Luxand Automates Windows Logon with Blink!

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Luxand, Inc. announces the release of new Blink! Pro, a useful tool to simplify the Windows log on process. It allows users to log in simply by looking into a web camera. Blink! Pro can now continuously monitor whether the user is still in front of their PC, automatically locking access if no face is detected for a certain period of time.

Luxand, Inc. releases the Pro version of Blink!, an innovative webcam-based biometric login system for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista. Blink! allows Windows users to log in by simply looking at a webcam. The newly released Blink! Pro can continuously monitor whether the user is still in front of their PC, automatically locking access if no face is detected for a certain period of time.

Background: Automating Windows Login

Luxand, Inc. has a long track record of developing innovative biometric identification systems based on face identification and recognition technologies. With the computational power available in today's PCs, it is now possible to identify and recognize faces in video streams produced by a webcam in real time. In turn, this can be used to automate routine authorization operations traditionally requiring the use of a username and password. Luxand has used its experience in biometric identification of human faces to build an innovative login automation system that lets users in by identifying their face.

About Blink! Pro

Blink! Pro lets users log in to Windows by simply looking into a webcam. Just as fingerprint readers verify users by scanning a fingertip, Blink! Pro does the same - but without having them touch anything. The innovative biometric identification tool offers speedy, touchless login to Windows accounts by employing state-of-the-art facial recognition technologies. Blink! Pro will recognize users' faces no matter what. Tough light, low light or changes in haircut and makeup will not affect the speed and precision of the system. The latest developments in face identification techniques reduce the number of false positives and false negatives to a negligible level.

The first version of Blink! was installed by hundreds of thousands of users at homes and in offices. With newly released Blink! Pro, home users will enjoy speedy touchless login operations, while corporations will benefit from tightened security and better control over who can access PCs in the office and when. Blink! Pro will not only record who's been logging in and out, it will also take time-stamped snapshots of everyone logging into a PC, helping IT security officers discover hijacked accounts and identify users logging in with false credentials.

In addition, Blink! Pro offers the ability to continuously monitor whether the registered user or anybody at all is present in front of a PC, locking access if nobody is there for a defined period of time.

Future releases will offer unobtrusive and fully invisible operation by working without any additional windows or icons cluttering the system. In addition, future versions of Blink! Pro will allow registering multiple users to share a single Windows account.

Blink! Pro is available for all editions of Windows 7 and Vista in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Pricing and Availability

Blink! Pro is available as a free, time-limited evaluation download. After the first 30 days, Blink! Pro will continue working, but will downgrade its functionality to that of the free edition. The fully featured version can be purchased at any time for $29.95 with a no-questions-asked, 90-day money-back guarantee.

About Luxand, Inc.

Founded in 2005, Luxand Inc. is a privately held high-tech company developing various facial recognition and transformation tools. Performing scientific research in artificial intelligence and biometric identification allowed the company to develop technologies and release a complete set of tools and libraries to perform fully automatic recognition of human faces and their facial features. Today, the company markets a broad range of facial feature recognition solutions to the online entertainment industry. Luxand technologies are used on online entertainment portals, chat rooms and movie websites around the globe. Luxand encourages software developers and corporate customers to inquire about licensing its Windows login integration technology.

Blink! Pro is available as a free evaluation download at

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