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Green Bit celebrates 20 years, named finalist in IARPA fingerprint challenge


Italian firm Green Bit recently announced its twentieth year in the biometrics sector.

Established in 1997, Green Bit designed and introduced one of the first fingerprint access control solutions with “match-on-board” technology, the DSU 203. Just two years later the company won an international tender promoted by the Italian State Police with its VisaScan3 palm scanner.

Green Bit has continued to make significant R&D investments and now designs and offers a complete catalogue of FBI and GA certified live finger and palm scanners.

In addititon to the company’s headquarters in Italy, Green Bit has direct presence in the USA (Green Bit Americas Inc), in China (Green Bit Tianjin Biometrics Systems Co. Ltd) and in Kazakhstan (Green Bit Kazakhstan Ltd) and serves more than 150 customers in 60 countries.

Finalist in IARPA Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge

Green Bit Americas revealed that its team has been selected as a finalist to compete in the Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

The Green Bit team will use their DactyScan40i hardware scanner and software in the challenge to showcase how their technology can automate the capture technology that minimizes human operators from physically interacting with the subject and rolling the fingerprints.

“We are thrilled to be chosen as a finalist in the IARPA challenge,” commented Green Bit’s chief operating officer, Sergio Rainero. “Given our continuous investment in R&D, we aim to always provide the industry and our customers with reliable product and technology. With the IARPA challenge, we can showcase our hardware and software technology to include our sophisticated algorithms with parameters to avoid operator obstruction.”

Showcasing new live scanner readers at FedID 2017

Green Bit will present two devices from its new Palm livescan “MultiScan527t” line at FedID 2017 taking place this week in Washington D.C.

The company will showcase the MultiScan527t with a 3.2” full colour LCD touchscreen and the MultiScan527xt with a simpler user interface to include buttons and an LED to facilitate the acquisition process. According to a company statement, the MultiScan527t line features superior fast acquisition and USB 3.0.

Compared to the current MultiScan527 the new palm scanners have a new compact design and a faster acquisition speed which is attributed to the USB 3.0 technology. An integrated heater based on innovative proprietary technology automatically keep the prism’s surface at the right temperature, achieving the best fingerprint acquisition of very dry fingers in low temperature environments.

Green Bit’s DactyScan84t scanner model will also be showcased at FedID2017. This model also include a full high-speed USB 3.0 interface, allowing for a faster acquisition speed.

The DactyScan84t and MultiScan527t family scanner models will be available to the market from end Q4/2017.

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