In a nutshell

Using your local biometric devices in a remote desktop environment may bring a lot of headache. A lot of them doesn't work at all, others require to use some complex workarounds.

Biometrics for Remote Desktop is a product that brings support for fingerprint readers, vein scanners or signature pads to remote desktop session.


FabulaTech solution

Biometrics for Remote Desktop consists of two parts, Server and Workstation.

The Workstation is installed on the local computer where the biometric device is physically presented. The Server should be installed on the remote side (remote desktop server, VDI, distant computer or cloud instance). Once you are logged into remote session, your local biometric scanner will become accessible on the remote side as a virtual device. As a result, any application that expects for a biometric input is able to get it from a virtual device.


Supported hardware

A lot of popular biometric devices, such as fingerprint readers, vein scanners or signature pads can be redirected from Windows and Linux to remote desktop session. Check this list of supported hardware from Wacom, 3M, Futronic, Safran, SecuGen, DigitalPersona, Fujitsu and other vendors.


Remote desktop protocols

Biometrics for Remote Desktop supports Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP and Citrix ICA protocols and will redirect your biometric scanner to Microsoft Azure, Remote Desktop Services, Hyper-V, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon, AWS and other environments.

Windows ans Linux are supported as a local (Workstation) OS. On the remote (Server) side Windows is the only supported OS at this day.


Built with security in mind

FabulaTech takes care of your security. If you work in a multi-user environment and there are more then one user logged in, your local biometric device will be isolated from others within your individual remote session. No one but you can access your biometric device or even see your it in the system.

Workstation and Server parts of the program are connected directly. No FabulaTech or any third-party servers are involved. The only exception is optional checking for new versions. So the solution can be locked in your local network without Internet access.

All communication is performed via virtual channels as a part of remote desktop protocols. Therefore, connection security is provided by existing remote desktop protocols encryption and authentication.


Double hop session support

You can connect from your workstation to remote Server 1. And then initiate a connection to another Server 2 session from Server 1. The device will be accessible on Server 2 without any additional configurations.


A lot of useful features

  • There is no need to install any drivers on the remote side every time you plug in a new biometric scanner. It’s really important since the most of USB biometrics scanners are not designed to work in Terminal Server environment and doesn't have drivers for Windows Server.
  • Biometrics for Remote Desktop, as well as other FabulaTech solutions, is fully compatible with Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • The product is not sensitive to high-latency and slow network connections. Everything works like the device was plugged directly.

Supported Biometric Scanners


Additional Information

More details at Biometrics for Remote Desktop page on fabulatech.com
OS: Windows, Linux, Version: 1.9.9
Price: $
Rating: 5 (1 review)

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