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Futronic FS81 Fingerprint Scanner Module


  • An ideal solution for adding fingerprint recognition to standalone devices.
  • Has built-in Live Finger Detection (LFD) capablity.
  • Free API to capture raw fingerprint image
  • FS81 has a 5 pins JST connector for connecting to USB host.


Futronic's FS81 USB2.0 Fingerprint Scanner module uses advanced CMOS sensor technology and precise optical system to deliver high quality fingerprint image. It can capture a raw fingerprint image via USB2.0 into host system in 100ms. So it is good for any fingerprint recognition application.

FS81 has a 5 pins JST connector for connecting to USB host. Futronic provides USB drivers and API for capturing raw fingerprint image on MS Windows, Linux and Windows CE. So it is an ideal solution for adding fingerprint recognition to standalone devices.

The finger scanning window is a crown glass with a thickness of 14mm. It is much more reliable and robust compared to any semiconductor type fingerprint sensor.

The finger is illuminated by 4 infra-red LEDs during scanning and the light intensity is automatically adjusted according to scanning fingerprint's characteristics (wet, dry, blurred, etc) to optimize the quality of the captured fingerprint image.

Special electronic circuit is built into FS81 to do Live Finger Detection (LFD). With appropriate software in a PC, a user can select this LFD feature so that only live finger's will be scanned into PC. Fake fingers made from silicone rubber, play-doh, etc, will be rejected. The LFD feature is included in all Futronic's standard software.


Type Optical Scanner
Interface 5 pin JST connector for USB connection
Size of the scanning window 16x24mm
Image resolution 480x320 pixel, 500 DPI
Raw fingerprint image file size 150K byte
Size of the scanner 45 x 55 x 20 mm
Weight 80 gms
Operating temperature -10 to +55 degree celsius

Supported Platforms

  • Windows 2000/XP
  • Vista 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Linux with kernel 2.4 or after (for both x86 and ARM9)
  • Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0 (for both x86 and ARM9)


FS81 is compliant to following standards:
  • Microsoft WHQL

Electrical Characteristics

  • Light source: Infrared LED
  • Supply voltage: DC 4.5-5.5V via USB port
  • Power consumption:
    • active < 500mW (during scanning)
    • standby < 200mW (when scanner is connected PC but no scanning)
    • sleep mode < 5mW (activated by standard USB bus event only)
  • ESD contact 8KV and air discharge 16KV, no permanent damage

USB Drivers




Fingerprint Recognition SDK/API

Futronic FS81 USB2.0 fingerprint scanner works seamlessly with Futronic's Fingerprint Recognition Software Development Kit(SDK).

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