Futronic Linux Fingerprint Recognition Software Development Kit (SDK) is an excellent tool for users to develop Linux based fingerprint recognition application software. It works seamlessly with the Futronic FS80 USB2.0 fingerprint scanner.
The Linux SDK has exactly the same function as the Futronic Windows SDK. It includes header file that define API, libraries, and sample code for GNU C/C++ on x86 based hardware platform.
There are two libraries, libScanAPI.so and ftrapi.so.1. libScanAPI.so is responsible for the fingerprint image capturing, it works with the libusb.so.2. ftrapi.so is responsible for the fingerprint processing and recognition.
Standard Linux SDK package includes sample program with source code to illustrate how to use the SDK. Please download the "gtk_demo" sample program from this page to try and contact Futronic for more details
The Linux SDK doesn't use a kernel mode driver for Futronic FS80 USB2.0 fingerprint scanner, but works with a well-known multi-platform library libusb.so. "libusb" is a library to allow userspace application access to USB devices. We recommend using the latest version 0.1.12 with FS80 USB fingerprint scanner. Please check the "libusb" official site http://libusb.sourceforge.net.
Futronic Linux SDK should works on all Linux platforms with kernel 2.4 or after. And it has been tested on the following on x86 based hardware:
The Linux SDK has the following major features: