FS88H is an enhanced version of FS80H USB2.0 Fingerprint Scanner from Futronic. It was certified by FBI to be compliant with PIV-071006 Image Quality Specification (view PDF) for Single Finger Reader. So FS88H 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.
FS88H uses advanced CMOS sensor technology and precise optical system to meet the rigorous requirement on fingerprint image quality of PIV-071006. Its fingerprint scanning window is crown glass with a thickness of 14mm that resists scratches and other stress to ensure long term heavy duty usage. It is a robust but cost effective single finger capture device and ideal for border control, identity card, driver license, election and any type of civilian AFIS application.
Special electronic circuit is built into FS88H to do Live Finger Detection (LFD). With appropriate software in PC, user can select this LFD feature so that only live finger's fingerprint will be scanned into PC. Fake fingers made from silicone rubber, play-doh, etc, will be rejected. And the LFD feature is included in all Futronic standard software.
A unique serial number is factory-programmed into the USB Device Descriptor of each FS88H. So every FS88H is traceable and this is very important for government identity management projects.
Futronic FS88H FIPS201/PIV USB 2.0 Features
FIPS 201 and PIV compliant – certified by FBI
and included in US General Services Administration approved products
Unique serial number programmed to USB Device Descriptor
Precise optics – allow to scan almost
undistorted fingerprint image
Live Finger Detection – rejects fake fingers
made from silicone, rubber, play-doh or other materials.
Infra-red illumination – allows to scan wet,
dry, blurred and other problematic fingers.
Rugged sensor – thick (14 mm) crown glass used
Futronic FS88H USB2.0 Fingerprint Scanner
Futronic Technology Co. Ltd.
Manufacturer Supported OS
Windows XP/2003, 32 bit and 64 bit
Windows Vista/2008/2012, 32 bit and 64 bit
Windows 7/8, 32 bit and 64 bit or higher
Linux with kernel 2.4 or higher (for both x86 and ARM9)
Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0 (for both x86 and ARM9)
Android 3.1 and higher with USB Host port
Neurotechnology Supported OS (1)
Microsoft Windows (32bit and 64bit)
Fingerprint Capture Method
Image capture area (Platen size)
16.26 x 24.38mm
Fingerprint image size
66 x 66 x 29 mm (2.6" x 2.6" x 1.1")
150 grams (0.3 lbs)
-10°C ~ +55°C
8 bit 256 grayscale
Raw fingerprint image file size
(1) These operating systems are supported by Neurotechnology SDKs.
Compliant to following standards
FIPS 201/PIV 071006 Image Quality Specification
FCC and CE
Light source: Infrared LED
Supply voltage: DC 4.5-5.5V via USB port
active <700mW(during scanning)
standby <200mW(when scanner is connected PC but no scanning)
sleep mode <12.5mW(activated by standard USB bus event only)
ESD contact - 8KV and air discharge - 16KV, no permanent damage
The Futronic FS88 USB 2.0 Reader is compatible with many different software development kits and applications. Below is the list of products that are currently known to support this scanner. Please note that some applications and development kits require specific versions of the drivers to be installed. Please contact us if you need additional information.
Supported Software Development Kits:
VeriFinger Standard and Extended SDK MegaMatcher Standard and Extended SDK