DigitalPersona U.are.U 5100

The touch-style U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Reader is a PIV-certified, optical fingerprint sensor designed to serve as a USB peripheral.

This ruggedized, powerful fingerprint verification and identity machine is ideal for large deployments in voting, entitlement, healthcare, finance and education.

The U.are.U 5100 Reader optically scans the fingerprint when the user touches the glass imaging window. Optical technology offers the highest combination of durability and ease of use.

The reader is IP64 rated and sealed against dust and liquids.

Industry Standards

The U.are.U 5100 Reader is designed to meet and exceed the FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Image Quality Specification, a key industry standard.

It produces 500 dot-per-inch (dpi) fingerprint images in ANSI an ISO/IEC standard formats.

The U.are.U 5100 Reader can be used with any standards-compatible fingerprint templates extractor or matcher, including the FingerJet™ Biometric Engine.

Software Development Kits 

DigitalPersona U.are.U biometric identity SDKs support both DigitalPersona U.are.U readers and modules, as well as EikonTouch readers. DigitalPersona U.are.U and TouchChip “Getting Started Kits” contain everything a developer needs to begin using Crossmatch fingerprint biometrics. Complete with APIs, drivers and a biometric engine, our biometric identity SDKs are fully documented and come with sample applications for as-is or modified use.


  • Desktop PC security
  • Voting
  • Entitlements
  • Finance and Banking
  • Healthcare and Pharmacy


  • FIPS 201 PIV certified
  • Low power consumption
  • Fine-grained power control
  • Compact size
  • Blue illumination
  • High-durability glass top surface
  • IP64 rated
  • High quality fingerprint image
  • Counterfeit finger rejection
  • Latent finger rejection
  • Compatible with Windows® 7, CE, XP
    Professional and Linux
  • Entitlements
  • Finance and Banking
  • Healthcare and Pharmacy

Key Specifications

  • Pixel resolution: 500dpi (native), 1000dpi (interpolated)
  • Scan capture area: 12.8 mm x 16.5 mm
  • 8-bit grayscale (256 gray levels)
  • Reader size (approximate): 72 mm x 39 mm x 21.7 mm
  • IP64 rated
  • USB 2.0 (High Speed)