NEXT Biometrics-Powered Smart Cards Now Shipping to Customers

“In a statement, NEXT Biometrics indicated that the solution is aimed at the financial, government, and access control markets.”

NEXT BiometricsNEXT Biometrics-Powered Smart Cards Now Shipping to Customers technology is now being used in what the company is calling the world’s first flexible biometric smart card that is compliant with ISO 17839, an international standard for biometric system-on-card technologies.

The card solution is produced by Tactilis, a biometric smart card specialist based in the APAC region. The firm’s smart cards feature an NB 5510 sensor from NEXT Biometrics, and the companies say they are currently being shipped to customers.

In a statement, NEXT Biometrics indicated that the solution is aimed at the financial, government, and access control markets. Tactilis CEO Michael Gardiner lauded NEXT Biometrics’ “large and flexible sensors”, which he said are “absolutely necessary to provide fast one-touch verification and exceptional user experience, while simultaneously providing the highest level of security for the card issuer and the card user.”

The development arrives soon after NEXT Biometrics issued its corporate update for Q3, in which the firm asserted that it expects to reach a positive gross margin in Q1 of 2018, thanks in large part to anticipated success in the emerging biometric smart cards market.

NEXT Biometrics and Tactilis announced their solution at TRUSTECH 2017, where it is being demoed. The event runs from November 28th to 30th in Cannes, France.