Unique product portfolio
Fingerprints offers a strong product portfolio with biometric systems that, in addition to smartphones, are also suitable for product segments such
as smart cards, PCs, online devices and turnkey modules. The portfolio comprises in excess of 20 different products.
Fingerprints offers a biometric system solution based on fingerprint verification, surrounded by considerable patent protection.
DISTINCT SALES ARGUMENTS
Fingerprints’ strong market position is based on a broad product portfolio of complete system solutions with high quality and cutting-edge innovation, in addition to the company’s product-adaptation and delivery capacity. The sales arguments for hardware performance are excellent image quality, low power consumption, robustness (handles more than 10 million fingerprints) and flexible product design. The sales arguments for software performance are secure algorithms and software- related integration possibilities that provide differentiation opportunities with unique functions for end users.
The company’s robust patent portfolio combined with its domicile in Sweden also contribute to high confidence and global sales opportunities for OEM players (Original Equipment Manufacturers; companies that manufacture the final product).
FLEXIBLE PRODUCT DESIGN
The fingerprint sensors can be delivered in a large range of sizes, with different surfaces for simple and industrial appli- cation in the end product. The multitude of designs generates flexibility, thus facilitating placement in the actual sensor in
the product design. The formaulations are based on positioning and surface type. For products such as smartphones, the sensors can be positioned on the front, back and side, with color-adapted surfaces or adapted for placement under glass or ceramic surface.
Prior to delivering most of the fingerprint sensors to cus- tomers, both the software and the hardware is customized. Fingerprints has a dedicated department which assists the end customer, for example, smartphone manufacturers, in adapting the design. This value-adding stage enables the end customer to produce differentiating features.
DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND TESTING TOOLS
Customers are offered development tools for software development and production. To facilitate the evaluation of and potential for proprietary production of prototypes/pilot series., a software development and pilot kit featuring Fingerprints’ components, DevKit, can be used.
SOLUTIONS FOR ALL PRICE SEGMENTS
The product portfolio of smartphones/tablets segment is versatile and wide with solutions for all price levels, from budget to premium. Solutions for low price segment is highly stan- dardized, in contrast to premium segments that usually comes with higher customization and unique system solutions.
SMART CARD SOLUTIONS
Fingerprints offers FPC1300 series of touch sensors specifically designed for integration into smart cards that have high demands on the thickness and power consumption.
The solutions work for both contact contact-less cards.
Applications include access control systems, industrial and medical technology as well as everyday technology in the home.
Solutions for vehicles, based on the FPC-BM (plug and play module) can be applied in several places, such as a door key or dashboard.
The features are multiple – access, personal settings, such as driver’s position, infotainment or users of the driver’s log, leasing, connection to insurance coverage, etc.
Fingerprints fingerprint sensors are also available PC. A proprietary software ensures encrypted communication from the fingerprint sensor to the computer’s CPU core. Initially, it was developed for PC with Intel-based processor families that use Microsoft’s operating system
Windows 10, but here are more examples of other configurations.
THE IDEAL IDENTIFICATION METHOD
In many ways, biometrics is the perfect way of identifying and authenticating a person. Biometric sensors can
be made very secure but are still fast and easy to use
– and the biometrics always accompany the user; they are never forgotten or left at home. There are several biometric methods, or modalities, including facial recognition and recognition of the iris, voice, vein pattern and fingerprints.
The fingerprint has a number of advantages and has thus taken the lead in driving the consumers’ use and accep- tance of biometrics, such as in mobile devices, including smartphones. Fingerprint identification depends on the unique pattern of ridges and valleys on the surface of the finger tip, a pattern that normally remains unchanged
throughout a person’s life. The fingerprint pattern can be read using different technologies, such as optical, capacitive or ultrasound.
CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF CAPACITIVE TECHNOLOGY
The active capacitive technology applied by Fingerprints has proven to be the most reliable and cost-effective one for mass-market applications. Thanks to their small size, low power consumption and a high degree of integration flexibility, active capacitive sensors are also easily applied in other products, whether they are PCs, smart cards or online devices, all of which are volume products.
The capacitive technology is continuously being developed.
Generation 1: The first generation of touch sensors replaced Fingerprints’ swipe sensor, by providing greater convenience and reliability, and were made to be coated with color to enable simple design integration into smartphones.
Generation 2: The touch sensors have improved performance and can be placed under glass for additional simplicity in design integration. The positioning of the sensor further from the finger results in a weaker signal that is more difficult to detect, which is compensated by algorithms and software. Second generation was launched in 2016.
Generation 3: Fingerprints is now developing the third- generation touch sensors for placement under thicker glass.