The Streacom BM1 is a fingerprint sensor that works with the Microsoft Windows Hello authentication platform to enable quick and easy access to your PC. The module is designed to replace the default glass power button on ‘D’ series case I/O modules, allowing current and future models to add this feature.
The module connects to the existing power and LED cable, providing the standard on/off functionality and provides an additional USB2.0 connection to motherboard header for the biometric functionality. The sensor works with Windows 10 or above natively without the need for any additional software or drivers, so once the device is plugged in, you simply follow the standard Windows sign-in procedure for adding fingerprint authentication.
The sensor module is supplied with the USB cable and screws, simply swap out the existing power button PCB, connect the power switch cable and USB to any available USB2.0 header, then enjoy the convenience of Windows Hello on your desktop PC.
The button does not have the same center LED power indicator (as this is now a touch sensor) but instead features a more subtle white colour outer illuminated ring.