Precise Biometrics Appoints GD Burti as Exclusive Distributor of Their Fingerprint & Smartcard Readers in Brazil

Precise Biometrics has chosen GD Burti, Giesecke & Devrient’s Brazilian subsidiary, to be the exclusive distributor of its fingerprint/smartcard readers in Brazil. G&D is expecting a large demand for biometric card readers in Brazil following the rollout of the Brazilian National ID and is well-positioned to play an important role in the project.

The Brazilian national ID card will provide all Brazilian citizens with a unique credential. The chip will contain the person's fingerprints, enabling them to be securely identified, so their information cannot be stolen or used by other individuals. Biometric readers are needed to access the information on the card. Cost-effectiveness is important, as are speed and accuracy, which ensure that the card data is accessed quickly and accurately

The Precise Sense™ line of readers, launched earlier this year, is expected to fulfill the requirements for readers of the Brazil National ID. Precise Sense MC is a contact card reader with a fingerprint touch sensor, while the Precise Sense MC-S provides a contact card reader with a fingerprint swipe sensor. Both offer cost-efficiency, ease-of-use, and secure authentication.

"We expect a considerable demand for a combined fingerprint/smartcard reader in the Brazilian national ID project, and the Precise Sense readers allow us to offer a cost-effective solution," said Luiz Menezes, Managing Director of GD Burti. "As the exclusive distributor of Precise Biometrics in Brazil, we are well-positioned to fulfill the demand for readers as the national ID roll-out progresses."

Precise Biometrics' CEO Thomas Marschall said, "The scale of the Brazilian National ID and the ways it will be used require accurate and easy-to-use readers. Precise Sense is a perfect fit." He continued, "We are convinced that G&D will be the ideal partner to introduce our readers into Brazilian market. Their expertise and deep knowledge of the special requirements of a major national ID project will contribute to a successful rollout, and Precise Biometrics is pleased to be a part of it."

The Brazilian National ID will be rolled out over the next nine years, and hardware infrastructure is expected to be in place earlier than prior national ID rollouts.