NEXT Biometrics Technology Certified for Aadhaar Use

June 13, 2018   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags:

“Looking to next steps, the company says it will begin selling its Scallop 3023-U fingerprint readers for Aadhaar projects later this year, and will sell 2023-U sensor modules designed for use in devices like POS terminals in the first half of 2019.”NEXT Biometrics has received STQC certification for its fingerprint sensor technology, paving the way for deployments with Aadhaar, India’s wide-ranging biometric national ID program.A department of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the Directorate of Standardization Testing and Quality Certification is the government agency in charge of verifying the adequacy of biometric technologies used in Aadhaar, which revolves around a national database containing citizen ID numbers and associated biometric data including fingerprint, iris, and face biometrics. STQC certification is thus a big deal – in a statement announcing the development, NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre called it a “milestone” that has been reached “after a long and rigorous testing process.” Favre also asserted that opportunities associated with Aadhaar represent “an important part of NEXT’s business strategy”.Looking to next steps, the company says it will begin selling its Scallop 3023-U fingerprint readers for Aadhaar projects later this year, and will sell 2023-U sensor modules designed for use in devices like POS terminals in the first half of 2019. Beyond that, NEXT says it plans an “encrypted, even more highly secure fingerprint reader” for launch in the second half of next year, as well as an encrypted version of its sensor module in the first half of 2020.

 

Source: NEXT Biometrics Technology Certified for Aadhaar Use – Mobile ID World

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