TouchLight™ Technology Enhances Interactive User Experience of Fingerprint Sensors on Notebook PCs
TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPEK®, the leader in enterprise and consumer biometric fingerprint solutions, today unveiled its TouchLight™ technology which integrates light emitting diodes (LEDs) for user prompting and feedback directly into the company’s broadly adopted fingerprint sensors. UPEK is demonstrating TouchLight integrated LED technology at the Computex Trade Show in Taipei, Taiwan June 2-6, 2009.
As touch-based interfaces transform the computing user experience, fingerprint sensors represent a “smart” touch interface that actually recognizes unique individuals and authorized users. With TouchLight technology, users can now get intuitive prompting and feedback, such as inviting the user to swipe their finger or indicating whether the user is authorized or not, directly from the fingerprint sensor itself. Users can also enjoy the “cool” factor of colored lights synchronized with their cutting edge biometric technology.
Integration of TouchLight technology directly into the fingerprint sensor packaging simplifies mechanical integration and complexity for manufacturers of notebook PCs, netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), mobile phones, and other electronic devices who want to add LED-based feedback. UPEK’s offering includes both LEDs integrated into the fingerprint sensor packaging itself as well as multiple drivers for support of external LEDs, giving OEMs mechanical design flexibility. Hardware integrators also benefit from the flexibility to program the full spectrum of colors and dimming patterns to create a customized brand experience.
“We are excited to unveil this technology which promises to make the fingerprint sensor experience more intuitive and interactive,” said Vito Fabbrizio, Senior Director of OEM Marketing at UPEK, Inc. “We’ve made it easy for PC OEMs to incorporate LEDs by integrating them directly into the sensor package while also giving them the flexibility to design with external LEDs.”
TouchLight has been already designed in by several top-tier PC OEMs and will be available to the public in selected notebook PCs starting in the summer of 2009.
UPEK, Inc. is the global leader in enterprise and consumer biometric fingerprint solutions. UPEK authentication hardware and software are integrated into laptops from the world's top five largest PC makers, as well as USB flash drives, external hard disk drives, and mobile phones from leading manufacturers. UPEK's ecosystem of over 100 hardware and software partners enables strong authentication solutions for market verticals including healthcare, banking, education, and government. UPEK offers the only silicon-based fingerprint sensor that is FIPS 201 certified for authentication of over 10 million US government employees and contractors. UPEK also provides consumer packaged goods including the CES award-winning Eikon Digital Privacy Manager, the only fingerprint reader on the market that supports PCs and Macs. UPEK products make your digital world safe and personal. For more info, visit www.upek.com.
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