AuthenTec announced that its AES2501 fingerprint sensor is now being integrated into the new OMNIKEY CardMan® 7121 smart card reader. The new USB card reader combines smart card technology with fingerprint recognition which is tailored for logical access control in high-security business or government environments.
AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Selected by ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies to Add Biometric Authentication to Its New OMNIKEY Smart Card Reader for Desktop PCs
AuthenTec’s AES2501 Enables Dual Authentication in OMNIKEY CardMan® 7121 Smart Card Reader for High-Security Data Access Control
MELBOURNE, Fla. & MUNICH, Germany–AuthenTec, the world’s leading provider of fingerprint authentication sensors and solutions, announced that its AES2501 fingerprint sensor is now being integrated into the new OMNIKEY CardMan® 7121 smart card reader. AuthenTec’s TruePrint® technology adds biometric authentication to this line of USB smart card readers tailored for logical access control in high-security business or government environments.
“Our CardMan 7121 makes it very simple for an organization to greatly enhance its data security when adding this new USB smart card reader for PCs to their installed base,” said ‘Volker Kunz, Business Segment Director IT & Corporate ID at ITG. “The implementation of AuthenTec’s fingerprint sensor into the CardMan 7121 enables a much more robust user authentication, and we’re very pleased to work together with the world’s leading provider of fingerprint sensors in the PC and wireless markets.”
“Multi-factor authentication has long been understood to be preferred for high-security applications,” said Marc Gebert, AuthenTec’s Director of European Sales and Marketing. “We’re excited that our AES2501 has been included in a product coming from a world leader in smart card solutions as they deliver the new CardMan 7121 to an eager market.”
AuthenTec’s AES2501 is the industry’s most proven and flexible slide fingerprint sensor – combining advanced security and touch-powered features in a solution that is used in millions of biometric notebooks, tablets, desktops and PC peripherals worldwide.
The sensor features AuthenTec’s extremely accurate TruePrint and TrueMatch™ technologies, the only solution in production that reads fingerprints below the surface of the skin – enabling the sensor to read virtually every fingerprint, anywhere.
The OMNIKEY CardMan® 7121 combines smart card technology with fingerprint recognition to a reliable desktop device that connects to a PC via USB. The product is expected to be available worldwide this summer.
With more than 15 million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is the world’s leading provider of fingerprint authentication sensors and solutions to the high-volume PC, wireless device, and access control markets. AuthenTec’s award-winning sensors take full advantage of The Power of Touch® by utilizing the company’s patented TruePrint® technology to deliver the most convenient, reliable and cost-effective means available for enabling touch-powered features that extend beyond user authentication. The company’s customers include: ASUSTek, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, HTC, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Toshiba, among others.
About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG)
Assa Abloy Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and RFID markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and industrial or manufacturing solutions. ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, Novacard do Brasil, OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard with more than 900 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company’s headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group.
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