The SonicSlide STS3000 is about the thickness of a postage stamp, and is, according to the company, constructed from polymers similar to those used to build the wings of commercial aircraft.
Smartcards are set to become smarter and more intelligent if the claims of Sonavation, Inc are to be believed. The company has introduced the SonicSlide STS3000 -- what it claims to be the biometrics industry's thinnest, most durable and highly accurate fingerprint sensor for the wireless and smartcard markets. The SonicSlide STS3000 is about the thickness of a postage stamp, and is, according to the company, constructed from polymers similar to those used to build the wings of commercial aircraft, hence giving it superior durability compared to the fingerprint sensors available on the market today.
The SonicSlide STS3000 uses the company's SonicTouch technology, which is based on ultrasound comparable to the one used in medical applications. The technology has significantly improved the fingerprint imaging, the company says. The company also adds that the sensor eliminates the electrostatic discharge that hampers the incorporation of semiconductor-based sensors into notebook PCs, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. The SonicSlide STS3000 boasts of withstanding more than 10 million swipes. Besides, the company claims that the sensor uses less power, enabling a set of applications that are currently not possible within the commercial biometrics industry.
Biometrics is the use of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, to secure information and enable financial transactions and applications on mobile phones, PCs and other consumer devices.
Source: BusinessWire (www.businesswire.com)