In today’s world, fingerprint scanners are an indispensible part of police investigations and even personal security systems. They play a pivotal role in ensuring security as well as in detection of felony. Among the many fingerprint scanners available in the market, an extremely sophisticated one is Futronic’s FS80 Fingerprint Scanner. Let us review the prime features of this USB scanner.
Futronic FS80 supports Logon for MS Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home and Professional as well as or MS Windows 2000. Users can Logon to Windows PC by a finger touch and there is no need to set username or password. The fingerprint recognition accuracy is also very high at FAR-10-6 and FAR-10-2. To avoid unauthorized access to computer there are four authentication options available, involving a combination of fingerprint, username and password. The fingerprint data are transferred to Windows with 256bit AES encryption and there is scope to keep a backup for the data and to restore it afterwards. It even supports return from hibernate, screen saver, Windows Lock and standby.
The USB fingerprint scanner has a finger scanning window made of crown glass which has a thickness of 14 mm, making it a lot more well-built and reliable than other semiconductor or optical type fingerprint sensors. During scanning , 4 infra-red LED’s throw light on the finger and the intensity of these lights can be adjusted in accordance with the characteristics, such as, dry, wet, blurred, of the fingerprint. This helps in improving the quality of the fingerprint image.
Also, the Futronic FS80 fingerprint scanner has special electronic circuits inbuilt in it to support Live Finger Detection (LFD). This helps in rejecting fingerprints from silicone rubber or play-doh made fingers and only accepts data from a live finger. To further facilitate LFD, the feature is included in all standard software from Futronic.
One of the hallmarks of Futronic’s FS80 Fingerprint Scanner is the use of advanced CMOS sensor technology ad precise optimal system. The dual feature helps to deliver fingerprint images of extremely high quality. It can capture raw fingerprint image (undistorted) at an amazing speed of 100ms. Futronic FS80 is compatible with almost every fingerprint recognition application.