TST Biometrics BiRD 3

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TST Biometrics BiRD 3 fingerprint scanner, general view
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Close-up on TST Biometrics BiRD 3 fingerprint sensor
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BiRD 3 from TST Biometrics is an optical fingerprint reader with the touchless sensor technology that allows to scan a finger without physical contact with a fingerprint sensor. This non-contact scanning method together with an integrated finger guide allows to reach high image quality. There are no latent fingerprints, as a finger does not touch sensor's surface.

The BiRD 3 is able to perform live finger detection and reject spoof fingers or finger images.

The reader requires almost no maintenance, as the sensor does not suffer of dirt or mechanical wear due to non-contact scanning method.

The BiRD 3 sensor is available as desktop scanner, on-wall mounted scanner and as OEM components. It has a modular design that allows to connect the sensor with different communication hardware for using USB or Ethernet communication. Also a custom hardware board can be connected directly to the sensor.

Optionally, a 5V AC powered heating device could be included for operating in environments with low temperatures or high hunidity to prevent condensation on the sensor surface.

Note that the BiRD 3 fingerprint scanner is no longer manufactured.

Support modules for this scanner are included in MegaMatcher 10.0 SDK, MegaMatcher On Card 10.0 SDK, VeriFinger 10.0 SDK and Free Fingerprint Verification SDK.


Scanner Name BiRD 3
Manufacturer TST Biometrics
Connection USB 2.0 or Ethernet
Supported OS (*) Microsoft Windows (32bit)
Resolution 500 ppi
Image capture area (Platen size) 16 x 19 mm (0.6" x 0.7")
Fingerprint image size 480 x 640 pixels
Sensor type Optical, CMOS
Device size 75 x 85 x 80 mm (3.0" x 3.3" x 3.1")
Operating temperature +5°C ~ +50°C
-20°C ~ +50°C with optional heating device

* These operating systems are supported by Neurotechnology SDKs. Device manufacturers may have different lists of supported operating systems.