Norwegian fingerprint sensor firm NEXT Biometrics has received an order for 160,000 fingerprint sensors from an unnamed customer.The sensors are due for delivery in September and October of 2015.Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT, said, “During the past five weeks, NEXT Biometrics has received fingerprint sensor orders from different market segments amounting to $1.4 million USD, or 10 million Norwegian Krone (NOK).”In April, NEXT Biometrics as received an initial order for 100,000 sensors from a new customer within the “SmartHome” segment, saying the order underlines how new segments are opening up for the fingerprint sensor firm. In January, the firm said the number of orders it has received for fingerprint from new potential markets underlines the broadening interest in the sector. Etholm-Idsoe said at the time ” The 'Apple Effect' is starting to make a significant impact in multiple new market segments. The general acceptance of fingerprinting is increasing fast.”