Fingerprint sensors are the window through which USB fingerprint scanners read your print, so it is basically a data input device. Being able to capture good quality data i.e. fingerprint, will provide accurate output. Understanding different types of fingerprint sensors, and their pros and cons can be a crucial factor in choosing the right fingerprint device.
Technologies used in USB fingerprint scanners:
The oldest yet still relevant and widely used method of sensing fingerprints is commonly found in most USB fingerprint scanners available in the marketplaces. Based on visible light photography and assisted by a prism that enables total internal reflection captured by a built-in digital camera. Optical fingerprint scanners are inexpensive, but their performance may suffer from dirty, wet, or dry fingers. Easy to circumvent if no anti-spoofing mechanism is used.
Capacitive sensors use an array of tiny capacitors (called pixels) to capture the image of a fingerprint pattern. A slight difference in electric charge generates in pixels that are just below the friction ridges, while a finger is placed on the scanning surface. This difference is sensed by an op-amp integrated circuit and a pattern map is generated. USB fingerprint scanners with capacitive fingerprint sensors are compact, securer than optical sensors and harder to spoof but wet fingers might affect the performance. They are more expensive than optical sensors.
Based on the sensing and mapping of slight temperature differences between friction ridges and valleys with the help of FingerChip, a specially designed integrated circuit for the purpose is equipped with a layer of pyroelectric material, which lies just beneath the scanning surface. Thermal fingerprint scanners are immune to finger contamination but currently, they are not popular and available in the marketplace.
Ultrasonic sensing of fingerprints is achieved by analyzing ultrasonic pulse reflected by the friction ridges. An ultrasonic pulse is first emitted by the transmitter and a change in the reflected pulse is captured by a sensor. Minute differences between emitted and received pulse (due to friction ridges and valleys) are mapped and a fingerprint pattern is created. Ultrasonic fingerprint scanners are compact, accurate, and immune to finger contamination but expensive.
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Biometric USB Fingerprint Scanners/Readers
SecuGen Hamster Pro
Digital Persona U.are.U 4500
SecuGen Hamster Plus (HSDU03P)
Nitgen Fingkey Hamster I DX
Nitgen Fingkey Hamster II
Integrated Biometrics Curve
Nitgen Fingkey Hamster III
Suprema BioMini Plus 2
Lumidigm M311 (M31x)
Lumidigm M301 (M30x)
Lumidigm V311 (V31x)
Lumidigm V302 (V30x)
Integrated Biometrics Columbo
SecuGen Hamster Pro 10
SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 (HU20)
SecuGen Hamster IV (HSDU04P)
Unity 20 Bluetooth
Suprema BioMini Slim 2S
Suprema BioMini Slim 2
Integrated Biometrics Watson Mini
Integrated Biometrics Sherlock
Nitgen eNBioScan-D Plus
Integrated Biometrics FIVE-0
Suprema RealScan G10
Integrated Biometrics Kojak
Lumidigm M310 (M31x)
Lumidigm M300 (M30x)
Lumidigm V310 (V31x)
Lumidigm V300 (V30x)
Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV
SecuGen ID USB SC
Hamster Pro Duo CL
SecuGen iD-USB SC/PIV
Suprema BioMini Combo
Our fingerprint devices have you covered, regardless of your need
Millions of businesses across the world from a diverse industry portfolio put their trust in Bayometric’s identity solutions and biometric devices to safeguard customers, employees, resources and more. From the cheapest USB fingerprint scanners for your personal computer to the fingerprint sensor for your home door and retail POS terminals to bank ATMs, our biometric scanners, FBI certified fingerprint readers, smart card readers, OEM modules and other biometric security devices enable industries to save time, money and manpower.
Today, millions of businesses around the world rely on fingerprint authentication devices to carry out their business operations. In many industry types, capturing fingerprints is a part of regulatory compliance. Even in unregulated business outfits, fingerprints recognition devices are used for employee time and attendance, access control, login method for workstations / IT systems and more.
You are your identity
Biometrics has made it possible to identify people with the patterns that are found in their biology or behavior. Biometric identity in a way set people free from dependence of other alternatives like IDs, tokens, documents, passwords, which they either have to carry or remember.
Mobile biometrics also became a driving force for biometrics authentication to gain this level of ubiquity. Fingerprint is one of the most common biometric modality used for authentication on mobile devices. Ability to authenticate payments and other financial transactions using biometrics identifiers like face, fingerprints, etc. paved the way to adoption of biometrics by many other industry types.
Smart card reader combined with fingerprint sensor
Put simply, smart cards are the RF cards with a tiny micro-controller to process data, RF to exchange data, and storage to hold the personal data (e.g. biographic data, fingerprints, etc.). Unlike RF cards, which are mainly used for access control, smart cards can do much more. They can do biometric authentication without the need of back-end database, perform financial transaction, can be used to prove your identity and much more.
Use of smart card reader equipped with fingerprint sensor ability is an increasing trend among businesses as it provides them more flexibility and freedom to use card, biometrics or both. Smart card readers can also help implement high security authentication using two factor authentications.
We have more than a decade’s experience with fingerprint biometrics and are a leading player in the field of fingerprint devices, fingerprint software solutions and consulting. Our products and services are used from small scale outfits to Fortune 500 firms. No matter what your use case is, we most likely have handled it before if it is about fingerprint biometrics.
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Customized fingerprint SDK for your Application
Today, integrating fingerprint recognition ability in any desktop, web or mobile application is easier than ever, thanks to fingerprint Software Development Kits (SDKs). With fingerprint SDKs, you can make your application biometric ready in a matter of hours. Bayometric’s Touch and Go SDK is one of the fastest, cost effective, and easiest ways to bring fingerprint recognition ability to your custom solution. This easy to use developer kit lets you integrate biometric fingerprint recognition to your custom application even if you have no experience of programming.
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