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Verifi P6500 Smart Card & Fingerprint Reader


  • FBI certified compliant fingerprint and SmartCard reader
  • Uses Highest Enhanced Image Technology
  • Meets GSA and FBI fingerprint image quality requirements
  • ISO 7816 Smart Card reader
  • Scratch resistant aluminum housing
  • Smart Card is EMV Level 1 certified
  • Compliant with major smart cards and relevant industry standards
  • RoHS compliant
  • 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
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The P6500 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.

FBI Certified

Designed and certified (APL #487 / #488) to FBI standards, Zvetco’s government solutions leverage TouchChip® fingerprint technology offering robust and reliable fingerprint solutions.


The P6500 offers a high performance contact smart card reader in an elegant small form factor.

HSPD-12 and PIV Cards

The U.S. HSPD-12 program mandates that approximately 10 million federal employees and contractors be issued ID cards with fingerprint templates. The fingerprint technology must meet the FBI standard. Other U.S. programs include TWIC, First Responders, FIXS and more.

To ensure interoperability, governments select products certified to established standards. By meeting FIPS 201, the P6500 offers the industries best and only silicon fingerprint sensor to meet the standard set by NIST and the FBI.

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 P6500, 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 P6500 to give it every advantage in this critical area.

The TouchChip® Sensor Advantage

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 P6500 enjoys broad compatibility with today’s leading fingerprint algorithm vendors including: Cogent, Sagem, NEC, Motorola, Bioscrypt, BioKEY, Innovatrics, Suprema, Neurotechnology and more. P6500 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 Resistance: +/- 15KV
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
FBI Certified: APL #487 and APL #488
(Smart Card Reader and Fingerprint Reader)
FCC: Part B
RoHS: Yes – lead free
CE: Yes

TouchChip® is a registered trademark of HID Global Corporation.


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