GD to integrate fingerprint tech into PCs

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. company General Dynamics has selected fingerprint sensor technology from Validity Sensors for integration into the company's ruggedized computer notebook.

U.S.-based biometric sensors developer Validity announced its trademarked ToughSwipe fingerprint authentication technology will be integrated into General Dynamics' Itronix unit's GD8000 notebook system, used by law enforcement agencies and military personnel.


Validity says ToughSwipe, based on the company's LiveFlex technology, is designed to be resilient in harsh environmental conditions.

"The integration of Validity's fingerprint sensors in General Dynamics' waterproof notebook PC is another validation of the strength and durability of our fingerprint sensors," Mariel van Tatenhove, Validity vice president of marketing and business development, said in a statement.

"Validity's ToughSwipe fingerprint sensors work in extreme environments without compromising on the accuracy of the device."

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