Pretec today launched the first 4GB flash drive with fingerprint biometrics security at CES 2006 in Las Vegas.
The proven fingerprint biometrics security makes sure data can only be accessed by (up to ten) authorized users without the need to bring keys or remember long strings of passwords. It not only secures data access, but the data itself; depending on user requirements individual files or entire directories can be securely encoded with Pretec i-Disk Touch and made available again when needed.
The biometrics security function of i-Disk Touch is only one part of a suite of security offerings which also includes additional software and/or hardware protection of data access through password protection; a protected key which can lock the PC from unauthorized use; or as a parental guard to prevent unauthorized access to forbidden websites, etc.
Instead of using the traditional "Area" fingerprint sensor which requires the use of multiple devices taking up additional space at additional cost, the "stripe" fingerprint sensor in i-Disk Touch is coupled with a new monolithic single-chip solution; an innovative design in which i-Disk Touch can achieve a smaller footprint, larger capacity, and very cost-effective way to secure data and content access for any home or office with security concerns.
The i-Disk Touch is available now with mass production scheduled next month.