Security and confidentiality has various degrees of requirements and Information technology has dynamic applications to answer it. Biometrics Systems are one of the most widely available access control systems widely used by organizations across the world for purposes of security as well as accountability.
In recent times, there are large numbers of Biometric Systems that are commercially available. Such Biometric systems are based on unique characteristics of human being. The most common, reliable and successful system is the one based on Finger Prints. In this system, users are made to put their thumb/index finger (or any specified finger) in the finger reader. The system then compares the finger print that is read with that in the central database for authentication.
Futronic being a global provider of advanced fingerprint recognition hardware and software products came out with FUTRONIC FS88 to customers who need enhanced portable security in identity management. Futronic having proprietary fingerprint recognition algorithm, also develops and manufactures products for physical access control, computer and network logon, identity management and E-commerce.
The much awaited FS88 is now on the market shelves. It is an upgraded version of the FS80 USB2.0 Fingerprint Scanner from Futronic. Already certified by the FBI to be compliant with PIV-071006 Image Quality Specification for Single Finger Reader, FS88 also meets the US Federal Information Processing Standard 201(FIPS 201) for Personal Identification Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors now. This enhanced version of the FS80 is also listed in the US General Services Administration (GSA) FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Product List.
FS88 uses advanced CMOS sensor technology and precise optical system to meet the rigorous requirement on fingerprint image quality of PIV-071006. Its fingerprint scanning window is crown glass with a thickness of 14mm that resists scratches and other stress to ensure long term heavy duty usage. It is a robust but cost effective single finger capture device and ideal for border control, identity card, driver license, election and any type of civilian AFIS application.
Special electronic circuit is built into FS88 to do Live Finger Detection (LFD). With appropriate software in PC, user can select this LFD feature so that only live finger’s fingerprint will be scanned into PC.
It easily rejects fake fingers made from silicone rubber, play-doh, etc. The LFD feature is included in all Futronic standard software.
The factory-programmed unique serial number in the USB Device Descriptor of each FS88 ensures that each of the Futronic FS88 is traceable.
Application Programming Interface (API) for FS88 to capture fingerprint image on various platforms is available for various versions of Windows, Linux and Mac.
FS88 module is a smaller and lighter version of FS88 for customers who want to integrate FS88 into their own products, such as handheld POS machine, portable voter registration station, etc. FS88 module is same as FS88 but without plastic shell and USB cable so that it can be embedded into any target system.