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March 08, 2006

Company To Unveil Biometric 'Computer-On-A-Stick'

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FingerGear today announced that fingerprint-secured biometric models of its Computer-On-a-Stick USB Flash Drive will be available next month. Called the Bio COS Touch Edition, the new product will allow login with either a password or an "on-stick" scan of the user's finger.

The company today released a new product called the Computer-On-a-Stick Professional Edition, a version of a previously released Computer-On-a-Stick.

The original Computer-On-a-Stick, announced in July 2005, was the first commercially available bootable USB Drive, according to the company. The PRO Edition allows access host PC files and other peripherals such as additional USB drives.

The COS Pro features a complete onboard Operating System, the OpenOffice Suite, Evolution Email, Firefox Browser, and dozens of the most commonly used software applications. It can be used as a completely self-contained portable desktop system independent of the host system without leaving a trace once a session has ended. The COS Pro can also be used as an essential data recovery tool because it seamlessly bypasses the Windows login screen to recover critical data or to repair virus-infected files.

The COS is compatible with virtually any PC that uses an x86 processor. Data stored on the device is encrypted using 256bit AES Encryption by default, making it impossible to extract usable data from flash memory if the device is lost or stolen, according to the company. As a standard flash drive, however, one can share non-sensitive files easily without having to boot from the device by saving them to the device's Public partition.

The COS Operating System, which is Linux based, write-protected, and prevents the device from becoming infected with, or inadvertently transferring viruses or worms to other systems.

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