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Futronic FS88 Fingerprint Reader: FBI approved

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Futronic’s FS88 fingerprint reader has been given the FBI’s stamp of approval. Specifically, the FS88 meets US Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201) for Personal Identification Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors. What’s the big deal you ask? Well, this fingerprint scanner can detect whether or not the finger being scanned is alive or not. It’ll reject any dead fingers, so you can forget about the crap you’ve seen in movies where a chopped off finger is used to bypass fingerprint scanners. The FS88 also features a 14 mm thick scanning glass that resists scratches and other abuse. The entire device is rather small: 66 x 66 x 29 mm and weighs 150 grams (0.33 pounds).

Press release here.

Tech Specs:
– Fingerprint scanning window size is 16.26 x 24.38mm
– Image resolution is 480×320 pixel, 500 DPI
– Raw fingerprint image file size is 150K byte
– With Live Finger Detection (LFD) feature
– USB 2.0 compatible interface, plug and play device
– Unique serial number programmed to USB Device Descriptor
– With 16K Byte memory for application-specific data storage
– With a 2M standard USB cable
– Small size, 66 x 66 x 29 mm
– Light weight, 150 gram
– Operation temperature: -10 to +55 Degree Celsius


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