Startek releases PIV certified fingerprint module FM300E for e-KYC

Taiwanese biometrics technology firm Startek has released fingerprint module FM300E, the company’s latest personal identity verification (PIV) certified solution for e-KYC (electronic know your customer) applications.

FM300E includes the company’s identity verification and cloud-based fingerprint recognition technology called Bio-server.

The new fingerprint module builds on the success of Startek’s FC320U (PIV certified), which is used as enrollment tool by various governments and banks worldwide for fingerprint databases.

The CMOS-based optical sensor captures images and verifies fingerprints at a high speed.

Unlike some other optical fingerprint sensors, FM300E does not require the constant replacement of prism coating to speed up the fingerprint image scanning process.

The sensor’s image distortion rate is less than 1 percent, which is significantly lower than the 15 percent achieved with general CMOS readers.

In addition, Startek has improved the Modular Transfer Function (MTF) value to more than 40 percent, compared to the 20-30 percent MTF value of a general CMOS reader.

As the only Taiwanese vendor with STQC and PIV certifications, Startek provides fingerprint identity verification services with a focus on supplying the Indian fingerprint market.

Startek aims to pursue further market opportunities in the United States, South America and Southeast Asia.

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