Smart Card/Fingerprint Readers

February 28, 2013

AET62 NFC Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

The AET62 NFC Reader with Fingerprint Sensor brings a whole new level of security and flexibility to contactless applications. Combining the core of ACS’s ACR122U Near Field Communication (NFC) Reader and UPEK’s swipe fingerprint sensor in a single device, it provides a secure and convenient platform that  makes the integration of secure biometric authentication simpler and more cost-effective. AET62 facilitates simple and intuitive exchange of information, making it ideal for applications such as e-Payment, e-Government, e-Healthcare, access control and network security. With its ergonomic design, it enables hassle-free fingerprint and contactless card authentication for users.

The core security mechanisms of AET62 include three-factor authentication and match-on device authentication. Three-factor authentication requires a user to verify his identity with something “he has” (smart card), something “he knows” (PIN/password), and something “he is” (fingerprint), before enabling him to proceed with any transaction. Meanwhile, AET62 ensures maximum security by providing match-on device authentication using its default fingerprint algorithm, in which fingerprint template extraction and matching are performed on the device itself and not in the PC, which is more vulnerable to security attacks. AET62 also has an optional secure access module (SAM) for further security enhancement, and can support third-party fingerprint algorithms.

Finally, AET62-based systems are more cost-effective than traditional fingerprint systems since they do not require the installation of database, server and network connectivity. Instead, AET62-based systems enjoy the ease of merely matching a live fingerprint against fingerprint templates that are stored and encrypted in the smart card. This allows for complete local-site authentication, in which AET62-based systems only need three components to work: local PC applications (or remote server applications), any contactless smart cards, and the AET62. As a result, developers without an in-depth knowledge of biometrics can integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications using only AET62’s API and reference documents.

Fingerprint System Components
Hardware Software
Traditional Fingerprint scanner Database
Local PC 1:N fingerprint matching algorithm
Enhanced network connectivity Application software
Using AET62 AET62 Application software
Local PC
Smart card


Smart cards
(i.e. ACOS3)
AET62 Local PC/Remote Server
(Where application resides)
Enrollment (3) Encrypted template (and other user information) is written into smart card. (1) Fingerprint image is captured from live scan.(2) Fingerprint image is converted to template. Template is then encrypted.
Verification (3) The stored encrypted template is retrieved from smart card and is sent to AET62. (1) Fingerprint image is captured from live scan.(2) Fingerprint image is converted to template.

(4) Template from smart card is decrypted.

(5) Fresh template is matched against template from smart card.

(6) Matching result is looped back to application for processing.
  • Integrated fingerprint scanner and 13.56 MHz contactless (RFID/NFC) smart card reader
  • Full-speed USB interface
  • Encrypted fingerprint template stored inside smart card
  • AET62 NFC Contactless smart card reader:
    • Compliant with PC/SC and CCID specifications
    • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with reading distance of up to 30 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B, Mifare, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
    • Supports new MiFare Ultralight C, Plus SL1 (4 Byte UID), Plus SL3, and DESFire EV1
    • Supports all 3 modes of NFC: reader, card emulation and peer-to-peer
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag can be accessed at any time)
    • ISO 7816 Compliant SAM Slot (Upon request)
  • Fingerprint scanner:
    • Match-on reader: Template extraction and matching algorithms run within the device itself, not in the PC(Using default fingerprint algorithm)
    • UPEK TCS4-TCD50 swipe fingerprint sensor
    • Swipe speed of up to 40 cm/sec (15 in/sec)
    • Active sensor size – 9.6 mm x 0.2 mm
    • High-resolution 508 DPI imaging, array size 192 x 4 pixels
    • Supports image optimization and filtering
    • Utilizes CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing technology, resulting to high-quality fingerprint images in any environment
    • Compliant with BioAPI 1.1 specification and Windows Biometric Framework
    • Supports several fingerprint algorithms such as UPEK and Neurotechnology and other 3rd-Party Algorithms.
  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
Technical Specification
Dimensions 121.5 mm (L) x 53.9 mm (W) x 28.4 mm (H)
Weight 170 g
Interface USB Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 30 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current max. 300 mA
Operating Temperature 0 – 50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A and B
  • MiFare
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
  • PC/SC, CCID, BioAPI 1.1, Windows Biometric Framework, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: XP, Vista, 7
Operating System Support Win 2003, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7 Win 2003 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64 Linux

  • Win 2003, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7
  • Win 2003 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64