Norwegian biometrics company NEXT Biometrics (NEXT) and its Indian partner Access Computech Pvt Ltd (ACPL) announces the first third party sale of ACPL’s L1 certified biometric module. The end-user product is already in the market. It is a significant achievement for NEXT as the company continues its transformation to a biometric solution provider.

ACPL’s module is integrated in a third party’s Point of Service device and is for the Aadhaar Indian market and will also be targeting the PDS segment (Public Distribution Segment), which represent one of the largest biometric authentication market segments in India.

Digvijay Singh Kanwar, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales IUEA (India, US, EU, and Africa) at NEXT, comments:

”Today, we celebrate the first third party sales of the ACPL L1 module based on NEXT’s FAP20 sensor. Liveness detection has always been a core strength of NEXT’s sensors and with our partnership with ACPL, we are able to offer the same cutting- edge technology to the whole Aadhaar ecosystem. This sale also serves as a compelling proof-point for NEXT’s business model in this domain.”

Indian ACPL is a leading solution provider, with over 25 years in business, today it has grown into one of the most well-known and respected players in its niche. It specializes in customized solutions for Personalized Identification Systems and with 2.2 million installations of its readers worldwide, its access products are used by over 50 million people today.

Ajay Sinha, Managing Director at ACPL, commented:

”India’s digital transformation is accelerating, and so are the security challenges. I am proud of our collaboration with NEXT and believe it exemplifies our commitment to pushing boundaries and being at the forefront of secure authentication. The L1 module is not just a device; it’s a testament to our joint pursuit of a safer world.”

For more information, please contact:

Ulf Ritsvall
Chief Executive Officer at Next Biometrics

Eirik Underthun
Chief Financial Officer at Next Biometrics

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. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA is headquartered in Oslo, with sales, support and development operations in Seattle, Taipei, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Shanghai.


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