Biometric Fingerprint Readers

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What are fingerprint readers?

 Biometric Fingerprint ReadersFingerprints are practically synonymous with identity. The unique ridges and whorls on the tips of your finger have been distinguishing one person from another since 1788 when German anatomist Johann Christoph Andreas Mayer discovered that every fingerprint is different.

Fingerprint readers do exactly what their name describes. Using either optical, capacitive, or ultrasound sensor technology, they measure the characteristics of a fingerprint. This can be used to identify an individual by comparing the scanned print to many different templates stored in a database, as is commonly done with criminal background checks, or it can be done on a one-to-one basis in order to authenticate a user.

Where can I find fingerprint readers?

Fingerprint readers, thanks to innovations in cost efficiency and design, can be found in a wide variety of applications. Wall mounted access control terminals, police squad cars, patient sign-in areas at clinics, the smartphone in your pocket—these are only some of the places you can find biometric fingerprint readers.

Thanks to the widespread availability of consumer grade fingerprint biometric on smartphones, the average user is becoming familiar with the modality as it continues to proliferate digital security and identity across all manner of vertical markets. In some countries it has become mandatory to enroll a fingerprint in order to open a cellphone account, other places require fingerprints to vote in elections. Fingerprint readers are all around us, ushering us into a new era of identity.

How are fingerprint readers making a difference?

Fingerprint biometrics are a common modality for performing criminal background checks for individuals seeking to work in the public trust. In the United States, these checks can be performed in around 15 minutes, and the FBI’s Rap Back program keeps employers up to date on any subsequent criminal activity performed by the applicant.

If you are looking to pay for goods and services with your smartphone, chances are you will need to use a fingerprint reader. The two most popular mobile wallets in the world, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, authenticate payment transactions using the fingerprint reader on your phone. Soon, fingerprints are set to replace credit card PINs as biometrics sensors are integrated into smart cards.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation uses fingerprint readers in its vaccination initiatives around the world. Biometrics help track the vaccination histories of children and adults alike. A scan of the finger is all it takes to bring up a patient’s medical history, ensuring that language isn’t a barrier in serving essential medicines to communities in need.

Read on to meet the leading providers of Fingerprint Readers solutions.

Sterling Identity logo  

At Sterling Identity, we believe that capturing your fingerprints can be convenient, safe, secure, and fast. Backed by nearly two decades of experience, we redesigned the electronic fingerprinting process to create the best possible customer experience. With over 800 collection stations covering all 50 states and DC, we are one of the largest fingerprinting networks in the country, and our state-of-the-art technology provides the simplest interface with best-in-class security. We have the best team in the industry, providing the best support and experience possible for our valued customers. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Financial, Logical Access


Green Bit has been in the market space since 1997 and is headquartered in Turin (Italy). It 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. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Border Control / Airports, Justice / Law Enforcement .

Integrated Biometrics  

Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors. The company’s patented light-emitting sensor (LES) technology enables lightweight scanners that outperform traditional prism-based devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Law enforcement, military, homeland security, national identity, election validation, and social services organizations around the world rely on Integrated Biometrics’ products to enroll and verify identity quickly and accurately, even in remote locations under extreme conditions. Commercial enterprises and financial services organizations depend on Integrated Biometrics technology to build innovative, highly secure applications to establish and enforce customer identity, in accordance with national and international standards. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Border Control, Biometric Security, Hand and Finger Scanners.

BIO-key The Power of Touch  

BIO-key International (NASDAQ: 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. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Biometric Security, Consumer/Residential Biometrics, Financial, Fingerprint & Biometric Locks, Healthcare Biometrics, Logical Access Control.

NEXT showcase  

Enabled by its patented NEXT Active Thermal principle, NEXT Biometrics ( offers high quality area fingerprint sensors at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC’s, Doors, Time registration systems, Wearables, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, USB-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted. Products & Services: Financial, Mobile Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Smart Cards


IDEX Biometrics, legal name IDEX ASA (OSE: IDEX), is the leading provider of fingerprint identification technologies offering simple, secure and personal authentication for all. We help people make payments, prove their identity, gain access to information, unlock devices or gain admittance to buildings with the touch of a finger. We invent, engineer and commercialize these secure, yet incredibly user-friendly solutions. Our total addressable market represents a fast-growing multi-billion-unit opportunity. Products and Services: Fingerprint, Smart Cards, Access Control, Financial, Healthcare, Mobile. 

Crossmatch showcase  

Crossmatch® solutions solve security and identity management challenges for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Our proven DigitalPersona® composite authentication software is designed to provide the optimal set of authentication factors to meet today’s unique risk requirements and afford complete enterprise authentication coverage. Crossmatch identity management solutions include trusted biometric identity management hardware and software that deliver the highest quality and performance required for critical applications. Our solutions support the financial, retail, commercial, government, law enforcement and military markets. With 300 employees and customers in more than 80 countries, Crossmatch sets the standard for innovation and reliability. Learn more: Products & Services: Biometric Security, Border Control, Financial, Healthcare, Justice/Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Facial Recognition,  Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers,  Iris Scanners,  Middleware & Software.

