The AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor guarantees security and convenience in a variety of applications. Combining the core of ACS' ACR38-SAM contact smart card reader and Authentec's swipe fingerprint sensor in a single device, it creates a more cost-efficient and simplified integration of biometric technology in applications where the accuracy of biometric authentication is necessary to ensure a high level of security.

The AET65 elevates the:

  • Security: It requires of a user something he has (smart card), something he knows (PIN/password) and something he is (fingerprint), before enabling any transaction; limits fingerprint extraction and matching to itself (preventing security attacks associated with PCs); comes with a secure access module (SAM); and offers support for third-party algorithms.

  • Simplicity: It does away with databases, servers or network connectivity. Instead, fingerprint templates are stored and encrypted in the smart card, reducing operation components into three (local PC/remote server applications, contact smart cards, and the AET65). Even developers without an in-depth knowledge of biometrics can integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications

With these features, the AET65 makes integration of secure biometric authentication simple and exchange of information intuitive, and fingerprint and smart card authentication hassle-free.

AET65 Enrolment and Verification Diagram

PC-Linked USB Single Contact Card Slot SAM Slot(s) Fingerprint Reader
  • Integrated fingerprint scanner and smart card reader
  • Full-speed USB interface
  • Encrypted fingerprint template stored inside smart cards
  • AET65 contact smart card reader:
    • Compliant with PC/SC specification
    • Read/write speed up to 250 kbps
    • Supports all MCU card with T=0 or T=1 protocols
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V) cards
    • ISO 7816 Compliant SAM Slot
  • Fingerprint scanner:
    • Match-on reader: Template extraction and matching algorithms run within the device itself, not in the PC (Using default fingerprint algorithm)
    • UPEK TCS4-TCD50 swipe fingerprint sensor
    • Swipe speed: up to 40 cm/sec (15 in/sec)
    • Active sensor size: 9.6 mm x 0.2 mm
    • High-resolution: 508 DPI
    • Array size: 192 x 4 pixels
    • Supports image optimization and filtering
    • Utilizes CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing technology, resulting to high-quality fingerprint images in any environment
    • Compliant with BioAPI 1.1 specification and Windows Biometric Framework
    • Supports several fingerprint algorithms such as Authentec and other 3rd-Party Algorithms
Dimensions 85.1 mm (L) x 70.1 mm (W) x 35.5 mm (H)
Weight 194 g
Compliance / Certifications
  • PC/SC, BioAPI 1.1, Windows Biometric Framework, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: XP, Vista, 7
Interface USB Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current max. 50 mA
Operating Temperature 0 - 50 °C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
Fingerprint Sensor
  • Sensor Type : Capacitive
  • Fingerprint Capture Method : Swipe / Sweep
  • Maximum finger speed : 40cm/s
  • Grayscale image depth : full 8-bit
  • Sensor strip (image) width : 12.4mm
  • Array size : 192 x 4 pixel
  • Pixel pitch : 50 microns
  • Image resolution : 508 DPI
  • Steel Coat : small, black , rugged
  • Ball Grid Array (BGA) 2 @ 4 x 4, 1mm pitch
  • Integrated bezel
  • Package type: 6mm x 17.65mm x 1.9mm
  • Security Features:
    • Support for DES and AES encryption
    • Hardware based security
    • Anti Spoofing
    • RSA SecurID Support
Operating System Support
  • Win 2003, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7
  • Win 2003 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64
  • Linux (Upon Request)
Drivers for AET65 OS Support
For Fingerprint Sensor ONLY
Fingerprint Driver Installer Package  2 MB
Version 2.21
10-Jun-2014
Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win 8, Win 8 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.0.0
15-Dec-2016
Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® 10
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.5.0
03-Jul-2017
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.0.6.0
14-Nov-2014
Windows® 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52))
PC/SC Drivers  921 KB
Version 4.2.5.0
30-Jun-2017
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2



Manuals & Datasheets for AET65
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

Application Programming Interface

API driver manual of AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor