23 September, 2008
UPEK Inc., a biometric fingerprint provider, announced the availability of its new TCEFx1 USB fingerprint module, which uses the company’s FIPS 201 certified TouchChip TCS1 fingerprint sensor.
The UPEK TCEFx1 module is compact, simple to integrate, and enables for biometric authentication with ANSI 378 fingerprint templates stored on U.S. Government issued Personal Identity Verification cards. UPEK will be displaying the TCEFx1 module at the Biometrics Consortium Technology Expo in Tampa, Fla., September 23-25.
Dell Inc. recently launched their first government-focused notebooks with UPEK’s TCEFx1 fingerprint module and a PIV-compliant smart card reader, enabling 3-factor authentication. The Dell Latitude E6500, Precision M4400 and Precision M6400 with UPEK’s FIPS 201 compliant fingerprint module offer government agencies a complete endpoint security solution for complying with HSPD-12.
The new TCEFx1 module leverages UPEK’s certified TouchChip TCS1 sensor by adding a low-profile finger guide, on-board memory for sensor calibration data, a USB controller and other features make it easy to integrate into devices including notebooks, keyboards, smart card readers, mobile ID terminals and access control devices, where demand for certified fingerprint sensors is growing.