At the end of last year, Synaptics announced optical fingerprint scanner Natural ID, which can be placed under protective glass. The device will find application in mobile devices of the near future. At CES 2017, the company announced the advanced biometric technology combines few facts protection.
The new system includes the above mentioned Synaptics fingerprint sensor, and face detection technology. This will allow us to unlock the most convenient way at one time or another. For example, if it’s cold, you can not take off the gloves, and just look at the smartphone. The same system will be used for transaction security and applications.
The optical fingerprint sensor may be placed under the protective glass of the smartphone up to a thickness of 1 mm. Synaptics separately focuses on the fact that the product works and in the presence of glass with the effect of 2.5 D. the Sensor will allow you to create smartphones with front-facing fingerprint scanners, while devoid of physical buttons below the display.
The system uses technology SentryPoint, which, recognizing a fingerprint, can distinguish the authentic from the fake fingerprint. In face detection also apply algorithms that do not allow to cheat the system, in particular, is estimated not only static image but also how the user moves his head or blinks.
To implement the face recognition technology using the built-in front camera devices as a partner company was chosen KeyLemon.
Earlier it was reported that Apple is working on a similar technology for iPhone 8. Given that Synaptics is the supplier of the “Apple” giant, it is likely that the company will take note of it Synaptics developed security system.