Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sonavation's biometric sensor that relies on ultrasound technology is claimed to be the thinnest, most durable and accurate fingerprint sensor for wireless and smartcard applications. The SonicSlide STS3000, which is capable of more than 10 million swipes, uses patented technology comparable to that used in medical applications. The sensor is based on composite, ceramic MEMS technology, which is not affected by electrostatic discharge. The Micro-Electro Machine Systems technology is combined with advanced polymers to deliver high-resolution fingerprint images at low cost, according to the company.
BOTTOM LINE: This Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology uses cheap polymers to deliver a very high resolution fingerprint images at very low cost. Using ultrasound enables Sonavation's biometric sensor to perform well despite its low cost. Look for this ID device to add security to laptops, mobile phones and other consumer electronic devices starting in 2010.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 5:58 PM