The solution consists of Arrow Electronics’ community board, DragonBoard 410c, based on the Qualcomm SnapDragon 410 processor, and NEXT Biometrics’ turnkey biometrics security module, NB-1411-S, NEXT said.

“Our joint solution allows system designers to quickly and efficiently add a user friendly, high performance fingerprint-based authentication feature to next generation Internet of Things devices,” said David Spragg, VP Marketing and Engineering EMEA at Arrow Electronics.

Arrow Electronics is a U.S.-based company that serves as a supply chain partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers. The company had 2015 sales of $23.28 billion USD, and has 17,000 employees worldwide.

“With the rapid expansion of new generation of Internet of Things devices, we are excited to be working with Arrow to bring the biometric authentication feature to their quickly growing DragonBoard community,” said Radek Matyasek, VP Sales EMEA at NEXT Biometrics.

Arrow Electronics, is presenting the joint solution at Booth 5 in Hall 258 at Embedded World in Nurnberg, Germany, February 23rd-25th 2016 and NEXT Biometrics, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, is presenting at its Booth 6H20 in Hall 6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 22nd-25th 2016.

About NEXT Biometrics:

Enabled by the patented NEXT Active Thermal™ sensing principle, NEXT Biometrics offers high quality area fingerprint sensor at mass market compatible prices. A wide range of product formats including notebooks & PCs, tablets, smartphones, doorlocks, time registration systems, payment terminals, flash drives, USB tokens, keyfobs and many more are targeted.

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (NEXT.OAX) is a publicly-listed company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. NEXT has sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai. For more information about the company, please visit

Media and Investor contacts for NEXT Biometrics are Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, and Knut Stalen, CFO,

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