Consumer Biometric Product Line Utilizes World's Best Selling Silicon Fingerprint Sensor
MELBOURNE, Fla./JERICHO, New York, December 18, 2007 - AuthenTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUTH), the world's leading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, and bioMETRX, Inc. (OTC BB: BMRX), a leading provider of biometrically secured consumer products, jointly announced today that bioMETRX has incorporated AuthenTec's AES2510 sensor into its smartTOUCH(TM) product line. bioMETRX's first product, the Master Lock® smartTOUCH(TM) garage door opener (GDO), has broken the "under $100.00" retail barrier, a first for any consumer access product featuring AuthenTec's sensor.
The smartTOUCH GDO(TM), sold as the Master Lock® smartTOUCH GDO(TM), retails for $97.00 and can be purchased at The Home Depot stores nationwide.
"We are delighted that bioMETRX has selected an AuthenTec sensor as an integral part of its proprietary architecture and mission to design and deliver cost effective, quality consumer biometric products. bioMETRX products simplify the lives of consumers by eliminating the need to remember PIN codes or fumble with keys when opening a door," said Larry Ciaccia, AuthenTec President. "The smartTOUCH GDO is another great example of the growing adoption of fingerprint sensors in mainstream consumer products that leverage the convenient security of our TruePrint®-based fingerprint sensors."
"Our company has spent years researching and testing all of the competing fingerprint sensors to determine which one provides the most reliability and cost efficiency for a consumer based product," commented Mark Basile, Chief Executive Officer for bioMETRX, Inc. "Based on our findings, we selected AuthenTec's AES2510 slide sensor, which has been engineered into our proprietary smartTOUCH(TM) product architecture, and we have experienced very positive feedback from end users."
About bioMETRX, Inc.
bioMETRX, Inc. is rapidly becoming the leader in designing and bringing to market, practical, secure, everyday consumer biometric products for the garage door, door hardware, HVAC, home security, PC, automotive and portable lock markets. Utilizing its proprietary technology, the "powered by smartTOUCH(TM)" platform, bioMETRX has developed an entire family of products so smart, they recognize you. The company's product line is branded under the trade name smartTOUCH(TM).
For more information on bioMETRX and/or the company's smartTOUCH line of products, including the Master Lock smartTOUCH garage door opener, visit the Company's Web site at biometrx.net
With more than 25 million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is the world leader in providing 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: Acer, ASUSTeK, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, HTC, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Toshiba, among others
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