Biometric identification in the mobile era: according to its manufacturer Dermalog, the LF1 fingerprint scanner sets new standards in terms of biometric identification for mobile applications. Using software for mobile devices developed by DERMALOG, the fingerprint scans produced by the LF1 can be transferred to a smartphone or tablet within a fraction of a second. They can then immediately be compared to a database of stored identity characteristics.
Between 10 and 14 March, DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH will be presenting its ground-breaking innovations in biometric identification at CeBIT in Hanover. This year, the exhibition is all about mobility. And DERMALOG’s latest innovation is right on trend: the LF1, the world’s smallest optical fingerprint scanner, will be presented to the world for the first time at CeBIT. With its unique complete solutions for mobile fingerprint-based identification, DERMALOG leads the way when it comes to biometric mobility strategies for government applications and for access control, banking and payment systems.
With dimensions of 29mm x 43mm x 14mm and weighing in at just 19 grams, the DERMALOG LF1 fingerprint scanner is the smallest optical fingerprint scanner in the world. It still provides an ideal 13x17mm recording window and delivers top quality image results which guarantees that the scans can be compared to even very large databases. At the same time, the world’s most secure life detection system automatically detects false or plastic fingers in order to protect against fraud. Its uniquely compact size and its outstanding technical characteristics make the LF1 hugely versatile to use. For example, it is perfect for mobile biometric identification for electric passports or identity cards, or for integration into access control systems, cash machines (ATMs) and payment terminals (POS). The LF1 is a leading device in fingerprint biometrics thanks to its high-resolution images and its unique space-saving design.
For mobile use of the fingerprint scanner, DERMALOG has developed unique new software which guarantees the full functionality of an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) when used on mobile devices. This allows the biometric identification technology to be efficiently and easily used on smartphones and tablets running the Android operating system. The software supports mobile use of the following fingerprint scanners from DERMALOG: LF1, F1, ZF1, ZF1e and ZF1+ Smart Card Reader.
DERMALOG wins “IT Innovation Prize” for FingerBanking
Its biometric technologies for banks and payment system have recently earned DERMALOG the IT Innovation Prize in the E-Payment category as part of the “initiative mittelstand” at CeBIT. The prize honours a unique banking project in Brazil where DERMALOG kitted HSBC Bank out to be the first bank in the world with an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the biometric registration of all bank customers to allow cash withdrawal and payment using fingerprint recognition. DERMALOG is also currently in the process of supplying a particularly innovative biometric system for banks in Nigeria which will use fingerprint identification and authorisation to make passwords and PINs at cash machines and supermarket tills a thing of the past.
“We are very much looking forward to presenting our latest products to the specialist public at one of the most important international industry events,” explains Günther Mull, Managing Director of DERMALOG. “Our new products are a reaction to an increasing demand for mobile solutions for biometric identification systems and are more proof of just how innovative DERMALOG can be. We are constantly working on improving applications and using our products to make more and more identifications simpler and more secure. This applies to government applications such as national border control systems, biometric personal identity cards and passports, and also to commercial purposes such as cashless payments at supermarket tills and banks. And, last but not least, our technology will soon confine forgetting passwords for the computer to history.“