Interview with Adriano De Luca, CEO GreenBit S.p.A.
Can you please provide our readers with a brief background of thecompany?
Green Bit SpA was established back in 1989 developing electronicboards. In 1997 Green Bit started to focus on fingerprint biometricsdeveloping its first access control and Time & Attendance products.At this point we had all necessary technologies to build high qualityforensic fingerprint scanners in house: optics, electronics,mechanics and certainly software. Thus from 2001 on we decidedto develop Visascan3 answering a big tender from the Italian police.In the end due to our flexibility in responding to Police requirements,we were able to win and have supplied several hundred Visascan3 units for ImmigrantRegistration.
You provide a wide range of products for the Law Enforcement and Civil ID Industry. Can youplease tell us about your product line-up?
Our product line-up is divided into two groups, one group contains all our fingerprint modulesavailable in desktop or OEM version, the second group includes custom products where wecombine our fingerprint modules with other standard devices, i.e. smartcard readers, RFIDreaders, flatbed scanners, signature pads etc. Our fingerprint modules, named DactyScan,range from our entry model: DactyScan26, a PIV and BSI certified 1" x 1" single fingerprintscanner used mainly in Civil ID and Border Control projects; following we have FBI certifiedDactyScan40, a 1.6" x 1.6" rolled and simultaneous 2-plane fingerprint scanner, used in the fieldof e-ID Document issuing and in Law Enforcement for inmate identification; DactyScan84 is ourlatest arrival to the family: a 3.2" x 3.0" 4-slap scanner, FBI certified with several SDKconfigurations in order to satisfy every customer request from Law Enforcement and Civil IDmarket; finally we have DactyScan127, a FBI certified 5" x 5" palm scanner. Regarding our
"Custom products" I will briefly outline two products that demonstrate very well Green Bit’s
strength in fast development of customized products: VisaScan3, combining our rolled scanner,our palm scanner plus a static photo-scanner, has been developed especially for a tender fromthe Italian police. Another important example is Scan-IDe40, the product that won the Spanishtender for the National eID card.