Intel updates RealSense camera drivers with fixes for Windows Hello

For you fans of Windows Hello on Windows 10, it looks like Intel has updated its RealSense camera drivers with some bug fixes for the facial-recognition login feature. The fixes cover a few different areas, but the most notable is a fix for a delay when resuming from Sleep or Hibernate. Here's the breakdown of what's fixed in the latest drivers:

  • Improvement of outdoor recognition for windows hello
  • Reliability issues resolved. Several crash scenarios related to windows hello reported by Microsoft.
  • Delay in streaming when resuming from Sleep or Hibernate in addition to scenarios where camera did not continue to stream.
  • Error written to event log with "failed to create Config file" message.

If you've had a chance to play around with Windows Hello and a RealSense camera, you've no doubt run into some of these issues. The delayed streaming when waking up from Sleep or Hibernate was particularly annoying, so it's good to see that one is resolved.

Intel RealSense driver update

If you're curious about our impression of Windows Hello, be sure to check out our hands-on. And if you don't own one of the select PCs with a RealSense camera built in and you'd like to try it out for yourself, you can purchase a RealSense developer camera kit from Intel for $99, though you'll have to settle for reserving one because they're currently out of stock.

Thanks to Mark for the tip!

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