Oslo, and Franklin, TN, US, June 8, 2023, – NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), NEXT Biometrics a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, has announced a new partnership with EOD Gear, a GSA contract holder.

NEXT Biometrics has become a GSA certified supplier with its NEXT Active ThermalTM biometric products Oyster III and FAP20. This will enable NEXT to sell these products to access control and product manufacturers delivering to the US Federal Government. This listing also enables private companies, that rely on governmental GSA certification, to purchase NEXT products.

EOD Gear, a leading provider of high-quality tactical gear, has a proven record of delivering reliable and effective solutions to the US Federal Government. As a GSA contract holder, EOD Gear has a vast network of government clients and the expertise necessary to provide the government with biometric technology products from NEXT.

“We are thrilled to partner with EOD Gear to provide the US Federal Government with our industry-leading Active Thermal biometric products,” said Ulf Ritsvall, SVP Sales and Marketing of NEXT Biometrics. He continues, “Our technology offers a reliable, fast, and secure identification solution that is ideal for government applications, and we are confident that EOD Gear’s extensive experience working with the government will ensure the successful implementation of our technology.”

“Our partnership with NEXT Biometrics allows us to expand our offerings and provide the government with an innovative and effective security solution,” said Steve Cassidy, CEO of EOD Gear. “We are excited to work with NEXT Biometrics to bring their cutting-edge technology to government agencies, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

About NEXT Biometrics

NEXT provides advanced fingerprint sensor technology that delivers uncompromised security and accuracy for the best possible user experience in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets. The company’s patented NEXT Active Thermal™ principle allows the development of large, high quality fingerprint sensors in both rigid and flexible formats. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (nextbio.eternitygroup.dev) is headquartered in Oslo, with sales, support and development operations in Seattle, Taipei, Bengaluru and Shanghai.

About EOD Gear

EOD Gear is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that provides high-quality tactical gear and innovative security solutions to the US Federal Government. As a GSA contract holder, EOD Gear has extensive experience working with government agencies and a proven record of delivering reliable and effective solutions.

About GSA

GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people.

For more information, visit GSA.gov.




NEXT Investor contact:

Peter Heuman, peter.heuman@nextbiometrics.com

Eirik Underthun, eirik.underthun@nextbiometrics.com


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