Norwegian biometrics company NEXT Biometrics (NEXT) has received 6 MNOK purchase order for NEXT FAP20 sensors targeted for the market in India. Delivery will be in Q1 2024.

The purchase order is from a new distributor focusing on the market in Asia. The sensor deliveries will be in Q1 2024. NEXT continues to evolve its distributor footprint in Asia and is proud to announce this new distributor agreement and purchase order. The NEXT products are targeted to be delivered to NEXT OEM partners in India, a total of three Indian OEM have applied for prestigious Aadhaar L1 certification using NEXT’s sensor. Hence, this order is a continuation of the commitments in the India OEM contracts that were previously announced in 2023 and 2024.

Digvijay Singh Kanwar, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales India, US, EU, and Africa, comments:
“I extend a warm welcome to our new distributor. It’s gratifying to witness their confidence in our products and services. Additionally, it’s encouraging to observe top-tier OEMs in India prioritizing liveness detection and security for their devices, leading to a surge in demand for our FAP20 products within the Indian Aadhaar ecosystem and among our local OEM partners.”

Ulf Ritsvall, CEO concludes:
“I am very satisfied that our OEM partners in India drive repeating order volumes for NEXT and our distributors in line with previously announced targets. This reaffirms NEXT’s successful long-term strategy in India and underscores the growth potential in the region.”

For more information, please contact:

Ulf Ritsvall
Chief Executive Officer, NEXT

Eirik Underthun
Chief Financial Officer, NEXT

About NEXT Biometrics

NEXT provides advanced fingerprint sensor technology that delivers uncompromised security and accuracy for the best possible user experience in the payment and fintech, government ID, access control and office and notebook markets. The company’s patented NEXT Active Thermal(R) principle allows the development of large, high-quality fingerprint sensors with superior security level. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA is headquartered in Oslo, with sales, support and development operations in Seattle, Taipei, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Shanghai.

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