NEXT Biometrics and MTRIX Demonstrate Advantages Of New Biometric Software Development Platform at ITSA Trade Show

NUREMBERG, October 9, 2018 — NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, and MTRIX GmbH, a leading German distributor of authentication solutions, are demonstrating NEXT’s advanced biometric software development platform here this week at the IT Security Expo and Congress (ITSA). The NEXT One Touch Power Software Development Kit (SDK) works with a broad set of platforms and tools for developing leading-edge authentication systems and is already generating positive reactions from industry partners. MTRIX is the exclusive distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The NEXT One Touch Power SDK is available now and supports development of customer solutions on software platforms including Windows, Android, Linux and embedded Linux. The SDK is also designed to aid customers in developing solutions for both proprietary and ISO 19794-2 compliant template formats. It supports one-to-one verification as well as ultra-fast, one-to-many identification schemes.

“One of our goals at NEXT Biometrics is to ensure we’re providing our customers with whatever assistance they need to make implementation of our advanced Active Thermal™ fingerprint sensor solutions as simple and easy as possible,” said Alain Faburel, NEXT Biometrics’ chief sales and marketing officer. “The NEXT One Touch Power SDK we’re jointly demonstrating this week with MTRIX is a tool we’re providing for our customers that allows them to quickly and easily create biometric products that emphasize their skills, creativity and technical prowess.”

Target customers for the SDK include companies developing biometric solutions that incorporate NEXT’s proven and broadly deployed fingerprint scanners and modules for the enterprise, PC and network security implementations and point-of-sale devices.

“We’re very pleased to be working with NEXT and their industry-leading biometric sensor technology,” said Malte Kahrs, MTRIX CEO. “To now provide our joint customers with yet another tool to aid development of leading-edge biometric solutions is a real advantage.”

ITSA is Europe’s largest expo for IT security and a leading IT security event globally. Since 2009, ITSA has served as a “must-attend” event for C-level executives, IT security officers, developers and services providers focused on cloud computing, mobile security and cybersecurity, as well as, data and network security. The expo runs from Oct. 9-11. The NEXT One Touch Power SDK will be on display in the MTRIX booth located in Hall 10, Booth 10.0-212.

About NEXT Biometrics

NEXT provides advanced fingerprint sensor technology that delivers uncompromised security and accuracy for the best possible user experience in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets. The company’s patented NEXT Active Thermal™ principle allows the development of large, high quality fingerprint sensors in both rigid and flexible formats. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (www.nextbiometrics.com) is headquartered in Oslo, with sales, support and development operations in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague, Bengaluru and Shanghai.

About MTRIX:

MTRIX is the leading specialist in strong authentication within the German-speaking region. The company supports its customers with selecting, implementing and operating multi-factor authentication solutions. Founded in 2006, MTRIX has established a wide portfolio within the past 11 years and represents various market leaders. MTRIX counts companies of every size and industry among its widespread list of customers – from SME’s to corporate groups, from banks and insurance companies to automotive suppliers, medical centers, education institutes and public administrations to IT service providers and system integrators.

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Media contact:

Tom Beermann, tom.beermann@nextbiometrics.com

Investor contact:

Knut Stalen, knut.stalen@nextbiometrics.com