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SecuGen files patent for optical fingerprint technology


SecuGen has filed a new patent for compact optical fingerprint technology through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

According to the company, the new patent will allow for the development of more compact optical fingerprint readers as well as new scattering and absorption methods of fingerprint images. The first of these new fingerprint readers will be released soon and will be available through SecuGen’s network of OEM, ISV and integrator partners.

“Our engineering team is always trying to improve our products with the goal in mind of delivering the types of devices that our partners require,” Dan Riley, SecuGen’s VP of engineering said. “In this case that means a product that is FAP 20 certified, incredibly compact and priced to sell.”

Last week, SecuGen launched a new, smaller fingerprint reader.

Reported previously, SecuGen recently announced the launch of its FDx fingerprint authentication SDK Pro for Android, which also includes the company’s extraction and matching algorithms. 

SecuGen also recently opened operations in India, as the Aadhaar program uses some of its equipment. 

A recent Biometric Research Note suggests that fingerprint technology is the most established and widespread form of biometrics, and will dominate the residential and commercial security product marketplace. The Biometric Research Group projects that fingerprint technology will represent US$3 billion of revenue within the residential and commercial security product marketplace by 2017.

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