In the final for the third time: JENETRIC GmbH with its innovative tenprint scanner has been nominated for the Thuringian Innovation Award

After receiving the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany and the "Start up Champion" award by the KfW Group JENETRIC GmbH made it again to the final of a high-ranking prize. It was one of the nominees for the first prize in the "Light and Life" category.

In its product LIVETOUCH® quattro, which was launched as the world's smallest tenprint scanner in 2015, the Jena biometrics company combines the highest security requirements with simple operation and thus helps to increase the acceptance of identity checks in sensitive security areas. In the meantime, JENETRIC has presented the even 60% smaller LIVETOUCH® quattro Compact for mobile fingerprinting.
During development the JENETRIC team especially had the people in mind, who will use the product. “Thanks to the unique user guidance of our ‘LIVETOUCH® quattro’ people will be more confident and successful at being identified through fingerprints; they might even enjoy using the device, "says Roberto Wolfer, one of the founders and CEO of JENETRIC GmbH.
LIVETOUCH quattro provides fingerprint images of the highest quality and is FBI certified. What makes it different from other devices: 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 by users independent of differences in language, culture or previous knowledge - thus ideally suited for use at airports or borders, where people with different backgrounds are required to identify themselves by fingerprints.
With a total prize money of € 100,000, the Thuringian Innovation Award is one of the most highly rated regional innovation awards in Germany. The aim of the competition is to highlight the economic importance of future-oriented innovations, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises in the commercial and craft sector. The prize is awarded jointly by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society, the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT), TÜV Thüringen e. V. and the Ernst Abbe Foundation. In 2016, 92 developments had competed in four categories.