First of Its Kind in the World, the Fingerprint Key Is Recognized As Product Innovation of the Year
Kensington®, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals’ Choice, announced today that its the Kensington VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key received Product Innovation of the Year award from the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) 2017. Award winners were recently named at the SP Richards ABC event in Orlando, Florida.
The awards were launched in 2010 by Office Products International (OPI) in association with SP Richards (SPR) Company. Now in its eighth year, the award program sets the industry standard and aims to find the best business products in North America. The products were judged by a panel of leading resellers whose evaluation was based on:
- Product innovation, design and functionality
- How the product has improved upon previous designs/models
- The benefits for the reseller and the consumer
- The level of marketing support, innovation and initiatives in promoting the products to the end-user
The first of its kind anywhere in the world, the Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key combines superior biometric performance and 360-degree readability with anti-spoofing technology and fingerprint activated collaboration capabilities. Designed to meet Windows Hello security requirements, the key allows users without a fingerprint sensor in their computers to enjoy the benefits of faster, more secure login that Windows Hello affords. And, businesses whose employee computers do not have biometric authentication capabilities, can easily deploy the fingerprint key without having to replace an entire fleet of laptops. The VeriMark Fingerprint Key is optimized for Windows Hello, Windows 10 and is compatible with Windows 7/8.1.
“We are truly pleased that the VeriMark Fingerprint Key has received this distinction from the North American Office Products Awards,” said Ada Yang, Senior Global Product Manager, Kensington. “Being recognized as the Product Innovation of the Year is especially satisfying, since innovation, quality and trust have made Kensington the standard in device security for more than 25 years. In light of the risks associated with losing valuable as well as confidential data and the increasing importance of protecting individual laptops from theft, the award underscores our commitment to designing quality products that protect against unauthorized access to devices and best-in-class cyber security.”
Video accepting the award: https://youtu.be/zSv1sgEGzcU
Notes to editors
Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.
Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.