ASI Computer Technologies will begin shipping laptops featuring biometric identification and an encrypting hard drive aimed at mobile corporate workers.

The PC maker will be using Seagate’s Momentus 5400 FDE.2 (Full Disc Encryption) encrypting 2.5in hard drive for notebooks, with up to 160GB of capacity, Serial ATA interface and hardware-based advanced encryption standard (AES) encryption.

The drive will feature in the new ASI C8015 notebook that also offers a biometric fingerprint reader for strong user authentication. And the drive-level encryption is designed to safeguard sensitive company data in the event of loss, theft or repurposing or disposal.