Futronic FS50 FIPS201/PIV Compliant USB Two Fingerprint Scanner


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Key Features:

  • FIPS 201 and PIV compliant – certified by FBI and included in US General Services Administration approved products list.
  • Single Finger Reader and Mobile ID FAP40
  • Traceable, unique serial ID number
  • Infrared LED illumination for reliable scanning of problematic skin types
  • Robust scanner surface with rugged, thick crown glass prism with a thickness of 33mm


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The FS50 is a professional Fingerprint Scanner from Futronic Technology with 1.6 x 1.5 inch (40.64 x 38.10 mm) scanning area. Its advanced optical system can capture a high quality image in 0.1 second. It can also handle bad fingers such as dry, wet, blurred and scarred without any problem. Its scanning window is crown glass prism with a thickness of 33mm. There is also special anti-scratching coating on the scanning surface of the prism. This makes FS50 even more robust and ensures long term heavy duty usage in any harsh environment.

FS50 can capture single finger, dual finger and roll finger image. It was certified by FBI to be compliant with PIV-071006 Image Quality Specification (view PDF) for Single Finger Reader and Mobile ID FAP40. So FS50 meets the US Federal Information Processing Standard 201(FIPS 201) for Personal Identification Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors. It is also listed in the US General Services Administration (GSA) FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Product List (http://www.idmanagement.gov/approved-products-list).

A unique serial number is factory-programmed into the USB Device Descriptor of each FS50. So every FS50 is traceable and this is very important for government identity management projects.

Futronic provides Application Programming Interface (API) for FS50 to capture fingerprint image on the following platforms:

> Windows XP/2003, 32 bit and 64 bit.
> Windows Vista/2008, 32 bit and 64 bit.
> Windows 7/8/10, 32 bit and 64 bit.
> Linux with kernel 2.4 or higher (for both x86 and ARM9)
> Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0 (for both x86 and ARM9)
> MAC OS(version 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7, Intel CPU)
> Android 3.1 and higher with USB Host port

Futronic provides fingerprint segmentation software to customers. With this software, the two finger image captured from FS50 can be separated into two individual images/files which are ready for next stage image processing. Other important function like WSQ compression and NIFQ fingerprint image assessment are also ready. A demo program is available on request. Interested customers are welcome to contact us to get this demo.

FS50 works with Futronic Windows SDK for multi-finger template extraction and matching.

OEM Modules:

FS51 is OEM module of FS50. It is available for customers who want to integrate FS50 into their own products, such as handheld ID verification machine, portable voter registration station, etc.

FS51 is same as FS50 but without plastic shell and USB cable so that it can be embedded into any target system. It is even smaller and lighter:

  • > Size, 91 (L) x 89(W) x 37(H)mm
  • > Weight, 300 gram

FS53 is EBTS/F version of FS51. It is also a module for embedded application.


FBI certificate

Futronic FS50 is a fingerprint scanner whose capture quality is certified by the FBI, complying with the Mobile ID FAP 40 fingerprint review standards and FIPS 201 information processing for the verification of people’s identity (PIV – Personal Identity Verification), with wide capture area for one finger or two flat fingers simultaneously.

Reliable and durable

FS50 uses an advanced optical precision system with CMOS technology sensor, which meets the rigorous requirements of fingerprint image quality required in the PIV-071006 standard and certified by the FBI. The FS50 allows the following types of capture, as required by the project:
* One (1) flat finger (“single finger”)
* Two (2) flat fingers simultaneously (“slaps”)

Large capture area

Its large capture window generates 800 x 750 pixel fingerprint images and is made up of a special glass that is 33mm thick, resistant to scratches, liquid ingress and other types of stress, ensuring its uninterrupted use in harsh environments. It has excellent benefits to be used with various types of skin and various environmental conditions.

Operating Systems and Compatible Platforms

* Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, 2012, 7, 8, 10, 32bit and 64bit * Linux with kernel 2.4 or higher (x86 and ARM9 architecture) * Android 3.1 or higher (with OTG or Host port) * Raspberry Pi * MacOS (10.5, 10.6, 10.7, Intel CPU) * Windows CE 5.0 (Windows Mobile) or higher (x86 and ARM9 architecture) * Java




Model Name Futronic FS50
Manufacturer Futronic Technology Co. Ltd.
Sensor Type Optical, CMOS
Embedded Smart Card Reader No
Fingerprint Capture Method Roll or Touch
FIPS 201/PIV Certified Compliant
Connection USB 2.0
Fingerprint Image Size 800 x 750 pixels
Image Capture Area (Platen Size) 41 x 38 mm (1.6″ x 1.5″)
Resolution 500 DPI
Device Size (W X L X H) 110 x 110 x 45 mm (4.3″ x 4.3″ x 1.8″)
Device Weight 380 grams (0.8 lbs) without USB cable
Image Format 8 bit 256 grayscale
Supported Fingerprint Standards FIPS 201 (PIV), PIV-071006, FAP40, NIFQ 
Compliance FBI (IAFIS), GSA FIPS 201 APL
Illumination Infrared LED
Operating Temperature -10°C — 55°C
Power Supply USB
Voltage 4.5 – 5.5V DC
ESD 8KV and air discharge – 16KV, no permanent damage
Manufacturer Supported OS Windows XP/2003, 32 bit and 64 bit.
Windows Vista/2008, 32 bit and 64 bit
Windows 7/8/10, 32 bit and 64 bit
Linux with kernel 2.4 or higher (for both x86 and ARM9)
Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0 (for both x86 and ARM9)
MAC OS(version 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7, Intel CPU)
Android 3.1 and higher with USB Host port
Supported SDK Futronic Windows SDK
VeriFinger Standard and Extended SDK
MegaMatcher Standard and Extended SDK
Supported Applications FbF™ Device Listener
Warranty 1 Year

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Futronic Technology provides advanced fingerprint recognition products to customers who need enhanced security in identity management. With proprietary fingerprint recognition algorithm, Futronic develops and manufactures products for physical access control, computer and network logon, identity management and E-commence.

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