SmartTOUCH Fingerprint Reader
- An ISO 14443 card or tag is suitable for a multitude of applications. The memory structure within the chip can be used for a variety of applications such as: access control, time & attendance, vending machines, paid parking but also for the storage of biometric data.
The combined ISO 14443 reader and fingerprint scanner smartly takes advantage of the versatility of the ISO14443 cards.
SmartTOUCH does not only verify the validity of an ISO 14443 card but it also verifies that the person who presents it is the rightful owner of the card. A scan of the fingerprint of the cardholder is stored as a template on card. Only when there is a perfect match between the finger scanned and the template stored on the card the card data is transmitted.
The CMOS sensor used in the SmartTOUCH?actively transmits and receives a radio-frequency signal. The sensor determines the electromagnetic image of the subcutaneous layer (sub-surface imaging). Thanks to the link to other unique finger-specific parameters (active anti-spoofing) and the advanced pattern recognition, the SmartTOUCH?offers an extremely high level of security. In contrast to frequently used optic sensors, the SmartTOUCH?does not measure the visible fingerprint. This means that the reader is not affected by dirty fingers, small wounds or dirt on the surface itself. Another advantage is that the economic life of the CMOS sensor is much longer than that of optic sensors.
Thanks to the smart design of the SmartID SmartTOUCH?housing, the user抯 finger is automatically placed in the correct position. The verification algorithm caters for potential twists and shifts of the finger. The chance of an incorrect denial is therefore very slim.
Decentralized processing and verification
It was not by chance that Integrated Engineering has chosen to store the fingerprint template on the ISO 14443 smartcard itself. Many suppliers store the templates in a database within the fingerprint reader. In this case the amount of fingerprints is limited to the amount of memory available in the reader. There are also fingerprint readers who store the fingerprint template in a central database. In the method chosen by Integrated Engineering the biometric data is kept outside a database. Thus the verification takes place in a totally independent system.
The privacy of the cardholders is not invaded because the fingerprint is not published publicly. Upon a valid verification only a number, which has no relation to the fingerprint, is transported to the underlying system. For this reason the Person Data Protection law is not applicable to the SmartTOUCH?of Integrated Engineering.