Fingerprint Cards, Microsoft, demonstrate fingerprint sensor integration

June 3, 2013 - 

Microsoft is currently demonstrating a Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor in combination with a beta version of Windows 8.1 at TechEd North America 2013.

According to the company, users will be able to sign on to their Microsoft account, make online payments and other transactions using the sensor. This new iteration of Windows 8 has been referred to as Windows Blue.

“By this initiative, Microsoft is spearheading the use of fingerprint sensors to enable the ultimate secure and convenient user experience for its users,” Johan Carlström, President and CEO Fingerprint Cards AB said.” The combination of Microsoft’s intuitive user interface in Windows 8.1 and FPC’s high performance fingerprint touch sensor makes the user verification experience totally seamless to consumers and enterprise users and nicely combines security and convenience. We are extremely proud to have been appointed  a Blue Partner and to be a key part of this Microsoft initiative by bringing forward the world’s first fingerprint touch sensor for mobile devices together with Microsoft.”

Reported previously, Fingerprint Cards has been receiving a large amount of orders and design-wins as of late.  As we’ve noted in BiometricUpdate.com, Fingerprint Cards has announced several design-wins in China and Japan, as well as a third Asian country in the last 6 months.

“Fingerprint-based Biometrics sensors will be an integral part of the Windows 8.1 user experience. They’ll provide enhanced security and the very best experience for verifying a user’s identity,” Dustin Ingalls, Partner Group Program Manager for Windows Security & Identity at Microsoft said. “Fingerprint Cards has shown us an impressive roadmap and a great line-up of capacitive touch sensors that will help make biometrics mainstream on Windows devices. We appreciate the collaborative nature of FPC and their receptiveness to our feedback which will result in excellent integration in Windows 8.1.”

Last week, Fingerprint Cards announced that it is now a member of Mobile Heights, an industry-driven initiative which aims to boost the mobile ecosystem in southern Sweden.

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