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TouchByte’s contactless authentication software to bring security to UK space sector

TouchByte has seen a rapid uptake of their innovative facial recognition software Facentry. They are leading access control solutions into a new era of efficiency, ease, and security.

Innovative startup TouchByte has been awarded funding from AeroSpace Cornwall, in the form of a Market Diversification Grant and now the business is maximising this opportunity to explore a new avenue within the space sector.

Eliminating disease transmission

Their Contactless Access Control Solution replaces fingerprint technology, as well as keycodes, cards and phones. In a post-pandemic world, Facentry significantly reduces the need for contact entry systems which are undisputedly serious disease transmission points. Initially developed for worksites, their touch free access units have received interest from the hospitality, health, and construction industries.

Jeremy Sneller, CEO of Touchbyte said: “Contact-based access authentication already had issues pre-pandemic, with PIN key-codes, fingerprints and keyfobs easily lost, stolen or forgotten. Straightforward, flexible, brandable, and durable, we’re proud to deliver a contactless access control system that solves these issues tenfold.”

Facing the future

Covid-19 has catalysed incredible innovation which prioritises safety, security, efficiency, and of course, convenience. TouchByte’s Facentry system is no exception. As a result they are now installing units in space sector-specific environments, including secure clean rooms and satellite communication control centres at the Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd in Helston, Cornwall.

Facentry provides Goonhilly’s world-leading Commercial Satellite and Deep Space Communications site with fast and simple biometric enrolment enabling users to save time, avoid queues and enter spaces straightaway. Goonhilly Earth Station will use their bespoke hard-wearing Facentry UCMeC units to track user activity, prevent unauthorised access and record staff presence in case of emergency roll calls.

Celebrating Cornwall’s Space Trailblazers

Powered by Goonhilly and Cornwall’s Space Cluster, TouchByte is ready to transform access control systems across the globe, with their highly innovative human-centred tech.

As the UK’s gateway to space, Goonhilly Earth Station has been instrumental to space exploration for six decades. To celebrate their 60th Anniversary, Goonhilly will be opening their gates on Saturday the 23rd of July for the Goonhilly 60 Festival - offering a rare and exciting opportunity to set foot on the iconic site to enjoy an interstellar programme of curated music, talks and educational workshops for all the family.


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