Fingerprint readers have revolutionized our very notion of security. These biometric devices are capable of ascertaining one’s identity with impeccable precision based on just fingerprints. The use of fingerprints to determine a person’s identity has long been in use, especially in the field of criminal investigation. However, fingerprint scanners have brought a novelty to this procedure. What used to be a cumbersome and time-consuming process has been simplified drastically, thanks to fingerprint readers that work on the basis of specific fingerprint-matching algorithms?
In fact the worldwide popularity of fingerprint readers can be credited to the uniqueness of fingerprints as biometric characteristics. Fingerprints are the impressions left by the patterns of the ridges of the finger pads of a human being. Fingerprints can be obtained from the finger or the palm of the hand, the toe or the sole of the foot. No two humans – including identical twins – can ever have exactly the same fingerprint. Even two fingers of the same individual fail to produce an identical match. This astonishing uniqueness of fingerprints makes a fingerprint scanner most precise as compared to other biometric equivalents.
Crossmatch Verifier 300, an ANSI-NIST compliant fingerprint reader, comes from the stable of Cross Match, one of the global leaders in fingerprint recognition technology. It is a single fingerprint capturing device that promises to provide more accurate, swift and reliable results in identification, authentication and verification procedures based on fingerprints. A compact size with splash resistant and 10-90% non-condensing features and a weight of 1 pound makes the fingerprint scanner portable. The polycarbonate lexan case makes the scanner sturdy and durable and the operating temperature range of -18 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius makes it easily applicable in rough environments. The cables are well-attached and do not come off due to rough handling. Also, being empowered with an USB interface it is apt for high volume systems. Availability of a kiosk-ready version and cost effectiveness further makes it the preferred choice over many other fingerprint readers.
The image-capturing technology of Crossmatch Verifier 300 is state-of-the-art. The scanner is capable of capturing foolproof high-resolution (500 ppi +/- 1%) images with the help of its patented spherical lenses. It provides an average linearity and rectilinearity of less than 1%. Moreover, the improved illumination system, thanks to the I/R filters that improve light rejection, makes the fingerprint reader deliver forensic-quality images of even marked, stained, or dark fingers. The generous platen area of 1.2″x1.2″ ensures consistent flat fingerprint images.
This fingerprint scanner supports all leading operating systems including Windows XP/Vista/7and supports a wide range of application, viz. fingerprint recognition, fingerprint verification, fingerprint authentication, fingerprint scanning & fingerprint matching applications.
Thanks to the excellent features, Crossmatch Verifier 300 is deemed suitable for innumerable systems in various walks of life—from access control systems at borders, ports, and airports to national ID and registration programs, from hospital patient record verification to children identification, and from desktop enrollments to office attendance record.