Flint Smart introduces smart card reader with fingerprint sensor – Brief Article – Product Announcement
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-21 February 2001-Flint Smart introduces smart card reader with fingerprint sensor (C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
UK-based Flint Distribution’s Flint Smart division has launched a new compact smart card reader called GemPC-Touch 440.
Developed by Gemplus, the product comes with a 15x15mm fingerprint sensor to reduce the incidence of fraud from misuse of pin numbers and access codes. The user’s fingerprint is stored onto a smart card, with the reader capturing and verifying the fingerprint for authentication.
Measuring 19x61x92mm and weighing 85g, the reader unit is powered from any PS/2 keyboard port and it also connects to the parallel printer port. Other features include an ability to read from and write to all types of ISO7816-compatible microprocessors and memory cards and the inclusion of PC/SC software drivers and documentation to develop applications in C, Visual Basic or Visual C++ under Windows 2000/9x/NT4 environments.
Availability and pricing were not revealed.
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