biometric authentication system

Desktop Fingerprint Reader


  • Ideal for Laptops and Desktops
  • Award-winning Ergonomic Finger-slide Design
  • Originally manufactured by NEXT Biometrics
  • Proven Fingerprint Technology
SKU: SFTX-HW-FPR-0003 Category:


The Softex Desktop Fingerprint Reader is the ideal solution for signing into all your websites using a laptop, desktop computer or a tablet. Originally manufactured by NEXT Biometrics, the USB sensor works with the patented NEXT Active Thermal™ principle. The sensor technology is tolerant against dirt, grease and varying environmental conditions. It is one of the most popular fingerprint readers in the market today. The large active area allows stable imaging, intuitive user operation and is ideally suited for mass market applications in need of both security and convenience.

Our Fingerprint Reader can also be found in 10s of millions of laptop computers in the market today such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, etc.

Compact Form Factor
Fingerprint sensor NEXT Active Thermal™ sensing (patented)
Package size (mm) 79 x 42 x 29
Scanned finger area (mm) 11.9 x 16.9
Pixels 180 x 256
Weight 105 g
High Performance
Acquisition speed 0.45 s
Image resolution 385 ppi (Pixel size 66 μm * 66 μm)
Grayscale image depth 8-bit (256 levels)
Interface USB 2.0 full speed
Finger detection Hardware-based, low power
In-device template storage Yes
ESD protection 8 kV contact discharge , 15 kV air discharge
Operating temperature -10 °C to +60 °C at 95% RH (non-condensing)
Mechanical durability 1 million finger touches guaranteed
Efficient Power Management
Scan current consumption < 100 mA @ 5V
Suspend current consumption < 2.5 mA including finger-detection
Integration Ease
OS support Windows 7, 8, 8.1,10