The significance of biometric devices has increased to a great extent in recent times. Biometric security is no more a dream realized only in science fictions. Today it is a reality that has managed to touch every aspect of our lives. As a result, there is no dearth of hi-tech fingerprint scanners in the market today.
A fingerprint scanner that stands out among the crowd is Nitgen FIngkey Hamster II. Its elegant design and compact size makes it perfect for use in every environment. It has a resolution of 500 dpi and boasts of certifications from MIC, CE< FCC and WHQL. The algorithm it uses for user identifications gives exceptionally fast matching results. Additionally, the fingerprint reader comes with features such as System Restriction, Log management, DB Backup and Screen Saver.
Nitgen Hamster II is extremely durable and has a long battery life. It has a working temperature of -20 to 60 degree Celsius. The rigged, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensors ensure that it is suitable for rough environments as well.
But the hallmark of the Nitgen Hamster II is its Live Finger Detection (LFD) function. This is new technology that allows fingerprint identifiers to detect live fingers only and reject the fake counterparts. This unique feature ensures that the system cannot be fooled with forged or spoof fingers.
The LFD function of this fingerprint reader makes it apt for systems where live scanning is essential. For instance, in September 2008, the Brazilian Department of Transport (DETRAN) undertook a project to check use of fraudulent measures during driving tests held in several driving institutes across the country. To record the timings of students and instructors during driving lessons, live-scanning systems were installed in the driving institutes of the Parana state in southern Brazil. These scanners served the purpose of fingerprint identification as well as time and attendance control. Needless to say, scanners like the Nitgen Fingkey Hamster II are extremely suitable for such large scale projects.