Alpha Micro signs biometrics supplier - Embedded.com

Alpha Micro signs biometrics supplier

LONDON — AuthenTec, the biometric fingerprint sensor innovator, has appointed Alpha Micro Components as the distributor of its products within the U.K. and Ireland.

Under the arrangement, Alpha Micro Components (Surbiton, U.K.) will sell AuthenTec's (Melbourne, FL) range of fingerprint sensors, which allows biometric technology to be integrated into a variety of products including PCs, laptops, mobile phones and access control systems.

To date, AuthenTec's sensors are currently being used in more than 5 million devices worldwide. Its TruePrint technology use small radio frequency signals to detect an image of the fingerprint ridge and valley pattern underneath the surface of the skin, to the live layer below. Reading fingerprint patterns just beneath the skin ensures that all prints can be read regardless of whether fingers are dry, thickly callused, or worn smooth by mechanical or chemical means.

Marc Gebert, Director Sales & Marketing EMEA, AuthenTec, said, “Alpha Micro works hard to integrate the technology from their existing franchised product lines into their own range of OEM products, enabling AuthenTec to reach a wider range of customers. In addition to the excellent technical support they are able to offer, we believe that this partnership will allow us to penetrate even further into the UK and Irish markets.”

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