AuthenTec (News - Alert) recently announced the introduction of the new “Eikon mini”, which is the smallest USB fingerprint reader available in the market. AuthenTec has effectively expanded its Eikon USB fingerprint reader family with this relatively inexpensive offering and has now set a new standard in size, cost and security of USB readers.
The Eikon mini has been designed to integrate the AES2660 smart fingerprint sensor from AuthenTec and is specifically ideal for use in notebooks, ultraportables, and USB-equipped tablets which effectively drives user mobility. The device can easily plug into PC and Mac notebooks ensuring robust fingerprint security and deliver an extensive array of user features without the need for a USB cable.
In a release, Tom Aebli, AuthenTec vice president of Software and eCommerce, said that, “Our new Eikon mini sets a new standard for fingerprint reader size and cost and is ideally suited for notebook users in the office, home or on the go. It addresses the growing demand from users who want to easily add fingerprint security to a notebook, ultrabook, or tablet that isn’t already equipped with an integrated fingerprint reader. No other fingerprint reader on the market today offers mini’s compact size, affordability, and compatibility with PCs and Macs.”
Providing one finger swipe functionality, the Eikon mini when plugged into a USB port of a notebook, makes it easy for users to manage passwords; log into their favourite websites automatically; accelerate the launch of one or more websites; to both lock and unlock files and folders; and to protect a PC or Mac from unauthorized access.
Furthermore, the Eikon mini offers increased portability and security as it can remain plugged into a notebook for an indefinite period of time while the user is on the move or in the office. It also maintains the security and privacy of online accounts by enabling users to make use of their fingerprint when accessing the notebook.
The Eikon mini features a sturdy and compact design which allows users to fit the device into their pockets, or a purse or computer bag.
Edited by Brooke Neuman