FingerCell SDK

Fingerprint identification for embedded platforms

FingerCell technology is designed for embedded biometric systems developers and features compact, sensor-independent and cross-platform fingerprint recognition algorithm. It offers decent performance on various embedded devices based on low-power microcontrollers or processors.

FingerCell is available for integrators as Software Development Kits (SDK) with FingerCell library or source code for developing a fast and reliable system on embedded or mobile platform.

Licensing Model

Product Development

An integrator should obtain FingerCell 3.3 ARM Linux SDK to develop a end-user product based on the FingerCell technology. The SDK needs to be purchased just once and may be used for all projects and by all the developers within the integrator's company.

FingerCell 3.3 ARM Linux SDK includes 500 single computer licenses for the FingerCell component for ARM Linux devices.

Integrators can obtain additional component licenses if more component licenses are required for the development process.

Product Deployment

To deploy their developed products, an integrator need obtain licenses of components for every device, where component will be installed together with integrator's product. Integrators can purchase additional FingerCell component licenses if required at anytime.

License activation options

The components are copy-protected. The following license activation options are available:

  • Internet activation. A special license file is stored on a computer or a mobile/embedded device; the license file allows to run particular FingerCell components on that computer or device after checking the license over the Internet. Internet connection should be available periodically for a short amount of time. A single computer license can be transferred to another computer or device by moving the license file there and waiting until the previous activation expires.
  • Volume License Manager. Licenses may be stored in a volume license manager dongle. The license activation may be performed without connection to the Internet and is suitable for virtual environments. Volume license manager is used on site by integrators or end users to manage licenses for FingerCell components in the following ways:
    • Activating single computer licenses – An installation license for a FingerCell component will be activated for use on a particular device. The number of available licenses in the license manager will be decreased by the number of activated licenses.
    • Managing single computer licenses via a LAN or the Internet – The license manager allows the management of installation licenses for FingerCell components across multiple computers or mobile/embedded devices in a LAN or over the Internet. The number of managed licenses is limited by the number of licenses in the license manager. No license activation is required and the license quantity is not decreased. Once issued, the license is assigned to a specific computer or device on the network.
    • Using license manager as a dongle – A volume license manager containing at least one license for a FingerCell component may be used as a dongle, allowing the FingerCell component to run on the particular computer where the dongle is attached.
    Additional FingerCell component licenses for the license manager may be purchased at any time.

Licenses Validity

All SDK and component licenses are perpetual and do not have expiration. There are no annual fee or any other fees except license purchasing fee.

Licensing Agreement

The Licensing Agreement contains all licensing terms and conditions.

Note that you unambiguously accept this agreement by placing an order using Neurotechnology online ordering service or by email or other means of communications. Please read the agreement before making an order.

Library, Library Enterprise and Source code licenses

FingerCell 3.3 SDK is also offered in the following options for larger projects:

  • Library license. The Library license is a royalty based license which allows usage of FingerCell static library for the end user products as long as required amount of installation licenses is obtained. The installation licenses are per embedded device, however, no activation on particular device is needed – FingerCell usage and deployment are controlled by licensing agreement. The installation licenses are obtained in advance and their usage is reported.
  • Library Enterprise license. The Library Enterprise license allows unlimited usage of FingerCell static library for the end user products for just one time EUR 150,000 payment.
  • Source code license. The Source code license covers source code of FingerCell algorithm and allows unlimited usage of FingerCell for the end user products for just one time EUR 250,000 payment.

Prices for the mentioned licenses can be found here.

Integrators should sign the FingerCell 3.3 SDK Software Licensing Agreement before purchasing FingerCell 3.3 Library SDK, FingerCell 3.3 Library Enterprise SDK or FingerCell 3.3 Source code SDK.

Neurotechnology Distributors Map Ex-Cle S.A - representative in Argentina FingerSec do Brasil - distributor in Brazil (web site in Portuguese) Distributors in Chile Neurotechnology's Chinese Office (web site in Chinese) Security Systems Ltda - distributor in Colombia (web site in Spanish) Data6terms - distributor in Congo D.R. General Security El Salvador - distributor in El Salvador (web site in Spanish) Infokey Software Solutions - distributor in Greece (web site in Greek and English) India Branch - Neurotechnology Lab India Fulcrum Biometrics India Pvt. Ltd. - distributor in India Unifyia Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. - distributor in India Biometric srl - distributor in Italy (web site in Italian) Software Sources Ltd - distributor in Israel Bruce and Brian Co., LTD. - distributor in Korea (web site in Korean) Biosec Solutions - distributor in Nigeria Digital Data Systems (DDS Biometrics) - distributor in Pakistan Ex-Cle S.A - distributor in Paraguay Digital Works - distributor in Peru DigiFace Solutions - distributor in Singapore Fingerprint i.t. - distributor in South Africa Intuate Biometrics - distributor in Spain (web site in Spanish) Sri Lanka Branch - Neurotechnology Lab Delaney Biometrics - distributor in the UK Fulcrum Biometrics - representative in the USA Unifyia, Inc - distributor in the USA
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