NEXT Biometrics and ABCorp Collaborate on Biometric Smart Cards

Oslo, June 06, 2019 –NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, announces that it will collaborate with ABCorp on the development and commercialization of biometric smart cards.

ABCorp is a leading provider of credentials (IDs), payment and secure access applications. As a turn-key EMV®* solutions provider, ABCorp has been involved in the design, manufacture, packaging, and distribution of dual-interface EMV® cards across the globe for many years. An international presence and multiple secure bureaus offer extensive EMV® card personalization solutions, data management, mailing, fulfillment and distribution services for efficient delivery to clients and end-consumers.

“We are very pleased to team up with such a seasoned manufacturer of smart cards and secure documents,” said Alain Faburel, NEXT Biometrics Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “ABCorp`s expertise entails every aspect of the card manufacturing process from handling of base materials and the interaction of diverse technological elements, including antennas and chips, up to the issuance of high-quality finished cards. This wealth of experience ideally complements the benefits of our superior large-area sensor technology for a carefree, outstanding end-user experience.”

“We are looking forward to working with NEXT Biometrics,” said William (Bill) Brown, CEO of ABCorp. “Combining our core strengths of secure manufacturing of cutting-edge products with NEXT`s superior fingerprint sensor technology will result in turn-key smart card solutions that help increase the security and convenience of transactions.”

*EMV is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, and is an unregistered trademark in other countries, owned by EMVCo.

NEXT Media contact:

Tanja Moehler, tanja.moehler@nextbiometrics.com

NEXT Investor contact:

Knut Stalen, knut.stalen@nextbiometrics.com

ABCorp Marketing Communications contact:

Mary Rassias, mary.rassias@abcorp.com

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 ABCorp:
From its origins as one of the first companies to print currency for the United States in 1795, to its role today as a leading provider of critical products, documents and services for the transit, financial, hospitality & retail markets, as well as top governmental agencies, ABCorp has over 220+ years of experience as an exceptionally trusted partner for secure products and services. 

Today, ABCorp offers a wide variety of products and services such as secure documents, EMV and contactless payment credit and debit cards, instant issuance programs (identification and payment), and sophisticated digital and contactless solutions. They have been trusted to deliver millions of secure, counterfeit-resistant identity products every year, such as drivers’ licenses, transit cards, voter ID cards, e-passports and other forms of secure identification for countries and citizens around the world. Additionally, ABCorp offers a plethora of hospitality and retail loyalty and gift card options. Their strength comes down to the single ability that can be seen across all their products and services: delivering peace of mind to those in need of secure elements – no matter the type of transaction – in an ever-changing world. www.abcorp.com

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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, Bengaluru, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai.

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