SecuGen biometric fingerprint module integrated in Simprints’ Vero 2.0 scanner
The Vero 2.0 fingerprint scanners are designed to provide robust biometrics to front-line workers in challenging environment. The announcement today reveals the scanner is built on technology from Arm and SecuGen and includes a number of features such as NFC for Bluetooth communication with mobile devices, a redesigned printed circuit board (PCB) powered by the ARM Cortex-M0 32-bit MCU to streamline manufacturing, configurable LED colors to assist the color-blind, fast image-transfer from scanner to mobile and backend storage for robust matching capabilities, and SecuGen’s high-resolution fingerprint sensor module that can achieve up to 1,700 DPI for detailed image capture. Due to its high accuracy, Vero 2.0 can identify patients as young as one year old.
The development of the Vero 2.0 biometric fingerprint scanner stemmed from a previous partnership with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and Nec. Last June, they signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a scalable child fingerprint identification solution that would use biometrics to increase immunization coverage in developing countries. Simprints has recently partnered with Prima Electronic Services to manufacture 1,400 units to be used in healthcare initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa.
The nonprofit biometric technology developer has so far assisted over 12 partners in providing services to more than 387,000 people in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
“We were delighted to support Simprints to develop a product that met their specifications while keeping the costs down,” comments Jeff Brown, SecuGen’s VP of Sales. “We are excited to have our fingerprint technology play a part in projects involving low resource settings where the lives of so many can benefit.”
“Simprints is an impressive group of people with an equally impressive dedication to doing good in the world,” adds Won Lee, SecuGen’s CEO. “It is a privilege to work with them to bring such an important product to fruition.”