Touchy Subject

Who's Got It?

  • Fingerprint recognition: Key Tronic's Secure Finger Scanner Keyboard ( has incorporated a fingerprint-recognition device into a standard 104-key Windows keyboard.
  • Face recognition: FaceIt PC software from Visionics Corp. ( uses a video camera (not included) to detect the presence of an authorized user in front of a PC.
  • Voice verification: T-NETIX Inc.'s VoicEntry I software ( features a voice-secured screen saver that remains locked until a registered user speaks a password into a microphone (not included).
  • Signature verification: Cyber-SIGN from Cyber-SIGN Inc. ( verifies users' identities by the shape, speed, stroke and pressure of their signatures as written on an electronic pad included with the software.

Contact Sources

AXENT Technologies Inc.,

Veridicom Inc., (408) 588-9400,

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