LifeBook S7000 Notebook is Latest to Include Fingerprint Sensor

Wednesday 1 December 2004 11:30 CET | News

Fujitsu Computer Systems new LifeBook S7000 notebook offers Mobile professionals and corporate users a full-featured notebook with an enhanced Intel Pentium M 745 Processor and new Crystal View display.

In addition, Fujitsu further expanded upon the multiple security technologies available across both notebook and Tablet PC offerings. Fujitsu security technologies provide several layers of protection for users data, applications and passwords. Among the features offered are an AuthenTec biometric fingerprint sensor device, the Fujitsu Security Panel, embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and Smart Card capabilities. Fingerprint Sensor Device Fujitsu offers a built-in biometric fingerprint swipe sensor on the LifeBook S7000 and LifeBook P7000 notebooks as well as the Stylistic(R) ST5000 Tablet PC. With a simple swipe of the finger, users can quickly and easily access their protected system and online accounts without having to enter passwords. Fujitsu chose to work with AuthenTec, the leading supplier of biometric fingerprint sensors in the consumer biometrics market. Unlike traditional, surface-based imaging technologies, AuthenTec uses its unique TruePrint(R) technology which reads through the top layer of skin to recognize the true uncontaminated live fingerprint layer located below the surface. TruePrint technology accomplishes this by creating a small radio frequency field between the sensor and the live layer of the finger. By reading the live layer, AuthenTec sensors are not affected by common skin surface conditions such as calloused, dirty or oily skin -- making them capable of reading everyones finger under virtually any conditions. Fujitsu Security Panel The LifeBook S7000 notebook and the Stylistic ST5000 Tablet PC include the Fujitsu Security Panel, which provides the user with a means of selecting one of approximately 800,000 code combinations to lock/unlock the system. The security panel consists of an array of buttons with which the user enters a code. The security panel can be made accessible from either a supervisor or user ID level. The panel can also be used as a programmable application launcher panel to allow quick-launch of email, the Internet or user-selected applications. Smart Card Technology Containing an embedded chip, the Smart Card is an increasingly popular data storage device. The Stylistic ST5000 Tablet PC and the LifeBook T4000 Tablet PC have a dedicated Smart Card slot, and the LifeBook S7000 notebook is Smart Card ready, requiring a PCMCIA Smart Card holder to access the reader. The Smart Card chip can be used as a secure method for storing and transmitting critical data electronically. The cards can store information such as health records, passwords and credit card numbers. They can also be used to secure e-cash, for personal identification, and for electronic door and gate opening. Trusted Platform Module In addition to the fingerprint sensor and security panel, the LifeBook S7000 notebook and the Stylistic ST5000 Tablet PC include an embedded Trusted Platform Module employing a Trusted Computing Group (TCG) security chip. The chip allows the user to store files or other data securely by encrypting them. This makes it impossible to read the data when the hard drive is used in another system, or for unauthorized users to read the encrypted data. This technology provides a convenient centralized location for encrypted password storage on the TCG chip. It also allows the system to check for unauthorized hardware changes while it is booting up. When used in combination, the Fujitsu Security Panel, fingerprint recognition, Smart Card technology, and TPM provide extremely high security for information and passwords.

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