Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), an industry leader in fingerprint sensor technology, announced that its MBF200 single-touch sensor IC has been integrated into Mobio(R), a handheld biometric security device developed by Cryptolex Trust Systems, Inc.
Mobio is a universal ID that replaces passwords, tokens, cards and personal identification numbers (PINs), using biometrics and cryptography to convert individual fingerprints into dynamic numbers called Biocodes. A Biocode is built using algorithms that convert biometric data from an individual’s fingerprint into a random number that can be securely transmitted over any network, even if the network itself is not secure.
Mobio is about the size of a typical pager and can be used for corporate employees or government agency personnel to verify their identities when accessing documents or files, or when entering a corporate facility. Mobio runs on Cryptolex’s proprietary Universal ID System (u.ID(TM)), which combines biometrics and cryptography to provide authentication for building and door access, network access and access to VPN and web applications. Only the fingerprints of a Mobio’s owner, which are recorded using the MBF200 fingerprint sensor, can generate the user’s biocodes. Lost or stolen Mobios cannot be unlocked or misused by anyone, so their owners are protected from identity theft and fraud.
“Choosing the right fingerprint sensor was critical to the development of Mobio. By working with Fujitsu, we were able to create a portable biometric device with the highest level of security, making identity verification a cost-effective and simplified process for customers, administrators and end users,” said Clovis Najm, CEO and founder of Cryptolex Trust Systems.
Biometric Solutions, LLC, worked with Cryptolex Trust Systems to integrate biometric functionality into Mobio. “Working with the Fujitsu MBF200 allowed our teams to quickly and efficiently integrate biometric functionality into the Mobio,” said Matthew Hall, vice president of Biometric Solutions, LLC. “Mobio and the Fujitsu MBF200 epitomize the best in scalable security solutions.”
Fujitsu, a global leader in fingerprint sensor IC technology, develops compact, high-performance Sweep Sensor(TM) ICs and single-touch sensor ICs for various security applications. Introduced in 2002, the MBF200 fingerprint touch sensor IC features a small footprint, low power and the ability to integrate multiple safe lines. The MBF 200 provides a 256 x 300 pixel sensor array with an image area of 12.8mm x 15mm (0.5″ x 0.6″). The sensor also features a durable protective coating, high ESD tolerance, and an integrated, two-stage, 8-bit A/D converter to output the 8-bit grayscale image data directly from the MBF200 sensor. Interfaces include USB, SPI and 8-bit MCU.
In 2006, the company introduced the MBF320 Sweep Sensor, which features pre-boot user authentication powered by TrustedCore PBA from Phoenix Technologies, fingerprint-matching algorithms and biometric software from Cogent Systems, and a USB 2.0 interface.
“Fingerprint sensor technology has become the fastest-growing, most reliable biometric solution for all kinds of products and applications, ranging from notebooks and handheld devices to physical access,” said Philip Hopkins, biometric product manager for Fujitsu Microelectronics America. “The new Mobio product incorporates ground-breaking capabilities that reflect the growing impact of biometric technology in a wide range of important new security systems.”
About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
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About Cryptolex Trust Systems Inc.
Founded in August 2003, Cryptolex Trust Systems is a leading developer of identity and trust solutions to protect people, property and organizations. The company’s flagship product, Cryptolex Universal ID System (u.ID(TM)), combines biometrics and cryptography to offer a new solution to build trust in today’s digital environment and enable secure access, communications and transactions across organizations. The u.ID System is powered by Mobio, a unique handheld authentication technology designed to replace all other access devices including passwords, access cards, tokens and PINs. Cryptolex Trust Systems is headquartered in Owings, Maryland.
Sweep Sensor is a trademark of Fujitsu Microelectronics American, Inc.