Windows 10 PC makers can now use Windows Hello-supported TouchPads from Synaptics

Windows 10 includes, among many other things, its Windows Hello secure sign-in features. One of the biggest makers of PC touchpads, Synaptics, has revealed it has worked with Microsoft to incorporate Windows Hello features in its products that will be offered to PC OEMs.

Synaptics states:

"Through stringent testing, Synaptics' advanced image sensing technology and drivers are fully certified with Microsoft's Precision Touchpad (PTP) specification empowering OEMs with Windows 10-ready Synaptics products. Windows 10 users will benefit from Synaptics' industry-leading precision TouchPad technology, and SecurePad, the industry's only solution to integrate secure biometric fingerprint ID technology directly into the TouchPad.""Synaptics enables OEMs to develop Windows 10-ready fingerprint authentication that supports Fast ID Online (FIDO) for devices including smartphones, tablets, personal computers, computer mice, keyboards and docking stations. Fingerprint authentication through Windows Hello and subsequent access to apps and online services through Microsoft Passport is far more convenient than typing a password and infinitely more secure."

There's no word on when the first Windows 10 PCs with Synaptics' Windows Hello-compatible TouchPads will be available.

Source: Synaptics

John Callaham