Smartphone Accessories

Security and convenience for every handset

Value Propositions

The existing market for biometric user authentication devices in mainstream smartphones is fast growing.  

While we wait for widespread integration of fingerprint sensors in smartphones, a simple accessory that integrates a NEXT sensor will create the targeted security at volume market acceptable pricing.

The NEXT sensor module is flat and requires minimal space as an accessory. The large area sensor allows intuitive, affordable operation. NEXT offers a comprehensive software SDK for a variety of host platforms (including Android). Architectures with embedded processing are also supported. 

Top 5 Keys to Mass Market Success

  1. Size of sensor active area (intuitive and tolerant touch sensor)
  2. Sensor overall dimensions (fits into a portable accessory)
  3. System-level integration (OS support, SDK)
  4. Hardware security integration (reliable embedded algorithm with Match-on-Card capability)
  5. Cost efficiency (total cost of ownership competitive with password-protected tokens)


NEXT Distribution Strategy and Deliverables

NEXT will partner with leading manufacturers of smartphone accessories. NEXT partners will enjoy seamless integration to create competitive products.

NEXT offers its partners the following products and services:

  • The NEXT sensor module (USB or SPI)
  • High quality algorithm and platform SDK 
  • Embedded processing (optional) 
  • Access to a partner network (for hardware and system integration)