Integrated Biometrics Columbo Single-Finger Scanner

Integrated Biometrics Columbo Single-Finger Scanner


  • World’s smallest, lightest, and fastest scanner
  • Supports mobile and desktop applications
  • Intuitive, ergonomic, lightweight
  • Embedded and standalone versions
  • FBI Certified (PIV, FIPS 201, FAP 30 certified)


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Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo Desktop is the world’s smallest, lightest, and fastest FBI PIV FAP 30 certified single-fingerprint scanners, producing the highest quality fingerprint images in a small and lightweight form factor. The Columbo and Columbo Desktop are incredibly accurate and much more difficult to spoof than run-of-the-mill competitors, providing a new alternative for unattended verification applications.

The Columbo Utilizing a patented Light Emitting Sensor (LES) film, and the FAP 30 scanner delivers exceptional quality and durability along with greater accuracy than FAP 10 or FAP 20 units, yet does so in a thin, lightweight form factor.

Columbo sensors require very little power to operate. Their low-maintenance design accurately scans old or damaged fingers and delivers reliable results even under extreme environmental conditions. Built for high-volume environments, Columbo also features a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) to streamline application integration on a wide variety of common platforms including Windows, Android, and Linux. The full featured SDK enables effective integration into applications requiring certified quality images, meeting the needs for enrollment and verification applications common in international standards based programs.

Features & Benefits

· Rapid dry finger capture
· No need to clean latent prints in high-volume situations
· Easy integration via single SDK for all Integrated Biometrics FBI-certified products

· Unaffected by extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, or bright artificial lights
· Compact, lightweight, and rugged
· Rejects common spoofing attacks
· Emits no bright lights during scans
· Meets or exceeds US military durability specifications

· Competitive pricing
· Extremely low power consumption
· Eliminates consumables (silicone membranes or cleaning tape)
· Lower maintenance costs

Hardware-based Automatic Spoof Rejection
IB’s LES film recognizes real versus manufactured fingerprints. LES-based scanners automatically reject fingerprints based on silicone, glue, rubber, and other common spoofing materials.

Two options for PKCS (Public Key Cryptology Standard)
PKCS – Elliptical Curve NIST P-521 or RSA 2048; AES-256, TRNG – NIST SP-800-90 A, B, C; Optional SHA-256, HMAC, MAC

Software-Based Autodetect
IB’s LES technology automatically detects the finger capture that generates the highest quality image without user intervention. Application developers enable this feature through the IB’s software development kit (SDK).


Images & Capture
Fingerprint Sensor Light-emitting sensor (LES) CMOS CIS camera
Image Resolution 500 DPI
Gray Scale 256 grayscale dynamic range
Image Size 400 W x 500 H pixels
Platen Size 20.32mm x 25.4mm / 0.8” x 1.0”
Effective Sensing Area 20.32mm x 25.4mm / 0.8” x 1.0”
Image Gray Scale 256 levels (8-bit)
Supported Image Formats RAW, JPEG2000, BMP, PNG, WSQ
FBI Certification / Image Certifications PIV 071006, FIPS 201, FAP 30 /
Certified to Mobile ID Requirements
Speed Min frame rate > 8 FPS
API Interface Single-finger flat,
Multi-device / multi-thread support
Encryption Encryption (single board version only)
X.509 Certificate with ECDSA; PKCS – Elliptical Curve
NIST P-521 or RSA 2048; AES-256, TRNG –
NIST SP-800-90 A, B, C; Optional SHA-256, HMAC, MAC
Supported OS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7, Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 R2, Android 3.1+, Linux
Weight & Dimensions
Product Weight 170 grams / 6.00 oz | OEM <70 grams
Scanner Assembly Dimensions 75mm x 66mm x 48mm / 2.95” x 2.6” x 1.89”
OEM 46.5mm x 39mm x 27.5mm / 1.83” x 1.53” x 1.08”
Power & Connectors
Interface USB 2.0, Micro USB and USB C; OEM: Molex
Power Source USB Host
USB Power Requirement / Consumption 4.4 to 5.25v, full scanning <115ma, standby <50 ma
Conformance & Certifications
USB Certification USB-IF USB.ORG
FCC/CE Conformance FCC Part 15 (per ANSI C62.4:2003) Class A; CSA ICES-003
Class A; CE Emissions: EN 55022:2006 Class A;
CE Immunity: EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003, IEC 61000-4-2
Air Discharge / Contact Discharge In compliance with IEC 61000-4-2
Equipment Safety IEC 60950-1
Hazardous Material RoHS Certified RoHS directive 2002/95/EC
Vibration Test Per Mil-STD-810F (Method 514.5), Category 24, Fig. 514.5C-17
Temperatures & Humidity
Operating Temperature -10°C ~ +55°C / 14°F ~ 131°F
Humidity 20~95% RH < 40°C (non-condensing)
Air Discharge / Contact Discharge Storage Temperature
Conformance & Certifications
Ingress Protection / Water / Dust Desktop IP65 sealed bezel to scanning surface
Surface Durability MIL-C-675c 4.5010, MIL-STD-810F
Surface Resistance / Allowable Cleaning Chemicals Ammonia, IPA, methanol, soaps, detergents, salt water
OS Support Windows Desktop 32/64 bit (7, 8, 10), Windows Server, Linux, Android 4.0+, Java
Warranty One year limited (extended warranty available upon request)

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