Fingerprint Cards biometric tech secures BeamU hardware vault

Fingerprint Cards announced today that its unique T-shape fingerprint sensor is integrated in the BeamU hardware vault for safe online access and secure offline data storage.

BeamU is an all-in-one secure online login device and offline storage vault the size and shape of a credit card that is secured with fingerprint biometrics. It serves as a FIDO U2F hardware key and enables internet users to instantly and securely access a number of online services with a security key. The password manager securely stores all credentials locally in the device, not on a cloud-based server. It can also track valuables such as your wallet and phone using Bluetooth LE. All of your files can be stored on BeamU’s flash drive storage.

BeamU launched a Kickstarter campaign on April 11, 2019 and within 24 hours reached its funding goal. According to the campaign announcement the products are set to produce and ship to all backers by October 2019 and the starting price for one BeamU is $79 USD.

Earlier this week it was announced that Mobylabs had integrated an FPC touch sensor in the new AIRTAG Sense, a compact keyfob that allows its user to securely store any contactless product like a public transit card, payment or loyalty card and access it with a simple touch.

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