“A bigger sensor can capture more biometric data than a smaller one can, meaning it can get more detailed fingerprint scans that will be less susceptible to spoofing.”
NEXT Biometrics has long positioned itself as a uniquely capable biometric technology supplier for the emerging concept of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, and has issued a new White Paper laying out exactly why.
Central to the argument is NEXT Biometrics’ use of large-size sensors. This isn’t a trivial matter, and there’s no need for technical expertise to understand why: A bigger sensor can capture more biometric data than a smaller one can, meaning it can get more detailed fingerprint scans that will be less susceptible to spoofing.
What’s more, that greater accuracy can help to ensure that scans are more accurate and reliable, so end users won’t end up delaying the checkout line when making payments with biometric cards; and it can facilitate a more streamlined enrollment process during card activation. NEXT Biometrics’ White Paper also delves into the company’s use of Low-Temperature Polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) rather than silicon, which enables the kind of flexibility that’s appropriate for card applications.
It’s a pretty solid case, and the White Paper arrives in the wake of NEXT Biometrics’ news that it had acquired another major partner in the payment cards industry, ABCorp, suggesting that NEXT is positioning itself as a serious leader in the emerging biometric payment cards market.
(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)