New Feature Announcement: Weintek HMI – New UAC Login – RFID / Fingerprint

User authentication is an integral part of security frameworks, but it also happens to be most susceptible to factors that are beyond system designer’s control, introducing security risks, having a secure and reliable way of login is paramount.

For most devices, user authentication is commonly achieved by username and password. However, this approach is not without its own challenges; for instance, users may choose weak passwords, making them vulnerable to attacks, yet overly stringent password rules is inconvenient to users, often creating more problems than they solve. To help solve the password dilemma, Weintek has introduced various alternative HMI login methods, such as RFID card and fingerprint recognition, all of which aim to enhance both the security and the user experience of the authentication process.

Login with Cards
Weintek HMIs supports RFID card authentication via the use of a USB RFID card reader. The login process is streamlined so users can log in and gain access with a simple tap, within seconds. Additionally, businesses may opt to use their existing ID cards to simplify overall user management.

Fingerprint Recognition
Weintek HMIs support fingerprint authentication via the use of a USB fingerprint scanner. This allows users to log in and gain access simply by placing their fingers on the scanner. Through biometrics, fingerprint authentication reduces the risk of impersonation, enhancing security of the authentication process.

In addition to the above-mentioned login methods, other novel approaches can be implemented through JavaScript. Examples include pattern locks commonly seen on mobile phones, or detection of operation such as login through long presses at specific locations or specific gestures. These login methods depart from tradition and offer a refreshing experience.

Each login method has its pros and cons, so it’s important to carefully evaluate and select the most appropriate one for each use case. The new login methods offer secure and convenient alternatives to traditional username and password authentication, helping to improve on-site management and operational efficiency.

Hardware / Software Support

  • HMI: cMT X Standard and Advanced models
  • Software: EasyBuilder Pro V6.09.01 or later
  • Fingerprint Scanner: ZKTeco’s LIVE20M, LIVE10R/20R models

For more information please call Lamonde on +442030262670 or email [email protected]