BIO-key has expanded its biometric portfolio with the release of new fingerprint scanners that will make the technology more accessible. The highlight in that regard is the new Pocket10, a portable FAP 50 scanner with a compact form factor that makes it well-suited to the field. The Pocket10 is able to capture a full set of 10 fingerprints, but is small enough to fit into someone’s pocket. As a result, BIO-key believes that the device will appeal to law enforcement agencies and other government organizations that may need to verify someone’s identity or conduct a background check while on the go.
BIO-key also unveiled new USB-C versions of its single-print SidePass and SideSwipe scanners. As the name would suggest, the scanners can be plugged into a USB-C port to enable fingerprint authentication (and a higher level of security) on a computer that does not offer built-in support for the technology. Both scanners can be used as official Windows Hello accessories, and are compatible with a number of different access control applications.
“The release of these new low-cost, high-quality fingerprint scanners enable faster, more economical identity workflows for BIO-key customers,” said BIO-key Products VP Kimberly Johnson. “These scanners are easily integrated into customers’ existing security solutions and align with our WEB-key and PortalGuard IDaaS platform.”
BIO-key recently announced that it would be sending a shipment of fingerprint scanners to Nigeria as it moves forward with a pair of contracts that were signed before the global onset of COVID-19. Allied Market Research has predicted that the fingerprint sensor market will climb to $9.41 billion by 2027.
April 14, 2021 – by Eric Weiss