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Biometrics firm JENETRIC optimizes interaction between LIVETOUCH quattro scanner and user


At next week’s connect:ID conference in Washington, D.C., German biometrics firm JENETRIC will be showcasing the new functions of its ID flat scanner, the LIVETOUCH quattro.

In a statement, the company says the interaction between the scanner and user has been further optimized. The user is guided through the fingerprint recording process and typical errors within the fingerprint capture process are identified and animations displayed directly on the scanner’s screen help the user to achieve high quality fingerprint images. For international applications, the new user interface deliberately avoids displaying any text messages.

As well, the LIVETOUCH quattro now captures electronic signatures directly on the touchscreen of the device so a separate signature pad is no longer necessary anymore and users can accept or repeat the electronic signature using the touchscreen. This combined scanning functionality makes the LIVETOUCH quattro suited for travel document, passport or visa applications.

The interface design has been tested and evaluated by experts in human-machine interaction from the Technical University of Chemnitz. Volunteers of different nationalities, cultural backgrounds and different ages tested the device and “through this extensive user study, we can now be sure that border controls, visa application procedures or the registration of individuals are much more effective with our new user interface,” says Roberto Wolfer, co-founder and CEOs of JENETRIC GmbH. “Citizens and travelers are warmly welcomed and concerns of using new technologies are reduced.”

This past December, JENETRIC secured its second round of financing. At the time, the company said that the investment raised will be used to further expand the LIVETOUCH product family to collect additional biometric features.

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