The smallest ten-finger scanner in the world was unveiled by the Jena startup JENETRIC in Tampa, Florida, at the Global Identity Summit, the primary international conference of the security industry. The “LIVETOUCH quattro” takes up only about a third of the space of conventional devices and delivers recordings of the highest quality. The innovative user guidance helps to avoid errors and thus shortens wait times.
The LIVETOUCH quattro’s small size and ease of use are based on a new technological approach. The image sensor uses optical TFT technology. The recording surface for fingerprints also displays operational tips and provides the user with feedback on whether the fingers are positioned properly. All explanations are designed so that they are comprehensible regardless of language or culture, making the LIVETOUCH quattro ideal for use at border crossings and airports, where people from different backgrounds may have to identify themselves by fingerprint.
“With our product, we are defining a new class of ten-fingerprint scanners. We have kept the end users in mind while designing this device. Thanks to its unique guidance feature, the user need not be afraid of fingerprinting. The LIVETOUCH quattro even makes operating the device rather fun,” said Roberto Wolfer, Co-Founder and Managing Director of JENETRIC GmbH.
The device has further advantages; since it does not utilize the traditional optical principle with a prism, lens, sensor and lighting, it has a much smaller size and can be more easily integrated into automatic recording stations at airports. This allows long entry queues to be drastically reduced.
The ten-fingerprint scanner is the first product with LIVETOUCH® technology that has great potential for further applications, such as integration into mobile devices.
JENETRIC GmbH was founded in 2014 in Jena, Germany – a location famous for cutting-edge optical technology – by engineers with significant experience in fingerprint technology and the development of biometric systems. The multidisciplinary team includes hardware and software specialists as well as production and sales professionals. The company follows a holistic approach in its product development with a clear and strong focus on end user requirements and the ambitious goal of improving living and working conditions via biometric systems.