Torino, Italy and Dayton, Ohio (November 14, 2022) – Panini, a global payments technology provider, is participating in Trustech – the Global Event dedicated to Payments, Identification and Security – in Paris, France, for the fourth consecutive year.

This edition of Trustech marks a decisive step for the company, who now has a joint mission within the payments world and into the growing market for identity verification and authentication solutions. The Panini booth will feature the latest and most advanced platform of its intelligent scanners range – the EverneXt – as well as the pre-launch of BioCred, a sophisticated, privacy-centered authentication system aiming to reduce fraud and improve service for walk-in customers visiting physical branches – within the financial industry as well as in other business sectors - as well as automating a number of other functions related to customer identity, in-person transactions and payments.

The EverneXt cheque scanner, based on decades of Panini experience as a global leader in distributed capture, is built on the advanced, driverless and API-free Everest architecture, which uses HTTPS protocol for host communication; thus becoming independent from the end-user’s Operating System. This marks a decisive step in the evolution of cheque processing platforms designed to become a cornerstone of branch transformation projects, eliminating barriers between customers and bankers and enabling an extensive range of (wired and wireless) connectivity options, layouts and use cases. Panini will especially leverage the event to meet French banks, who were among the earliest adopters of the now internationally successful EverneXt platform, together with solution partner Tessi who leverages the flagship scanner for its WECHECK software suite.

In parallel, Panini will showcase and pre-launch its new BioCred branch automation system, an unprecedented hub-like platform featuring biometrics (fingerprint scan), QR code and NFC reading, and electronic signature, digital signage and card and e-wallet payment capability. Panini's patented biometric authentication process generates a unique, encrypted credential that the enrolled customer will retain control of, thus removing privacy and safety concerns on their end as well as on the Institution’s. At the same time, the device uses a consolidation approach to combine a number of branch-relevant functions within the same compact footprint, optimizing ergonomics and cable management and allowing savings on expenditure and maintenance.

“No bank doubts about the reliability and quality of our payment documents processing product range, but it's time to embrace new challenges: while paper may be gradually going away, people aren't,” says Massimo Biffi, Strategy and Emeapac Sales Director, Panini. “Panini is now broadening its scope to include Secure Identity, and ready to open up to new industries and applications, as well as new, exciting partnerships and opportunities. BioCred represents a new beginning for our Company as well as an innovative and ingenious proposal to a growing, attractive market, in which we will stand side by side with technology giants.”

Trustech 2022 will take place at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles, from November 29 to December 1.
Panini will be exhibiting in booth E 052 of 5.2 pavilion.