NEXT Biometrics Introduces a new generation of sensors for Power-Focused Smart Card and battery driven markets

Oslo, Norway -NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (OAX: NEXT) introduces its new generation of low powered, cost-efficient, robust and full sized sensors.

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Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, said, "After 12 months of development we are very happy to announce that we have suceeded creating a brand new core sensor design that consumes less power and going forward will be used in both our flexible and rigid sensor modules."

This sensor is a key part of our strategy to seize the leader position in the booming smart card market.

The company added that the new sensor designs further enhance the NEXT ESD robustness (electrostatic discharges) to levels compliant with the most rigorous ESD standards, meeting the requirements of all the mass markets relevant for fingerprint sensors.

NEXT CEO Tore Etholm-Idsoe said, "This is an important milestone in our strategic road map. We thank our high quality team of designers, software, firmware and hardware experts which has done a impressive job developing this new sensor generation."

About NEXT Biometrics:
Enabled by its patented NEXT Active Thermal principle, NEXT Biometrics (www.NextBiometrics.com) offers high quality area fingerprint sensors at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smart Cards, 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 publicly listed company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai.  Media and Investor contacts for NEXT Biometrics: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, Tore.Idsoe@NEXTbiometrics.com and Knut Stalen, CFO, Knut.Stalen@NEXTbiometrics.com.