Ultrasound fingerprint sensor developer Sonavation has launched a personal file and password manager known as the IDKey that uses the firm’s 3D scanning technology.
The IDKey M-Series, which will be shipped in March at a retail price of $279, uses three-dimensional images of ridges and whorls, and measures the size and placement of pores, reported Tom’s Guide.
Sonavation’s ultrasound technology is seen as harder to spoof than the systems such as the Touch ID sensor used by Apple in its iPhones and iPads.
In December, Sonavation announced that it had acquired the assets of Arkami. The firm was best known for the development of myIDkey – a thumb drive-sized password management device similar in size to the IDKey that used fingerprint and voice authentication.
Users access a Google Chrome extension to use Sonavation's IDKey to sign into online accounts.
The IDKey is plugged in via a USB connection, and users then swipe their finger to see a list of the accounts stored in the device. IDKey will autofill passwords.