Electrovaya Inc.

Electrovaya Inc.

July 13, 2005 09:01 ET

AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Adding Advanced Security To New Electrovaya Scribbler Tablet PCs; AuthenTec provides The Power of Touch to Scribbler SC 3000 and SC 2200

MELBOURNE, Fla. & TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Jul 13, 2005) -

Electrovaya Inc. has added AuthenTec's unique Power of Touch™ to its newest Scribbler SC 3000 Tablet PC, providing advanced biometric security and password management in a small form factor, ideally suited to Tablet PCs. The Scribbler SC 3000 and SC 2200 models both use AuthenTec's EntrePad 3500 fingerprint sensor, and are designed for mobile professionals who require powerful and lightweight Tablet PCs with highly reliable battery longevity and optimum security.

The EntrePad 3500 provides Electrovaya's Scribbler users with the most advanced biometric security at the simple touch of their finger. The EntrePad 3500 fingerprint sensor replaces the need for passwords -- allowing authorized users to quickly and easily access files by simply placing their finger on the sensor surface. At the same time, the EntrePad sensor restricts access to the computer and its files to only those enrolled - reducing the risk of theft or fraud.

Along with the added security, the new Scribbler SC 3000 Tablets provide improved processing power, and use Electrovaya's patented SuperPolymer® Lithium-ion 75 Wh battery. The AuthenTec sensors' small size and low power requirements help Electrovaya to deliver added security to this .75" thin Tablet PC, that has an extended run time of up to 9 hours.

"The AuthenTec sensor provides added security in the most convenient and reliable way," says James Percy, Product Specialist, Electrovaya. "With just the touch of a finger, mobile professionals can rest assured that their files and Tablet PCs are safe and secure from theft or fraud."

"Electrovaya is providing exciting advances in the Tablet PC industry," said Scott Moody, President and CEO of AuthenTec. "The fast growth of Tablet PCs - especially among mobile workers in industries such as healthcare, law and others - increases the importance of the advanced security that fingerprint biometrics can provide."

Founded in 1998, AuthenTec has sensors in nearly 5 million devices worldwide, including more than 100 different models of notebook and tablet computers, portable hard drives, password managers, mice, pens, keyboards, memory keys, cell phones and others.

The Scribbler SC 3000 is available for $2,049 and the SC 2200 for $1,999 at

About AuthenTec

With nearly five million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is the world leader in fingerprint sensor innovation and sales to the PC, wireless, and access control markets. AuthenTec's award-winning FingerLoc® and EntrePad® sensors take full advantage of The Power of Touch™ by utilizing the company's patented TruePrint® technology to deliver the most convenient, reliable and cost-effective means available for enabling touch-powered features that extend beyond user authentication. The company's network of partners, solution providers and customers include: Analog Devices, APC, Compal, Cherry, Fujitsu Computer, Computer Associates, Electrovaya, Fellowes, HP, IBM, LGE, Microsoft, Motion Computing, Samsung, Tatung, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Quanta, among others. Visit

About Electrovaya

Electrovaya is a world leader in the field of portable power solutions with its award-winning, patented Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® battery technology. Its goal is to become the leading provider of Tablet PCs and the premier supplier of portable power for aerospace and wireless sectors, in the development of alternative energy applications including UPS, stand-by power and zero-emission vehicles. The Company's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EFL.

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Photographs of the Scribbler SC 2200 and AES3500 sensor are available upon request.

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