Biocapture is a solution developed for fast, reliable, and easy-to-use fingerprint capturing, by utilizing just the standard iOS and Android cameras. It covers a broad scope of use-cases for both public and private sector, providing fingerprint enrollment, verification and identification.
It allows identity checks on the go, in the field, and does not rely on auxiliary devices, thus eradicating challenges seen with other technologies such as surface debris and hygienic issues, which are only increased by the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, as well as expensive hardware and logistics.
The flexible integration of an available SDK into existing Apps or other upstanding systems is enabled, allowing installation on COTS devices, such as smartphones or tablets.
Identity verification traditionally requires travel to a dedicated police station, custody office or security facility – a time-consuming and resource intensive process for the security professional as well as the individual.
Biocapture is a simple smartphone app with live quality assessment that ensures a comfortable and secure way to authenticate the identity of a person. It is designed with ease-of-use and speed in mind, for non-technical front-line users with minimal training required to use the system effectively.
The location of fingers is detected and visualized using augmented reality. A built-in visual quality assessment feature shows a live preview of the fingerprint quality, based on NIST NFIQ 2. The capturing process will stop automatically as soon a certain quality threshold has been reached.
Along with the selection of single- or multi-finger capturing, this makes Biocapture the easiest tool in the market. Advanced and secure biometric technology is finally reaching smartphone users, closing the gap between the need for fast biometric authentication and general unavailability of such technology for individual use.
Common capturing devices are touch-based and have issues with debris as well as surface hygiene, requiring regular cleaning and maintenance. Especially in the middle of a global pandemic, these issues prove to be a challenge for both the users, as well as the subjects of identity verification.
Biocapture, being a touch-less system, utilizes the built-in camera of modern mobile devices to capture fingerprints without the need for contact with fingers.
It is used by Law Enforcement and Government agencies, e.g. for voting and registration check-ups. Businesses utilise the technology in diverse use-cases such as access control, digital signature, safeguarding sport events, child protection, contactless terminals, etc.
Integrated & Customizable
Rather than full-stack solutions, the market requires flexible components that are easily integrated into diverse technical infrastructures. Customization of components such as user interface, the overall workflow and flexible APIs characterizes modern fingerprint capturing technologies.
Biocapture is integrable with all common matchers, AFIS databases and technology stacks. A built-in visual quality assessment feature shows a live preview of the fingerprint quality, based on NIST NFIQ 2. It supports all relevant fingerprint standards and formats (ANSI NIST), and both the UI and UX are adaptable.
That means Biocapture can be seamlessly incorporated into existing apps and workflows meaning current infrastructure does not need to be changed and Biocapture will work exactly in the way the customer needs it to.
Technical Requirements & Specs
Android 6.0 (API Level 23) or higher
4 Core CPU, ARM64-v8a (8 Core recommended)
5GB RAM (6GB recommended)
Minimum 6MP+ back camera
iPhone 7 and newer
Data Format Support
Output Format Support
• JPEG 2000
• Custom Bitmap Format
• Biocapture has been tested against common FP matcher and AFIS databases
• Standard NIST formats (WSQ, JPEG2000)
• Bitmap output format support for custom integration and projects
• Support of 500 and 1000 dpi output images (1000dpi depending on hardware performance and camera) and WSQ or JPEG2000