Though the most famous mobile devices that scan the tips of fingers are on Apple and Samsung smartphones, the history of this biometric modality and mobility is decades old. The first mobile fingerprint scanner was used in law enforcement—a biometric reader designed for use inside of a police squad car.
That the technology has now entered the mainstream consumer technology market is a testament to how ubiquitous this specific biometric modality is becoming- fingerprints are all over the mobile ID markets.
Fingerprint biometrics are still a staple of mobile law enforcement technology, but they are also key ingredients to mobile healthcare installations (used for vaccination tracking and patient ID), mobile voter enrollment stations, and physical access control. That having been said, the past year has seen finger-based biometrics become standard on consumer mobile devices. An essential factor in Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, fingerprints are even on their way to next generation credit cards.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Fingerprint solutions.
ZKTeco is a leading global developer and manufacturer of security and time management solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. It is subdivided into 5 business segment/divisions–ZKSoftware, ZKAccess, ZKiVision, ZKBiolock and ZKAFIS. Its products range from Multi-biometric and RFTD identification Time & Attendance solutions to Access Control solutions like IP-based standalone access control, networked access control panel, readers, and tripod turnstile, from IP Cameras and total surveillance solutions to consumer products, such as intelligent biometric lock, RFID hotel lock. ZKAFIS is engaging in providing economic and reliable AFIS solutions.
Founded in the USA in 2000, Smartmatic’s commitment to innovative technology and democracy has helped it to become the global leader of the electronic voting industry. Today, out of the eight countries pioneering election automation Smartmatic provides technology and services to six of them: Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, the Philippines, USA and Venezuela. The company has managed over 3,500 election projects across five continents, processing over 2.5 billion votes. It serves customers through an organization comprising over 600 employees across 12 offices around the world. Smartmatic is headquartered in London. For more information, please visit www.smartmatic.com
BIO-key (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), provides biometric identification solutions that scale to any size application. Our superior matching technology is compatible with EVERY major fingerprint reader manufacturer. BIO-key application engineers are available to assist in identifying the most appropriate fingerprint reader(s) to meet you application needs. Partnering with vertical solution providers, OEMs, and integrators, BIO-key delivers convenient, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solutions to identify and authenticate individuals. BIO-key’s strong authentication is the ideal choice to satisfy industry regulations including HIPAA and FSTC, or to establish user identities as part of an audit trail. NIST ranks BIO-key in the top tier of MINEX and SDK performers.
Suprema Inc. is a leading global provider of biometrics technology and identity management solutions. The company’s range of products includes fingerprint modules, biometric access control systems, e-passport readers and live-scanners. Suprema’s solutions are featured by integration of the excellent embedded system design capability and the strong backgrounds in theories and algorithms backed by a number of experts having the rich experience and extensive knowledge in the field of biometric solutions, embedded system design and signal processing. Suprema has worldwide sales network in over 120 countries and also a listed company in stock exchange in South Korea (KOSDAQ). For further information, visit www.supremainc.com.
NEC has been at the forefront of defining leading-edge biometric identification solutions for over 40 years. NEC’s identification technologies include finger/palm print, DNA and face recognition solutions. NEC has developed some of the world’s largest and most complex identification infrastructure projects for government and law enforcement. Our mission is to help government and businesses use technology to build a safer environment for life and work.
Precise Biometrics is a market leading supplier of solutions for convenient and secure authentication of people’s identity. We develop and sell fingerprint software and mobile smart card readers that provide the market’s best user experience and security. Our solutions are used hundreds of millions of times every day by people all over the world.
Safran Identity & Security (formerly Morpho) is a global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying solutions in more than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, we develop innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. For more information visit: www.safran-identity-security.com
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) develops fingerprint biometric components and technology that consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules. The advantages offered by FPC’s technology include superior image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric system knowledge. FPC’s technology is implemented in products, such as smart cards, IT, access control, etc. FPC is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and operates from representations in over 15 countries worldwide.
Samsung SDS is a global information and communication technology (ICT) service provider, striving to help customers increase their competitiveness by offering optimal ICT services. Samsung SDS FIDO is built on Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) specifications which is the de facto standard for simpler and stronger authentication by using users’ biometrics information and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) technology to store critical user information in mobile and server respectively. Users can scan their fingerprint, use facial recognition of other biometric authenticators such as voice detection to complete a payment or transaction in a secure and frictionless way. This can replace traditional authentication methods such as the entry of a user ID, password or transaction authentication number (TAN).
Credence ID are executives and engineers with long successful histories in advanced biometric innovation. We were the first to develop commercially successful multi-modal biometric devices and deploy them on a large scale. Our team possesses extensive business and technical experience in Fingerprint, Iris, and Facial recognition technologies. We have a history of successful large-scale, international enrollment and ID programs including US Federal, State and Local Governments, AADHAAR (UID) of India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
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Nok Nok Labs is the leading provider of strong, FIDO-based authentication to organizations with internet-scale mobile and web applications requiring improved user engagement and security. Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Suite software allows organizations to rapidly deliver multifactor authentication that improves user engagement while reducing fraud and deployment complexity.
Green Bit has been in the market space since 1997 and is headquartered in Turin (Italy) and designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of FBI certified fingerprint readers ranging from single finger, dual/rolled, 10-prints up to Palm-Livescans for Law Enforcement and ID Management markets. A slim organization combined with an unequalled flexibility to develop custom solutions for biometric enrollment applications, providing a competitive edge to our customers which is proven by a long track record of successful installations all across the world. Green Bit is acting globally with subsidiaries in the US, Kazakhstan and China.
Crossmatch Technologies is a leading global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. Offerings include biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services.