Thales Cogent Fingerprint Scanners

The advanced optical system enhances ambient light rejection while permitting the capture of quality fingerprints from stained, marked, or dark fingers.

Thales Cogent fingerprint scanners are available in various models that can capture a single flat, single rolled, dual flat fingerprints, slaps and even palm prints.

The scanners use a USB connection for both data transfer and power, eliminating excess cables and enabling easy integration into new or existing applications. The durable, lightweight, and ergonomic design allow the scanners to be portable without compromising image quality.

Software development kits are built on Cogent’s proven biometric technologies, and biometric applications such as fingerprint capture, quality check, WSQ compression, 1:1 verification, and 1:N identification are available to integrate any of the CSD scanners into third-party applications easily.



For enrollment

Thales Cogent Multifinger Scanner Dactyscan84c and Thales Cogent Multifinger Scanner CS500f are a compact and FBI application F certified 10-print livescan in full compliance with the “10-print capture scanner & software User group requirements” suitable for all applications in need of 4-slaps and rolled acquisition.
A user interface based on 12 LEDs facilitates the acquisition procedure by indicating the fingerprint(s) to be acquired and providing quality feedback.
Main applications are e-ID document enrollment, voter registration, and border control applications.

Thales Cogent Dual Finger Scanner DactyScan40i is a compact FAP45 certified fingerprint scanner integrating a 12 three colour leds based graphical user interface to facilitate the acquisition process. It can be used in a wide range of applications where dual, rolled and flat fingerprint acquisition is required: eID enrolment, voter registration, border control and other public authority related applications.

After a strong effort in terms of research and development, Thales, in collaboration with an international company, has developed Thales Cogent Finger Liveness Detection Solution which can be used in order to identify spoofing attempt in case of unattended installations. This solution is software-based and does not require any hardware upgrade for the installed base. This package, named “GB_FFD” is fully integrated into the standard MultiScan_SDK, starting from the v. 4.0.

For verification and authentication

Biometric authentication is the process of comparing data for the person’s characteristics to that person’s biometric “template” to determine resemblance.
The reference model is first stored in a database or a secure portable element like a smart card.
The data stored is then compared to the person’s biometric data to be authenticated. Here it is the person’s identity that is being verified.

In this mode, the question is: “Are you indeed, Mr or Mrs X?”

Thales Cogent Single Finger Scanner DactyID20 is an optical compact single-finger livescan FBI/PIV certified offering a superior built-in fake finger detection system. This makes the Cogent Single Finger Scanner DactyID20 the best choice especially for unattended applications like kiosks, pc/network-login, time and attendance and many others. The Cogent Single Finger Scanner DactyID20 is capable to encrypt user data with the AES-128 algorithm by using a key internally stored and settable by the application. A specific version with card reader (contact) named Thales Cogent Single Finger Scanner DactyID20_SC is available as well. This product is suitable for dual-factor verification applications.

Thales Cogent Fingerprint Scanner CSD101i is a single-digit fingerprint scanner that is housed in a durable compact casing. The advanced Thin Optical Touch sensor is immune to ambient light. Two bright indicator LED lights help users to operate and place the finger at the appropriate time to avoid confusion. The Cogent Fingerprint Scanner CSD101i performs on-board processing of the captured fingerprint image, as well as signing and encryption of the UIDAI specified Personal Identity Data (PID) block.

Powered by USB 2.0, the connection allows for easy integration with new or existing applications. The durable, lightweight, and ergonomic design allows the Cogent Single Finger Scanner DactyID20 and Cogent Fingerprint Scanner CSD101i to be portable without compromising image quality.


Biometric identification consists of determining the identity of a person.

The aim is to capture an item of biometric data from this person. It can be a photo of their face, a record of their voice, or an image of their fingerprint. This data is then compared to the biometric data of several other persons kept in a database.

In this mode, the question is a simple one: “Who are you?”

Law enforcement biometrics are referring to applications of biometric systems that support law enforcement agencies. This category can include criminal ID solutions such as Automated Fingerprint (and palm print) Identification Systems (AFIS). They store, search and retrieve, fingerprint images, and subject records.

Thales Cogent Palm Scanner MultiScan527 and Thales Cogent Palm Scanner MultiScan527g offer superior image quality and matchless acquisition speed. Cogent Palm Scanner MultiScan527/527g acquire not only 10-prints, rolls and half-palms but also all types of supplemental prints as per FBI EBTS Appendix P standard: rolled thenar (ball of palm) and hypo-thenar (writer’s palm), full finger flat and rolled (distal, medial and proximal) as well as rolled fingertip impressions. Coming with an integrated 3.5″ colour touchscreen with a 3.2” full colour LCD for user interface, finger and palmprint acquisition can be driven directly from the device. Acquisition mode, quality assessment and other useful feedback are provided to the operator directly on the LCD.


Thales Cogent MultiScan Software Development Kit (SDK)
Thales whole Livescan product line is supported by the same and most featured rich SDK, the Cogent MultiScan Software Development Kit (SDK), thus eliminating the need for multiplied integration efforts due to the use of different SDKs.
The Cogent MultiScan Software Development Kit (SDK) is available “free of charge” and includes free updates/upgrades over complete product life cycle.
Two versions of the Cogent MultiScan Software Development Kit (SDK) are available:

  • the Basic version (addressing major integrators, having many SW features already implemented in their final application thus needing only image acquisition and drivers)
  • the Full Enhanced version (addressing small/medium integrators, in need of enhanced SW features in order to cut development costs and to save resources).

Both Basic and Full Enhanced are available with Rolled Fingerprint support.

Main Features

  • Available for the complete Thales Cogent livescan portfolio
  • Multiplatform (Supported platforms = x86-32, x86-64, ARM; operating systems = Windows 32/64 bit on X86, Linux on 86   and ARM, Android on ARM)
  • Slide Detection for Flat Prints
  • Correct Position Check
  • Artifact Detection
  • Adaptative roll area positioning
  • Dry Finger Image Enhancement
  • GB_FFD software-based fake fingerprint detection
  • Image and data encryption

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Founded back in 1989 Green Bit initially started out to design high-end electronic boards for wireless applications. After being acquired by Adriano De Luca in 1997 Green Bit underwent a radical transformation, fully re-focusing its activities to fingerprint biometrics.

In 1999, years of extensive research and development resulted in Green Bit’s first line of products for physical access control soon after starting with countrywide deployments at banking institutions.

In the wake of the tragic events of the year 2001, resulting in global initiatives related to new and more secure means of personal identification, Green Bit decided to leverage on its extraordinary know-how in the field of high-end fingerprints biometrics to address the standardized and severely Gov’t regulated biometric market with a complete new product line for the exploding National ID and Law Enforcement market space.

With an ever growing market, in 2007 the decision was made to establish several direct presences in strategic markets. By opening subsidiaries in the US, China and Central Asia Green Bit managed to stay closely to its customer base, thus learning from their experience and better understanding their needs. The gathered experience has been proven crucial to steadily innovate and improve the product thus providing a competitive edge to all of our partners whenever fingerprinting comes into play.

In 2018 Green Bit has been fully acquired by Gemalto to offer its biometric scanners as part of complete automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) offerings.


Thales logoThales DIS IBS Italia 

In early 2019, after having acquired the international security company Gemalto, Thales Group has combined it with its existing digital assets to create a new leader in digital identity and security, as Thales DIS global business unit is already the world leader in these fast-growing markets, addressing key challenges in the digital transformation of its customers’ intelligent systems.For this purpose has been created Thales DIS IBS Italia SPA, which will be offering technologies and solutions at the cutting edge for Law Enforcement and Government ID.