Category: Input devices
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 0.05 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Win Server 2003 and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 2008
The TouchChip Fingerprint Reader is a hardware device that has uses silicon fingerprint technologies to interpret the fingerprints rendered to it by the touchchip fingerprint coprocessor. As such, the device is part of UPEKs biometric technologies, which makes the company one of the leading manufacturers today. The Fingerprint reader is used to increase security by verifying identification details through fingerprint scanning. Biometric identities of people are stored on a card in the system, which makes a logical step in the development of security systems in local area networks and even larger networks. The fingerprint reader can be used on both notebooks and desktops to protect computers and networks. The device is attached to the host machine through USB. For them to work well however, the Fingerprint readers must be configured to the system BIOS or the proper device drivers installed.
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 drivers for the TouchChip Fingerprint Reader are usually provided by the manufacturer on purchase. However, the same can be downloaded from http://www.upek.com/support/dl_driver_sensors.asp. One can download either the 64-bit version or the 32-bit version of the fingerprint reader software. However, one should check to ensure that they are downloading the right one since failure to which the driver may present an error message during installation. One should also download the latest version of the driver, extract the drivers from the zip file and update the TouchChip Fingerpint Coprocessor. The Coprocessir can be accessed through the device manager under the biometric tree. Once the device is attached to the machine for the first time, the system automatically senses the new hardware and launches the ‚Äònew hardware installation tab'. When using the device in an outdoor environment, one should protect the device from moisture, dust and dirt. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and TouchChip Fingerprint Reader errors before installing any driver updates.