BIOMIO Sidekick

An open source biometric authenticator and NFC, RFID, and smart card reader

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BIOMIO is on a mission to enable ubiquitous, frictionless (biometrics-centric) access control that is both convenient and secure.

Adding biometrics-based authentication to an existing system usually requires custom integrations and expensive, elaborate hardware and software.

Biomio Sidekick offers an independent, biometric-ready hardware reader that can work with nearly any system, making frictionless authentication / access control much more achievable and practical.

Example Applications

  • Password manager
  • Automated login and session monitoring
  • One-time password, FIDO, or biometrics-based second factor
  • Smart Lock using standard electric lock or strike
  • Office / home security system
  • Biometric card scanner
  • Point-of-sale (POS) credit card reader

Features & Specifications

  • Open source hardware
  • 7 x 7 x 1 cm form factor
  • USB C
  • NFC reader
  • RFID reader
  • Macro camera for palm scans
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Chip-enabled card slot (smart card or credit card)

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