fingerprint sensor feature in a compelling way to the user.

Minimal sensor thickness
With a minimal thickness starting at 2.53mm (including connector), NEXT fingerprint modules can be fitted into virtually any product form factor, including small personal devices such as tokens and remote controls.

Robust and resistant
NEXT modules are qualified to withstand over 2 million finger touches. They also stand up to scratchs and impacts and exposure to UV light. Select modules are also IP rated, allowing them to achieve up to IP68 rating in end products.

Related products:

Product typeProductActive sensing areaInterface
OEM moduleNB-2023-U2-V11.9 x 17.9mmUSB
OEM moduleNB-2023-S2-V11.9 x 17.9mmSPI
OEM moduleNB-2034-S211.9 x 11.9mmSPI
Fingerprint scannerNB-3020-U2 “Oyster II”11.9 x 17.9mmUSB 2.0 full-speed
Fingerprint scannerNB-3023-U2 “Scallop”11.9 x 17.9mmUSB 2.0 full-speed


New volume markets
A Unique combination of performance and low cost is enabling new markets
NEXT sensors can handle more than 2 million touches, are scratch and impact resistant, and boast an IP Rating of 68.
5 million sensors shipped
Proven, robust and reliable in demanding mass markets