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Sandisk introduces the Cruzer Profile USB flash memory with fingerprint reader
Posted on 11-Mar-2005 08:24 | Tags Filed under: News


Sandisk introduces the Cruzer Profile USB flash memory with fingerprint reader
SanDisk Corporation is introducing the Cruzer Profile, a portable, hi-speed USB 2.0 flash memory storage drive with added personal security capability to safeguard data.

The fingerprint identification technology embedded in the device helps restrict access to only the designated user(s) of the Cruzer Profile.

The device is about the size of a pack of gum (60mm x 24mm x 14mm) and will be sold in 512 MB (megabyte) 1 GB (gigabyte) capacities, and includes dual LED's. One LED indicates USB functionality and data transfer and the second one provides proper status during enrollment and authentication of the biometric fingerprint.

Usage of the Cruzer Profile will not require the loading of any applications on a computer. Fingerprint images will be stored on the Cruzer Profile. To provide a high degree of security and tamper protection, these images will not pass through or be placed on the computer at any time.

The 512MB Cruzer Profile has a suggested retail price of US$99.99 while the 1GB model carries a suggested retail tag of US$199.99. SanDisk expects that the newest Cruzers will start shipping in mid-April, 2005.

The Cruzer Profile will come loaded with three programs: CruzerLock 2, a data file encryption program; CruzerSync, which synchronizes with Outlook data; and Cruzer PocketCache, which allows for file backups with minimal memory consumption. A lanyard also is included to carry the device.

As it is USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) compliant, the Cruzer Profile is "plug and play" with PCs and the Macintosh when used with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Mac OS 10.1.2+ and Mac OS 9.2.1+. A driver can be downloaded for Windows 98SE support.






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