- Brand Name: UPEK
- Model Number: TCRD4CA1H6A3
- Hardware Platform: Mac, Pc
Eikon Digital Privacy Manager - USB fingerprint reader
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- Eikon Digital Privacy Manager - USB fingerprint reader
- All biometric processing is performed securely within the device
- Swipe sensor design provides strong authentication in a cost effective package
- USB Fingerprint reader
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Top Customer Reviews
While the hardware is mediocre, the software is garbage.
Vista support is rare, Vista x64 support is ubelievably rare, and Windows 2008 support is non-existant.
Microsoft's own fingerprint reader wont properly support Windows Server 2008 or 64 bit.
On the other handm the Eikon /Upek solution is fantastic.
The hardware is made from aluminum instead of plastic and has a nice sturdy feel. However its the software that makes this solution stand out as "best of breed"
Not only does it support 64 bit and Vista and Windows 2008 Server, but it supports 2 factor and 3 factor authentication as well.
When you run the software, your first impression is WOW. The user experience is fantastic. It installs perfectly, its very intuitive and is very visually appealing.
It looks and feels like they really spent a lot of time on polishing the sofware.
If you are looking for a fingerprint solution, this is it.
Im so happy with my purchase that I just threw out my Microsoft and APC readers and I deleted my Omnipass software(that I had to pay extra for)
My new christmas wish is to get this reader built-in to a keyboard for my office PC.
Bottom line: I give it 12 out of 10. I bonus point for broad OS support and 1 bonus point for "exceeding expectations"
It would be great if it could have a portable version that could be used wherever you go...You have to install the software to your PC. You can tote it around with your laptop. I've seen some laptops that comes with it integrated.
Now I can create better cryptic passwords and not worry about forgetting them.
I've always envied my PC friends when it comes to biometric options... until I got my Eikon.
Now, whenever the authentication screen on the Mac pops up, I get Eikon's fingerprint auth screen instead and I can just swipe my finger and go on my merry way. Their programmers also adopted the Mac minimalist ethic and implemented the Protector Suite consistent with the Mac "it just works!" experience.
They've been also very proactive and have continued updating their Mac software solution. v1.2 just came out June 25, (FYI, v1.0 came out Feb 2008), and UPEK continues to improve Protector Suite. In the latest iteration, they now even display the icon and the name of the app requesting authentication. Nice!
Upek is also very responsive. I was pleasantly surprised when they contacted me when I sent some suggestions thru their support webform.
Now if only they'd come up with an Expresscard solution so I can have the fingerprint reader onboard just tucked away in the little used Expresscard slot on my MBP and just pop the fingerprint sensor whenever I need it...
I use the product for simplifying my login needs for programs and websites. You can scan all your fingers and you can assign a specific program or website to load to an individual finger (IE: scanning my middle finger opens up Quicken). It only loads the program though so if the program is password protected, you will still have to scan your password finger to login. Nice feature but could be better had they allowed the program to open and execute the login all in one swipe. Besides programs and websites, you can store credit card info and you can of course use the reader to login to windows. Multiple users can create thier own database so this would be nice for people who share a computer or for a business where users have separate logins/passwords.
I rate this product a 4 star for one reason only... the software. Don't misunderstand, the software is great and has nice features. Once you create your database of programs/website logins, you can actually use the bookmarks in the software to login simplifying life a little more.Read more ›
But I bought this unit after moving my computer into a common area with the hopes my (70 something) mom could use it. The theory was that when I need the computer, I just walk up and swipe my finger. When my mom needs it, she does the same.
Ah yes, but plans don't always work out the way you expect.
I enrolled my mom's prints, and have spent hours demonstrating how to scan her finger - no soap. While the device seems OK with my mom's prints whilst enrolling her, when it comes time to actually use the damn thing it's failure about 19 out of 20 times. I've re-enrolled her. No help. I tried it again. No go.
Then I tried the same deal with her boyfriend. We enrolled him with ease, but for whatever reason, it doesn't like his prints. I re-enrolled his prints twice more - fail fail!
OK so here I am with a purchase that I made to make my life easier, but it's been a real headache. Not only does this product not work with my mom and her boyfriend, but the software makes it 5 times harder to log in traditionally.
To log in my mom must click "other credentials", then "switch user", then "switch user" again (because twice is twice as much fun???!!!), then click on her user-name, and then enter her password. Before, all she had to do is click switch user, chose her user-name and enter password (what we were trying to avoid with this "solution").
So in summery from my experience, this finger print scanner is good only if you are under 70 and perhaps somewhat tech savvy. If not, wait until this sort of thing gets to prime time quality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Both the hardware and the Protector Suite software are pretty decent for this fingerprint reader. The device should be accompanied by its software, which manages online passwords... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew E.
In Windows 7 this reader will work for awhile to logon and then will quit working and then I have to delete the saved fingerprints and re-scan them. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Normfowler
I STILL use this thing. So much more convenient than remembering passwords and more secure than storing them in the browser!Published 13 months ago by Tanara Petrova
Great hardware with astonishingly bad software! Very disconcerting for a device that is associated with "security" of your fingerprints and passwords. Read morePublished 14 months ago by James D. Cusick
Installed the product yesterday and it works like a champ. Best investment we've made thus far. Excellent security solution.Published 17 months ago by Charmed Touches Inc
I had problems downloading the software to make this work on my Mac desktop. I finally gave up, but hope to get back to trying it.Published 18 months ago by Eric Leberg
Update: Works with Windows 10 64bit edition, no drivers or software install necessary. Best fingerprint identifier I've ever used, recognized me with slight burns, slightly dirty... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Yazz