updated 02:10 am EST, Wed November 14, 2001
M-Systems is showcasing its DiskOnKey devices that use fingerprint biometrics in its USB-based personal storage product.
DiskOnKey Biometric ID, offers 128-bit encryption through QVoice's "WhoIsIt?" software: "To access information, users view a login screen on the desktop, plug the DiskOnKey into the USB port and a finger is placed on the scanner. The "WhoIsIt?" software on the PC transfers the acquired biometric template to the DiskOnKey, where the matching algorithm authenticates the template. When access is granted, the credentials saved on the DiskOnKey are used to logon." The biometrics software is compatible with both Macs and Windows.