World's Smallest Optical Fingerprint Scanner at CeBIT 2014

Mar 11, 2014, 08:08 ET from DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH

HANOVER, Germany, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Biometric identification in the mobile era: the LF1 fingerprint scanner from DERMALOG sets new standards in terms of biometric identification for mobile applications. The LF1 is extraordinarily compact and fitted with excellent biometric technology, making it a real match for the mobility requirements of the era we live in. Using software for mobile devices developed by DERMALOG, the fingerprint scans produced by the LF1 can be transferred to a smartphone or tablet within a fraction of a second. They can then immediately be compared to a database of stored identity characteristics.

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Between 10 and 14 March, DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH will be presenting its ground-breaking innovations in biometric identification at CeBIT in Hanover. This year, the exhibition is all about mobility. And DERMALOG's latest innovation is right on trend: the LF1, the world's smallest optical fingerprint scanner, will be presented to the world for the first time at CeBIT. With its unique complete solutions for mobile fingerprint-based identification, DERMALOG leads the way when it comes to biometric mobility strategies for government applications and for access control, banking and payment systems.

Mini-scanner with maximum possibilities

With dimensions of 29mm x 43mm x 14mm and weighing in at just 19 grams, the DERMALOG LF1 fingerprint scanner is the smallest optical fingerprint scanner in the world. It still provides an ideal 13x17mm recording window and delivers top quality image results which guarantees that the scans can be compared to even very large databases. At the same time, the world's most secure life detection system automatically detects false or plastic fingers in order to protect against fraud. Its uniquely compact size and its outstanding technical characteristics make the LF1 hugely versatile to use. For example, it is perfect for mobile biometric identification for electric passports or identity cards, or for integration into access control systems, cash machines (ATMs) and payment terminals (POS). The LF1 is a leading device in fingerprint biometrics thanks to its high-resolution images and its unique space-saving design.

Innovative software solutions to give increased mobility

For mobile use of the fingerprint scanner, DERMALOG has developed unique new software which guarantees the full functionality of an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) when used on mobile devices. This allows the biometric identification technology to be efficiently and easily used on smartphones and tablets running the Android operating system. The software supports mobile use of the following fingerprint scanners from DERMALOG: LF1, F1, ZF1, ZF1e and ZF1+ Smart Card Reader.

DERMALOG wins "IT Innovation Prize" for FingerBanking

Its world-leading biometric technologies for banks and payment system have recently earned DERMALOG the IT Innovation Prize in the E-Payment category as part of the "initiative mittelstand" at CeBIT. The prize honours a unique banking project in Brazil where DERMALOG kitted HSBC Bank out to be the first bank in the world with an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the biometric registration of all bank customers to allow cash withdrawal and payment using fingerprint recognition. DERMALOG is also currently in the process of supplying a particularly innovative biometric system for banks in Nigeria which will use fingerprint identification and authorisation to make passwords and PINs at cash machines and supermarket tills a thing of the past.

"We are very much looking forward to presenting our latest products to the specialist public at one of the most important international industry events," explains Günther Mull, Managing Director of DERMALOG. "Our new products are a reaction to an increasing demand for mobile solutions for biometric identification systems and are more proof of just how innovative DERMALOG can be. We are constantly working on improving applications and using our products to make more and more identifications simpler and more secure. This applies to government applications such as national border control systems, biometric personal identity cards and passports, and also to commercial purposes such as cashless payments at supermarket tills and banks. And, last but not least, our technology will soon confine forgetting passwords for the computer to history."

DERMALOG Identification Systems will be at Stand B39 in Hall 12 at CeBIT 2014.

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is the leading German manufacturer of biometrics and one of the leading biometric identification companies in the world. At team of scientists and computer scientists are constantly working on innovative new products. The product range extends from biometric border controls via biometric ID cards to the new "FingerLogin" and "FingerPayment" solutions. Apart from Germany and Europe, DERMALOG's main markets are Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

In Germany, DERMALOG has delivered a total of over 20,000 fingerprint scanners to the residency registration offices and the foreigners authorities. These allow fingerprints to be saved in new passports, ID cards and in residence permits. The company has now delivered another 80,000 fingerprint scanners to more than 60 countries. Large-scale AFIS installations (AFIS = Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) from DERMALOG are now in use at over 110 government customers around the world. DERMALOG also provides solutions for banks and cash machine manufacturers such as Wincor-Nixdorf, which has already fitted around 1000 cash machines worldwide with fingerprint technology from DERMALOG to replace insecure PIN numbers with fingerprints. More details can be found at

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