AuthenTec’s fingerprint sensors are being integrated into LG-Nortel (News
phone 8540 – a new device that utilizes Microsoft’s Unified Communications (News
) (UC) solutions. The AuthenTec AES1510 sensor enhances the security of the IP Phone 8540 by granting access only to authorized users. The sensor also personalizes the phone for the currently registered user. These capabilities protect valuable corporate data assets and sensitive company information.
) has contoured the AES1510 slide sensor into the top of the IP Phone 8540. As a result it is within easy reach of the phone’s keypad and user handset. With a simple swipe of a finger the sensor can authenticate the user of the phone , ensuring that only authorized users are granted access to personal and corporate information such as voicemail, call logs, contact lists and calendars.
AuthenTec President Larry Ciaccia said that the innovative new LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 is a great example of how their fingerprint sensors are being integrated into a diverse set of devices and applications providing a layer of security for sensitive corporate and personal data and information.
He explained that their AES1510 slide sensor is being imbedded into several new devices which support Microsoft’s (News
) Unified Communications platform, and said that they are pleased that LG-Nortel chose their fingerprint sensor for this first-of-a-kind product.
JD An, vice president of LG-Nortel said in a statement
that AuthenTec’s sensors enhance the security of the LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 by enabling a biometric fingerprint log-in to protect sensitive information, including company voicemail. An believes that this enhances the rich feature set of the IP Phone 8540, which is designed to help businesses increase productivity by simplifying the way employees communicate.
With more than 20 million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is one of the world's leading provider of fingerprint authentication sensors and solutions to the high-volume PC, wireless device, and access control markets.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering call centers, CRM and information technology. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.