JENETRIC GmbH won first prize at the 12th IQ Innovation Awards of Central Germany in the category of information technology. Out of 61 competing innovators, JENETRIC and its LIVETOUCH technology for capturing fingerprints won over approximately 100 branch experts from industry and academia in a multi-stage jury process. The Jena-based biometrics company combines the highest security requirements with the simplest usability in its products, thus helping to optimize identity checks and reduce waiting times in sensitive security areas.
The “LIVETOUCH quattro,” JENETRIC’s first product, is the world’s smallest ID flat scanner. It records fingerprint images of the highest quality and is FBI-certified.
“During development, we particularly kept in mind the people who would actually be using the product. The unique user guidance of our ‘LIVETOUCH quattro’ allows individuals to have their fingerprints› scanned more easily and stress-free; they might even find using the device fun,” said Roberto Wolfer, co-founder and CEO of JENETRIC GmbH. What makes the LIVETOUCH quattro different from other devices is that the fingerprint capture area can also be used to display instructions and provide the user with feedback to quickly assure proper finger placement. All instructions are designed in a way that can be understood independent of differences in language, culture or previous knowledge, making it ideally suited for use at airports or borders, where people with different backgrounds are required to identify themselves by fingerprint.
The image sensor of the LIVETOUCH quattro uses optical TFT technology, allowing for not only a new user experience, but also mobile use as well as scanning of documents.
The IQ Innovation Awards of Central Germany are administered by the Central Germany Metropolitan Region and its partners in Leipzig, Halle (Saale) and Magdeburg and awarded to marketable innovations from the Central German clusters of Automotive, Life Sciences, Chemicals, Plastics, Energy/Environment/Solar, Industry and Information Technology. The award ceremony took place at the Francke Foundation in Halle (Saale).
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 customer requirements and the ambitious goal of improving living and working conditions via biometric systems.