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NEXT Biometrics Receives 34,000-Sensor Order

NEXT Biometrics Receives 34,000-Sensor Order

NEXT Biometrics has received an order for 34,000 fingerprint sensors, the company has announced. While it couldn’t disclose the name of the client, NEXT has indicated that it’s going to ship the order over June and July of this year. In a statement, NEXT CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe suggested the order reaffirmed the company’s position as “the…

NEXT Receives Sensor Order from Smart Home Sector

NEXT Receives Sensor Order from Smart Home Sector

NEXT Biometrics has announced that it has received an order for 100,000 fingerprint sensors for deployment in the smart home market. The company says that the order comes from “a leading design and manufacturing company” in the smart home sector, and that it will start shipping the sensors in July. It’s another major benefit the…

Interview: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

Interview: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

Interview with Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Recently, NEXT Biometrics initiated a study from the University Carlos III of Madrid examining the correlation between fingerprint sensor size and accuracy. The results showed a positive correlation between the two factors: a larger sensor increases the quality of fingerprint identification. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had a chance…

Former ACER Exec Joins NEXT Biometrics as VP

Former ACER Exec Joins NEXT Biometrics as VP

NEXT Biometrics is welcoming a new addition to its executive team. The company has announced that Campbell Kan, ACER’s former President of PC Global Operations, has signed on as NEXT’s Vice President of Operations and Asia Sales. As his new title indicates, Mr. Kan’s role will be twofold. The first part involves general operations management;…

Study: Sensor Size Affects Fingerprint Biometrics Accuracy

Study: Sensor Size Affects Fingerprint Biometrics Accuracy

A new study from the University Carlos III of Madrid has found that the accuracy of fingerprint sensors is significantly tied to their size. The study looked at three major sensors and collected 80,000 fingerprints. It essentially found that fingerprint sensors need to be a certain, minimum size to be accurate. Considering a false acceptance rate…

New BIO-key Device Aims to Disrupt Market

New BIO-key Device Aims to Disrupt Market

BIO-key is showing off its latest device, a small, touch-based USB fingerprint reader, at the connect:ID convention this week. The device uses new fingerprint sensor technology from NEXT Biometrics. Using NEXT’s Active Thermal sensor, BIO-key’s EcoID fingerprint reader is being offered as a low-cost, high-performance system compatible with Android and Windows devices. The device is…

NEXT Launches Low-Cost, Large-Sensor Fingerprint Module

NEXT Launches Low-Cost, Large-Sensor Fingerprint Module

Norway-based NEXT Biometrics has unveiled its newest fingerprint sensor, the NB-1011-S. The company says that the serial interface sensor module has a range of potential applications, from physical access control to safety boxes to electronic voting machines. The module sports a large sensor area (at 201 square millimeters) while maintaining an overall size comparable to…

NEXT Biometrics Adds To Engineering Staff

NEXT Biometrics Adds To Engineering Staff

NEXT Biometrics announced today that it has expanded dramatically, having hired ten new engineers who have been added to the company’s teams in Seattle, Prague and Taipei. According to NEXT, the engineers have been hired from leading industry companies. The company has used this new expansion of its top level workforce to underline its attractiveness as…

NEXT Unveils “The Oyster” USB Fingerprint Scanner

NEXT Unveils “The Oyster” USB Fingerprint Scanner

NEXT Biometrics has unveiled a new USB fingerprint scanner. The NB-3010-U, nicknamed “The Oyster”, is designed for Windows 7 and 8.1 compatibility, but NEXT is also offering it as a reference design. Speaking in a press release, NEXT CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe emphasized the durability of the new device, calling it “a high quality fingerprint sensor…

Authasas Strikes Partnership with NEXT Biometrics

Authasas Strikes Partnership with NEXT Biometrics

Dutch authentication solutions provider Authasas has announced a new partnership with Norway-based biometrics company NEXT Biometrics. The alliance will see the NEXT Biometrics 3010-U device – a fingerprint scanner – integrated into Authasus’ solutions. Speaking in a press release, Authasas CEO Reinier van der Drift said his company was “delighted to work with a high…

NEXT Announces Client in New, ‘NEXT-Enabled’ Market

NEXT Announces Client in New, ‘NEXT-Enabled’ Market

NEXT Biometrics has announced that is has received a major order for its fingerprint sensors in “a new field”. The new client’s order is valued at $100,000 USD. The company has disclosed few details about the new deal, but is keen to emphasize that it’s a direct result of NEXT Biometrics’ efforts to market its…

NEXT Biometrics Sales Benefit From The Apple Effect

NEXT Biometrics Sales Benefit From The Apple Effect

Fingerprint sensor developer NEXT Biometrics is enjoying the “Apple effect”, announcing via press release that it has received half a dozen orders this January from “a range of new high potential fingerprint sensor markets.” The orders are both for fingerprint sensor samples and SKDs. The “Apple effect” refers, of course, to the popularization of mobile…

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