Press to open: Toshiba fingerprint reader for laptops

Toshiba is shipping its first PC card fingerprint reader to the Australian market this month to address the rise in stolen and misplaced notebooks which has accompanied mobile computing.

Scanning a fingerprint the PC card fingerprint reader, from Identix, can be installed in notebook computers with PC card slots and lets users replace passwords with a single, biometric logon.

Toshiba will ship the fingerprint reader as an optional add-on to its range of notebook computers or it can be purchased separately for $435.

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