|A cutting edge fingerprint sensor has been selected as a winner of the 2003 Innovative Housing Technology Awards (IHTA). The award, co-sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC), TecHome Builder and Electronic House magazines, recognizes Australia-based AuthenTec’s TruePrint™ EntréPad AES4000 fingerprint sensor for leading the charge in technology innovation applicable to the home building industry.
“The day has dawned, when the three pound set of keys is becoming obsolete, and such convenience is available at the security levels home-owners and builders have come to expect,” said Jason Knott, Editor of TecHome Builder. “The IHTA’s Great Expectations Award is given to AuthenTec for its EntréPad AES4000 fingerprint sensor in recognition of its technological innovation and clear potential to improve the modernization and livability of homes.” The Awards recognize products and systems that can significantly improve a home builder’s performance and/or lower the cost of housing.
Used to replace physical access cards and keys, PINs and passwords, AuthenTec’s silicon-based sensors provide the most convenient and reliable fingerprint security solutions available today for the access control, automotive, PC and wireless markets. The sensors utilize the Company’s patented TruePrint technology, which allows fingerprints to be read below the surface of the skin to the live layer -- or true fingerprint. As such, TruePrint is not affected by common skin surface conditions including dry, worn, callused, dirty or oily skin that can affect the sensor's ability to acquire accurate fingerprint images for user authentication purposes. Uniquely, TruePrint is the only fingerprint sensor technology capable of acquiring anyone’s fingerprint under virtually any condition.
“We are pleased that the IHTA team has recognized our fingerprint sensor as an important home-security solution,” said Steve Mansfield, Vice President of Marketing, AuthenTec. “The honor endorses our mission of providing highly-accurate and low-cost fingerprint sensors for convenient, ‘real world’ security solutions.”
AuthenTec’s EntréPad AES4000 is the biometric industry’s leading fingerprint sensor in sales and shipments. The AES4000’s package is optimized to ease the design concerns of today’s consumer electronics and access products, and provides the most sophisticated security and password/key replacement available.
Award-Winning TruePrint Technology-Based Fingerprint Sensors
Within the past year, AuthenTec’s fingerprint sensors have been honored with numerous prestigious awards, including the 2003 Florida Governor’s New Product Award; the Wireless Systems Design 2002 Reader’s Choice Award; the 2002 BiometriTech Product of the Year; and the SC Magazine Best of 2002 Award.
About AuthenTec, Inc.
AuthenTec is a leading semiconductor company providing advanced biometric fingerprint sensors to the PC, wireless, PDA, access control and automotive markets. AuthenTec’s FingerLoc and EntréPad product families utilize the company’s patented TruePrint™ technology, the first technology capable of imaging everyone under virtually any condition. AuthenTec’s award-winning products are the choice of leading industry hardware and software providers, ensuring compatibility across multiple platforms and applications. Based in Melbourne, Florida, AuthenTec’s global network of partners, solution providers and customers include Texas Instruments, Microsoft, IBM, Targus, Delphi, Acer, Synaptics, Asus, Harris Corporation and SCM Microsystems. For more information about AuthenTec, visit http://www.authentec.com
This eUpdate posting by: Steve Joyce