BIO-key introduces USB fingerprint readers with Windows Hello support


BIO-key International, popular for its biometric software and hardware solutions has announced SideSwipe, SideTouch and EcoID, three new compact USB fingerprint reader accessories with support for Windows Hello unlocking in Windows 10. As the name suggests, SideSwipe lets you swipe to register fingerprint and the SideTouch records your fingerprint just by touching. The EcoID is also touch-based fingerprint reader which is meant for desktops and workstations.

Windows Hello signs you in to Windows devices, apps and Microsoft Edge websites 3 times faster than a password that you have to remember and type in.

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Highlights of BIO-key USB fingerprint readers

  • SideSwipe and SideTouch  – Perfect for tablets and laptops with Windows 8.1 and 10
  • EcoID – Perfect for desktops and workstations with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
  • Microsoft-tested and qualified for Windows Hello
  • Fingerprint biometric sign-in for Windows Hello
  • Durable design for commercial use
  • Cost efficient alternative to expensive readers
  • Authenticate to a device or server
  • Enhance security and convenience in one
  • Works with BIO-key Authentication for Active Directory
  • 1 year warranty

The BIO-key SideSwipe, SideTouch and EcoID fingerprint readers are available from Microsoft online store and retail stores in the U.S. for $39.99 (Rs. 2675 approx.) each.


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