Digital Persona U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Reader

U.are.U 4500
USB Fingerprint Reader

Compatible with USB 1.0, 1.1 & 2.0
Fingerprint image resolution (512 dpi)
Reader size (65 mm x 36 mm x 15.56 mm)


The Digital Persona U.are.U 4500 is an amazing USB peripheral fingerprint reader and perfect for individual desktop users as well as multiple users in shared environments. The compact design of this device conserves desk space in the enterprises and its professionally designed modern appearance is very elegant at the point-of-sale environments.

The U.are.U 4500 sensor has a large fingerprint capture area and excellent image quality. It utilizes optical fingerprint scanning technology in order to achieve superior readability. The silicone coating allows this device to read numerous fingerprints rapidly and accurately regardless of placement angle. Moreover, its high-quality metal casing resists unintentional movement.

Using an U.are.U 4500 reader is extremely easy. You are supposed to place your finger on the scanning surface. The reader will then automatically and quickly encrypt as well as capture your fingerprint image prior to sending it for verification to the fingerprint matching engine. A red “flash” will indicate that your fingerprint image has been captured for superior user feedback.

Special Features


The U.are.U 4500 works well in all climatic conditions and able to scan rough, moist, and dry fingerprints. It has the ability to reject latent prints and counterfeit fingers.


The device is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP Professional, 2000 and Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008. It comes with a blue LED and has superior ESD resistance.

Image quality

Faster processing and rotation invariant of this device produces excellent image quality, which makes it a perfect choice for high and low volume requirements. U.are.U 4500 is a small form factor, but still an ideal solution for identity management, identity protection, healthcare and many other industries.

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Technical Specification

Weight 105 grams
Interface USB 2.0 Full-speed High Power Device
Pixel resolution 512 dpi (average x, y over the scan area)
Scan capture area 14.6 mm (nom. width at center) 18.1 mm
(nom. length)
Grayscale 8-bit (256 levels of gray)
Reader size (approximate) 65 mm x 36 mm x 15.56 mm
Compatible with USB 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 (Full Speed)
Standards Compliance FCC Class B, CE, ICES, BSMI, MIC, USB, WHQL
Supply Voltage 5.0V ±5% supplied by USB
Supply Current—scanning < 100 mA (Typical)
Supply Current—idle mode  120 mA (Typical)
Supply Current—suspend mode < 0.5 mA (Maximum)
ESD Susceptibility >15 kV, mounted in case
Temperature, Operating 0 – 40 C
Humidity, Storage 20% – 90% non-condensing
Scan Data 8-bit grayscale

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