Fingerprint-ready products (embedded fingerprint modules / OEM modules) in a snap of the fingers
Whenever there is a need to incorporate fingerprint recognition ability to a product or application, embedded fingerprint modules serve a great value. They allow developers, system integrators and manufacturers to introduce fingerprint recognition ability to their products, without actually putting any efforts in developing or designing it. An embedded fingerprint reader comes with all the require hardware, software, functionality and communication ports to seamlessly connect to your product or application.
With the use of embedded fingerprint modules, fingerprint recognition ability can be incorporated in a multitude of applications: Employee time and attendance system, point of sale terminals, self-service kiosks, ATMs, card readers, safes, weapons, mobile phones and more. All you need to do is follow required design and compatibility standards while designing your product.
Embedded fingerprint readers come with all the required functionality that you may need while integrating them to your product. They come equipped with a sensor to capture fingerprints, microcontroller processing power to process captured data, embedded algorithm to perform biometric feature extraction and matching, and storage to store data.
OEM modules are used in almost all manufacturing processes as not all the aspects and components of a product can practically be designed and developed from scratch.
Product development process
- After finalizing right fingerprint OEM module for your product or application, purchase adequate quantity of it for prototyping / initial development.
- Design the microcontroller board of your product that will execute necessary commands for your system. For example, for an access control system, this control board would send instruction to unlock the door on a MATCH signal or deny access on a NO-MATCH signal from the fingerprint OEM module.
- Your OEM fingerprint module will connect to your product control board via a communication interface. It will provide to and fro communication, power supply and support product / application features.
- Next stage is to program your system to do what it is supposed to.
- Once internals are all connected and all the functionality is in place, product housing is designed and developed.
- The final product is assembled making sure that it serves its purpose. If it is a prototype, it has to be taken through thorough testing before the mass production.