Release Issued by Cardmedia:
BioDisk Biometric USB Flash Drive USB 2.0
- Plug & play USB flash drive + Fingerprint -
- Optional password secure access -
Protect your data by securing the access via fingerprints recognition
Cardmedia (Europe) Ltd, has announced the availability of the new Biodisk USB 2.0 Fingerprint USB Pen drive, which allows to secure the access to your files via fingerprint access control.
Like the existing and popular Biodisk USB 1.1, the Biodisk USB 2.0 will let you register up to 5 fingerprints to restrict the access to the stored data, and optionally set up a password protection access.
When you connect the Biodisk to a PC, software runs automatically and prompts for fingerprint recognition (or password access). Due to this software, the Biodisk cannot be used under Mac computers unfortunately.
If the Biodisk needed to be formatted for reuse in the case the fingerprint couldnt be registered anymore or if the password was lost, a serial number is assigned to each unit so you can wipe out all the information and reuse it.
The stored capacity is available from 128MB up to 1GB and a nice protective case is supplied.
The Biodisk 2.0 has been enhanced with the following features:
USB 2.0 + USB 1.1 Compatible
New design to protect the fingerprint sensor whilst travelling
Contrary to the USB 1.1 version, it is possible to use the Biodisk in a network environment if the user is not an Administrator account
The RRP for the Biodisk USB 2.0 256MB is £99.00 including VAT as on www.card-media.co.uk/biodisk+usb+2.
Larger capacities will be released by February.
The current Biodisk USB 1.1 is available from 128MB up to 1GB as on www.card-media.co.uk/biodisk.
Access your data, applications, MP3 files, and pictures anywhere there is a computer with a USB port
Take large files from work to home without using e-mail or carrying notebooks
Replace the cumbersome external floppy on your notebook
Replaces Zips, floppies, and cd's - no need for zip drives, floppy drives, cdrw's
No external power supply or cable required - just plug in and use
Benefit from a unique fingerprint access control to secure the files stored on your BioDisk (you can store up to 5 fingerprints)
Optional password access
Durable and resilient to hard knocks since it uses Flash memory
Led Indicator light shines through the case indicating the USB Flash drive's status
Capacity: 128MB to 1GB
Dimensions: 85 x 27 x 13 mm
Operating System: Windows 98/SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Drivers only needed for Windows 98/SE
No external power supply required, USB power supply (4.5V to 5.5V)
Fingerprint sensor: Semiconductor Sensor