Tuesday, February 22, 2011

AET62 NFC Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

The AET62 NFC Reader with Fingerprint Sensor brings a whole new level of security and flexibility to contactless applications. Combining ACS' ACR122U Near Field Communication (NFC) Reader and UPEK's swipe fingerprint sensor, it provides a secure and convenient platform that simplifies and makes the integration of secure biometric authentication more cost-effective. AET62 facilitates a simple and intuitive exchange of information, making it ideal for applications such as e-Payment, e-Government, e-Healthcare, access control and network security. With its ergonomic design, it enables hassle-free fingerprint and contactless card authentication for users.
The core security mechanisms of AET62 include three-factor authentication and match-on device authentication. Three-factor authentication requires a user to verify something “he has” (smart card), something “he knows” (PIN/password) and something “he is” (fingerprint), before enabling him to proceed with any transaction. Meanwhile, AET62 ensures maximum security by providing match-on device authentication using its default fingerprint algorithm, in which fingerprint template extraction and matching are performed on the device itself and not in the PC, which is more vulnerable to security attacks. AET62 also has an optional secure access module (SAM) for further security enhancement, and can support third party fingerprint algorithms.
Finally, AET62-based systems are more cost-effective than traditional fingerprint systems since they do not require the installation of database, server and network connectivity. Instead, AET62-based systems enjoy the ease of merely matching a live fingerprint against fingerprint templates that are stored and encrypted in the smart card. This allows for complete local-site authentication, in which AET62-based systems only need three components to work: local PC applications (or remote server applications), any contactless smart cards, and the AET62. As a result, developers without an in-depth knowledge of biometrics can integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications using only AET62’s API and reference documents.

Fingerprint System Components
Hardware Software
Traditional Fingerprint scanner Database
Local PC 1:N fingerprint matching algorithm
Enhanced network connectivity Application software
Using AET62 AET62 Application software
Local PC
Smart card
  • Integrated fingerprint scanner and 13.56 MHz contactless (RFID/NFC) smart card reader
  • Full-speed USB interface
  • Encrypted fingerprint template stored inside smart card
  • ACR122U NFC Contactless smart card reader:
    • Compliant with PC/SC and CCID specifications
    • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with reading distance of up to 30 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B, Mifare, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
    • Supports new MiFare Ultralight C, Plus SL1 (4 Byte UID), Plus SL3, and DESFire EV1
    • Supports all 3 modes of NFC: reader, card emulation and peer-to-peer
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag can be accessed at any time)
    • ISO 7816 Compliant SAM Slot (Upon request)
  • Fingerprint scanner:
    • Match-on reader: Template extraction and matching algorithms run within the device itself, not in the PC (Using default fingerprint algorithm)
    • UPEK TCS4-TCD50 swipe fingerprint sensor
    • Swipe speed of up to 40 cm/sec (15 in/sec)
    • Active sensor size - 9.6 mm x 0.2 mm
    • High-resolution 508 DPI imaging, array size 192 x 4 pixels
    • Supports image optimization and filtering
    • Utilizes CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing technology, resulting to high-quality fingerprint images in any environment
    • Compliant with BioAPI 1.1 specification and Windows Biometric Framewor
    • Supports 3rd-party fingerprint algorithms
  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
Technical Specs:
Dimensions 121.5 mm (L) x 53.9 mm (W) x 28.4 mm (H)
Weight 170 g
Interface USB Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 30 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current max. 300 mA
Operating Temperature 0 - 50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A and B
  • MiFare
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
  • PC/SC, CCID, BioAPI 1.1, Windows Biometric Framework, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL XP, Vista, 7
Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008,Win Server 2008 R2
  • Linux