Scratch resistance as a key parameter in the selection of fingerprint scanners

For fingerprint scanners, scratches are relevant if they are located on the contact surface used for taking fingerprints. Scratches can be caused by daily use, for example by users with rings on their fingers. In addition, the cleaning of the scanner is a potential source of scratches when tiny dust and dirt particles adhere to the cleaning cloth. This white paper explains which standards and tests exist and how fingerprint scanners can be protected against scratches.

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Simplifying the rolled fingerprint process

Compared to flat fingerprints, capturing rolled fingerprints is a complex process and requires continuous practice and training.

Please download our White Paper to learn, how modern fingerprint technology can simplify rolled fingerprint acquisition.


European ENTRY/EXIT System - our solutions

We have summarized important recommendations for fingerprint equipment for land and sea borders of the future European ENTRY/EXIT system. These recommendations have been published by experts from Member States, FRONTEX, the European Commission and eu-LISA (

Are you interested in how our fingerprint scanners support the new EES?

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How to...

The preparations for the new European ENTRY/EXT-System are in full swing in all member states. These recommendations, which distinguish between stationary, mobile/handheld equipment, have been elaborated by a working group consisting of experts from member states, FRONTEX, the European Commission and eu-LISA ( Starting today, we will highlight in a small series some technical recommendations for the fingerprint equipment that will be used at land and sea borders. So for example, for border crossings of pedestrians, ferries, cruise ships, cars and trucks, stationary equipment in self-serving systems is recommended.

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Guide for fingerprint category

Problems in finding the appropriate fingerprint scanner that fits your particular scenario? Roberto Wolfer recently published a guide providing help through the jungle of terms in the identity field and defining four steps choosing the right FBI fingerprint category.

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Five fundamentals for self-service fingerprinting

What does an effective "handshake" between human and machine look like? Roberto Wolfer published a very interesting article on the topic. Please feel free to download it.