NEXT Biometrics Launches High Quality Fingerprint Sensor Device with USB Interface

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NEXT fingerprint sensor with USB interface ensures reliable operation and convenient user experience

NEXT Biometrics launched NB-3010-U high quality fingerprint area sensor device with USB interface, nick-named “The Oyster.”

NEXT Biometrics is the first supplier able to combine a proven and robust large fingerprint sensor area, resulting in high quality and convenience, with a low price.

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (OAX: NEXT) announced the launch of the NB-3010-U, a high quality fingerprint area sensor device with USB interface.

NEXT Biometrics said that the sensor device, which it nick-named “The Oyster,” will serve as a reference design, but will also be offered as a ready-to use stand-alone product. It is a turnkey solution designed for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and compliant with and certified by Microsoft for Windows Biometric Framework, with support for other operating systems available on request, the company added.

NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe commented, ”The NB-3010-U fingerprint area sensor product will serve as an easily available reference design, where customers can experience proof-of-concept at a low cost. It is a high quality fingerprint sensor that is tolerant against dirt, grease and various conditions like wet and cold fingers. In addition to being a reference design, we will also sell the sensor as an evaluation kit via the web. Volume quantities of the USB sensor are available through world-wide distributors.”

NEXT said that the high-end product is targeted at markets like logon for notebooks and tablets, e-commerce, file and folder encryption, password container and virtual private networks (VPN).

“Previous sensor offerings for notebooks and tablets have not resulted in a good user experience, as they were unreliable and, for the most part, left unused. To bring cost down, the sensor area had to be small, resulting in a clearly insufficient and often useless feature,” said Etholm-Idsøe.

The NEXT CEO added, “NEXT Biometrics is the first supplier able to combine a proven and robust large fingerprint sensor area, resulting in high quality and convenience, with a low price. The NEXT fingerprint sensor is tolerant against dirty, damaged, wet and cold fingers. The sensor is easy to use, just plug it into an USB connection and the user operation is intuitive.”

NEXT is a certified partner of Microsoft, and this turnkey solution is ready for Windows Biometric Framework using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Support for other operating systems will be available for industrial customers on request.

About NEXT BIOMETRICS:
Enabled by the patented NEXT Active Thermal™ principle, NEXT offers high quality area fingerprint sensors at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitor products. A wide range of product formats including 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 publically listed company on the Oslo Bors Axess (symbol: NEXT), headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai. For information contact: CEO, tore.idsoe (at) NextBiometrics.com or CFO, knut.stalen (at) NextBiometrics.com.

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