Fingerprint Scanners and Software Development Kits

Are you considering developing your own fingerprint biometric enabled solution or incorporating fingeprint biometrics into an existiong solution? If so, let us provide you with the hardware and software tools necessary to quickly incorporate accomplish this task. Fingerprint recognition is the most widely used form of biometric identification for both government and commercial applications and is a great place to start if you are just beginning to explore biometric identification systems.

The principal component required to develop any biometric solution is the identification/verification algorithm - which is included as part of a software development kit (SDK). This is the logic that allows biometric fingerprint scans to be compared against existing profiles to determine if there is a positive match. When considering an identification algorithm some key criteria to evaluate are matching speed versus matching accuracy. Based upon the number of biometric profiles (or templates) that will be evaluated, the accuracy latitude of the application, and the performance expectation of the users, Fulcrum can help you identify the best SDK to meet your development requirements. Our most popular fingerprint SDK - which offers an excellent balance of price, performance, and accuracy - is VeriFinger by Neurotechnology. We also offer FingerCell for embedded or mobile devices as well as MegaMatcher for larger AFIS scale applications both also developed by Neurotechnology. You may find our fingerprint identification software development kits here:

VeriFinger Standard SDK - For development of stand alone PC applications
VeriFinger Extended SDK - For development of client/server based or web applications
MegaMatcher Standard SDK - For development of small multibiometric applications
MegaMatcher Extended SDK - For development of very large scale multibiometric applicaitons

While some SDK’s are designed to work only with their own proprietary hardware, most of our SDK’s, like VeriFinger, are designed to work with a wide variety of biometric devices. These acquisition devices include both standalone and embedded sensors that are designed to operate under a variety of environmental conditions. If you are looking for a highly reliable, desktop fingerprint scanner, our most popular model is the Futronic FS88 PIV Certified Scanner. This same fingerprint scanners core components are also available for customized hardware development in an OEM form factor. This is the FS88 OEM Module. We also carry numerous other fingerprint scanners such as the new UPEK Eikontouch 300, 500 and 700, the Digital Persona U.are.U 4500 or the Lumidigm Venus IP65 sensors for systems where failure to enroll is unacceptable If your solution requires identification in harsh, industrial environments, a scanner such as the CrossMatch Verifier 300 LC is an excellent choice. No matter the environment or the application, Fulcrum has a wide selection of fingerprint scanners to meet your specific requirements. You can view all our available standard fingerprint scanners here:

Biometric Fingerprint Scanners and Sensors

You may also be interested in our Live Scan Devices for capturing multiple fingers with FBI quality images. These are available here:

Live Scan Devices

Our offerings do not end at the checkout process. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients the service and support they need to realize their biometric identification objectives. Whether you need advice on which SDK will best suite your application or you have a unique environment that requires specialized biometric identification systems, Fulcrum has the experience, expertise, and products to get your solution up and running quickly.