DERMALOG Presents the World's First Combined Fingerprint and Passport Scanner

PARIS, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ -

DERMALOG, the biometrics innovation leader, has invented the first combined scanner in the world which scans both passports and fingerprints on the same scanning surface. Until now two different scanners were required: one for passports and one for fingerprints. Now one scanner can capture both on the same surface. This innovation is an ideal solution for electronic gates, kiosks, border control and national registration. DERMALOG is showing the new combined scanner, called VF1, at the CARTES exhibition in Paris from 17th until 19th November 2015.

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DERMALOG Identification Systems presents several of its latest innovations in biometric identification at the Cartes exhibition in Paris. The event is dedicated to secure solutions for identification, payment, and mobility. Again DERMALOG leads the way when it comes to new biometric solutions in automated border control and national registration.

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The new VF1 device captures passports or ID cards in color with the highest resolution and quality. Infrared images and ultraviolet images of the documents are captured at the same time for evaluation of all the security features of the document. An additional RFID reader inside the device gets the data from modern ePassports or electronic cards in parallel. As such the DERMALOG VF1 is a top of the range full color passport scanner, confirming to international standards, with the latest technology. Additionally a module for automatic detection of fake passports is available.

In addition, the new VF1 captures one, two or four fingerprints with 500 dpi resolution and 256 grey levels on the same single scanner plate. The VF1 confirms to all international fingerprint standards for AFIS and biometric identification. It captures up to 4 fingerprints in one scan. This new type of device has also got all features and functions of a tenprint scanner and of a so called 4-4-2 scanner. Ten plain fingerprints as well as rolled fingerprints can also be taken by the VF1. Additionally the new scanner has got the most advanced technology for detection of fake fingerprints, in order to prevent any fraud or misuse.

DERMALOG's CEO Gunther Mull explains: "The VF1 scanner is our latest innovation to enable modern eGates and Kiosks to use only one single scanner for passports and fingerprints. Its capability to also capture signatures, barcodes and flight tickets, as well as arrival/departure documents on the same scanning area makes the VF1 even more versatile." The new VF1 is also ideal for national registration counters and for many other security applications with a single device on the desk for different types of document scans and for biometric capturing.

The VF1 is "Made in Germany" and was invented by DERMALOG in 2015. It was awarded the "Industriepreis 2015" for its innovative concept.

About DERMALOG:

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is the largest German biometrics manufacturer and one of the leading biometric identification companies in the world.

A team of scientists is constantly working on innovative products. DERMALOG´s products range from "Automatic Biometric Identification Systems" (ABIS and AFIS) including the latest fingerprint live scanners to biometric border control systems and biometric ID cards / biometric documents. Also "FingerLogin", "FingerPayment" and "FingerBanking" are DERMALOG solutions.

Apart from Germany and Europe, DERMALOG's main markets are in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. In Germany, DERMALOG has delivered more than 20,000 fingerprint scanners to the national registration offices as well as for border control and for foreigners' registration. These allow fingerprints to be saved in the new passports, ID cards and residence permits. The company has now delivered its technologies and solutions to more than 130 government agencies in over 70 countries.

DERMALOG also provides biometric solutions for banks and ATM manufacturers. Numerous ATMs worldwide have been equipped with DERMALOG fingerprint technology replacing insecure PINs with fingerprints. To learn more about DERMALOG's innovative biometric solutions, please visit us at http://www.dermalog.com.

SOURCE DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH

For further information: DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, Media Relations, Jon Augestad, Mittelweg 120, 20148 Hamburg, Germany, Tel.: +49-(40)-413227-0, Fax: +49-(40)-413227-89, E-mail: Jon.Augestad@dermalog.com

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