Tascent MX

Mobile registration, identification, and verification. Evolved.

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The next generation of Tascent Mobile, Tascent MX combines the world’s leading smartphone devices with advanced face, fingerprint, and iris biometrics to power enrollment and authentication. Smaller, more intuitive, more powerful, and now featuring a unique approach to multi-platform, multi-generation support.

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A Modular Approach to Mobile Biometrics

Leveraging the Otterbox uniVERSE smartphone case system, Tascent MX brings a flexible, modular, and adaptable approach to mobile biometrics.

A Modular Approach to Mobile Biometrics

  • Leveraging the Otterbox uniVERSE smartphone case system, Tascent MX brings a flexible, modular, and adaptable approach to mobile biometrics.


  • Multi-generation device support

    Tascent MX has a flexible design that is tailored for OtterBox uniVERSE but not specifically locked to any smartphone form factor. That way, when devices change shape from one generation to the next, Tascent MX can readily adapt.

  • Multi-platform compatibility

    Tascent MX is compatible with the world's leading smartphone devices (now including Android™ and Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, S10) adding best-in-class biometric capability to mature and secure mobile computing platforms.

  • Easy connect and disconnect

    Operators can use the mobile device independent of the Tascent MX by simply removing it when not in use.

Tascent MX

Intuitive, High-Performance Biometric Capture

A combination of active feedback from the Tascent Mobile App and integrated OLED display on MX provides an intuitive guide for face, iris, and fingerprint capture for both the operator and subject. This results in high-quality biometric imaging with very minimal training.

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    • Automated capture
    • Facilitates correct subject positioning
    • ISO compliant (depending on environment)
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    • Automated, simultaneous dual-eye capture
    • Facilitates correct subject positioning
    • ISO compliant (even in bright sunlight)
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    • Automated capture
    • Standards-compliant, dual print and roll
    • Intuitive guidance from integrated OLED display

A powerful toolset for mobile biometric identity

  • Integrated MRZ scanning and contactless chip reading

    Integrated functionality for reading ICAO-compliant MRZ (machine-readable zone) and ISO 14443 contactless (NFC) from passports, visas, national ID cards, and other travel documents.

  • On-board multimodal matching

    The Tascent Mobile App can synchronize seamlessly with standards-based tools offered by Tascent and offers matching for up to 100,000 records using 3rd party-validated algorithms.

  • Enhanced document authentication

    A built-in UV illumination provides additional security checks for document authentication.

Accelerating Identity Programs with Mobile Biometric Enrollment

A multimodal biometrics platform that fits in the palm of your hand, Tascent MX represents a groundbreaking approach to biometric identity that can replace large, expensive desktop or suitcase-based systems. Learn more about how Tascent MX can enable scalable, efficient, and cost-effective citizen enrollment programs in this white paper.

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Designed for the Real World

  • Full-screen access

    Using the OtterBox uniVERSE case, Tascent MX is designed to allow for unobstructed access to the smartphone screen, speaker, and ports.

  • Light, compact, and portable

    At less than 250 grams, Tascent MX sets a new standard in size and portability for enrollment-quality biometrics.

  • Clear user guidance

    An integrated OLED screen provides clear and intuitive user feedback, enhancing usability for both the participant and operator.

  • Protected against everyday wear and tear

    • IP65-rated waterproof design
    • MIL-STD 810G vibration

A Perfect Match

Tascent MX works seamlessly with Tascent Enterprise Suite – unleashing the full potential of mobile biometrics with powerful, integrated functionality.

Learn more about Tascent Enterprise Suite


Full Support for Custom App Development

Tascent offers full support for partners looking to develop custom apps. In addition to custom app development available through our Identity Solutions team, we offer the Tascent Mobile Device SDK, which combines all of the tools necessary for developers to rapidly integrate the world-class biometric capabilities of Tascent MX into custom software solutions that run on Android devices.

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  • Enrollment-quality capture of iris, fingerprint, and face biometrics, with sensors capable of capture even in bright sunlight
  • Native application and SDK enable seamless, intuitive, and powerful biometric capture even for non-technical users
  • Open architecture, standards-compliant design enables rapid integration and deployment with new or existing systems
  • Integrated on-board iris, fingerprint, and face matching for up to 100,000 records
  • MRZ and ISO 14443 contactless support ICAO-compliant travel document reading
  • Built-in UV light for forensics and enhanced document authentication
  • Integrated OLED display for clear, intuitive user feedback


  • Weight: 8.2oz (230g), without smartphone
  • Supports Android (Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, S10, XCover Pro)
  • 8+ hours continuous use with integrated lithium polymer battery
  • MIL STD 810G vibration, IP65 ingress protection rating
  • Certifications: CE, FCC, IEC eye safety
  • Ambient lighting environment: 0 – 100,000 lux
  • Iris Capture: ISO 19794-6 / 29794-6 compliant, 27cm stand-off
  • Fingerprint Capture: Dual print and roll-capable, 1.6” x 1.5”, Non-Optical Integrated Biometrics Sherlock Sensor; 500 dpi resolution
  • Face Capture: Samsung Galaxy S8: 12MP f/1.7, Samsung Galaxy S9: 12MP f/1.5/2.4, Samsung Galaxy S10: 12MP, ISO 19794-5 standards-compliant (depending on environment)
  • Communications: REST web services
  • Supports EBTS binary and XML file formats
  • Wired connectivity (for Android devices): USB Type-C port for USB file drag-and-drop, USB-to-Ethernet, and USB peripherals such as 4-print fingerprint sensors
Android logo Galaxy S8, S9, S10, and XCover Pro

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