Kensington announce VeriMark Fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support

Kensington has launched a new USB fingerprint reader at CES with Windows Hello support.

The Kensington® VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key adds simple, swift and secure fingerprint authentication to Notebook PCs lacking integrated biometric sensor implementation.

The dongles are fully housed, ready-to-use Synaptics Natural ID™ fingerprint modules small enough to remain unobtrusively installed in any notebook USB port. Following a simple user enrollment procedure, secure authentication is completed with a single touch of a finger, enabling fast PC access and the full use of Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport.

Synaptics Natural ID solutions are FIDO Certified (Fast IDentity Online), providing broad compliance with an industry-wide ecosystem of products.

“Due to the rapid growth of online payments, combined with the critical need for protecting access to PC data for businesses and consumers, biometric authentication has become the de facto standard for high performance security,” said Godfrey Cheng, Vice President of Marketing, Human Interface Systems Division (HISD) Synaptics. “The new Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Keyenables users to easily add fingerprint sensing to new and older Windows 10-based PCs. Our unique fingerprint sensors also feature Synaptics’ SentryPoint™ technology, offering Quantum Matcher™ with PurePrint™ anti-spoof technology. PurePrint examines fingerprint images using unique artificial intelligence technology to distinguish between fake and actual fingers.

No release date has been announced yet, but the reader should be hitting shelves soon.

Update: the fingerprint reader is expected in March 2017.

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