HID Fingerprint reader

HID Global brings reliable biometrics authentication to the door with new fingerprint reader
HID Global brings reliable biometrics authentication to the door with new fingerprint reader

In the past, biometrics solutions for access control were often deployed with reduced security thresholds because their imaging technology, which routinely yielded false fingerprint rejections, resulted in long authentication queues at the door. HID Global’s new fingerprint reader, iCLASS SE® RB25F, merges credential excellence with HID’s globally-patented multispectral imaging technology to address the need for reliable biometric authentication and fuel broad adoption of biometrics at the door. The high-performance iCLASS SE RB25F provides an unrivalled experience by dramatically increasing image capture performance and fingerprint matching in under a second, significantly reducing delays that were previously symptomatic of biometric solutions. The reader contains HID’s Lumidigm® multispectral technology. The multispectral image read by the sensor includes surface, subsurface (subdermal) and liveness details making it the most forgiving, yet toughest-to-spoof fingerprint reader on the market. RB25F supports both template-on-card and template-in-device architecture, whilst carrying an IP67 rating for both indoor and outdoor use (-20°C to 66°C), and an IK09 rating for vandal resistance. Certified in several major geographies worldwide, the new iCLASS SE RB25F can be used with all popular industry-standard high frequency credential technologies including HID Mobile Access® Mobile IDs, Seos®, iCLASS SE®, iCLASS®, MIFARE DESFire®, and MIFARE® Classic.

HID Nomad® 30 Pocket Reader mobile fingerprint reader
HID Nomad® 30 Pocket Reader mobile fingerprint reader

The NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader for Windows®, Android™ and iOS is an affordable fingerprint reader which can be bundled with smartphones, tablets or laptops to easily perform rapid/fast identification. Its mobile nature is perfect for identifying subjects without having to bring the person back to an office or police station. Automated Capture Process Once a law enforcement officer starts the workflow in the smartphone app to capture both index fingers, illuminated “landing lights” indicate that the device is ready to capture. The automated capture feature makes sure an image is captured automatically, when the image quality meets recognised image quality standards such as the FBI’s. Haptic Feedback A haptic motor in the NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader gives a vibration as an additional indication of successful image capture notification. This feature combined with the landing lights make it easy for officers to know that a good print was captured, saving valuable time for unnecessary quality checks during an operation. It also allows the officer to avoid close contact with potentially dangerous subjects for more than a few seconds. High-Quality Images The patented, capacitive thin film transistor (TFT) enables the reader to capture superior fingerprint images that meet FBI standards such as Personal Identification Verification (PIV) whether in indirect or direct sunlight. The same technology also facilitates the capturing of dry or dirty fingers, or when fingerprint surfaces are inked or stained. Superior Durability The top surface of the capacitive sensor on the NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader module includes a glass coating that protects the sensor by making it more resistant to scratches or impact. It is more durable for mobile use cases thanks to this protection layer combined with an Ingress Protection (IP) 65 rating for dust and water. The sensor has been tested for up to 1 million touches without a decrease in performance.