Futronic Windows 7 Biometric Framework Driver is Signed by Microsoft

October 15, 2009

HONG KONG, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Futronic Technology Company
Limited, a global provider of fingerprint recognition software and hardware
products, announces that its Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) Driver for its
USB fingerprint scanner has successfully passed WHQL test for both 32 bit and
64 bit Windows 7, a new PC operating system that will be released by Microsoft
soon. The driver is digitally signed by Microsoft and it may be installed
through Windows Update later.

To use fingerprint recognition products in Windows versions earlier than
Windows 7, it is necessary for suppliers to provide their own USB drivers,
software development kits (SDKs) and applications. The result was a range of
proprietary solutions that lacked a consistent user experience and a common
management platform. This complicates the application of finger recognition
products in Windows.

The new Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) of Windows 7 provides support
for fingerprint recognition products through a new set of components. These
components improve the quality, reliability, and consistency of the user
experience for customers when using fingerprint recognition products. They
also provide a common management platform for products from various suppliers.

Futronic WBF driver includes PC logon control application software. It
supports all Futronic USB fingerprint scanners, FS80, FS88 and FS90. It was
developed following the guideline from Microsoft for Windows Biometric
Framework. It is installed to Windows 7 just like any other USB drivers and
the PC logon control software is installed at the same time. After driver
installation, user can add, modify and remove finger data for logon control by
clicking into Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Biometric Devices, just like
setting up printers, speakers, etc. Once fingerprint data is added, user can
logon PC by finger and this makes a secure but convenient computing

WBF driver can be downloaded from Futronic web page free of charge.

About Futronic Technology Company Limited

Futronic provides advanced fingerprint recognition hardware and software
products to customers who need enhanced security in identity management. With
proprietary fingerprint recognition algorithm, Futronic develops and
manufactures products for physical access control, computer and network logon,
identity management and E-commence. For more information, please visit
http://www.futronic-tech.com .


     Futronic Technology Company Limited
     Tel:   +852-24087705
     Fax:   +852-24197874
     Email: inquiry@futronic-tech.com

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