Authentec Fingerprint Scanners – Full Specifications (AES2810 & AES2550)

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Last year, I wrote about how Authentec wouldn’t support their fingerprint readers on Linux. I’ve been chatting to the good folk at Authentec, and they’ve agreed to release the specification documents! So if you want to code up an interface for the AES2810 or AES2550 you can! A word of note, the best way to…

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Linux support for the AuthenTec AES2810

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Every so often I find a device which – inexplicably – doesn’t include Linux support. I’ve been very impressed with how well Ubuntu runs on the Lenovo ThinkPad X200. Everything worked out of the box – with the exception of the fingerprint reader (AuthenTec AES2810). Now, I know that fingerprint readers can easily be defeated…

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