Foster City, California, May 11, 2006 – Validity Sensors – a leading developer of biometric fingerprint sensors – today announced its latest next generation durable fingerprint sensor product, the VFS161.
Validity’s new smaller-footprint VFS161 sensor, with its ultra flexible z-height, easily integrates into PC market devices such as consumer and enterprise notebooks and peripherals. Users can easily swipe their finger over an extremely durable plastic surface for password replacement, authentication, identification, securing important data, and more. The VFS161 maintains the durability, thinness, and flexibility advantages of Validity’s VFS131 sensor while providing a high security 12mm wide image at 508 DPI with true 8 bits of grayscale. The sensor also offers optional support for fingerprint template storage via flash, a security feature that keeps users’ fingerprint data off of the PC hard drive.
The product uses Validity’s patented LiveFlexTM Technology to read deep into the living tissue of a finger through a robust flexible plastic film. LiveFlexTM provides superior resistance to impact, abrasion, household liquids and chemicals, and ESD.
“The smaller size of the VFS161 allows it to fit nicely between the buttons of a touchpad,” notes Jalil Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer at Validity. “The durability and size of the VFS161 provides a viable solution for an exposed biometric sensor on a USB flash drive.”
The VFS161 sensor is available for evaluation today. Reference designs and software developments kits are also available for the development of Validity fingerprint sensors solutions.
About Validity Sensors, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity Sensors, Inc. develops the world’s most durable, flexible and highest performing biometric fingerprint sensor for communication and information devices for PC, Mobile, Portable Media and Access Control markets.
Validity’s biometric security products enable a wide range of convenient features including password replacement, identity verification, centralized management for corporate network security, secure wireless transactions, protection of portable data, and physical access control.
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