March 18, 2013 -
Arkami recently announced the Middle East launch of its myIDkey USB biometric password managing device.
Following an incredibly successful launch on Kickstarter, Arkami has built up a lot of momentum. With an initial funding goal of $150,000, the company has already raised over $353,800 and is now on track to reach its revised target of $400,000 by the end of the campaign this week.
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the device features a small swipe sensor and a tough-sensitive surface so users can authenticate themselves using their fingerprint and can also save tap sequences as an additional layer of authentication. According to the company, information is stored using “military grade encryption.” Users can opt to authenticate and view passwords information on the device itself or they can connect it via USB or Bluetooth to a computer or device and have it authenticate their online sessions.
The device itself is built on an ARM-based microcontroller and also features voice navigation. The company also says the device is safe from theft as after a pre-determined number of failed authentication attempts, the information on the drive will be erased.
According to the company, the device’s bluetooth or USB connectivity options allow it to operate on a wide array of devices, including support for both Android and iOS systems. At CES 2013, the myIDkey took home three awards respectively in computer accessories, personal electronics and computer peripherals categories.
“The three Innovation Awards myIDkey received at this year’s CES awards in Las Vegas and the positive response to the Kickstarter campaign strongly demonstrates the practical value and huge market potential of this groundbreaking solution,” Tareq Risheq, founder of Arkami said. “We are therefore eager to launch myIDkey in the Middle East to give consumers in the region a genuinely simple solution that effectively addresses all concerns related to securing passwords and other sensitive information. Customers all over the world, including the Middle East can receive a 30 per cent discount on myIDkey if they pre-order the product through the Kickstarter website.”