— NEXT Biometrics Group (OSLO: NEXT) announced it has successfully completed development, qualification and customer acceptance of its new pitch-black, extremely-robust fingerprint sensor coating that meets the design requirements of most TIER 1 Smartphone, Tablet and Notebook manufacturers worldwide.

NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe said ” Being more secure, convenient and lower cost than competition we are already very well received among the procurement- , user experience – and security focused teams at leading Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone manufacturers. Now, also being able to offer fully black sensors, we meet the requirements of most major player industrial design teams.

Having already secured our first multinational, brandname customer and now being able to offer sensors in a color and finnish compatible with TIER 1 player needs, NEXT is very well positioned in all the three major markets of PC’s, Tablets and Phones.»

NEXT Biometrics is a leader in fingerprint technology, with its Active Thermal Principle providing fingerprint area sensors of superior performance at lower cost to system integrators and device manufacturers to assure the best fingerprint security capable of replacing less-secure passwords, PIN codes, signatures, photo Ids and physical keys.

ABOUT NEXT BIOMETRICS (nextbiometrics.com): Enabled by its patented Active Thermal Principle, NEXT offers high quality area fingerprint sensor at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC’s, Doors, Time registration systems, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, Usb-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted.

NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is a publically listed company on the OSLO Axess Bors and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Prague, Taipei and Shanghai.

Investor & Press contacts :

Tore Etholm-Idsoe / CEO, mob + 47 922 32 439, e-mail tore.idsoe@nextbiometrics.com
Knut Stålen / CFO, mob + 47 920 43 458, e-mail knut.stalen@nextbiometrics.com

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