FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT 2019-05-23T16:05:19+00:00

FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is FBI PIV certified FAP 30 single-finger scanner to capture single flats at 500 PPI.

The scanner captures high-quality images from dry or stained fingers, and is an ideal device for applying to stand-alone and mobile environments, supporting various OS including Windows, Linux, and Android. FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is impervious to latent prints caused by artifacts, oil, and moisture. It captures high-quality fingerprints in any difficult conditions, especially excellent at dry fingers, and performs in direct sunlight. All these features considered, FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is the best choice for the enrolling and verifying fingerprint scanner, and the optimal device for the verifying environment without an inspector.

* FASTfinger® COLUMBO can be provided in the module type that is without outer housing.

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FBI PIV Certification

FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is FBI PIV certified scanner that uses LES (light emitting sensor) technology. FBI PIV certification, which is image quality specification for collecting fingerprint images, means that they are following the strict standard to meet image quality required for fingerprint enrollment or authentication.

Excellent Durability

FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is designed to withstand harsh environments with minimum maintenance. FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT, as an IP64 rated device for bezel of the input window, passed tests on outer durability and resistance, preventing inflow of water and dust.

Structural Prevention of Various Fake Fingers

FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is capable of structurally preventing intentional tries to enroll or verify fake fingers, because the scanner based on LES technology does not have any response to various kinds of fake fingers including paper, rubber, gelatin, silicon, latex, and so on.

High-quality Images for Various Finger States

The state of a fingerprint enrolled on the livescanner can be discern as wet, dry, weak, and dirty. FASTfinger® COUMBO DT collects 500 PPI high quality images, as its LES technology reduces the effects of various finger states.

High-quality Images with Rare Effects of Marks or Stains

Unlike other optical scanners, FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT based on LES technology is capable of collecting high-quality images from stained fingerprints, minimizing the effects of latent prints caused by dirt, oil and moisture, and avoiding halo effect.

Efficient Power Consumption

FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT operates by low power consumption. The scanner requires power of < 130mA during full scanning mode, 2mA during suspend mode, and 40mA during standby mode. The low power consumption allows FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT to apply to wide areas including mobile environment where a scanner should work in the power of a laptop or battery.

No Impact from Direct Sunlight during Scanning

Capturing mechanism of the light emitting sensor has a principle of operating with no impact of outer light. Therefore, FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is not affected by any indoor light. It captures high-quality images even under direct sunlight.

Minimum Maintenance

FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT does not apply silicon pad that some models in the market use, so it has no maintenance cost led by the silicone pad. Also, prism optical scanners need to clean due to latent prints or artifacts on the prism caused by repetitive inputs, but FASTfinger® COLUMBO DT is so convenient that it can collect high-quality images from repetitive inputs.


Hardware Scanner Size 66mm x 75mm x 48mm
Sensing Area 20.3 mm x 25.4 mm
Weight 170 grams
Interface USB 2.0
IP Rating IP65
Power Consumption DC Current: Standby < 50mA / Full Scanning < 115mA
Operating Temperature -10°C ~ +55°C
Operating Humidity 30~85% RH < 40°C (Non-condensing)
Certification CE, FCC, RoHS, KCC
Fingerprint Images Resolution 500 PPI
Grayscale 256 grayscale dynamic range
Image Size 400 x 500 pixels
Image Format RAW, JPEG2000, BMP, PNG, WSQ
FBI Certification PIV 071006, FIPS 201, FAP 30 / Certified to mobile ID requirements
Software OS Windows 7, Windows 8.X, Windows Server, Windows Mobile 6.5, Linux, Android 4.0 (or higher)


  • Verification for voter registration or financial transaction

  • Criminal or civil AFIS

  • Background check system

  • Immigration system

  • National ID, driver’s license

  • e-Passport or e-Visa issuing

  • Mobile devices, smartphone, and tablets