There are countless numbers of quality smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers out there – but one thing that they haven’t mastered yet is security. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, interface and hardware giant Synaptics, has just announced a “new multi-factor biometric fusion engine”. You might be wondering what exactly this is; it’s essentially a piece of technology that unites both facial recognition and fingerprint recognition technologies together.
Recently, the company publicised plans for an optical fingerprint sensor that would be able to be installed into the displays of smartphones.
In simpler terms, Synaptics’ latest introduced technology will empower your future smartphone to be unlocked by your face or your fingerprint. Now, this is quite revolutionary and very useful, as many smartphone users complain that they aren’t able to unlock smartphones using their fingerprint due to gloves – they will then be able to unlock their device using the facial recognition. What’s more is that the fusion engine permits the user to unlock their smartphone with their face and fingerprint, which means there is a doubled result of security.
At the current moment in time, there hasn’t been any word on when Synaptics will implement the fusion engine in upcoming smartphones, and it may, in fact, take quite a while before you pick up a smartphone with the new technology.
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Source: | Synaptics |
Via: | Android Authority |
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