Small, Light, Fast, and Easy to Use
The Watson is a small, light, and fast FBI Appendix F certified multi-fingerprint scanner that is ergonomic and easy to use. Watson is the world’s first optical scanner using IB’s patented LES technology instead of a traditional glass prism, meaning fast, high-quality images without the need to clean between finger rolls. It comes with a full featured SDK to enable effective integration into applications requiring certified quality images. The Watson can also cost effectively perform all requirements common in ten print enrollment applications.
- Rapid dry finger capture
- No need to clean latent prints in high-volume situations
- Easy integration via single SDK for all Integrated Biometrics FBI-certified products
- Unaffected by extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, or bright artificial lights
- Compact, lightweight, and rugged
- Rejects common spoofing attacks
- Emits no bright lights during scans
- Meets or exceeds US military durability specifications
- Competitive pricing
- Extremely low power consumption
- Eliminates consumables (silicone membranes or cleaning tape)
- Lower maintenance costs
Light Emitting Sensor Technology (LES)
Integrated Biometrics’ scanners use our patented light-emitting sensor (LES) technology to deliver fixed and mobile FBI certified fingerprint imaging in an exceptionally durable, lightweight scanner.
LES-based biometric solutions provide picture-perfect image quality in both direct and indirect sunlight and are resistant to finger contaminants such as grease, oil, water, dust and chemicals.
Watson Documents & Downloads
Manuals, Specification Sheets & More
English | Spanish | Portuguese
English | Spanish | Portuguese | French
Images & Capture
256 grayscale dynamic range
800 x 750 pixels
Supported Image Formats
RAW, JPEG2000, BMP, PNG, WSQ (FBI-approved)
256-bit AES keys and RSA algorithms
FBI / Image Certifications
Certification Mobile ID IQS FAP 45, PIV, GSA FIPS201, FBI Appendix F
Minimum > 10fps for Galaxy Nexus 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 or equivalent; 17 FPS for Intel 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
Capture single-finger/two-finger direct, single-finger rolls, multi-device / multi-thread support
NFIQ v1 supported on all OSes and NFIQ2 for Windows
Weight & Dimensions
< 180 grams / 0.40 lbs (not including cable)
40.64 mm x 38.1 mm / 1.6” x 1.5”
40.64 mm x 38.1 mm / 1.6” x 1.5”
Scanner Assembly Dimensions
60.3 mm x 62.3 mm x 33.04 mm / 2.37″ x 2.45” x 1.30”
Power & Connectors
USB Voltage Level
4.4V to 5.25V
Conformance & Certifications
FCC Part 15 (per ANSI C62.4:2003) Class A, CSA ICES-003 Class A, CE Emissions: EN55022:2006 Class A, CE Immunity EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003, IEC61000-4-2
Air Discharge / Contact Discharge
In compliance with IEC 61000-4-2
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Temperature & Humidity
-10°C ~ +55°C / 14°F ~ 131°F
30~85% RH < 40°C / 104°F (Non-condensing)
-40°C ~ +80°C / -40°F ~ 176°F
Surface & Systems
Ingress Protection / Water / Dust
IP65 Sealed bezel to scanning surface
MIL-C-675c 4.5010, MIL-STD-810F
Cleaning & Sanitization
For proper cleaning and disinfection of IB products, visit
Mean-Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Based on 200 full two-finger enrollments per day, the Watson Mini MTBF is 33 years.
Compliance & Regulations
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Integrated Biometrics could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment legally under FCC regulations.
|Product||Part Number||Available Cables|
|Watson Mini||WM110CA-EOO||58″ Cable, USB 2.0|
|WM1109B-EOO||24″ Cable, Micro USB|
|WM1109C-EOO||24″ Cable, USB C|
|WM1108B-EOO||8″ Cable, Micro USB|
|WM1118C-EOO||8″ Cable, USB C|
|WM110FA-EOO||3 Meter Cable, USB A 2.0|
|WM1108M-EOO||8″ No Choke Molex, No Feet|
|WM110DA-EOO||1. Meter Cable, USB 2.0|
|WM1114M-EOO||70mm Molex, Pigtail Cable|
|WM2A03M-EOO||80mm Molex Cable (FIPS-140-2 Encryption)|
All products have a 12-month warranty starting from the date of delivery. Additional years warranties available. Inquire with your IB representative.
The IBScanUltimate Software Development Kit (SDK) is a set of robust tools that empower solution providers with the ability to deploy compelling LES biometric acquisition applications. The SDK includes support for a variety of operating systems and exceeds the needs of the most challenging environments.
The SDK includes Application Programming Interface (API) documentation, IB software components, demonstration applications and source code for each platform. Demonstration source code is a simple reference for integrators to rapidly develop solutions using Integrated Biometrics’ LES technologies. We encourage you to review the included materials and explore the limits of creativity when designing custom biometric solutions.
If you have any questions, please contact your Integrated Biometrics reseller or the IB team. We’ll be glad to provide assistance during solution development.