June 25, 2014

NEXT Biometrics announces new distributor and first order from US market

NEXT Biometrics has signed a strategic agreement with San Antonio, Texas-based Fulcrum Biometrics. At the same time, NEXT has received an initial order for 10,000 fingerprint sensors from Fulcrum. First deliveries will start this month.

Fulcrum Biometrics is an award winning, industry-known supplier and distributor of a wide range of biometric solutions in the US market. Supplying software, hardware, and consulting, Fulcrum serves system integrators targeting a wide range of quality dependent applications including defense, civil and criminal ID systems, corporate access control, time & attendance, and member management systems.

Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO NEXT Biometrics : We are very pleased to be able to welcome Fulcrum Biometrics as our distributor in the strategically important North-American market. Fulcrum is a highly respected and successful supplier of high quality biometric solutions. It is the NEXT strategy to exploit the potential of our technology through alliances with the best in our industry. Fulcrum is a perfect fit for us.

Ken Nosker CEO Fulcrum Biometrics : The fingerprint sensor market has waited a long time for the introduction of a low cost no compromise area sensor. We believe the NEXT technology will not only seize a significant share of the traditional sensor market but also - and more importantly - pave the way for a broad range of new volume market applications. We look forward to serving both existing and new markets using the NEXT technology.

About NEXT BIOMETRICS

Enabled by its patented Active Thermal Principle, NEXT offers high quality area fingerprint sensor at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC's, Doors, Time registration systems, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, Usb-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted.

NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP AS is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Taipei and Shanghai.

Investor & Press contact : Tore Etholm-Idsoe / CEO, mob + 47 922 32 439, e-mail tore.idsoe@nextbiometrics.com

About Fulcrum Biometrics

With over a decade of experience in the global biometrics industry, Fulcrum Biometrics has become a trusted and leading producer, distributor and integrator of biometric identification systems and devices for commercial, civil and military customers in over 90 countries. Fulcrum is the developer and integrator of the Fulcrum Biometric Framework (FbF®) and Biodentify® product lines, which include both developer and end-user solutions for identity management, logical and physical access control, winlogin with enterprise SSO, time and attendance, live scan, AFIS/ABIS and mobile ID. For more information, call +1(800) 430-4601 or visit www.fulcrumbiometrics.com