), a telecom company in Switzerland has awarded an order worth SEK 2.4 million to Precise Biometrics
. The order is a follow-up order comprising both keyboards with fingerprint sensors and licenses of Precise BioMatch. The current order is being delivered and the company expects this order will be invoiced before the end of the year.
Based on Precise BioMatch, Precise Biometrics’ software solution utilizes Precise BioKeyboard as well as laptop-integrated fingerprint sensors.
Swisscom has been using the biometric solution since 2006 and through biometrics, the company’s 19,000 employees gain efficient and secure logon to desktops, networks and applications. Since the company has replaced passwords with fingerprint technology they have simplified everyday life for users and been able to reduce costs and IT security risks.
“It is most pleasing that we now have several significant customers that endorse our solutions and continuously expand their biometric deployments,” said Precise Biometrics’ CEO, Thomas Marschall in a statement. The company has seen this progress with customers in the government sector and also in bank, insurance and telecommunications industries.
“Swisscom is one of the best examples of our successful partnerships with end-customers,” he added.
Precise Biometrics AB offers solutions for fingerprint recognition to prove people’s identities. The company’s core product Precise BioMatch integrates into ID and bank card programs and secure chips, as well as systems for access control to buildings, computers and networks.
Earlier this month, the company was awarded
an order of Precise Match-on-Card licenses for the first phase of a national ID card program. The project is reportedly related to an ID card program in a non-European country and is focused on equiping all ID cards in the nation with Precise Match-on-Card for secure verification of the cardholder.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi