Integrated Biometrics releases FBI-certified optical 10-print fingerprint scanner

April 27, 2017 - 

Integrated Biometrics announced the FIVE-0 compact scanner, which the company claims is the first FBI-certified, AFIS compatible 10-finger scanner.

According to a company statement, the compact FAP501 units are “extremely rugged and deliver high quality scans under conditions that limit other technologies, such as latent fingerprints, dirt, heat, cold, bright lights, and direct sunlight.”

The mobile 10-finger enrollment and verification device is used by global law enforcement, military, intelligence, border control, and social service agencies.

In addition, FIVE-0 supports national identity programs and mobile identity initiatives directed by the United Nations, the World Bank and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The fingerprint scanner enables providers to enroll people in both industrialized and developing countries to access essential social services, such as voting rights, healthcare, and government pensions.

FIVE-0 incorporates the company’s patented light emitting sensor (LES) technology to achieve its small size and high degree of reliability.

LES scanners use an electroluminescent polymer to generate fingerprint images. This film layer is laminated directly to a thin film transistor (TFT) camera.

The result is a slim and lightweight optical 10-finger scanner that meets the resolution and performance standards mandated for FBI-certified scans — in a package far smaller than backlit prism-based designs.

“There’s a reason other vendors haven’t been able to provide the compact form factor and high reliability for 10-finger scanning that we’ve delivered with FIVE-0,” said Steve Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. “It’s not possible to build a small, energy-efficient 10-print scanner with glass platens, secondary light sources, and prisms. FIVE-0 uses our patented technology and superior design to overcome the limitations of prism-based scanners. That’s how we’ve been able to deliver a truly mobile scanning solution.”

FIVE-0 is available in two versions: an embedded unit and a standalone version. The embedded unit integrates easily into OEM solutions from identity solution providers, while the standalone version connects to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop via a USB-C port.

Integrated Biometrics is introducing FIVE-0 at ID4Africa 2017 (Booth B16) this week in Windhoek, Namibia and at connect:ID 2017 next week in Washington, DC.

The company is accepting orders now, and both versions of FIVE-0 will be available in May.

Previously reported, David Gerulski, vice president at Integrated Biometrics, discussed Integrated Biometrics’ top rankings, upcoming biometric trends, and new developments in a Q&A interview.

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