Live Fingerprint Scanner


The DERMALOG ZF1 is a success story in regard to an  optical plain fingerprint scanner.
Since the first launch in 2007 the ZF1 started his career in Germany with the e-Passport Project and later the e-ID Project.

More than 20,000 units are in use in Germany's Registration offices. Many other European countries followed by choosing the DERMALOG ZF1 for their e-Passport, e-ID and or Border Control Projects, among these for example.

In East Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle east and Asia the ZF1 as well has been selected by several governments. The ZF1 has many advantages: among others the scanner fulfills all requirements of FBI WSQ/PIV and BSI TR-PDÜ standards for plain fingerprint quality.

Due to its highest quality features and compliance with international standards, the ZF1 is your perfect choice if you capture fingerprints for e-Passports, ID cards or other purposes.

Another highlight of the ZF1 is the live fingerprint detection, ensuring recognition of fake fingers. Most of the other optical live scanners are not capable of detecting fake fingers. In addition, the ZF1 is also capable of detecting wet and dry fingers.

A further advantage is the excellent ease of use and handling. Almost every person automatically puts his finger on the scanner correctly, without needing any for instruction. The fingerprint image size of about 18 kByte is comparatively small (WSQ 1:15 compressed fingerprint image, as per FBI specifications), which is an important prerequisite for all RFID applications.

Other scanners need more than twice the storage space due to an oversized fingerprint capturing surface. The ZF1 helps to reduce storage space on ePassports or eID cards to minimum. Highest image quality and stat-of-the-art technical features make the ZF1 your best choice – at the best quality/price ratio.
  • Detection of fake fingers
  • Instant fast capturing - no initialization required
  • High-quality images - no reference images required
  • Best against disturbing light - no side effects caused by other light sources
  • Best in handling fingerprint capturing
  • Excellent quality for both dry and wet fingerprints

Image Quality:

Fingerprint scanning window size:
 25 mm x 18 mm
 Image size:  24.4 mm x 16.3 mm
 Image resolution:   480 x 320 pixels or 416 x 416, 500 dpi
 Bit depth:  8 bit, 256 gray levels
 Fingerprint image size (BMP):  approx. 160 kByte
Fingerprint image size (WSQ-compressed):  approx. 18 kByte
Standards: GS
EC Directive 2004/108/EC
EC Directive 2006/95/EC
EC Directive 2002/95/EC
BSI-TR 03104
FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B, 2009

Technical Data:

Dimensions (H x W x D):  
60 mm x 83 mm x 49 mm
Operating temperature: -10° to +55° C
+14° to +131° F
Interface: USB 2.0 high-speed

The DERMALOG ZF1 is also available as OEM version.

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