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Fingerprint Search Software - Small Databases


Finger Search Software

East Shore Technologies, the leader in fingerprint search accuracy, offers integrators a Fingerprint Verification CDrobust NT/2000 based finger search software package.  The East Shore finger search software package enables system integrators and value added resellers to incorporate highly accurate fingerprint based search technology into applications with a limited database. The integrator requires no knowledge of fingerprint identification image processing, encoding or fingerprint matching. With a basic familiarity of incorporating standard Win32 DLLs into an application, the integrator can incorporate the finger search software into a limited sized database application. Depending on system design, the database could easily be sized in the thousands.

While the Win32 DLL version of the software is described on this page, a number of search software variations are possible for implementation.  If you have a specific need that is not addressed by our software, let us know.  We may already be working on it or we can put it in the hopper.

High Accuracy

Regardless of the specific East Shore fingerprint search software implementation, high accuracy is achieved in all.  Unlike other algorithmec methods, East Shore’s proprietary fingerprint image processing and patented matching approach is accurately performed -- regardless of finger image rotation or translation. The new "hyperladder" class of minutia matching provides the highest accuracy in the industry, matching fingers that other systems would simply record as a failure. If accuracy’s important to your application, then East Shore’s engines are important to your solution.



The Finger Search Software

The East Shore finger search software fully satisfies the essential functions of enrollment and search. Interface to the multi-threaded finger search software is through standard Win32 DLLs. Your application:

  • loads search database records on start-up,
  • collects a 500 dpi finger image using a good quality 256 gray level finger scanner
  • sends the finger image to the software for processing
  • during enrollment, stores the created search record and
  • during search, sends the search record to search the memory based database.


A captured fingerprint image and any related filter data to be used in searching is sent to the software during enrollment. The engine processes the image using East Shore’s proprietary image processing and encoding algorithms. A finger record is created for use in the search database and subsequent search process. That record is provided to the user application for storage.

Searching -FP image
In requesting a search, the user application must have previously loaded the appropriate search database stored in the application into the East Shore supplied software. The user's application then sends the finger image and any related filter data for the person being searched to the software. The data and image are processed and a new search record is created. The new search record is compared against historic search records (both available through the user application). Identity is determined based on closeness of fit.

Results are a score. Providing a score gives the application developer flexibility in setting identity level thresholds. Insights regarding appropriate score values are provided.


Limited database fingerprint searching may be applied in many of the same areas as verification. Some examples include:

Entry and Access Control Systems

   -   Secure/Sensitive Facilities
   -   Buildings
   -   Offices / Storage Areas
   -   Apartments and/or related facilities
   -   Hotel Rooms / facilities
   -   Day Care Centers
   -   Health Clubs
   -   Medical Facilities

Time and Attendance

Additional Information

Search System Developers Kit - Includes single licensed copy of search software for applications on a single processor, documentation, support and sample application code in C.

Hardware Recommendations - For appropriate performance, the East Shore SDK may be implemented on virtually any of the current PC based machines, assuming the computer has the capacity and speed to also handle the developers application. If you have specific questions, give us a call.


East Shore Technologies, Inc.
185 Jordan Rd.
Troy, NY 12180
United States
Information Desk
Phone: (518) 285-6019
between 9AM - 5PM US Eastern Time
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East Shore Technologies, Inc.
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