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World’s smallest two-finger scanner released


Integrated Biometrics, a developer and manufacturer of high performance fingerprint biometric technologies, mainly used by the military and law enforcement agencies, has released the smallest, lightest, and fastest two-finger scanner in the world, weighing 85 grams and measuring 61 mm X 60 mm X 34 mm in size.

Entitled the Watson-Mini, the device offers unique operational benefits compared to existing certified scanners including: high quality imaging in dirty environments and no difficulty operating in direct sunlight. The device also does not use a membrane and does not require latent prints to be wiped from the sensor surface. It can be used for both enrollment and verification in single, multiple, or roll finger print applications. Watson-Mini is available in a form suitable for embedding in hardware or externally connecting through USB.

The Watson-Mini device utilizes Integrated Biometrics’ patented light emitting sensor (LES) technology. LES technology utilizes a highly engineered charged polymer film interacting with the specific properties of human skin to luminesce fingerprint images.

The device utilizes the Integrated Biometrics SDK for Windows XP and later, Linux or Android 4.0 operating systems, and includes the functionality needed for efficient integration of the device into an application and operating environment.

Integrated Biometrics obtained FBI Appendix F certification for the device. The FBI certification means that Watson-Mini device meets or exceeds all requirements listed in EBTS Appendix F Mobile ID SAP 45 as well as PIV-071006, which determines the FBI’s IAFIS image quality specifications.

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