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Beyond passwords and PINs: Fingerprint sensors for the mobile age

Source:  Fingerprint Cards AB

The FPC1020 from Fingerprint Cards AB is a robust mobile fingerprint sensor that claims it's able to read virtually any fingerprint -- dry or wet.

As the world's first capacitive touch fingerprint sensor for Windows, Android and other embedded devices, the FPC1020 helps users nix complex passwords and PINs for the simplicity of swiping a finger.

By combining the FPC1020 touch fingerprint sensor with a fingerprint recognition algorithm, smartphone, tablet and laptop users can help organizations rid themselves of problems with troublesome or weak passwords once and for all.

Competitive advantages of the sensor, according to the vendor, include:

  • Low power consumption
  • More than 10 million finger placement capacity
  • Image data captures in 3-D
  • 508 dpi resolution
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