The P5100 is the latest installment of USB desktop devices in the Verifi series of fingerprint readers from Zvetco Biometrics. It utilizes the power of the HID Global’s TouchChip® sensor, which is one of the largest silicon sensors in the market powering many devices.
Verifi’s P5100 is an FBI FIPS-201 (PIV) and RoHS compliant state of the art fingerprint scanner. Its silicon touch sensor (TouchChip® by HID Global) and the scratch resistant all-metal housing offer all the premium features that you would need. Superior fingerprint technology equipped with multiple ESD technologies to maximize and extend reliability.
It is a premium fingerprint scanner that brings some of the class leading features in a nicely designed form factor. Equipped with active capacitance sensing technology, Verifi’s P5100 offers a large sensing surface to accommodate fingers and thumbs of all sizes.
The Verifi P5100 takes a slightly different approach as it serves as a modern touch scanner with a close semblance to modern day Android devices and iPhones. The difference is in the touch mechanism; where you press a finger down on the sensor instead of swiping through. Fingerprint scanners that require users to swipe across the sensor strip are neither convenient nor as efficient as touch fingerprint sensors. They often require multiple attempts to successfully sampling the fingerprint data.
Premium metal housing
Verifi P5100 has a lot more to flaunt than just the premium aluminum build. Verifi P5100’s sensor is also as robust as its premium metal housing. It features a special protective coating that is durable enough to survive more than 2 million touches. You can use this device without worrying about its durability.
Verifi P5100’s sensor is one of the largest silicon sensors in the market, which is combined with enhanced ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) handling. Since the device has a metal housing, Zvetco Biometrics has taken special care of ESD suppression inside out – from its aluminum housing to the electronic printed circuit board.
It ensures that device components do not get damaged due to the instances of electrostatic discharge. Zvetco Biometrics has also equipped the device with special ESD suppression components that further protects the device from the episodes of ESD.
Easy to setup and use
Verifi P5100 tries to set new standards for fingerprint sensors of its category. During the Verifi P5100 review, we found the device to be extremely easy to setup and use. It was particularly easy to setup on Windows 10 running PC due to its native support for Windows Hello. Windows Hello is the next generation authentication system in Microsoft Windows 10.
Windows Hello comes inbuilt with the Windows 10 and is not available for the previous versions of the Windows. However, Verifi P5100 supports Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 as well. To make sure that it integrates with the previous versions of Windows seamlessly, users need to install the Verifi fingerprint reader software before connecting the device to their PC / laptop. The fingerprint reader comes with adequate length (six feet) of USB cord so that you can connect it with your PC even if the USB ports are away.
Verifi P5100 Windows 10 support is offered out of the box and installation begins as soon as you connect the device to one of your PC’s / Laptop’s USB ports. After the automatic driver installation, a prompt to register your finger will show up automatically, thanks to Verifi P5100 Windows 10 compatibility.
Verifi fingerprint reader software is included with the device, which is advisable to install before connecting the device with the PC / laptop. However, due to Verifi P5100 Windows 10 compatibility, Windows 10 users can also get inbuilt support for the reader without installing Verifi fingerprint reader software.
Verifi P5100 is not only premium in design, build and components, it also cost you a premium. However, if you just want the best out there, go with P5100. With a price tag of $150, you might feel like double checking its spec-sheet, however, P5100 offers more than meets the eye. It is built to survive and keep performing in the circumstances where most other fingerprint sensors will give up. Equating Verifi P5100 with a $50 swipe sensor would definitely not be a fair comparison. You get what you pay for.
Verifi’s P5100definitely stands out among USB fingerprint readers in the market. Even in today’s overcrowded market of USB fingerprint sensors, it is one of the very few scanners that offer premium metal build.
At $150, it does ask for a premium, however, when your start to use this device, the price will start feeling worth it. If you have used swipe USB scanners before, you will be quick to notice the difference. P5100 uses the same capacitive sensing technology that is used on today’s mobile phones, which people appreciate for their speed of recognition.
- FBI Certified. Complies with PIV, FIPS 201, Mobile ID FAP 20 image quality requirements.
- Highly compact, lightweight and portable USB fingerprint scanner.
