NEXT Biometrics and Arrow Electronics ink distribution agreement
22 August 2017 14:44 GMT

Norway's NEXT Biometrics has entered a deal with Arrow Electronics to sell NEXT fingerprint authentication technology.

Through the agreement, NEXT said Arrow will be able to sell NEXT products to its wide base of customers targeting applications including Internet Of Things and access control as well as personal authentication devices such as tokens, key fobs and other innovative applications.  A range of reference designs and SDK solutions (software development kit) is being launched by NEXT Biometrics for mainstream embedded platforms such as Cortex M4 and ARM7/8/9 microprocessors running Android and Linux to streamline product integration.

"NEXT Biometrics has established itself as a leader for high performance, cost efficient fingerprint authentication,” said Matthias Hutter, Vice President Product Management and Supplier Marketing, Arrow EMEA. “We are excited to offer their solutions to enhance the products to our broad customer base." 

“Signing the agreement with Arrow is an important milestone for NEXT,” said Ritu Favre, CEO at NEXT Biometrics. “NEXT will be able to leverage Arrow’s world-class sales and field applications engineering coupled with the company's broad customer reach and relationships. We are excited to scale and grow our business for large cost-efficient fingerprint sensors for the access control market.”