On October 19, Aladdin Knowledge Systems ( Nasdaq: ALDN ), a global leader in the field of Internet content and software security, announced with Packard Bell NEC International ( Nasdaq: NIPNY ), the leading brand of consumer PCs in Europe, an agreement to bundle approximately 50,000 eTokens on Packard Bell PCs. The eTokens, or Internet keys, will come in different colors so that all family members can have a unique color code. Retail shops in Belgium expect to have eTokenized PCs on their shelves by November.
is inserted into a USB port. This marks the first time a mainstream PC vendor has bundled a USB-Enabled Security Device on low-end desktop systems. USB is a new port standard for computer and peripheral connectivity, and is now standard on all new PCs and laptops. USB was developed through collaboration by Intel, Digital, Microsoft, IBM, Compaq and NEC, all of which are mainstream PC hardware vendors. Apple''s new iMac comes equipped with a USB port as well. Recently, the eToken won the prestigious