Hi friends, sorry by my spanglish
I have been looking for information about "USB dongle" and it is only a USB memory key probably, that included a digital signature or security key, that when it is connected in the usb port and be started original “AOL Avant dot.station”, it authenticates administrator and allows the access to the BIOS, being able to change it, to install another operating system, etc... USB dongle can be used as a security feature. When enabled in the BIOS, once usb dongle has been removed from the USB port, the Bios system is locked from unauthorized user access.
It could be posible to update the BIOS of the original AOL Avant dot.station (client) also by network, through server, since it is a designed equipment to be administrated trough card PXE remotely, but it must have implemented the BIOS a security system BIS (Boot Integrity Service) also. uses digital signature technology and public-key cryptography to ensure that systems booting from the network. This security system occupies 48k in the BIOS.
Vood said in Spanish forum that the original AOL Avant dot.station BIOS is completely different that the ABAZ BIOS used in free dot.stations
From: http://www.el-muelle.net/foros/showthread.php?s=0f34159883180fdb7860a215ca5396a5&postid=52304#post52304 in Spanish
http://www.el-muelle.net/foros/showthread.php?s=0f34159883180fdb7860a215ca5396a5&postid=52304#post52304 in Spanglish