Transcend USA have recently released an additional application for use with their JetFlash 220 secure storage devices. The JetFlash 220 is just like any normal USB memory stick, however – it has one extra little facility.. Built into the housing of the device is a biometric fingerprint scanner. The scanner protects a ‘private’ partition on the device which can only be unlocked with a swipe of the owners fingerprint.
I have been using my JetFlash device for years now, and I love it.. So I was quite excited to read about the latest addition to the JetFlash software. The JetFlash 220 Advanced Function
tool adds an additional layer to the Windows logon process. After you have installed the tool and rebooted you will be unable to access your Windows based machine until you have swiped your finger over the biometric reader.
Biometric logons are not new, and have been around in high end laptops for many years. However – using the above solution offers a cheap and effective way of implementing such a facility on your entry level laptop or PC. The new software supports Windows 2000, XP (32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit) and Windows 7 (32/64 bit) and is available for free download here