iPhone and iPad get biometric security


Precise Biometrics launches Tactivo for iPhone and iPad using biometrics and smartcard readers

Precise Biometrics' mobile security product for smartphones and tablets, Tactivo, has now been certified by Apple.

Tactivo is a smart casing for tablets and smartphones that includes an embedded fingerprint and smart card reader. Together with different types of apps, Tactivo enables government agencies and companies to maintain a high level of security when employees use mobile units to access sensitive information.

Tactivo offers a unique enhancement of the security features already available in iPhone and iPad devices, supporting interest in the devices from government agencies, enterprises and healthcare customers worldwide to use iPhones and iPads to access and share data more securely outside of a traditional office setting.

Precise Biometrics' own app, BioSecrets, is now available in Apple's App Store. Together with Tactivo, this app enables passwords and other sensitive information to be safely stored in iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. New apps, developed both inhouse and by partners, will be launched at regular intervals over the near future the company stated.

'The launch of Tactivo represents a unique milestone in our company history. We have repeatedly, through extensive innovation, worked to identify additional commercial opportunities where our core technology and skills could be successfully applied outside our traditional customer base. Early indications from customers, even outside government agencies, suggests that we are on the right track and may have found a significant new growth opportunity,' said Thomas Marschall, president and CEO at Precise Biometrics.

The first generation of Tactivo is being launched for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. Apple has now certified Tactivo in its Made For iPhone Programme. The first delivery of Tactivo for iPhone has already arrived from the company's new production partner, Flextronics, in the US. Precise Biometrics will also be launching Tactivo for iPad after the summer.


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