NEXT Biometrics a fingerprint sensor technology, specialist announced hat it has received initial orders for its “Scallop” fingerprint readers for use in India’s Aadhaar government ID program.
At the same time, NEXT announced its intention to create a subsidiary in India and has also made key additions to the sales organization in the country.
The orders for fingerprint readers come just two months after NEXT received certification from India’s Standardization Testing and Quality CertificationDirectorate to sell products for use in the Aadhaar program. The fingerprint readers are sold through NEXT’s distribution partner, AqTronics Technologies.
As previously stated, NEXT’s product plans call first for sales of Scallop fingerprint readers and sensor modules used in equipment such as point of sale (POS) terminals and tablets. These products will be used for Aadhaar based applications like Jeevan Pramaan, the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS), Aadhaar based eKYC for banks and telecom, financial inclusion initiatives and the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS), among others.
India’s Aadhaar program is the largest and most sophisticated biometrics-based government ID system in the world.
Alain Faburel, NEXT Biometrics’ chief sales and marketing officer said,
“NEXT Biometrics is moving forward quickly to provide its fingerprint sensor technology for use in Indiaa. We’re firmly committed to growing our business in India and are taking a number of important steps to enhance our presence in the country in order to best serve our customers there.”
As NEXT ramps activity in India, the company is in the process of establishing a subsidiary headquartered in Bengaluru. Creating the subsidiary will allow NEXT to respond quickly to customer requirements and rapidly address new market opportunities. The subsidiary will be responsible for developing product features specifically for India and will help NEXT build its presence in the country by recruiting outstanding local talent.
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