CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT Market

“The South Korea-based company became the first FIDO Alliance member to host an interoperability event for the consortium outside of the US last year, raising its profile in the authentication industry in the process.”

CrucialTec has announced a new, small-scale fingerprint sensor module aimed at Internet of Things applications.

CrucialTec Announces Small, Low-Power Fingerprint Sensor for IoT MarketThe sensor comes in at about 17mm by 17mm, and runs on its own microprocessor, consuming only 30 mAh. In announcing the product, CrucialTec cited a range of potential applications, including computers, fridges, electric bikes, and safes. A CrucialTec official added that the company is currently talking to home appliance makers about potential integrations, reports The Investor.

The unit could prove to be a hit. The South Korea-based company became the first FIDO Alliance member to host an interoperability event for the consortium outside of the US last year, raising its profile in the authentication industry in the process. And as more organizations seek to embed fingerprint biometrics security into connected IoT devices, CrucialTec could find itself in a strong position to pitch its module.

Meanwhile, such technology is now a standard feature of contemporary smartphones, so the system could find its way into new mobile devices as well.

Source: The Investor

April 3, 2017 – by Alex Perala