Fulcrum Biometrics | Live Scan Fingerprinting Equipment & Software

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Live Scan Fingerprinting Equipment & Software

Fulcrum Biometrics' turn-key systems include all of the hardware and software needed to capture, search, and transmit fingerprints. Our biometric expert experience makes all of the difference.

FbF LiveScan is the Most Intuitive Live Scan Software Available


Create and manage high quality biometric records through a repeatable and reliable process

Exchange records

Facilitate interchange of biometric records with state and federal agencies (FBI, DOJ)

Instant review

Re-scan if the captured image is unsatisfactory

Real-time quality control

Know exactly the quality of the print based on FBI standards

More than fingerprints

Capture more than finger and palm prints – scars, marks, tattoos, mugshots, signatures, and iris images

Meets FBI standards

Conforms to the latest ANSI/NIST and the FBI EBTS industry standards

Tailored Solutions

Fulcrum engineers focus on innovative solutions specifically designed to meet our customer's requirements

State (Applicant)

Applications include employee background checks, professional certifications, & security clearances. Channeling directly to the FBI is available.
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Print-to-Card
  • Card Scan

State (Criminal/ Law Enforcement Use)

  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • California
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • Colorado
-Best value for law enforcement use in the marketplace.


Comply with DSS SWFT, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Transportation of Safety Clearinghouse (TSC) requirements and more
  • FBI Channeling (Departmental Order & Authorized Recipient)
  • OPM (Government Employees)
  • SWFT (DOD Contractors)
  • FINRA (Securities)
  • TSC (Airports/ Airlines)


Keep it simple by choosing tailored solutions for easy live scan deployment:

State Certifications

FbF LiveScan is certifed in 9 states for Criminal submissions and 7 states for Applicant background check submissions. For submission in non-certified states, the print to card function will digitally capture fingerprints and print them on a card which can be mailed.


The Texas Department of Public Safety certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submissions


FbF LiveScan is certified for Criminal and Applicant live scan submissions by the Illinois State Police (ISP)


FbF LiveScan software is approved for Applicant background checks by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement

North Carolina

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) has approved FbF LiveScan for Criminal & Applicant live scan submissions

South Carolina

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submission


The Tennessee Dept of Safety certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submissions


FbF LiveScan software is approved for Applicant & Criminal live scan submissions by the California DOJ


FbF LiveScan is approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for Criminal live scan submissions


The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submissions


The Nevada Dept of Public Safety certified FbF LiveScan for Applicant live scan submissions


The Utah BCI certified FbF LiveScan for Applicant live scan submissions


FbF LiveScan is approved by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for both Applicant and Criminal live scan submissions.

Easy to Operate

Requires minimal training

The simple interface of the live scan software prompts the operator through the steps of capturing fingerprint slabs and rolls. Also, the on-screen visualization of finger image quality scoring speeds the process.


Extremely durable

Fulcrum's live scan systems are manufactured to withstand harsh environments like those found in the booking process, jail environment or national ID projects.

Many Configurations

Desktop & Jumpkit

FbF LiveScan can be adapted to any work environment. In most cases, only a computer and fingerprint scanner are necessary, but kiosks are available. To be more mobile, set up with a laptop or even "jumpkit" in a portable, wheeled hard case.

Need Expert Help?

Whether you are at the information gathering stage or in a hurry to buy, Fulcrum can guide you through live scan procurement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about live scan

1. What's included in a system?

A Live Scan System Bundle includes a PC workstation (desktop or laptop) and a fingerprint capture device. In some cases, a digital camera, iris camera, signature pad and more are included.

2. What impacts the accuracy of scanned fingerprints?

Operator and biometric variables impact fingerprint quality. Moistness and ridge definition can affect how a fingerprint is reproduced.

3. Who uses live scan fingerprints?

Live scan technology is used by many businesses and agencies including:

  • Regulated commercial businesses
  • Law enforcement
  • Refugee case management
  • Migrant assistance and protection
  • Military bases
  • Government and state agencies

4. What are the advantages of live scan fingerprinting?

  • Automated fingerprint matching
  • Inkless
  • Image quality is automatically checked and finger sequencing is performed which reduces reject
  • Faster capture process