IDEX at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2013

(Press release)
IDEX ASA shows SmartFinger fingerprint sensor technology at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2013.
Oslo, Norway, 21 February 2013:  IDEX ASA today announced it will be exhibiting and demonstrating the usability and outstanding performance of its award-winning SmartFinger® fingerprint sensor technology at the Mobile World Congress Exhibition and Conferences 25-28 February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. 
IDEX will demonstrate various mobile phone-related technology implementations such as fingerprint recognition on the Android operating system. 
“During the last six months IDEX has experienced a strong interest from the market for its fingerprint technology for use on mobile devices. This confirms the imminent mass adoption of fingerprint biometrics, and represents a game change within the markets of secure mobile payments, mobile banking, online commerce, ID and access,” says Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO of IDEX.  “IDEX is also seeing strong interest for fingerprint biometrics on embedded secure devices as well as contactless biometric cards, cloud security and Internet of Things. IDEX is one of very few players with early, patented, core intellectual property in fingerprint imaging and recognition,” says Bernstein.
SmartFinger Film fingerprint sensor
The patented IDEX SmartFinger sensor is a compact fingerprint swipe sensor, available in various form factors, designed for integration in mobile and card products. It has low power consumption and offers superior biometric performance. The SmartFinger fingerprint swipe sensor can be easily implemented into a variety of applications requiring biometric authentication such as mobile phones, one-time password devices, Smartcards, ID cards, access control devices and biometric tokens. The technology is protected by multiple patent families covering subjects such as sensing principles, sensor component design and image processing algorithms. Combining the extremely small software footprint with a low-resource microcontroller of choice and alternative configurations, IDEX is able to offer a complete biometric authentication solution tailored specifically for mobile phone and card applications.
SmartFinger evaluation and development kits
IDEX will be showing the Smartfinger evaluation kit for customers who wish to evaluate the Smartfinger Film fingerprint sensor. The evaluation kit connects to any Windows PC via a USB port and allows for fingerprint enrollment, verification and match.
IDEX will also be showing the SmartFinger Embedded development kit which enables customers to incorporate their product application with IDEX’s SmartFinger biometric embedded libraries onto a single low-cost Cortex M3 based microprocessor.
Mobile World Congress visitors
Mobile World Congress is held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. IDEX exhibits at booth 7G01. 
Visitor contact: Jack Robinson, VP of sales and marketing, +47 9137 0562, 
Press contacts IDEX ASA: 
Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO, +47 9305 9303,
Inge Berge, VP Business Development and IR, +47 9326 8836,
About IDEX 
IDEX ASA specializes in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. IDEX’s vision is to ensure individuals a safe, secure, and user-friendly use of personal ID. IDEX has developed the award-winning SmartFinger® technology platform based on the company’s core intellectual property, including the patented fingerprint imaging principle, sensing scheme and chip design. Combined with core software solutions for imaging and authentication, the SmartFinger technology enables on-device enrollment, template storage and verification within the very same module. SmartFinger solutions can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of embedded applications such as mobile phones, one-time password devices, Smartcards, payment and ID cards, payment terminals, access control devices and biometric security and login tokens. 
IDEX ASA (ticker IDEX) is a Norwegian public company listed at the Oslo Axess marketplace on the Oslo Børs (Oslo stock exchange). For more information, please visit or contact IDEX at 

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.