Challenge/wanted outcome: Expand high-end product line with lower cost devices for markets that require FAP 20 sized sensors

Credence ID, a US based leader in global mobile biometrics and credential reading devices, wanted to expand its existing high-end Android product line to include a set of lower cost devices for developing markets in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia that require FAP 20 sized sensors. Credence ID has identified customer demand for solutions in the government ID and flexible Mobile ID device markets requiring competitively priced, secure, high-performance PIV certified mobile ID devices. This new product line, the “ECO” generation is to be marketed separately from their existing FAP 30 devices. Key criteria in the evaluation process was to find a supplier that can be a global partner and have a world leading technology at a competitive price level. After evaluation of several fingerprint technologies and providers globally, Credence ID decided to design in NEXT Biometrics patented and FBI PIV certified Active Thermal FAP20 fingerprint sensor (One Touch 2000)

How did NEXT Biometrics contribute:

NEXT Biometrics has provided its patented and FBI PIV certified Active Thermal FAP20 fingerprint sensor (One Touch 2000) meeting all the requirements from Credence ID with respect to form factor, convenience, security and cost. Next has also provided design and technical support.

What benefit did NEXTs customer receive.

Credence ID is now able to address customer demand in developing markets for government ID solutions and flexible Mobile ID devices requiring competitively priced, secure, high-performance PIV certified mobile ID devices.

“We have selected NEXT Biometrics PIV certified FAP 20 fingerprint sensor to launch our “ECO” generation of handheld products that will be marketed separately from our existing FAP 30 devices. This will enable us to meet customers demand in the government ID and flexible Mobile ID device solutions. NEXT Biometrics active thermal technology will enable us to offer competitively priced, secure, high-performance PIV certified mobile ID devices to our customers “

Yash Shah, Credence ID’s CTO

Conclusion and looking ahead.

Next continues to focus on high security technologies for fingerprint sensors providing second to none security and convenience with a great from factor at an attractive price. The collaboration with Credence ID is an important step for NEXT to grow globally with high-quality partners. NEXT sees this as an important step to sell several100,000 sensors per year and to secure a stable base of recurring revenues.

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