The OFFPAD security key is a hardware-based authentication device leveraging fingerprint biometrics to optimize the balance between security and convenience.
The OFFPAD offers the gold standard of authentication with FIDO2. FIDO2 is a global and standardized authentication process supported by major industry players such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Samsung to mention only a few of them.
FIDO2 replaces password-based authentication and traditional Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with public key cryptography. FIDO2 enables users to leverage common devices to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and desktop environments.
PONE Biometrics takes your privacy seriously. Your biometrics are encrypted and stored securely on the OFFPAD device. Your biometrics are never shared outside the device. As a user, you own your biometrics. Instead of having a single database including all user biometrics which is extremely insecure, PONE Biometrics decentralized biometrics in the OFFPAD device. The risk to have compromised biometrics is drastically reduced.
At PONE Biometrics, we want the user to not think about his security but to have full confidence in the OFFPAD. As a result, the OFFPAD embeds a long-lifetime battery. Your device is always ready to be used and can be quickly recharged with a simple wireless charger.
Features and capabilities
The OFFPAD communicates with all types of devices by using the contactless communication technologies Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
As a standard Bluetooth Low Energy device, you will need to pair it to the device you need to connect to. Pairing can be done either through the OFFPAD Device Manager or directly on the os/platform.
The OFFPAD device is always OFF.
It is turned ON only during the authentication process.
The attack surface is minimized and the power consumption is optimized.
The OFFPAD is built with a fingerprint biometrics sensor from IDEX to deliver an optimal user experience. This sensor offers off-chip capacitive fingerprint sensors. The off-chip capacitive sensor separates the fingerprint sensing elements from the chip that acquires the image and processes the biometric data. This ingenious design ensures excellent security, significantly higher image fidelity, superb noise immunity, and market-leading usability under real-world conditions. This sensor is bendable and durable facilitating a long life of the OFFPAD device. Thanks to ultra-power consumption, the battery life is optimized. The superior level of security and excellent image fidelity provides outstanding biometrics and excellent user performance.
A grayscale 1.1" glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs) display from Plastic Logic has been added to the OFFPAD to improve the customer experience when using the security key. You always know what you are authenticating to and you can follow the fingerprint enrolment steps in a convenient way. It makes the daily utilization of the OFFPAD device extremely simple.
To provide you with the best autonomy possible, there is a battery embedded in the OFFPAD device. The selected battery is a Li-ion rechargeable battery with NGK's original Crystal Oriented Ceramic Plate as electrodes. The Crystal Oriented Ceramic Plate is composed of just an active material and it contains no organic binder or conductive material which exists in a Li-ion battery normally but does not contribute to battery capacity. Therefore, the battery is an ultra-small/ultra-thin onboard-type high-performance battery for operating ICs, sensors, and a wireless communication system that needs a large current.
To recharge the battery, you just need a standard wireless charger. More information here
Charging the OFFPAD
PONE Biometrics recommends using the open interface standard defining wireless power transfer via inductive charging: Qi. This standard has been developed by the Wireless Power Consortium and is supported by all electronic device manufacturers such as Apple, Asus, Google, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Sony. You simply put your OFFPAD device on top of the fast charging pad. Charging is quickly done via resonant inductive coupling.