PQI announce Windows Hello-compatible PQI Lockey USB fingerprint reader

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PQI has announced a new plugin USB fingerprint sensor which can ID your fingerprint in only 0.15 seconds.

The “My Lockey – Fingerprint Recognition and Encryption Dongle” lets you add Windows Hello biometric unlocking to your PC or laptop which does not come with this feature built-in. The Lockey is only 8mm thick and uses a capacitive sensor which is more accurate than optical sensors of old, and only needs a USB 2.0 port.

The sensor features:

  • Designed for the latest Windows 10 operating system
    Couple Microsoft Windows Hello biometric with PQI Fingerprint USB Dongle, follow the Accounts’ Sign-in option prompts for fingerprint password setup and you’re on your way to secure your personal data and never having to remember complex passwords, ever!
  • No. 1 in fingerprint ID, your personal gold-key, access within 0.15 seconds
    Swift, accurate and responsive! In the blink of an eye (within 0.15 seconds), it accurately identifies the biometric ID on the sensor. Compare to typing the password, it only requires 1/3 of the time to access your personal data.
  • Breath-sensing, precision algorithm, virtually impossible to duplicate
    My Lockey features AI biological detection, breath-sensing and high precision algorithm to detect forged fingerprints, making your data safer and harder for high-tech forgers to access!
  • Detectable in 360 degrees, anyone of your fingers will do
    Using capacitive touch technology, it is more accurate and responsive than traditional optics. Use any of your fingertips, left or right hand, you can use it as your security pass to safeguard your personal data.
  • Setup up to 10 fingerprint IDs
    You may setup to 10 fingerprint IDs and for every fingerprint ID account, one can setup multiple fingerprints as IDs. On a public access computer (office, bank, school, etc.), the account data shown will be determined by the fingerprint ID so personal data can only be accessed by you, avoiding personal data accessed by others.
  • Certified by Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance
    The Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance is an industry consortium that started back in February 2013. Its’ main purpose is to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and problems users face when creating and having to remember multiple usernames and passwords. It also resolves malicious trojan programs from obtaining your password. So whether it is ecommerce, online payments, software / hardware system integrators or traditional PKI token certification, PQI Fingerprint USB Dongle is FIDO certified, it is platform / system interoperable and meets modern digital data safety needs.

PQI has not announced pricing and availability yet, but the device is expected to hit online retailers such as Amazon soon.

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