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Synaptics touchpad module integrates AuthenTec fingerprint sensor

Posted: 01 Jul 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fingerprint touchpad? notebook touchpad? laptop touchpad? entrepad aes3500? fingerprint sensor?

Synaptics Inc. has introduced its Fingerprint TouchPad product, which integrates the company's TouchPad interface device with AuthenTec Inc.'s EntrePad AES3500 fingerprint sensor.

Designed for integration into notebook PCs, the module offers data and asset protection, as well as convenient password replacement. It comes bundled with a customized Softex OmniPass application software and Softex OmniROM Preboot Authorization.

"Synaptics Fingerprint TouchPad offers an advanced biometric solution that replaces the need for passwords with the user's fingerprint, ultimately making computing easier and more secure," said Synaptics GM of PC Products, Don Kirby.

The Preboot Authorization requires user identification before the operating system loads, preventing unauthorized access to both the hard drive and data, while the Omnipass Identity Management software manages passwords and identities.

In addition, the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard is also available to guide novice users through the enrollment for both BIOS and Windows access.

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