Geovision GeoFinger was our choice for a project 3 years ago. We installed more than 20 on a local banking institution. I can say they have worked pretty well so far and are fairly priced so that integrators can still earn a decent profit margin after marking up the direct importer's cost and price for selling to the end customer. The occasional support calls we have received, related to failure on reading fingerprints, have more to do with electrical problems (after a deep audit with the bank's electricity guys: we found very bad grounding with improper soldering done by the building sub-contractor's electrician, and also under-voltages which are endemic at that site and always show up starting the rainy season around March - April. But that would be another topic 'cause it has to do with lack of or failure to do the maintenance of the UPS Battery's Surge & Transient Protector .....
HID's BioCLASS. Easy to setup and enroll users. The fingerprint information is enrolled and stored on the card as opposed to the reader or central database.
Suprema for the finger print/reader and HandKey for the full hand.
It does not fall into really the same area as what you are looking for but, We have used Crossmatch Guardian readers for CATSA.
IPVMU Certified | 05/01/14 06:06pm
I used a set of four BioScrypt readers on a project a couple of years ago, but found their support abysmal. Have stayed away since then, far away.
Inaxsys Security Systems
We've integrated to Suprema, with hundreds of units installed by dealers over the last 8 years, and have found that they make excellent hardware.
IPVMU Certified | 05/02/14 01:31pm
I've noticed than no one is recommending any ultra-cheap alibaba type units. Even that GV Geofinger runs ~$450.
Thanks for the feedback so far!
We have used the old Bioscrpyt readers (75ish) in past with good success. Now we are deploying the newer Morpho 4G V-Flex readers. Haven't had any issues so far. I would like to see Suprema tested.
Speaking of low cost options, here is a $33 "Biometric Fingerprint Time Clock Attendance System Recorder and Door Access Control" with Wiegend output. Evidently, there are some people buying and liking it on Amazon.
You may want to look at Invixium.
we have deployed over 200 units of suprema products with almost no issues. we weren't as happy with ZK software products as they constantly fail to work properly.