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DERMALOG Acquires JENETRIC’s Contactless Scan Technology

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DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, a manufacturer of fingerprint, face, and iris identification technology, has agreed to acquire biometric identification technology company JENETRIC GmbH. JENETRIC’s optical thin-film transistor (TFT) technology captures high-quality fingerprints with contactless capture. 

Following the acquisition, JENETRIC will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DERMALOG under the brand name DERMALOG JENETRIC GmbH. Employees at the company’s Jena site will be retained in the new company structure. JENETRIC will continue to serve existing customers under the new name. Additionally, the expertise of both companies will be combined to advance joint developments. For example, the company plans to combine JENETRIC’s TFT technology with DERMALOG’s liveness detection technology. DERMALOG is deployed in 260 government agencies across more than 100 countries.
DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH signed an agreement to acquire the business operations of biometric identification technology company JENETRIC GmbH. JENETRIC’s optical thin film transistor (TFT) technology captures high-quality fingerprints with contactless capture. Applications include border control, people registration, and law enforcement. Courtesy of DERMALOG.
DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH signed an agreement to acquire the business operations of biometric identification technology company JENETRIC GmbH. JENETRIC’s optical thin-film transistor (TFT) technology captures high-quality fingerprints with contactless capture. Applications include border control, people registration, and law enforcement. Courtesy of DERMALOG.
JENETRIC’s “e-c-thru” technology uses the company’s optical TFT sensors to capture biometrics. The transparent TFT sensor consists of light-sensitive pixels and a graphical display, which is positioned underneath the sensor and is used both for illumination and user guidance. The e-c-thru technology makes it possible to show graphical elements, animations, or movies on the display underneath the fingers to be captured while reducing the size and weight of conventional fingerprint scanners. Due to the image sensor’s large pixel size, the signal-to-noise ratio and the degree of gray level is significantly increased to enable an improved scan and capture for both dry and wet fingers. The system avoids the need for additional optical components. 


JENETRIC’s related offering, the company’s 3D4F (3D, four-finger) technology, is a four-finger scanner based on structured light in combination with a high-speed camera. The acquisition is contactless for all four fingers simultaneously. Following capture, the technology achieves a transformation of the 3D point cloud in a 2D plane to allow a matching with the obtained 2D images, which are in grayscale.

Photonics Spectra
Sep 2023
GLOSSARY
structured light
The projection of a plane or grid pattern of light onto an object. It can be used for the determination of three-dimensional characteristics of the object from the observed deflections that result.
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