UPEK launches biometric fingerprint solutions for netbooks

UPEK announced fingerprint authentication solutions for manufacturers of netbooks and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) to integrate into these new classes of portable, internet-connected computing devices.

UPEK’s Fingerprint Authentication Solutions for netbooks and MIDs feature the TouchStrip TCS5 Fingerprint Sensor optimized for compact, low-cost, low-power devices, and Fingerprint Suite Starter software that allows users to access password protected websites with the simple swipe of a finger.

As users of netbooks and MIDs take advantage of cloud computing applications and online storage of personal files, they are burdened by a growing number of different passwords to access their web accounts. To alleviate the pain of trying to remember these passwords, Fingerprint Suite Starter remembers and replays these numerous passwords with the simple swipe of a finger. The dedicated touch-based user interface offered by the UPEK TouchStrip Fingerprint sensor also provides a convenient user experience on these small platforms with limited or no keyboards.

Fingerprint Suite Starter will be available starting in March 2009 with support for Windows XP and planned support for Windows 7 Starter edition. In addition, Fingerprint Suite support for Linux will be available in the second half of 2009.

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