Fingerprint recognition technology company ievo is looking to expand into the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region after appointing a new distribution partner.

Network Information Technology (NIT), an Ingram Micro company, has been named the distributor for the company’s biometric recognition products in the region.

After establishing a strong foothold in the UK and European markets, ievo says this is the next step in a long-term strategy to gain market share in export territory markets.

“It’s a very exciting time for us at ievo as we expand into a new territory, we have been seeing a substantial growth in the Middle Eastern markets with regards to security products and specifically biometric solutions and we are pleased to have the support, reach and expertise of the market from our partners at NIT," export sales manager Stephen Thompson said.

“Our fingerprint biometric products have been designed specifically for the environment and climate of the Middle East and Africa. They are already IP65 certified with integral thermal management systems which enables functionality at up to 70 degrees and fully compatible with existing Paxton and other global integration software packages.”

Bassel Fakir, managing director of NIT, added: “ievo Ltd has a reputation for partnering with leading and innovative technology companies to expand its range of solutions to the access control market. Their integration opportunities and established partnerships fully compliment the range of products we as a distributor can offer.

“We are looking forward to working closely with ievo Ltd, and our technical and sales teams are keen to start introducing, distributing and supporting the full range of products  to our wider network of installers, integrators and clients throughout the META region.”

Based in Newcastle, ievo is an independent biometric company that focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of reliable and innovative biometric fingerprint recognition products.