Futronic FS88 USB Fingerprint Scanner

Futronic FS88
USB Fingerprint Scanner

FIPS 201 and PIV compliant
Equipped with LFD technology
Easily integradable OEM modules


The FS88 from Futronic is an enhanced version of the maker’s FS80 biometric fingerprint scanner. The Futronic FS88 has been designed to comply with the PIV – 071006 image quality specification set by the FBI. Not only does this guarantee the FS88 to be a government approved product, but is also meets the US federal information processing standard 201 (FIPS 201). This makes FS-88 a popular choice for applications such as border control, identity verification, driver’s licence application and more.

The device is compatible with multiple OS such as Windows (XP, Vista or 2007/08 versions), Linux, Macintosh and Android (3.1 or higher with USB host).

Special Features

USB 2.0 plug and play

The FS88 has been built to be a versatile tool that promises excellent quality images at great speeds. The USB 2.0 plug and play compatibility of the device ensures that you get 320 x 480-pixel images in your PC in less than 100ms.

Unique serial ID for every product

The FS88 from Futronic comes with a unique serial number for every product. This makes each fingerprint scanner traceable. Considering that the FS88 is most widely used for government identity management projects, this factory programmed feature gives the product an edge. The serial ID is programmed into the USB descriptor of every device.

Small size, light weight and robust build

The FS88 is a compact device that weighs less than 150 grams and is just 66 x 66 x 29 mm in physical dimensions. However the device has also been built to withstand the most trying environmental conditions. Designed with a 14mm thick crown glass for the scanning window, the sensor can withstand heavy duty usage.

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Technical Specification

Fingerprint scanning window size 16x24mm
Image resolution 480×320 pixel, 500 DPI
Image format 8 bit 256 grayscale
Raw fingerprint image file size 150K byte
Live Finger Detection (LFD) Yes
USB Compatibility USB 2.0 compatible interface, plug and play device
Security Unique serial number programmed to USB Device Descriptor
Memory 16K Byte memory for application-specific data storage
Cable Length 2M standard USB cable
Dimension 66 x 66 x 29 mm
Weight 150 gram
Operation temperature 10 to +55 Degree Celsius
Compliant Standards FIPS 201/PIV 071006 Image Quality Specification
Mobile ID FAP20
Microsoft WHQL
FCC and CE
Ingress Protection Rating IP54(scanning window only)
Light source Infrared LED
Supply voltage DC 4.5-5.5V via USB port
Power consumption active <900mW(during scanning)
standby <200mW(when scanner is connected PC but no scanning)
sleep mode <4mW(activated by standard USB bus event only)
ESD contact 8KV and air discharge – 16KV, no permanent damage
Supported Platforms Windows XP/2003, 32 bit and 64 bit.
Windows Vista/2008/2012, 32 bit and 64 bit.
Windows 7/8, 32 bit and 64 bit.
Linux with kernel 2.4 or higher (for both x86 and ARM9)
Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0 (for both x86 and ARM9)
MAC OS(version 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7, Intel CPU)
Android 3.1 and higher with USB Host port

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