Want to use your fingerprint to login to a computer without entering a password, but don’t want to buy a new PC just for that feature? Soon you may not have to.
Synaptics has introduced a new turnkey solution for USB dongles featuring the company’s “Natural ID” fingerprint authentication.
The company wants to license the design to equipment makers, which means that you probably won’t buy a USB fingerprint reader with the Synaptics brand name on it. Instead, it’ll have a different brand name, but Synaptics technology under the hood.
Synaptics says its solution is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport security.
The company is showing off the USB dongle at Computex this week and says it’ll be available for sampling in the third quarter of 2016 and ready for mass production before the end of the year.