Aratek upgrades biometric fingerprint devices to boost security, deployments

Aratek upgrades biometric fingerprint devices to boost security, deployments

Aratek has upgraded two of its top-selling biometric fingerprint devices, the A600 fingerprint scanner and the A600-M fingerprint module for enhanced security and integration opportunities, the company announced.

The A600 scanner now sports an advanced Match-On-Device (MOD) mode, turning into an all-in-one scanner responsible for the entire fingerprint recognition process. By adding the MOD feature, the data no longer needs to be transferred to the host device, boosting biometric authentication security. The feature is combined with the Live Finger Detection (LFD) system to prevent spoofing and the AES-256 Encryption to enhance stored data protection.

The A600-M comes with extra communication interfaces and faster OEM integration by supporting UART (TTL 115200bps default), USB 1.1 / 2.0, and SPI (Slave 3.3V). The module also includes AES-256 Encryption which prevents biometric fingerprint data from in-transit attacks.

The two fingerprint products are listed as FBI PIV, Mobile ID FAP 20 and STQC certified devices, and have been integrated in applications related to national ID, law enforcement, border security, finance and health care.

“This latest refresh of the feature set of the popular A600 and A600-M characterizes Aratek’s relentless push for innovation and our total commitment to digital security,” Samuel Wu, Aratek’s vice president, International Business Division, said in a prepared statement.

Wu expects the new features to increase the products’ integration with new applications that need advanced biometric identification and authentication to improve digital security.

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