Tascent Expands Mobile Biometric Product Family, Focusing on Flexibility

Tascent M1 enables powerful and cost-effective biometric identity solutions across range of Samsung Galaxy devices, powered by OtterBox uniVERSE

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – June 18, 2019 – Tascent, Inc., the leader in intuitive biometrics, today announced the availability of Tascent M1, the latest addition to its family of Tascent Mobile products. Delivering high performance fingerprint capture in a compact and rugged modular device, Tascent M1 works seamlessly with a wide range of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets, leveraging both the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System and Tascent’s mobile app and SDK to enable an intuitive, single-device user experience.

M1 is designed to deliver new levels of usability, flexibility, and price-performance in mobile fingerprint enrollment and identification. A compact and cost-effective complement to the powerful Tascent MX, M1 works with the same Tascent Mobile App and SDK that have enabled a wide range of mobile biometric solutions in national and civil ID, public safety, KYC, and enterprise identity applications.

“As we address our customers’ rapidly evolving biometric identity needs, Tascent M1 offers a uniquely desirable combination of outstanding biometric performance, consumer-level usability, and the ability to deploy integrated identity solutions on the most widely adopted Android devices,” said Grahame Saunders, Head of Identity Management Solutions at NEC XON, a leading provider of custom ICT solutions and security services in South Africa. “We are excited to collaborate with Tascent as we deliver transformative identity solutions throughout Africa.”

Tascent M1 is rugged, efficient, and designed for performance in a wide range of conditions. It provides FAP 30-certified non-optical fingerprint capture in an ultra-slim form factor that meets IP65 and MIL-STD-810G ratings for ingress and drop protection. Connected directly via a USB Type-C port, M1 is extremely power efficient, drawing power from the mobile device yet enabling all-day usage without significantly impacting battery life. And, in support of a single-device user experience, it offers passthrough charging using a standard USB cable.

“With Tascent M1, we’ve sought to address the need for cost-effective, standards-compliant biometric capture that can work cross-device, cross-generation on a wide range of consumer smartphones and tablets,” said Filip Franczyk, Product Manager at Tascent. “Working with the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System and Samsung Galaxy devices, we can deliver outstanding performance, flexibility, and value to our customers.”

Tascent M1 works across OtterBox’s expanding uniVERSE Case System line with support for multiple Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab generations. “OtterBox has set the global standard for performance and versatility in mobile device protection, and we’re proud to enable next-generation enterprise solutions for establishing and verifying identity in conjunction with Samsung and Tascent,” said Ronan LePoupon, VP of Otter Products Commercial Division.

Tascent is premiering M1 at the ID4Africa Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 18-20 June 2019. Tascent will be showing M1 along with its full ecosystem of multimodal biometric devices, software, and services at booth E07.

About Tascent

Tascent harnesses the power of biometrics to enable frictionless experiences in a connected world. We focus on creating intuitive hardware, software, and services, providing comprehensive capabilities for tailored identity solutions. Through partnerships, we deliver the strength of trusted identity to positively impact travel, financial services, ticketing and events, workplace access, government services, and humanitarian efforts.

While many biometric companies offer single-modality products that are complex and unintuitive, Tascent makes it easy for our partners to integrate and deploy approachable yet robust multimodal biometric identity systems. Today, our biometric devices and solutions serve tens of millions of people each year in some of the most challenging environments. We strive to innovate and create products that address unmet needs for critical-yet-routine identity processes, making lives simpler and easier.

Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Tascent supports customers and partners globally through our offices in Washington DC, Dubai, London, and Singapore.


About OtterBox

OtterBox innovates bold products that deliver confidence and trust in any pursuit. From its humble beginnings with a drybox in a Fort Collins, Colorado garage, OtterBox has honed and leveraged its expertise in manufacturing and design to become the No. 1-selling smartphone case brand in the U.S. and a leader in rugged outdoor lifestyle products.  For more information, visit https://www.otterbox.com/.


NEC XON is the amalgamation of XON and NEC Africa. XON, a successful and renowned Systems Integrator, has been providing custom ICT solutions and security services in Southern Africa since 1996. NEC Africa is the African business of the global technology giant NEC Corporation, which implemented its first communication solution in Africa in 1963. NEC Africa was established in 2011 in order to better support NEC’s ICT and public safety customers.

NEC generates global revenues in excess of $30 billion by orchestrating a brighter world for public entities, enterprises, telecoms carriers through the provision of system platforms and turnkey solutions for its customers. The combined operations of NEC XON seek to develop and support opportunities for safe cities, energy, cyber security, telecommunication solutions, retail, managed services, cyber defence and cloud (both public and private) amongst others in sub-Sahara Africa.

NEC XON maintains its head offices in Gauteng, South Africa with a footprint covering all nine South African provinces and 16 Countries in sub-Saharan Africa.


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