The World’s First Non-Optical FBI Certified Appendix F Mobile ID Fingerprint Scanner

By Integrated Biometrics, PRNE
Monday, November 28, 2011

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina, November 29, 2011 -

Integrated Biometrics announces Watson, the world’s first non-optical scanner to achieve FBI Appendix F certification. The FBI certified that Watson meets or exceeds all requirements listed in EBTS Appendix F Mobile ID SAP 45 of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems Image Quality Specifications. ¬†

Watson is the smallest and lightest Appendix F certified two-finger scanner in the world, weighing 115 grams and measuring 70 mm X 63 mm X 33 mm in size. Watson offers unique operational benefits compared to existing certified scanners including IP 67 durability rating, high quality imaging in dirty environments, no difficulty operating in direct sunlight, and does not require latent prints to be wiped from the sensor surface. It is capable of performing both enrollment and matching for single or multiple finger applications. Watson is available in a form suitable for embedding in hardware or externally connecting through USB.

Watson utilizes Integrated Biometrics’ patented Light Emitting Sensor (LES) technology. LES technology utilizes a highly engineered charged polymer film interacting with the specific properties of live human skin to luminesce fingerprint images. Watson is provided with the Integrated Biometrics SDK including the functionality needed for efficient integration of Watson into your application and operating environment.

About Integrated Biometrics

Integrated Biometrics is the developer and manufacturer of high performance fingerprint biometric technologies. During the past decade IB has developed and produced patented LES film sensors, SDKs and solutions for a variety of demanding applications. Our customers around the world span multiple verticals including Civil ID, Military, Commercial and Law Enforcement.

IB is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. For more information:, toll free +888-840-8034, or Mike Grimes +1-864-313-7111


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