I’ve been using an AuthenTec AES2810 USB fingerprint reader for my proof of concept development for this project so far, as I’ve blogged previously. However, although I found both their hardware and software to be high-quality, even on the Windows 7 Beta, I haven’t been able to find a reliable-sounding reseller. The issue is that I only have the one device, and we’re going to need more as we ramp up dev and test.
Instead, I learned that UPEK makes USB fingerprint readers that both (a) support Windows 7, and (b) are readily available retail, in this case via Amazon. The link to their drivers is here, including the note that all of their Eikon line (which is what’s available from Amazon) is supported in this scenario. Haven’t tested them yet; they’re due today or tomorrow. Will post an update.