) fingerprint sensors are now being installed on Intel Centrino2 processor-based laptops and ultra-portable PCs. The company said that its sensors are now installed in more than 100 computer models with Centrino2 chips, bringing convenient security to users.
“These new notebooks leverage the breadth of our product portfolio and are shipping on laptops from 8 of the world’s top 10 notebook PC OEMs [original equipment manufacturers],” said AuthenTec President Larry Ciaccia, in a statement.
ASUS, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Lenovo (News
), LG, Samsung and Toshiba are among the brands releasing Centrino2-based computers with AuthenTec’s “Power of Touch” feature installed.
More specifically, these manufacturers are building into their computer AuthenTec’s small form factor AES1610 sensor or the company’s AES2550 sensor. These sensors, coupled with software, enable users to perform a variety of tasks with swipe of the finger, including launching applications, and encrypting files or folder.
AuthenTec hopes that by coupling its sensors with the efficient Intel (News
) Centrino2 processor, the result will be increased interest in fingerprint sensors as users discover how fast and easy this technology can be to use.
According to AuthenTec, all the company’s sensors rely on TruePrint technology to deliver accurate and reliable fingerprint imaging. TruePrint reads below the surface of the skin to the live layer, where a person’s true fingerprint resides. This subsurface approach enables AuthenTec sensors to overcome common skin surface conditions to read virtually every fingerprint, every time.
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Edited by Mae Kowalke