NEXT Biometrics and MTRIX enter distribution agreement
11 October 2017 10:17 GMT

Norwegian fingerprint sensor firm Next Biometrics has entered a distribution deal with MTRIX, a leading German distributor of biometric authentication solutions.

The distribution agreement covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will enable MTRIX to sell the Next line of USB fingerprint peripherals (named Oyster and Scallop) to its wide base of customers and partners targeting banking, insurance, point-of-sale and healthcare markets, it said.

"NEXT Biometrics has established itself as a leader in high performance, cost efficient fingerprint authentication. We are excited to be able to offer NEXT solutions for our broad customer base," said Malte Kahrs, CEO of MTRIX GmbH.

NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre said, “By this agreement, NEXT will be able to leverage MTRIX’s long-standing reputation as an authentication solution expert in the region.  We are excited to scale and grow our business of USB fingerprint scanners offered to MTRIX's established range of quality customers.”

The companies are jointly exhibiting at the IT SA exhibition in Nurnberg, Germany, taking place October 10-12, 2017, and are showcasing NEXT’s latest fingerprint authentication peripheral “Scallop” at Booth 10.0-311 in Hall 10.

MTRIX is a leading specialist in strong authentication within the German-speaking region.  The company supports its customers with selecting, implementing and operating multi-factor authentication solutions.