Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 7.3 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.20.413.0 / 03 Jun 2004
If the mouse input device has the IntelliPoint then the keyboard counterpart of this technology is the IntelliType Pro. These two technologies are essentially software driver applications that provides the computer user with the ability to configure the unique feature sets built into the supported hardware components by their manufacturer. This provides the computer user with the solution to the repeated use of commonly invoked commands by being able to define a specific task to a special key on the keyboard device. This in sense classifies the Microsoft USB Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader (IntelliType Pro) as a type of programmable keyboard device. With the help of the device driver the computer user gains the convenience of defining keys for each type of application. This means that key assignments may be done based on the currently active software program. In the same manner the device driver allows the computer user to disable some keyboard keys which may be accidentally pressed from time to time.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The manner of configuring input devices are considered as the trend to make the computing experience easier, more enjoyable, and meaningful for the end user. The hot keys that are built into the hardware component are usually the product of customer feedbacks and other research initiatives which look into commonly used features of the computer system. Virtually every type of keyboard device with specialized keys have designated keys assigned to open the Web browser, the explorer, and the multimedia player among others. With the Microsoft USB Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader (IntelliType Pro) the manufacturer has included a security feature. The computer user can use the fingerprint reader to easily log into the computer system as well as access his favorite website. This security system provides an alternative to remembering various passwords associated with secure websites visited by the computer user. The device driver is partly responsible for keeping track of the user's biometrics and the associated software applications they invoke. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Microsoft USB Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader (IntelliType Pro) errors before installing any driver updates.