- High level of security against fake fingerprints attacks with advanced spoof detection technology.
- Highly efficient fingerprint device that brings some of the class leading technologies and host of features to the users.
- Dust and water resistant construction rated with IP54 ingress protection.
- One of the high performance and rugged fingerprint sensors around. It can withstand scratches, harsh usage, impacts, vibrations and electrostatic shock.
- Equipped with Auto-On, a proprietary technology from SecuGen, that detects and wakes the scanner as soon as finger is placed on the sensor.
- Equipped with Smart Capture technology, which allows Hamster Pro 20 to maintain performance levels and capture high quality fingerprint images even in challenging environmental conditions. It also allows the device to capture fingerprint from hard to scan fingerprint conditions such as dry, wet, smudged or scarred fingers.
- Encryption of fingerprint templates with SecuGen’s proprietary templates.
- Surface Enhanced Irregular Reflection (SEIR), SecuGen’s patented optical technology, enables the device to capture accurate image quality along with high contrast, high-signal-to-noise ratio and virtually no distortion.
- Greater sensor-to-sensor consistency for better accuracy when matching fingerprints registered with different readers at different locations.
- Its multi-device connectivity feature allows multiple fingerprint readers to be connected to one computer at the same time.
Best Biometric Device for your PC
Verifi’s P5100 metal fingerprint scanner ticks all the boxes with its premium build, performance and accuracy, saving you from trade-offs. Its premium build is more than skin deep. It uses premium internals including the fingerprint sensor. It can scan 508 dpi high resolution images with unparalleled quality.
Verifi P5100 comes with TouchChip® fingerprint sensor, equipped with EIM (Enhanced Image Mode) technology. Its active capacitance sensing provides unmatched performance that is hard to achieve by its peers.
COATED EXTERIOR AND RUBBER GRIP
P5100’s bottom has a rubber grips that ensures its stability on the surface while scanning. Its coated exterior makes it aesthetically appealing. Sleek and ergonomic design makes it the ideal match for desktop applications in an office, home, or professional environment.
The P5100 in conjunction with Single Sign-On will solve your network security problems when used with our Biometric Single Sign-On software. The P5100 becomes the hardware component of an Active Directory domain wide solution for eliminating passwords and enabling a universal single sign-on solution.
SUPERIOR ESD HANDLING
Zvetco Biometrics has carefully designed P5100 to handle ESD inside out. Its ESD suppressing mechanism and components make sure that the device internals do not get damaged due to the episodes electrostatic discharge.
NATIVE SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS HELLO
If you intend to use Verifi P5100 with Windows 10, it can seamlessly integrate it with Windows Hello. Installation begins automatically when you connect it with your Windows 10 computer. It also works with previous versions of Windows (Windows 7 and above).
|Interface||USB 2.0 Full Speed|
|Operating Systems||Windows 7
|Windows Biometric Framework||Yes (Windows 7 Plug and Play)|
|Fingerprint Sensor||AuthenTec TCS1 with EIM (Enhanced Image Mode)|
|Sensor Technology||Active Capacitance Sensing, with EIM|
|Grey Scale Depth||8-bit (256 levels)|
|Image Resolution||High resolution: 508 dpi|
|Image Area||256 X 360 pixels, 12.8mm X 18mm|
|Surface Coating||> 2 million touches|
|Finishing||Scratch resistant powder coating|
|Size (L,W,H) and Weight||2.75 inches X 1.75 inches X 0.7 inches, 3.9 ounces|
|Cable Length||6 feet|
|Stress Relief||>10 lbs.|
|Logo Availability||Customized laser engraved logo available|
|ESD Resistance||+/- 15KV|
|Humidity||5% to 90% RH @30°C|
|Temperature Range||0°C to +70°C|
|Voltage||4.5V – 5.25V|
|Power Consumption: Active||50mA (typical)|
|Power Consumption: InActive||1mA (typical)|
|RoHS||Yes. Lead Free.|
The P5100 leverages the same fingerprint sensor technology installed on millions of laptops, keyboards, physical access devices, and ID card readers relied upon by governments, hospitals, banks, and enterprises for secure and convenient authentication every day. Large corporations rely on Verifi fingerprint solutions to protect their data and assets.
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