Biometric fingerprint security solutions company UPEK Inc. is introducing a PC peripheral fingerprint reader that enables secure access to data and applications with the simple swipe of a finger. The new UPEK Fingerprint Reader was developed to help security-savvy consumers and corporations wanting to protecting access to digital networks and on-line environments where security is critical. It's the first biometric security solution designed to make legacy installed systems compatible with the new generation of notebook computers equipped with fingerprint authentication technology.
The UPEK fingerprint reader is available in a software development kit for fast and easy integration by software developers and can be customized according to the brand and identity requirements of OEMs. The UPEK fingerprint reader represents the newest product stemming from a ten-year legacy of technology innovation that includes the development of the only complete hardware/software biometric solution for the PC market, already adopted by three of the top five notebook PC manufacturers; a solution for the first broadly deployed biometrically-protected flash drive with true portability; and a mobile solution that provides simplified protection, personalization and navigation for wireless applications.