updated 09:20 am EDT, Mon August 1, 2005
Bio USB Flash Drive
Atmel and FingerGear today announced a new biometric USB Flash Drive featuring software-free operation and a large font LCD display for an user-friendly experience. The can generate a One-Time Password from a fingerprint match. The onboard LCD display screen guides users through Setup mode in which the user trains the device to recognize his or her finger. In addition, a push button on the device enables the user to enter into other modes including Add User, Delete User, and One-Time Password Generation. Up to 5 additional users may be added per device, according to the company. The USB 2.0 device is available in three colors (silver, blue, and clear) and five capacities. The 256MB version is now available for $150, while 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB versions are expected in the future.