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AuthenTec offers TouchStone to waterproof cellphones

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Waterproof cellphones, anyone?

According to AuthenTec, its TouchStone fingerprint sensor packaging technology will enable future generations of waterproof cellphones, including a new phone to enter high-volume production in Q4 08. The new smooth, durable and waterproof packaging technology is AuthenTec's newest fingerprint sensor packaging alternative for cellphones.

"AuthenTec once again leads the way with innovative fingerprint sensor technology for a new generation of waterproof handsets that leverage the waterproof properties of our new TouchStone packaging, as well as the many features of our Power of Touch offerings," said Art Stewart, AuthenTec VP of wireless products. "Our ultra-durable TouchStone technology will help our customers further differentiate their product offerings by combining our award-winning TruePrint fingerprint sensor technology with robust waterproof packaging to create a new segment of secure waterproof cellphones."

AuthenTec's TouchStone package allows for easy integration into various waterproof industrial design configurations that provides the durability and water resistance required for new class of handsets while adding Power of Touch features including security, convenience, personalization and navigation.

TouchStone-packaged sensors are based on TruePrint technology, AuthenTec's solution that reads below the surface of the skin to the live layer where a person's true fingerprint resides. According to the company, the subsurface approach enables the sensors to read virtually every fingerprint, every timea critical requirement in any fingerprint-enabled device. TouchStone technology also combines AuthenTec's TrueNav menu navigation features, TrueFinger anti-spoofing security, and TrueMatch pattern matching to ensure the industry's highest level of security, usability and convenience.

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