Challenge/wanted outcome: Easy to use and secure all-in-one device for on the spot receipting.
A leading Indian Device manufacturer, BluPrints, were looking to provide the unbanked population in the India rural hinterlands with a solution speeding up digital inclusion and credit financing based on the Aadhaar biometric database. The solution based on Aadhaar-enabled biometric authentication will increase the ease of doing business and enable a large step towards cashless transactions supporting the digital initiative by the government of India. At the heart of the solution is the Aadhaar biometric authentication solution requiring authentication by means of the individual’s fingerprint. The solution provides instant transaction acknowledgement, managing invoices and payment processing by versatile on the spot billing and receipt printing. The offering is a sleek and compact thermal printer containing a built-in biometric sensor. In their search for a biometric sensor partner BluPrints did not want to compromise on neither convenience nor security. After evaluation of several fingerprint technologies and providers globally, Bluprints decided to design in NEXT Biometrics patented Active Thermal fingerprint sensor. This will provide the OEM with a large size sensor that is secure and still comes with a great form-factor for a smooth design into the Thermal Printer solution.