Integrated Biometrics Columbo FAP30 Single-Finger Scanner

Columbo comes with a full featured SDK to enable effective integration into applications. Available in desktop and embedded module (OEM) versions.


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  • Item Model: IBHCIS1FR-01.
  • FBI Appendix F, FIPS 201 (PIV) certified and FBI Mobile ID (FAP 30) compliant single fingerprint reader.
  • LES sensors don’t confused by foreign matter or dirty, dry and rough fingers, it captures high-resolution fingerprint images in a small and lightweight form factor.
  • ‘Columbo’ has IP54 ingress protection, means it’s resistant to dust and water and can operate under direct sunlight.

Supported Software

A scalable, reliable and high performing biometric identification solution for seamless integration.

Fingerprint SDK

Zero learning curve for developers. No biometric programming experience required. Get access to sample codes in multiple languages including C/C++, C#.NET, Java etc.


Computer Logon

Logon to Windows, Domain, Websites and Applications using fingerprints & create a ”password free” environment. Enterprise Password Management with Seamless Interface to Active Directory.


Product Description

Integrated Biometrics Columbo is a small, light and fast FBI PIV 071006, FIPS 201 and FAP 30 (Mobile ID) certified single finger scanner. Columbo is available in desktop and embedded module (OEM) versions. Both versions are suitable for mobile applications where small size and weight have significant value. Columbo’s wide sensing area makes it extremely easy to use. This scanner meets the needs for both enrollment and verification applications. Captured images meet industry and international standards.

Columbo was built using LES technology. LES technology uses a hybrid capacitive/optical capture method. The device ensures high-quality fingerprint scanning even when dirty, dry or rough fingers are scanned. Its IP54 case protects the device from dust and water. The device comes with a full featured SDK to enable effective integration into applications.

Special Features


Its compact nature makes it suitable for tough operating environments i.e. direct sunlight, harsh weather etc.


Columbo is highly power efficient (full scanning mode – 130mA; sleep mode – <2mA; standby mode <40mA).


IB’s patented Light Emitting Sensor (LES) film produces accurate high-resolution fingerprint images using this small and lightweight form factor device.


  • Single finger scan
  • Light weight (< 70 grams)
  • No membranes to replace
  • Easy to integrate
  • Live finger detection
  • Durable and shock resistant
  • Operates in direct sunlight
  • Excellent with dry and dirty fingers
  • Requires no cleaning for latent fingerprints
  • Ideal for use with mobile computers or hand-held devices

Technical Specifications

Resolution 500 PPI
Grayscale 256 grayscale dynamic range
Sensing area 0.8” x 1.0” / 20.32 mm x 25.4 mm
Image size 400 x 500 pixels
Interface USB 2.0
USB cert spec USB-IF USB.ORG
USB level 4.40V – 5.25V
Product weight 170g / 6 oz. (Columbo OEM: <70g)
Supp. image formats RAW, JPEG2000, BMP, PNG, WSQ
Operating temp -10°C ~ +55°C / 14°F ~ 131°F
Storage temp -30°C ~ +60°C / -22°F ~ 140°F
Hazardous material RoHS directive 2002/95/EC
Humidity 30~85% RH < 40°C / 104°F (non-condensing)
Ingress protection IP54 case bezel to film
FCC/CE conformance FCC Part 15 (per ANSI C62.4:2003) Class A, CSA ICES-003 Class A, CE Emissions: EN 55022:2006 Class A, CE Immunity EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003, IEC 61000-4-2

Scanner assembly dimensions 66mm x 75mm x 48mm / 2.60” x 2.95” x 1.89 (Columbo OEM: 46.5mm x 39mm x 27.5mm)
Power consumption DC current: standby <50mA / full scanning <115mA
Air discharge / contact discharge In compliance with IEC 61000-4-2
API interface Single-finger image multi-device / multi-thread support
Surface durability MIL-C-675c 4.5010, MIL-STD-810F
Surface resistance Ammonia, IPA, methanol, soaps/detergents, salt water
Vibration test per MIL-STD-810F (method 514.5), category 24, Fig. 514.5C-17
FBI certification PIV 071006, FIPS 201, FAP 30 / certified to mobile ID requirements
OS support Windows 7, Windows 8.X, Windows Server, Windows Mobile 6.5, Linux, Android 4.0 (or higher)

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