AuthenTec Enhances Security and User Functions on Samsung's New Ultra-Mobile Portable PC
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 9, 2007 " AuthenTec announced that its AES1610 fingerprint sensor which features the company's award-winning TruePrint® technology has been selected by Samsung for use in its new Q1 Ultra model ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) for consumers. Samsung's Q1 Ultra combines extreme portability, rich multimedia versatility, advanced connectivity and the full power of a Windows Vista-enabled desktop PC, and is the first Samsung UMPC to offer AuthenTec's Power of Touch to users.
AuthenTec's award-winning AES1610 combines security, convenience and personalization into the smallest form factor used in PCs today. The sensor's Always-On Authentication feature greatly reduces the risk of compromised data in the event the UMPC is lost, stolen or left unattended.
Because mobile devices such as notebook computers and UMPCs are easily lost or stolen, the integration of AuthenTec's fingerprint sensor is a valuable upgrade to our newest UMPC offering, said Mr. J.H Kim, product planning manager of Samsung. Even our most mobile customers can rest assured that their device, including any sensitive data or personal information, is fully secure with just the quick and convenient swipe of a finger.
UMPCs such as Samsung's Q1 Ultra are easily portable devices that provide all the capabilities of a PC, but in a much smaller form factor to improve anytime, anywhere access. With the launch of the Q1 Ultra, Samsung will extend the power and functionality of their ultra-mobile line by offering a rich feature set that enables superior connectivity and multimedia opportunities. AuthenTec's fingerprint sensor is an ideal fit for this product category, as it enables users to truly harness the device'smobility and full-feature set without compromising security or convenient
With the introduction of the Q1 Ultra, Samsung has once again proven its dedication to innovation in the PC market by offering an extremely flexible and portable, yet powerful device that allows users to have fun and be productive while staying mobile, said Tom Aebli, AuthenTec's director of PC segment marketing. We are pleased that Samsung recognizes the importance of converging extreme mobility with the security, convenience and high-performance capabilities that our fingerprint sensors provide.
With a sleek and ergonomic design, the Q1 Ultra weighs just 1.7 pounds and features a crisp, seven-inch display (1024 x 600 pixels), a 60GB hard drive, 1.3 megapixel primary camera, a second 0.3 megapixel web camera, and Bluetooth 2.0. The Q1 Ultra contains a full keyboard and touch screen, yet can also be used with an external keyboard for desktop use, and runs on an Intel processor and includes 1GB of DDR2 memory. The device offers a range of network connectivity options including built-in 802.11a/b/g, HSDPA, and WiBro.
AuthenTec's fingerprint sensors are also being used in mini-notebooks and UMPCs from ASUS, Motion Computing, Dialogue and Fujitsu, among others.
With more than 16 million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is the world(TM)s leading provider of fingerprint authentication sensors and solutions to the high-volume PC, wireless device, and access control markets. AuthenTec's award-winning sensors take full advantage of The Power of Touch® by utilizing the company's patented TruePrint® technology to deliver the most convenient, reliable and cost-effective means available for enabling touch-powered features that extend beyond user authentication. The company's customers include: ASUSTeK, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, HTC, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Toshiba, among others.
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