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Microsoft selling BIO-key’s line of USB fingerprint readers in retail and online stores


BIO-key International recently announced that the company’s line of compact USB fingerprint reader accessories are now available for retail sale on Microsoft’s online store and at Microsoft retail stores nationwide. The SideSwipe, SideTouch and EcoID devices are available for $39.99 USD each.

“We’re excited to see BIO-key’s line of accessories enter the market as some of the first to use the power of touch to securely and quickly unlock devices, apps and services with Windows Hello,” said Aaron Woodman, General Manager, Windows Consumer Marketing at Microsoft.

BIO-key’s USB fingerprint accessories and software are amongst the first qualified Windows Hello fingerprint peripherals.

Windows Hello signs you in to Windows devices, apps and Microsoft Edge websites faster than a password that you have to remember and type in. By using BIO-key’s SideSwipe, SideTouch and EcoID fingerprint accessories, Windows 10 customers can enjoy the convenience and the security of Windows Hello with the convenience of an affordable, easy-to-use accessory.

“I joined BIO-key 13 years ago because of a strong belief that BIO-key’s unique technology could become mainstream and make a difference in people’s lives,” stated Mike DePasquale, Chairman & CEO, BIO-key. “When Microsoft introduced Windows 10 with Windows Hello, its secure biometric sign-in feature, Microsoft validated that biometric technology is going mainstream. Exceeding Microsoft’s demanding standards for security and convenience distinguishes our products from the scores of insecure, untested USB fingerprint scanners in the market, and we are honored to be one of the first Windows Hello accessory chosen by Microsoft to place in its retail stores,” DePasquale added.

BiometricUpdate.com recently reviewed the SideTouch and EcoID devices.

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11 Replies to “Microsoft selling BIO-key’s line of USB fingerprint readers in retail and online stores”

  1. Amazing! That price is unbelievable. Very affordable indeed. I am hoping they avail the API so that Biometric Software Developers can easily integrate it into their Source Code to build secure biometric security systems.

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