The NB3010-U, a ready-to-use fingerprint sensor with USB interface is now lauched by NEXT Biometrics. The high quality sensor ensures reliable operation and convenient user experience while being affordable.

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NEXT Biometrics releases the sensor partly as a reference design for industrial users to experience the high quality of this large sensor, and partly as a ready-to-use fingerprint sensor available through the NEXT website and distributors.

”Previous sensor offerings for notebooks and tablets have not resulted in a good user experience, as these were unrealiable and for the most part left unused, says NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe. To bring cost down, the sensor area had to be small, resulting in a clearly insufficient and often useless feature.

”NEXT Biometrics is the first supplier being able to combine a proven and robust large sensor area, resulting in high quality and convenience, with a low price. Our sensor is tolerant against dirty, damaged, wet and cold fingers, and cannot be compared to other fingerprint sensors, says Etholm-Idsøe. ”The sensor is easy to use, just plug it into an USB connection and the user operation is intuitive.”

NEXT is a certified partner of Microsoft, and this turnkey solution is ready for Windows Biometric Framework using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Support for other operating systems will be available for industrial customers on request.

Etholm-Idsøe points to several applications for the new sensor format, not only notebook and tablet logon. It is targeted at high end markets like file and folder encryption, e-commerce, password containers and virtual privat networks (VPN).


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 publically  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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