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Verifi P5500 Smart Card & Fingerprint Reader


  • Meets GSA Smart Card requirements
  • TouchChip® high resolution 508 dpi sensor with active capacitance sensing technology
  • Large 12.8mm x 18mm active sensing area
  • USB device for simple plug and play operation
  • Custom logo available
  • Solid aluminum design
  • RoHS compliant
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The P5500 is a USB smartcard and fingerprint device for use in FIPS 201 and PIV card applications. It uses the TouchChip® sensor, with Enhanced Image Mode (EIM), giving it the largest fingerprint image for any silicon-based fingerprint sensor on the market. Its sleek and ergonomic design make it perfect for government desktop applications.


The P5500 offers a high performance contact smart card reader in an elegant small form factor.


With Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 being implemented, nearly every employee and contractor in the federal government is set to receive his or her own smart card credential.

One to Many

Applications that need to search a large set of biometric data and identify an individual (1:N matching) require a larger fingerprint for comparison. The P5500, with it’s 12.8mm x 18mm sensing area, provides more than enough data for these applications. Combined with our Verifi Identification System (VIS) it can identify individuals from a database of over one million users!

ESD Suppression

From the layout of the electronic printed circuit board to the metal housing, every measure has been taken to provide the end user with unmatched ESD protection. In addition, special ESD suppression components were included in the design of the P5500 to give it every advantage in this critical area.

The TouchChip® Sensor Advantage

The TouchChip® silicon fingerprint sensor technology has undergone years of “real world” testing resulting in a mature and reliable solution that is ready for today’s pressing identity management applications.

Fingerprint Algorithm Support

The P5500 enjoys broad compatibility with today’s leading fingerprint algorithm vendors including: Cogent, Sagem, NEC, Motorola, Bioscrypt, BioKEY, Innovatrics, Suprema, Neurotechnology and more. P5500 customers can choose the algorithm partner that best meets their needs.

Tech Specs

Device Performance
Interface: USB 2.0 full-speed
Operating Systems: Windows 10
Fingerprint Reader Performance
Fingerprint Sensor: TouchChip® with EIM (Enhanced Image Mode)
Sensor Technology: Active Capacitance Sensing, with EIM
Grey Scale Depth: 8-bit (256 levels)
Image Resolution: 508 dpi high resolution
Image Area: 256 x 360 pixels; 12.8 mm x 18 mm
Surface Coating: > 2 million touches
Smart Card Reader Performance
ISO Standards: ISO / IEC 7816 T=0 and T=1
Smart Card Compatibility: 3V and 5V cards supported
PC/SC: Yes
Communications: Up to 8Mhz smart cards, and a 412 kbit/s communication speed
Housing: Solid aluminum
Finishing: Scratch resistant powder coating
Size (L x W x H): 3.9 x 2.6 x 1.25 in.
Weight: 7.8 oz
Cable Length: 6 ft
Stress Relief: >10 lbs
Logo Availability: Customized laser engraved logo available
ESD: IEC 61000 – 4.2 level 4, +/- 15KV air, +/- 8KV contact
Humidity: 5% to 90% RH @30°C
Temperature Range: 0°C to 70°C
Power Requirements
Voltage: 4.5V – 5.25V
Power Consumption: Active 100mA (typical)
Power Consumption: Inactive 50mA (typical)
Regulatory Compliance
FCC: Part B
RoHS: Yes – lead free
CE: Yes

TouchChip® is a registered trademark of HID Global Corporation.


The P5500 is comparable with our single PC software as well as our client-server solutions. In addition, it can become part of select custom solutions.

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Hello
  • Authasas Enterprise Edition
  • ActivIdentity® SecureLogin SSO

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