TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor

Category: Input device
Manufacturer: UPEK
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 56.93 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, 2000, XP and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.8.1.38 / 2005

Windows device driver information for TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor

The TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor is a device in the sensor family that provides outstanding performances and imaging durability by capturing fingerprints. The fingerprints imaging is done through a strong plastic film. The TouchChip Finger print Coprocessor has built-in fingerprint sensors, which processes and identifies the fingerprint therefore denying or allowing a user to access the machine. The drivers for the TouchChip fingerprint Coprocessor are provided by the manufacturer on purchase, although the same can be downloaded from the official manufacturer website. The fingerprint coprocessors are commonly used on notebooks to improve performance in Microsoft windows. Once the drivers are properly installed, the user can then be able to use the fingerprint processor for any of the security or identity requirements. The fingerprint coprocessor is usually listed on the device manager. One also needs to ensure that the device is listed in the BIOS.

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Using the fingerprint coprocessor makes identification through biometrics easier as opposed to face or iris identification. The device can be used for security purposes and organizations concerned about worker identification can use it to ease the identification process. The advantages of using the fingerprint coprocessor over other forms of identification include its agility in information technologies and flexibility. The safe use of the same empowers individuals or staff members thus presenting a rapid evolution of data centers and a unique way of creating fingerprint signatures. The fingerprint coprocessor uses a silicon or glass scanner. The fingerprints are picked as optical images or electrical differences. The coprocessor differentiates between signatures by picking the unique human characteristics of one's signature and using the same to identify each individual since they are supported by a capacitive matrix-sensing device. Basic care for the device includes protecting the sensor from dust, humidity and dirt. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor errors before installing any driver updates.