Biometrics’ Most Enduring Shape

Fingerprint Identification is the longest-standing biometric modality in existence and inevitably the most versatile, having been used for more than hundred years now. Although the extent to which the fingerprint technology has been using diversifies depending on the evolving needs, the availability and usability never felt insignificant over time.

The underlying reasons why fingerprint identification technology is the most mainstream modality of all time can be explained in three main titles:

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  • Functionality:

It is a well-known fact that fingerprints unique patterns enable person identification in such wide range of areas – from legal applications to civil ones.

The ability to acquire these unique patterns from 10 different sources (fingers) opens up the way of possibilities to the point where each industry determines its own most-preferred enrollment requirement.

To illustrate this, rolled fingerprints are mandatory when a ten print record has been creating by law enforcement agencies throughout the world, whereas within banking industry, one finger authentication is most likely adequate to conduct authorized transactions.

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  • Ease of Computing (AFIS): 

To extract the characteristics from a finger is often hard manually and not reliable especially in life-or-death situations. AFIS, the premier fingerprint computing technology more than 50 years now, is the flagman of the biometric identification systems today, in regards of prevalence, speed and reliability. The modules may not necessarily vary in a spectacular way amongst AFIS manufacturers, yet they focus on rather acceleration of operator’s workload. Because at the end of the day what each agency want is to solve more crime.

  • Use by Criminal Justice: 

Scenes lead to more suspects and generate more evidence in court

than all other forensic laboratory techniques combined.

Moore, Greg (2010)

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Being most mobile part of the body, it is not rare a criminal leaving his fingerprint in a crime scene. As of 21st century, crime scene investigators all around the world still initially look for a fingerprint trace as they enter a crime scene, due to the direct relationship that is constructed by the impression and the potential criminal. Articulating that, several sources that is available for collection from a scene (10 fingers again) allow investigators to track more and eventually solve more crime based on fingerprints.

Structured for complex applications, fingerprint has proved its value towards identification also by means of ease of usage, cost and effectiveness. It further possesses one of the most extensive implementation variations, as being mobile, portable, modular and more on.

Here is an idea of what Papilon is capable of doing beyond ‘’normal’’, regarding fingerprint recognition technology.

Contactless Fingerprinting


No need to touch. At all.

This ground-breaking technology allows users to identify themselves without having even touch to scanner. The scanner operates by a person waves one hand through scanner and identification process begins within seconds. Because it is touchless, therefore it is extremely hygienic.

Rolling with Compensation Method

Rolled impressions that are given respectively fused with their optimized features in order to attain the ultimate fingerprint quality. This exclusive method provides increased throughput throughout the identification process.

Automated Ignorance of Previously Printed Biometric Data

This technology encompasses that erasing fingerprint marks from prism when an individual has finished the operation.

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