IDEX ASA demos fingerprint technology at CARTES

November 9, 2012 - 

IDEX ASA demonstrated its award-winning SmartFinger Film fingerprint sensor technology at CARTES Exhibition and Conference in Paris this week.

The patented IDEX SmartFinger Film sensor is an ultra-thin and pliable fingerprint sensor, based on state of the art polymer technology. It has low power consumption and offers superior biometric performance.

The SmartFinger Film fingerprint swipe sensor can be easily implemented into a variety of applications requiring biometric authentication such as one-time password devices, smartcards, ID cards, mobile phones, access control devices and biometric tokens.

The technology is protected by multiple patent families covering subjects such as sensing principles, sensor component design, image processing algorithms. Combining the extremely small software footprint with low-resource microcontrollers and the thin and bendable form factor, IDEX is able to offer a complete biometric authentication solution tailored specifically for card and mobile phone applications.

In addition to the demonstration products, IDEX showed the SmartFinger Secure Processor (SSP), a complete embedded authentication software solution pre-installed on a microcontroller within a stand alone biometric authentication module. The SSP interfaces the fingerprint sensor on one side and the system controller on the other. It does all the processing required to acquire fingerprint images, build and store a small database of enrolled fingers, and match images against the database. This complete embedded biometric authentication solution provides a faster time to market for systems using biometric security.

The SSP software is implemented on a standard Cortex/M3 microcontroller. Communication is encrypted, and there is a choice between various interfaces. The SSP can be delivered with a combined sensor, or as part of a complete biometric module.

IDEX will also showcased a new Smartfinger evaluation kit for customers who wish to evaluate the Smartfinger Film fingerprint sensor. The evaluation kit connects to any Windows PC via a USB port and allows for finger print enrollment, verification and match.

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