FBI approves non-optical print scanner

Nov. 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Integrated Biometrics of South Carolina reports that Watson, its non-optical fingerprint scanner, has received FBI Appendix F certification.

Certification means the system meets or exceeds all requirements listed in EBTS Appendix F Mobile ID SAP 45 of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems Image Quality Specifications.

Integrated Biometrics said Watson is the first non-optical fingerprint scanner to achieve FBI certification.

Watson is a two-finger scanner that weighs just 4 ounces and measures 2.75 inches by 2.5 inches by 1.3 inches. Among its features are IP 67 durability and high-quality imaging in dirty environments.

It can be used in direct sunlight and latent prints don't have to be wiped from the sensor surface.

Integrated Biometrics said Watson, which uses light emitting sensor technology, can perform enrollment and matching for single or multiple finger applications and is available in a form suitable for embedding in hardware or externally connecting through a computer's USB port.

Light Emitting Sensor technology uses an engineered, charged polymer film to interact with the specific properties of live human skin to luminesce fingerprint images.

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