Touchy Subject

Who's Got It?

  • Fingerprint recognition: Key Tronic's Secure Finger Scanner Keyboard (http://www.keytronic.com) has incorporated a fingerprint-recognition device into a standard 104-key Windows keyboard.
  • Face recognition: FaceIt PC software from Visionics Corp. (http://www.faceit.com) 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 (http://www.t-netix.com) 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. (http://www.cybersign.com) 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.,http://www.axent.com

Veridicom Inc., (408) 588-9400, info@veridicom.com

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