FbF mobileOne is a fingerprint biometric accessory developed specifically for the iOS platform. This product DOES NOT include an iOS Device (such as iPod touch) which must be purcahsed separately.


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Biometric Fingerprint Accessory for iPod Touch

The FbF mobileOne is a portable biometric fingerprint collection accessory specially designed for the iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations). The mobileOne docks with the iPod touch using a secure yet removable cradle or sleeve allowing the iPod to be docked or undocked rapidly and easily. The mobileOne connects to and securely communicates with the iPod through the Apple 30 pin connector.

Constructed of durable ABS plastics and weighing in at just 0.4 pounds when docked and ready to operate, the mobileOne is designed for the ultimate in portability. The device sports a smooth low profile making it possible to carry the unit (docked with the iPod touch) in a back pocket or cargo pocket easily. When it comes to power, the mobileOne unit is not found lacking. The unit is equipped with a 1200 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion internal battery. This allows the device to run for 9 hours or more on battery power in scanning mode. The device also may be recharged "on the fly" through the USB mini port located on the bottom of the unit making it possilbe to operate the device continuously if a 5V power supply is available. The mobileOne neither provides power to nor draws power from the iPod touch. Recharging the device from a totally drained battery takes approximately 4 hours when connected to a standard 5V USB power source such as a desktop or laptop USB port. The device comes with a recharging cable included.

In order to comply with the demands of standards based biometric applications, the mobileOne comes equipped with a FIPS 201/PIV compliant fingerprint sensor from AuthenTec. The built in fingerprint sensor provides a full 256 bit grayscale, 508 dpi image suitable for the most demanding 1:N identification challenges. Fingerprint capture, quality check and image transfer to the iPod takes approximately 700 milliseconds from the time a finger is placed on the sensor surface. A full set of ten PIV compliant fingerprint images can be collected within approximately 25 seconds for an experienced user. By using the built in multi-megapixel camera on the iPod Touch, in combination with the mobileOne's fingerprint sensor, it is possible to capture all ten fingerprints plus a full set of 5 facial images (90, 45, 0, 45, 90) in less than 1 minute.

FbF mobileOne Features

  • Durable shell constructed of ABS Plastic
  • Easily removable cradle for docking and undocking the iPod
  • FIPS201/PIV certified fingerprint scanner
  • Durable fingerprint scanner rated for +1,000,000 touches
  • Automatic fingerprint detection (autocapture)
  • Compact, lightweight and portable
  • Integrated finger guide

Benefits of Using the FbF mobileOne

By using the powerful native features of the iPod touch including substantial data storage capacity, WiFi networking, high resolution graphics, touch interface with full qwerty keyboard and the ability to play sounds including voice prompts in any language, developers can rapidly develop and deploy secure mission specific applications for simple or sophisticated users alike using the mobileOne. When used for biometric authentication as part of an overall security program, the mobileOne can help reduce the hassles of password overload, decrease the risks of security breaches, improve accountability and add true non-repudiation for products that integrate its fingerpint identification capability.

Please contact us today through our online form to express your interest in working with the mobileOne in your organization.

FbF mobileOne Technical Specifications

Device Name FbF mobileOne
Manufacturer Fulcrum Biometrics
Apple iOS Devices Supported iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generations)
Interface Connection to iOS Device Apple 30 pin connector
Wireless Interface to LAN/WAN WiFi 802.11 b,g,n (Through iPod touch native WiFi)
Dimensions (with iPod docked)
Weight (with iPod docked) 0.4 pounds (182 grams)
Power Sources Internal L-Ion Rechargeable Battery 1200 mAH.  External 5V via USB Mini Port
Batery Life 9+ hours in full operating mode.
LED Single LED provides ON, Scanning, Low Battery indications
Scanner Image Resolution 508 dpi
Scanner Image Capture Method Capacitive Touch
Active Sensing Area 18mm x 12,8mm (0.7" x 0.5")
Image Array Size 360 x 256 pixels
Operating Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operating Humidity < 90% relative, non-condensing
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS

Software Product Compatibility

The FbF mobileOne is a fingerprint image capturing accessory for Apple iPod touch devices. No applications will run on the mobileOne unit except the operating system and communications needed to provide fingerprint images to the iOS device docked with the mobileOne. Fulcrum Biometrics has currently published a free simple finger scanning demo App on the iTunes store known as FbF Demo. This demo App demonstrates the excellent speed and image quality of the mobileOne device only. Fulcurm Biometrics will be publishing Apps that support mobileOne to the iTunes store to support specific customer requirements. In the near future, Fulcrum Biometrics will make available for purchase tools which will allow developers to interface with the mobileOne device for the purpose of collecting and processing fingerprint and facial images. Developers will not be allowed to interface with the mobileOne without using the Fulcrum Biometrics provided API. Below is the list of products that are under development for use with the FbF mobileOne scanner.

Supported Software Development Kits:

  • FbF(TM) mobileOne API
  • FbF(TM) iOS Fingerprint Identification Library
  • FbF(TM) iOS Face Identification Library

Note: These API's and Libraries have not yet been published. Please contact us for availability and pricing.

Supported Applications:

  • FbF(TM) Device Listener
  • FbF(TM) BioServer

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FbF mobileOne is a fingerprint biometric accessory developed specifically for the iOS platform. This product DOES NOT include an iOS Device (such as iPod touch) which must be purcahsed separately

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