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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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The UPEK TCRD4CA1H6A3 Eikon Digital Privacy Manager is a USB fingerprint reader that provides quick and reliable biometric authentication to desktop or network resources. This model includes a cost effective Eikon swipe reader for home or office use. UPEK's USB fingerprint readers use the same patented technology built into many of today's fingerprint-enabled notebook PC's.
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Here is what their site says:
"Support for AuthenTec Products
AuthenTec's Support site is converting to a Self Service model as a result of a change in company ownership. We are now providing limited response to email and monitoring of this web site.
On December 15, 2012, this web site will become 100% Self Service. We will be unable to respond to emails as of that time and will only update this site if a critical product issue is identified.
For answers to your Support questions, please carefully review the FAQs, Knowledge Base and User Forum.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this Support site converting to self service?
AuthenTec was acquired in October 2012 and the new owner has discontinued the products and services supported on this site.
Can I still purchase products through AuthenTec's online store?
We are no longer offering software and fingerprint readers for sale through our online store. We are providing limited support to existing customers at the current time.
How long will product support be available?
Limited response to email and support requests will continue through December 14, 2012. On December 15, this web site will become 100% Self Service. As of that time we will not respond to emails or requests for support. Updates will continue to be posted if a major product issue is identified
What about upgrading to Windows 8?
We are working on releasing versions of our products for Windows 8 that will be free to customers. Please visit our Downloads section to see which products are currently available for Windows 8. "
I installed the 2009 software from the CD and the then the scanner as instructed. The software loaded and scanned my fingerprints. It seemed to be working fine. Logged off and back on, all fine. Then I rebooted the system and even before windows started the screen gets all messed up with lines and weird characters all over the place. Then windows crashes while trying to boot. Thankfully windows recovery restored my system and removed the scanner software but it looked bad for a while. This does not appear to be a new problem. Looking at the support site there are several others with similar problems. AuthenTec, the software vendor, has a newer 2011 version of the software and drivers specifically for Win 7. I tried installing these as well and had the same results.
It is really unfortunate that poor software is going to kill what appears to be a good quality product. When it was working it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for to make the password issues for my users easier. I have contacted support but they have not responded yet.
You can see their support forum here:[...]
HOWEVER, this review receives 1 star for the simple fact that they are selling this for $150, while you can get the EXACT SAME DEVICE for less than $40, either from Amazon (EIKON DIGITAL PRIVACY MANAGER FEATURING TRUESUITE PREMIUM) or directly from the AuthenTec website!
AuthenTec is the company that bought UPEK, so the UPEK and AuthenTec devices are the same.
However, AuthenTec offers two different software suites to use with the device. UPEK's devices only came with Protector Suite. AuthenTec's come with both Protector Suite and TrueSuite.
TrueSuite is easier to use, Protector Suite has more features. If you want to use Protector Suite, don't use the autorun on the DVD. Instead, go to the \Data directory on the disc and install either the 64-bit or 32-bit version.
Regardless of which you choose, do yourself a favor and save the $100!!!
I've seen a number of people complaining that you have to pay $20 to upgrade to Protector Suite 2011! This is ONLY because this is an older package!!!
The listing I linked to above is for the newest packaging, that includes FULL versions of both TrueSuite and Protector Suite 2011.
SO, assuming you want the latest, FULL version of Protector Suite 2011, this listing will cost $120 more than you should be paying!
DON'T GET GOUGED!!! Save $120 and get:
EIKON DIGITAL PRIVACY MANAGER FEATURING TRUESUITE PREMIUM
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Can't go wrong with a little biometric security.