NEXT Biometrics today launch the NB-1011-S, a, high quality serial interface sensor module targeting markets for physical access control, time & attendance, portable hard drives, smart card readers, safety boxes, voting machines and more. Offering significantly larger active sensing area at dramatically lower pricing and in a total module size identical to competition, NEXT now targets to further speed up replacements of existing solutions in most of the traditional market segments.

We have now shrinked the total module size of our 12×17 mm sized sensor. Our new module matches the module dimensions of existing high cost solutions. This allows fast and cost efficient implementation of our module in already existing market devices.” says NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe. “Furthermore, our new module offers 201 mm2 active sensing area. This compared to less than 150 mm2 for the relevant competitors, giving significantly better overall performance. NEXT Biometrics is the first supplier being able to combine a proven and robust large sensor area with a low price. Our sensor is tolerant against dirty, damaged, wet and cold fingers, and offers by far the best value for money in today’s fingerprint sensor market”, says Etholm-Idsøe.

Enabled by its patented NEXT Active Thermal principle, NEXT offers high quality area fingerprint sensors at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC’s, Doors, Time registration systems, Wearables, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, USB-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted. NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is a publicly listed company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai.

Investor & Media contacts : Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO, mob + 47 922 32 439, e-mail Knut Stålen, CFO, mob + 47 920 43 458, e-mail

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