News Archive 2018

NEXT Biometrics Sensors to be Used in Three Smart Card Pilots for UN agency

OSLO, Dec. 14, 2018 – NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, today provided an update on the three smart card pilot projects announced through its cooperation with Tactilis Pte. Ltd. on 31 October 2018.

Tactilis today announced it has signed an agreement with the International Organisation of Migration, a related agency of the United Nations. The Tactilis biometric smart card incorporating NEXT’s large-area fingerprint sensors will be used in three pilot projects which are scheduled to take place in Asia during the first quarter of 2019.

The pilot activities will evaluate the concepts, performance and viability of biometric system-on-card technology when deployed in three different migrant and foreign worker environments, namely visa card, cross border card and migrant camp card. There are close to 260 million migrants globally, with 75 million of those across Asia, many of whom are undocumented or displaced and require resettlement and trusted identity credentials.

For more information, please see the full Tactilis press release.

About NEXT Biometrics:

NEXT provides advanced fingerprint sensor technology that delivers uncompromised security and accuracy for the best possible user experience in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets. The company’s patented NEXT Active Thermal™ principle allows the development of large, high quality fingerprint sensors in both rigid and flexible formats. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA ( is headquartered in Oslo, with sales, support and development operations in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague, Bengaluru and Shanghai.

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