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Product name: BiRD - Touchless Fingerprint Sensor with Live Finger Detection

Product's field of application: Access and attendance control

Developed by
TST Biometrics GmbH,
Moehlstrasse 39, 81675 Munich
Phone: +49 89 998855-0
Fax: +49 89 998855-11

Product's web page address:

Development tool(s) used: VeriFinger Standard SDK

Supported scanners and hardware requirements
TST BiRD-III Touchless fingerprint sensor

Supported OS and software requirements
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003

Product description
TST BiRD touchless fingerprint sensor with Live Finger Detection (LFD)
The unique "touchless" fingerprint capture takes place over a large area facilitated by an ergonomically designed finger guide. The integrated camera generates a high definition picture without deformation of the finger shape, allowing for a wide demographic population sample to be scanned successfully. The templates are generated and then matched by the VeriFinger 4.2 algorithm to get the best results with a high performance.
The "touchless" technology where the finger does not actually contact the scanning surface eliminates latent fingerprints and sensitivity to abrasions or contamination caused by any direct contact. Integrated live finger detection significantly reduces the risk of fake fingers and other system misuse. High image quality, user-friendly self-trigger operation and an optional explosion-proof casing for high-risk environments are among additional characteristics of this unique sensor. The integrated network capability (Ethernet) and driver options support quick and cost effective system integration. USB is another option.
The product is installed at the Macau Border Control.

Brief information about developer
The TST Group provides since 2003 touchless fingerprint technology solutions and consulting for public, industrial and private clients in strategic markets in Europe and around the globe. Based from its research & development centre in Munich, Germany, operating through a network of global partners and with corporate offices Munich (Germany) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), TST is ideally positioned to offer comprehensive and expert solutions to the most demanding and mission critical access control, personal identification and verification solution applications.

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