Fulcrum Biometrics to sell SMUFS Biometrics’ mobile fingerprint scanners

March 19, 2015 - 

Fulcrum Biometrics has signed a global distribution deal to sell SMUFS Biometric Solutions (SBS) line of FIPS 201/PIV Bluetooth and wireless fingerprint compact mobile scanners.

Fulcrum Biometrics develops FbF mobileOne Quickdock for iOS that enables Apple device users to connect a fingerprint reader directly to the device.

However, in cases where it isn’t practical to have the scanner attached to the device, SBS’s wireless technology allows for undocked fingerprint capture, ensuring that only the fingerprint reader is touched by users.

“We have seen a lot of interest in our mobileOne docked fingerprint scanners, so it was important to us to find an undocked scanner that would meet our standards and be a great fit with our products and services,” said Fulcrum Biometrics president Ken Nosker, president. “The SBS fingerprint scanners fit the bill perfectly. Fulcrum and SBS both see tremendous growth in the mobile ID space and we have invested a lot of our resources in building secure, fast and easy-to-use biometric solutions for use with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.”

Both the SMUFS Bluetooth and Wifi scanner products are compatible with PCs, tablets and smartphones operating on iOS, Android and Windows.

The product line includes SMUFS BT RAW (Bluetooth) and SMUFS Wifi RAW, in which the fingerprint image in RAW (Grayscale) format is processed to improve the quality before being encrypted and sent to the host.

SMUFS BT WSQ and SMUFS Wifi WSQ ensures that the fingerprint image in raw format is processed to increase the quality and is then compressed to WSQ (FBI’s Wavelet Scalar Quantization) before being encrypted and sent to a host,

Finally, SMUFS BT Pro and SMUFS Wifi Pro allows the fingerprint image in RAW format to be processed to improve the quality. Either ISO/IEC 19794-2:2005 or ANSI/INCITS 378-2004 template format can be created as per application requirement prior to being encrypted and sent to a host.

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