DERMALOG presents the world's smallest fingerprint scanner

Innovative Solutions at CeBIT 2014

Biometric identification for a mobile world: the LF1 fingerprint scanner by DERMALOG sets new standards in terms of biometric identification for mobile applications. The LF1 is extraordinarily compact and equipped with excellent biometric technology. This makes it a real match for mobility requirements. 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.

Hanover, 11 March 2014 – DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH presented its innovations in biometric identification at CeBIT in Hanover. 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. 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.

Mini-scanner with maximum possibilities

With dimensions of 29 mm x 43 mm x 14 mm and weighing in at just 19 g, the DERMALOG LF1 fingerprint scanner is the world's smallest optical fingerprint scanner in the world. It still provides an ideal 13 mm x17 mm 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 fake 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.

Innovative software solutions to give increased mobility

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 world-leading biometric technologies for banks and payment system have earned DERMALOG the IT Innovation Prize in the ePayment 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). This serves the biometric registration of all bank customers to allow cash withdrawal and payment using fingerprint recognition. As well, DERMALOG supplies a innovative biometric system for Nigerian banks which will use fingerprint identification and authorization to make passwords and PINs at ATMs and supermarket tills a thing of the past.

"We are very much looking forward to presenting out 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 respond to an increasing demand for mobile solutions for biometric identification systems and are proof of how innovative DERMALOG is. 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."

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is the leading German manufacturer of biometrics and one of the leading biometric identification companies in the world. At team of scientists and computer scientists are constantly working on innovative new products. The product range extends from biometric border controls via biometric ID cards to the new "FingerLogin" and "FingerPayment" solutions. Apart from Germany and Europe, DERMALOG's main markets are Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
In Germany, DERMALOG has delivered a total of over 20,000 fingerprint scanners to the residency registration offices and the foreigners authorities. These allow fingerprints to be saved in new passports, ID cards and in residence permits. The company has now delivered another 80,000 fingerprint scanners to more than 60 countries. Large-scale AFIS installations (AFIS = Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) from DERMALOG are now in use at over 110 government customers around the world. DERMALOG also provides solutions for banks and cash machine manufacturers such as Wincor-Nixdorf, which has already fitted around 1000 cash machines worldwide with fingerprint technology from DERMALOG to replace insecure PIN numbers with fingerprints.

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