NEXT joins major industry players, including Google, Microsoft, NXP, PayPal, Lenovo and BlackBerry in the FIDO Alliance efforts to develop mobile world interoperability standards and user convenience.

Enabled by NEXT’s Active Thermal Principle and its unique compatibility with the production processes of leading display manufacturers, NEXT offers low cost fingerprint sensor systems directly comparable to high-cost fingerprint sensor systems today used by tens of millions of people entering offices, making payments, accessing their work PC’s, etc.

” Being a Sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance grants NEXT an ideal opportunity to showcase how the NEXT technology provides a highly secure and convenient user authentication interface perfectly aligned with what the FIDO Alliance seeks to accomplish ” said Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA.

” Recognizing the importance of companies like NEXT Biometrics bypassing passwords and PIN codes with the touch of a finger – and doing so at cost levels compatible with the mobile device markets – the FIDO Alliance is pleased to welcome our newest sponsor member, NEXT Biometrics,” said Michael Barrett, President of the FIDO Alliance.”

About The FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance,, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The Alliance plans to change the nature of authentication by developing standards-based specifications for better authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. Better authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

ABOUT Next Biometrics
At price levels compatible with the needs of the PC, Tablet and Smartphone industries, NEXT is now uniquely able to offer and ship solutions that are both convenient and also secure enough to meet the requirements of high value applications including payments, cloud access and corporate access.

NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Taipei and Shanghai.

Investor & Press contact :
Tore Etholm-Idsoe / CEO, mob + 47 922 32 439, e-mail:

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