German biometrics firm Jenetric has announced that series production for its LIVETOUCH quattro ID-flat scanner has started after only 18 months of development due to “strong global demand”.In a statement, Jenetric noted that although LIVETOUCH quattro, which the firm describes as “the world's smallest ID-flat scanner”, features a completely new technology, the Jena-based team required only 12 months to complete the first prototype. In April this year, the pilot series was completed.The firm says that LIVETOUCH technology requires entirely new manufacturing techniques, new partners, cooperation with international suppliers and a sophisticated quality control.”With LIVETOUCH quattro we want to set new standards in identifying people by their fingerprints ” says Roberto Wolfer, one of the founders and CEOs of JENETRIC. “Nevertheless, we were surprised by the large number of inquiries after we launched the product last September. Not only the interest in evaluating and purchasing the scanner was high, our customers are also inspired by the unique combination of a fingerprint sensor and a display and frequently approach us with new concepts for future applications”, Wolfer says.Meanwhile, the device is evaluated by international customers in Europe, North and South America and Asia. The Jena company has also closed a partnership agreement with SureID, Inc., a US customer that is the world's largest provider of PIV-I credentials. The first 100 units have already been delivered.