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Highest security and easy usability — JENETRIC receives award for its user-friendly fingerprint technology

  • 2016

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.

csm_Gewinner_Clusterpreis_IT_s_6359b5d68fThe “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.

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