ThinkPad with fingerprint reader is introduced

Monday, 4 October 2004, 4:15 PM EST

Hoping to drive biometric devices into the mainstream, IBM (Profile, Products, Articles) on Monday unveiled its first ThinkPad that features an integrated fingerprint reader that will work in tandem with an embedded security system.

Built into the wrist rest of selected ThinkPad T42 models, users can swipe their finger across a horizontally oriented, half inch-wide sensor that allows them to log on to their systems, as well as specific applications, Web sites, and databases. Also bundled with the systems is an updated version of Client Security Software 5.4 that features a secure password manager.

By Ed Scannell at Info World.

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