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NEC Announces Release of NeoScan 45™ Industry's Thinnest and Lightest Multi-fingerprint Capture Device

Irving, Texas - January 20, 2015 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications, and multi-modal biometric identification solutions, today announced release of the NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device.


Designed for public safety applications in the field, NeoScan 45 delivers the highest degree of speed and accuracy for mobile fingerprint roll and plain capture, including simultaneous two-finger capture. This innovative solution from NEC is simple to use, and features a large (1.6" x 1.5") scanning platen for better image quality and greater accuracy, as proven by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). ¹


The NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device is a Fingerprint Acquisition Profile (FAP) level 45 device and at .68 inch (17.3 mm) thin and only 9 ounces (217 grams), it is the thinnest and lightest fingerprint capture device on the market today. Compatible with wireless communication protocols such as Bluetooth and WiFi, the device can be integrated with smart devices with Apple® iOS and Android® operating systems, including the latest Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy models. 


NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device is equipped with a larger size Integrated Biometric Sherlock Sensor, with Light Emitting Sensor (LES) technology that effectively captures single, dual, plain and roll fingerprint impressions.  In addition, NeoScan 45 has been successfully tested against the FBI Image Quality Specifications (IQS) Appendix F Mobile ID FAP 45 specifications.  Larger fingerprint sensors with higher FAP levels are more accurate, reduce sequence errors, and offer a higher rate of identification.


"The NeoScan 45 represents a tremendous achievement for the NEC Biometrics Solutions Division.  Designed in California, it is the outcome of our global research and engineering leading to the development of the form and function of the device; all of which have been directed by the voice of our clients and meeting the performance requirements of leading public safety authorities,"  said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president, Biometrics Solutions Division, NEC Corporation of America. 


An intuitive, simple and easy to use interface is among key innovative features of NeoScan 45.  Built-in support of FBI NIST Fingerprint Image Quality (NFIQ) check, will provide immediate feedback on quality of the captured fingerprints; and the unit can be easily configured to support multiple fingerprint capture profiles including simultaneous capture of two fingers (e.g. right index and middle fingers) or four fingers (right index and middle fingers followed by left index and middle fingers), or ten individually rolled fingerprints.  NeoScan 45 also supports capture and storage of multiple fingerprint sets from different individuals which are later downloaded to a host tablet or smart device.


Manufactured in Japan and adhering to NEC's strict quality control standards, the NeoScan 45 offers a battery life that surpasses other comparable devices (minimum of 200 scans per day and 24 hours of standby time) and is equipped with a magnetic stripe reader as well.


Based on NIST and EBTS transmission standards, NeoScan 45 interfaces with most Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) solutions, including NEC's Integra-ID® Multi-modal Biometrics Identification Solution (MBIS); enabling agencies to extend their existing AFIS infrastructure investments into mobile applications.


"NEC is proud to now offer its first FAP45 field multi-fingerprint capture device, NeoScan 45 is a marvel of simplicity, design and functionality." added Beroukhim.



¹ As per by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and FBI testing.  According to a study by NIST (NISTIR 7950).


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About NEC Corporation of America
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network, communications and biometric solutions for customers across multiple vertical industries, including healthcare, public sector, education and hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including communications, analytics, biometrics, managed services and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $29.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit




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