Futronic's FS26E is a high performance USB2.0 Fingerprint
scanner with encrypted USB communication. It was certified by FBI to be compliant with PIV-071006 Image Quality Specification for Single Finger Reader.
The communication between FS26E and USB host is encrypted
with AES256 algorithm. This secures the data going through the USB channel, such as fingerprint, minutiae, user information, etc. Even there is an USB listener that can capture all the data, it takes long time to decrypt them because of the strong encryption. The captured data by USB listener is useless. As there is powerful CPU in FS26E, the data transmission speed of the encrypted USB communication is almost not affected.An unique Digital Signature can be assigned to each FS26E for device authentication. This makes the Man-in-the-Middle attack impossible.Futronic provides Dynamic Link Library (DLL) which does the data encryption in the USB host. Customers can include the DLL into their application programs. So the encryption process is transparent to application developer.With all these features, FS26E is a perfect device for customers who need to make strong authentication solution for banks, government authorities and software protection application.