NEXT Biometrics and MTRIX sign partnership agreement

Nuremberg, October 10, 2017: NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (NEXT.OAX) and MTRIX GmbH, the leading expert for professional authentication in Germany, have signed a distribution agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Effective immediately, MTRIX is opening sales of USB fingerprint readers from NEXT Biometrics (“Oyster” and “Scallop”) to its broad customer and partner base – primarily in the finance, insurance and health care markets as well as point of sale.

“NEXT Biometrics has become established as the leading firm in high-performance and cost-efficient fingerprint authentication. We look forward to being able to provide NEXT solutions to our customers effective immediately,” says Malte Kahrs, CEO of MTRIX GmbH.

Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics says: “The partnership with MTRIX is an important milestone for us. NEXT will help to further strengthen the good reputation of MTRIX, established over many years, as the leading expert for authentication solutions in the region. We look forward to working together to promote sales of our USB fingerprint reader.”

The companies are exhibiting together at the it-sa trade show in Nuremberg from October 10-12, 2017. Among other things, they are showing the latest “Scallop” fingerprint reader at booth 10.0-311 in Hall 10.

About NEXT Biometrics:

Based on its patented NEXT Active thermal principle, NEXT Biometrics ( offers large, high-quality fingerprint sensors in both rigid and flexible designs. The sensors can be implemented in many product formats, including smartcards, government ID cards, notebooks, tablets, building access control, wearables, payment terminals, tokens, key fobs and many more.

NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is a publicly traded company with headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai.

Media- und Investorenkontakt NEXT Biometrics:
Ritu Favre (CEO),
Knut Stålen (CFO),