Toplink picks DigitalPersona sensor for mobile fingerprint scanner

February 10, 2014 - 

DigitalPersona has just announced that Toplink Pacific has selected its TouchChip TCS1 sensor for its BLUEFiN mobile fingerprint scanner.

According to the company, the BLUEFin scanner uses Bluetooth technology for a range of mobile applications, including customer authentication for m-commerce transactions, biometrics to identify social welfare disbursement, as well as a range of law enforcement uses. Toplink Pacific sells its mobile authentication solutions  throughout South America, Central America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Toplink Pacific chose the TCS1 sensor from DigitalPersona because it offers FIPS 201/PIV certification. It also features a large sensor surface ( 18 mm x 12.8 mm) for high-quality capture (256 x 360 pixels and 508 dpi) of fingerprint images, another selling feature for Toplink Pacific.

“Mobile authentication is a fast-growth market for us,” Siew Yen, marketing director for Toplink Pacific said. “We have a strong reputation for best-in-class performance — and we believe the DigitalPersona TCS1 sensor reinforces that reputation for exceptional performance.”

Recent analysis from Goode Intelligence, as reported previously in, estimates that by 2018 up to 3.4 billion users could have biometric features on their mobile device.

“Toplink Pacific’s selection of the TCS1 sensor is an indication of our strength in mobile solutions,” Richard Agostinelli, president and CEO at DigitalPersona said. “As the world becomes more digital and more connected, there will be strong demand for mobile biometric authentication solutions. The TCS1 sensor is just one of our offerings for the mobile and wireless space. This is clearly an area of emphasis for us from an R&D and product development perspective.”

“The design of the TCS1 sensor allows for high quality capture across a wide range of fingerprint types,” Agostinelli said. “Key attributes, such as a high signal-to-noise ratio, excellent robustness, a compact design and low power usage, make it attractive for a wide range of applications, including mobile authentication.”

As reported previously in, DigitalPersona’s TouchChip TCS1 sensor is being used for the China Resident Identity Card program, as well as into bank ID terminals as it met GA / T 1011-2012 certification.

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