VKansee Points to Benefits of Ultra Thin SensorMay 20, 2015
New York-based ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensor firm Vkansee has announced the development of a new sensor that the firm says offers superior authentication quality to rivals. Vkansee says that its UTFIS sensor boasts a 2,000 pixel-per-inch system which can capture 150 data points.
“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,” so the Vkansee is 400 times more powerful, said the firm.
“At just 1.5mm thin, [the Vkansee] sensor 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.”
Last December, Vkansee announced it had raised $7 million in new funding. Aviation Industry Corporation of China led the round. The company will use the money to produce an initial 1,000 units ahead of a US rollout in 2015.
UTFIS uses advanced pinhole imaging techniques to take a high-resolution image that requires neither a lens system nor a prism for reflecting the light. Vkansee has applied for more than 10 patents related to applying the pinhole-imaging method.