Challenge/wanted outcome: NIBSS certification for Biometric POS Devices.
Newland together with their local partner in Nigeria are aiming to provide Biometric POS devices to support the financial inclusion initiative of the Nigerian government. Biometric fingerprint POS is one of the key elements in financial inclusion solutions. The solution is interacting with the national ID and biometric information database of all Nigerian citizens. Due to the sensitivity of the information the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) established a set of strict requirements for Biometric POS Device Certification to ensure that the Biometric fingerprint POS Device can capture and verify the fingerprints without compromising the national ID system. Key requirements were a PIV certified sensor with strong anti-spoofing capabilities to prevent fraud attempts. After evaluation of several fingerprint technologies and providers globally, Newland decided to design NEXT Biometrics patented and FBI PIV certified Active Thermal FAP20 fingerprint sensor (One Touch 2000) with enhanced anti-spoofing software.