Biocryptology universal platform  

Biocryptology® is a disruptive biometric-based authentication technology. The name references this platform’s high-quality encryption algorithm, which is combined with unique biometric identification and (in the case of the Swipe ID device) anti-tampering mechanisms to keep all ID verification and electronic transactions completely secure. Products & Services: Fingerprint, Financial, Logical Access, Mobile, Physical Access


The world’s leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint technology, SECUGEN designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers, sensors, and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. SECUGEN products are sold through an extensive network of reseller partners including OEMs, ISVs, and system integrators to world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions. Products and Services: Border/Airport Control, Financial & Transactional, Logical Access, Physical Access, Mobile, Fingerprint Readers.

Precise showcase  

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. Products & Services: Fingerprint, Mobility, Smart Cards, Financial, Middleware/Software

BioRugged Ruggbo  
BioRugged offers rugged enterprise terminals, used as the pivot for global biometric projects. Biometric services are durable and affordable including options for rural and urban deployment. Located in South Africa, Nigeria, China, DRC, Ethiopia, Dubai and Kenya. Contact us for information on our wide range or for customized hardware solutions. Products & Services: Biometric Security, Mobile Biometrics, Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers


IDEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. Product & Services: Fingerprint, Facial, Iris, Healthcare, Border Control/Airports, Financial, Justice/ Law Enforcement, Logical Access, Physical Access, Smartcards, Time & Attendance.

TECH5 logo  

TECH5 is an international technology company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with branches in the US, Europe and ASIA, dedicated to the design, development, and distribution of biometrics-driven Identity Management solutions. Target markets include Government and Private sectors with products powering Civil ID, Private ID, Law Enforcement and others. Learn more:  Products & Services: Financial, Healthcare, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Recognition.

Biomretric Software and Services Provider Aware, Inc  

Aware provides COTS, standards-based biometrics software for law enforcement, border management, defense, credentialing, and access control. Each product provides granular functionality and is available a la carte:

  • SDKs for fingerprint, face, and iris
    • Enrollment
    • Capture device hardware abstraction
    • Image quality assurance
    • Standard-compliant data formatting and validation
  • BioComponents™ enrollment applets and controls
  • URC™ .NET biometric enrollment application
  • WebEnroll™ browser-based biometric enrollment
  • Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™)
  • Nexa™ fingerprint, face, and iris search and match SDKs
  • INQUIRE™ identity data analytics SDK

Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Middleware / Software, Justice / Law Enforcement, Facial Recognition

Invixium showcase  

Invixium is a leading manufacturer of beautifully designed, modern, IoT ready biometric products for access control, time and attendance tracking and smart homes & buildings. Fiercely passionate about revitalizing the antiquated biometrics industry, our enthusiasm for innovation and product development is fueled by the desire to eliminate antiquated means of entry; enabling people to use the technology they were born with. Products & Services: Facial Recognition, Fingerprint, Consumer Biometrics, Physical Access, Time & Attendance

Laxton showcase  

Laxton is a global Leader in providing cost effective, high technology Election, Identity and SelfService solutions to governments and corporations. Flagship technologies include biometrics (fingerprint, iris, face, voice), big data analytics and cryptography (digital signatures, encryption, public key infrastructure). New technologies being introduced include: artificial intelligence, IoT and blockchain technology. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Biometric Security, Justice/Law Enforcement

Leicestershire Police Try Biometric Face Recognition For Catching Crooks  

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. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Mobile Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Justice/Law Enforcement, Financial and Transactional, Border Control/Airports, Healthcare Biometrics, Multi-modal Biometrics, Logical Access Control, Physical Access Control


Suprema is a global leader in biometrics and securities technology. By combining world renowned biometric algorithms with superior engineering, Suprema is able to continually develop and manufacture reliable industry leading products. Suprema’s extensive portfolio of products include biometric access control systems, time & attendance devices, fingerprint/live scanners and embedded fingerprint modules. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Consumer/Residential Biometrics, Justice/Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics

CLEAR logo  

CLEAR makes life easier and more secure by using biometrics to confirm that you are you, creating a more frictionless customer experience whenever an ID is needed. Now in 50+ airports and other venues and trusted by millions of members, CLEAR is transforming how people live, work and travel. Products & Services: Airports/Border Control, Financial, Fingerprint, Iris Recognition

Aratek logo  

Aratek boasts of millions of installations worldwide. It is at the very forefront of harnessing the power of biometric technology to help governments, law enforcement agencies, banks, retailers and other enterprises mitigate risk, drive productivity and improve service levels. Our solutions are known to make a real difference, being the result of intensive consultation with experts, active listening to customers, and the application of advanced biometrics technologies. Products & Services: Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Financial, Mobile Biometrics

At Sterling Identity, we believe that capturing your fingerprints can be convenient, safe, secure, and fast. Backed by nearly two decades of experience, we redesigned the electronic fingerprinting process to create the best possible customer experience. With over 800 collection stations covering all 50 states and DC, we are one of the largest fingerprinting networks in the country, and our state-of-the-art technology provides the simplest interface with best-in-class security. We have the best team in the industry, providing the best support and experience possible for our valued customers. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Financial, Logical Access

Read on to meet the leading providers of Fingerprint Readers solutions.