Microsoft Surface Pro 5 to Feature Finger-print Scanning through PixelSense Technology?

Microsoft Surface Pro 5

#SurfacePro5 #TabletMicrosoft Surface Pro 5 to Feature Finger-print Scanning through PixelSense Technology? : Year after year, PixelSense is maturing and more applications are being thought of for the technology. Now, some experts believe that Microsoft may finally incorporate finger-print scanning through the PixelSense display of the Surface Pro 5.

PixelSense has been a main staple on current and new Microsoft devices for the last 8 years. The current Surface Pro 4 is equipped with a 12.3-inch PixelSense display that enables responsive multi-touch capability.

Unbeknownst to many, PixelSense is more than just a vivid display for the Surface Pro. The true power of PixelSense lies in its ability to recognize objects. When Microsoft introduced the technology back in 2007, it required a separate near-infrared camera to detect objects in front of the screen.

Advancements in technology gave PixelSense a new life by integrating the “sensing” part into the display itself. The ability to sense objects is only the beginning. In fact, Microsoft demonstrated this feature back in 2011 during its Consumer Electronics Show demo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the demo, the PixelSense-equipped PC was able to recognize a piece of paper with some writing on it in real-time. The fact that it can detect patterns on objects placed onto it, there is a strong possibility that it can also read finger prints. All you need is a bit of tweaking on the firmware as well as increased precision on the screen itself.

As far as finger-print sensing goes, Microsoft has been mulling this over for the last four year. The truth of the matter is, the company has filed a patent back in 2012 that features finger-print detection on Surface devices.

The patent details the finger-print detection not only to unlock a device, but also to serve as key for other applications. This way, each finger of the user will serve as key for various apps that may need authentication.

Now that finger-print scanning is once again making a comeback on consumer electronics, having this feature on a Surface Pro 5 is a must. Besides, Apple has already revisited the technology with its newest MacBook Pro laptop. Source: thebitbag


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