VKansee Announces Ultra Thin Optical Fingerprint SensorMay 19, 2015
Vkansee, a developer of ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensors, has announced the development of a fingerprint sensor that is 400% more powerful than Apple’s and Samsung’s sensors. While Apple gets its component from its own Authentec unit and Samsung gets its reader from Synaptics, these only allow for 550 pixels per inch when capturing a fingerprint. This resolution means these sensors can gather 10 or 11 data points, whereas Vkansee’s 2,000 pixel-per-inch system can capture 150 data points.
At just 1.5mm thin, it takes fingerprint images in stunning 2000dpi resolution. That’s 4X the resolution of most competitors, and higher resolution means more accuracy. In fact, the resulting fingerprint images are so detailed that we can clearly detect the presence of sweat pores as an anti-spoofing measure.
The ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensors has just shipped some of their first units out and have some upcoming announcements around distribution. Jason Chaikin, president of Vkansee, has been working in the biometric space for 15 years.
Vkansee is ushering in a new era of device security. Its fingerprint capture and matching technology enables mobile security for payment applications, data storage, access control and more. They are headquartered in Beijing, with support offices in Shenzhen and global sales / support offices in New York City.