DERMALOG Provides Fingerprint Scanners for Refugee Registration in Germany

HANOVER, Germany, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

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DERMALOG, the leading innovator in biometric solutions, supplies the new fingerprint scanners for refugee registration in Germany. The LF10 scanner from DERMALOG will be used to produce the new refugee identity cards. DERMALOG will be unveiling this device, and a range of other biometric innovations, at CeBIT in Hanover next week.  

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Refugees in Germany have been issued with a special refugee identity card or "proof of arrival" since 28 January 2016. The registration of refugees is being carried out using a new system that will gradually be introduced nationwide by mid-2016. A core element of this is the recording of refugees using their ten fingerprints, in order to provide a secure and reliable method of identification. The fingerprint scanner used for this ambitious project comes from Germany's largest biometrics manufacturer, the Hamburg-based company DERMALOG. The company will be showcasing its LF10 scanner, which is now being used for refugee registration, at CeBIT in Hanover next week (Hall 6, Stand F44), along with its Real-time AFIS, which can recognise people from their fingerprint in less than three seconds - even when using large databases.

Biometrics are also becoming increasingly prominent in our everyday lives. The Managing Director of DERMALOG, Guenther Mull, explains: "The use of fingerprints is now gradually replacing PIN numbers and passwords, as biometrics is much more user-friendly. Biometrics is not only much more secure, but is also much more convenient than passwords." Market studies confirm that passwords will already be a thing of the past in about two years' time. Payments via fingerprint are also on their way in, as are fingerprint scanners on cash dispensers, which are gradually replacing the use of PIN numbers on these. Even a print job in the corporate network can be accessed by a user by means of his/her fingerprint, as DERMALOG will demonstrate at CeBIT with the uniFLOW output management solution from Canon. The latest facial and iris recognition technologies will also be on show at the DERMALOG stand at CeBIT.

A further highlight set to be unveiled by the company at the largest IT exhibition in the world is the world's first and only scanner that can scan fingerprints and passports via the same surface, the so-called VF1 combi scanner, which is particularly well suited for border control, banks and automatic gates. There is no longer a need to use two devices for checking passports and fingerprints, as the VF1 can do both in one device.

DERMALOG is Germany's biometrics pioneer and market leader. CeBIT offers an excellent opportunity to view DERMALOG's latest biometric innovations, on Stand F44 in Hall 6.


DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is the largest German biometrics manufacturer and is known as biometrics innovation leader.

A team of scientists is constantly working on "Automatic Biometric Identification Systems" (ABIS and AFIS) including the latest fingerprint live scanners as well as biometric border control systems and biometric ID cards and other documents. "FingerLogin", "FingerPayment" and "FingerBanking" are also DERMALOG products, as well as automatic face identification and iris identification.

Apart from Germany and Europe, DERMALOG's main markets are in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Middle East. The company has now delivered its technologies and solutions to more than 140 government agencies in 75 countries.

DERMALOG also provides biometric solutions for banks and ATM manufacturers. The world's largest biometrics bank project (50 Million USD) has been implemented by DERMALOG: An ABIS for the 23 Banks and for the Central Bank in Nigeria ensures single identities of bank customers and guarantees best possible KYC. Numerous ATMs worldwide have been equipped with DERMALOG's fingerprint technology replacing insecure PINs.

To learn more about DERMALOG's innovative biometric products and solutions, please visit:

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DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH 
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Jon Augestad 
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Tel: +49-(40)413227-0 
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