FB pixel

Ionosys combines a watch and fingerprint reader for biometric authentication


French startup Ionosys is now offering SmartSafe, a new biometric watch with fingerprint recognition for two-factor authentication, according to a report by Tom’s Guide.

Ionosys CEO Stephane Blondeau demonstrated how SmartSafe works at this week’s CES 2015.

First, the user must strap on the wrist piece, dubbed “Ionoki,” then swipe their finger across the fingerprint reader, which is called “Ionogo.”

As a security precaution, users are required to reswipe their fingers every time they put on the watch.

Once the fingerprint is verified, users must hold up the watch against an NFC reader that is either attached to, or part of, their computer to log into secure websites and software.

Since the SmartSafe uses NFC to communicate, the watch can also work with smartphones or tablets.

Having just launched SmartSafe, Blondeau said the company hopes the biometric watch will attract business customers.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


7 Replies to “Ionosys combines a watch and fingerprint reader for biometric authentication”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

ID16.9 Podcast

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Research

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events

Explaining Biometrics