M1 Portable Fingerprint Device

Tascent M1

Simple, Powerful, Modular Mobile ID

Modular by Design

  • Cross-Platform / Cross-Generation Support

    Tascent M1 isn’t bound to the form factor of a specific mobile device. Leveraging the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, the same biometric peripheral can be used across multiple device form factors and generations.

  • Easy Attach / Detach

    Powered by OtterBox uniVERSE and a USB Type-C connector, M1 can be robustly attached or simply detached with little effort. This makes it ideal for users who only need the advanced biometric capability of M1 on an intermittent basis.

  • Single-Device Experience

    When connected, M1 provides a seamless, single device user experience, including an external USB Type-C port for passthrough charging.

Compact and Rugged

M1 is one of the most compact and portable mobile fingerprint solutions available. While lightweight, it is highly durable, meeting IP65 and MIL-STD-810G specifications for ingress and drop protection.


55g M1 only

230g with S8


133.6mm x 44.5mm x 16.2mm


IP65 and MIL-STD-810G tested

Outstanding Biometric Performance

FAP 30 Non-Optical Fingerprint

Featuring next-generation capacitive TFT technology, Tascent M1 delivers 500dpi imaging and fast capture in all lighting conditions. M1 is extremely power efficient, enabling all-day use and supporting an ultra-low power standby mode when not in use.

Intuitive, High-Performance Biometric Capture

The Tascent Mobile App and Tascent Mobile SDK provide intuitive guidance for face, fingerprint, biographic, and identity document capture for both operator and subject, resulting in superior biometric performance with minimal training.

Benefits of smartphone-based mobile biometrics include:

Intuitive and simple user interface

Integrated WiFi, 4G, and LTE communications

High quality GPS location tracking

Vast array of relevant off-the-shelf and custom apps and enterprise-grade security and device management tools

A Perfect Match

Tascent Enterprise Suite works seamlessly with Tascent Mobile – unleashing the full potential of its leading-edge capabilities.

Learn more about Tascent Enterprise Suite

Custom Apps for Tailored Applications

The Tascent Mobile SDK combines all of the tools necessary for developers to rapidly integrate the world-class biometric capabilities of the Tascent Mobile Product Family into custom software solutions that run on Android and iOS devices. Going beyond typical software development kits, the Tascent Mobile SDK incorporates the capture experience from the Tascent Mobile App in the form of Encapsulated Application Elements that developers can drop-in to their custom applications.

Specs and key features M1 Devices


Non-optical FAP 30 fingerprint sensor works in bright sunlight
Compact form factor weighs 55 g (M1 only), 230 g (including Samsung S8 and OtterBox case)
Sleek, yet rugged: IP65 and MIL-STD 810G tested
Works with Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, Tab A, Tab Active and expanding ecosystem of devices supported by the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System
Compatible with Tascent Mobile App and Tascent Mobile SDK for Android


Weight: 55 g (1.94 oz)
Dimensions (H x W x T): 133.6 mm (5.26 in) x 44.5 mm (1.75 in) x 16.2 mm (0.64 in)
Environmental Protection: IP65, MIL STD 810G (drop, shock, and vibration) OtterBox uniVERSE Case System provides OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection for the smartphone
Supported Hardware Platforms: Samsung Galaxy devices supported by OtterBox uniVERSE, including Galaxy S8, S9, Tab A, Tab Active
Phone Connectivity: USB Type-C
Included in Package: Tascent M1
Fingerprint Capture: FAP-30 Single print 0.8” x 0.1”, Capacitive TFT-based Sensor; 500 dpi resolution
Face Capture: Utilizes integrated smartphone camera for high-quality auto-focus capture, BSI low-light sensitive with integrated flash / torch
Face Capture ISO 19794-5 standards compliant at >0.5 m stand-off: >140 pixels between eyes, ISO-compliant cropping, De-rotation
Optional features enabled by Tascent Mobile App, including on-device image quality metrics and matching, NFC reading, and Passport / MRZ scanning