The Future of Biometric Identification, Today.

What is ONYX? 


ONYXTM is a software-based authentication solution that uses a device's camera to capture and identify a user's unique fingerprint. Our software library is packaged up in an SDK so developers can integrate with any application quickly and easily.

Whether you are a law enforcement agency looking to put a fingerprinting solution in the hands of as many officers as possible, or looking to harness the power of ONYX to secure your mobile banking, enterprise, or healthcare app, we have a a cost effective answer.  Looking to secure a website with the most widely used form of biometrics on the planet?  We've got a solution for that as well.


Greater Accuracy

Images we capture from a mobile device's camera are "normalized" with our software resulting in more accurate fingerprint rendering and identification.

If your finger is dirty or it has a scratch, Onyx will still capture your fingerprint. Our software compensates for distortion by allowing adjustments in tolerance levels: if by default we're scanning 100 data points, we can lower it and still get a reliable match.


Better Reliability

Because Onyx is touchless you don't have to worry about the sensor getting dirt or oil build up over time, which causes reliability issues with touch-based sensors.

Another inherent problem with touch-based sensors is pressure. When various amounts of pressure are applied to a touch-based sensor the image collected can be distorted.  Onyx's touchless approach removes pressure from the equation.

We can reliably enroll 99% of the population - regardless of age or skin pigmentation.


Inherently Progressive

Mobile device manufacturers already have huge Research and Development departments working to constantly make their cameras better. It only makes sense to let them do the hardware improvements, allowing us to concentrate on making our software better and ensuring it’s compatible with the latest camera enhancements

By putting our focus on software, not hardware, we are positioned to take advantage of emerging technologies. In the near future, other innovations such as 3D cameras, infrared technology, and ultrasonic sensors may allow Diamond Fortress Technologies to improve Onyx in ways never before thought possible.


Fast & Easy Deployment and Integration

Unlike the more common hardware solutions, Onyx is entirely software-based, which gives us the ability to deploy it faster than those that are hardware-based.

Because Onyx is a software library, we can bypass the manufacturing/warehousing/delivery/implementation issues our competitors are presently grappling with.



Developers and manufacturers looking to incorporate biometric authentication into their devices and systems can easily integrate Onyx without having to incur the expense of developing purpose-built hardware and concerning themselves with form factor redesigns.

This reduces cost and integration time so that you can get Onyx in the hands of your users faster than with typical hardware based touch sensors.

Onyx can also be integrated with your existing database/system.


Easy Management

Any time improvements are made and fully tested, the updated software can be pushed out right away to your end-users over the air. As hardware becomes more advanced, Onyx can capitalize on those improvements almost immediately.

Of course, additional functionality and user improvements can be distributed in exactly the same way.

Our OTA update system was intentionally designed to keep Onyx flexible enough to adapt to whatever the future has in store.

User Experience

Finger Placement

Place the finger in view of the rear facing camera.

The Finger Guide

Center the finger inside the finger guide. ONYX will then auto-focus and auto-capture the fingerprint,


The future of biometric authentication is here.

Contact Us To See It In Action


ImageWare Systems, Inc. (IWS) is a leader of cutting-edge, identity management solutions driven by biometric technology. It delivers next-generation biometrics as an interactive and scalable cloud-based solution. IWS brings together cloud and mobile technology to offer multi-factor authentication for smart phone users and mobile clients. IWS supports multi-modal biometric authentication includes but not limit to voice, fingerprint, and facial recognition. All of which can be combined alongside other authentication and access control facilities including tokens, digital certificates, passwords, and PINS, to provide the ultimate level of assurance and accountability for corporate networks, Web applications, mobile devices, and PC desktop environments.

ImageWare Systems will be integrating ONYX into their GoVerifyID that provides out-of-band biometric authentication from a user's mobile device.

Orion Software and Services are the UK's leading provider of Identity Theft, Data Hacking and Anti Phishing solutions.

Orion also provide financial institutions with the most advanced mobile payment encryption currently available.They also offer cloud security, cyber awarness training, browser security checks, and more.

Orion is planning on making ONYX and Passprint part of their incredable suite of software identity solutions.  As a key reseller, they will be one of our primary vendors for both products. 

EPAY Systems is a growing SaaS provider of workforce management solutions. In a nutshell, they help companies efficiently manage their workforce, reduce labor costs and minimize compliance risks.

They're proud to offer the leading cloud based time and attendance system for employers with a distributed workforce and they are working on integrating ONYX into their mobile time and attendance application.

The experts at LAWtrust are passionate about information security, which addresses business needs to create trust between stakeholders.

LAWtrust understands that trust in business dealings is established through accountability and privacy, which in turn require the establishment of positive identity through verifiable signatures and confidentiality of information.
LAWtrust’s solutions are mapped against these business needs so that it can deliver real business value:

Their biometric technology platform makes possible the ability to produce and quickly deliver Legacy Touch Keepsakes, which have been developed by theirr team working with industry-leading jewelry designers. When an FD 1st Call user creates an identification record, the centerpiece of that information is the fingerprint.

They are currently working on Integrating ONYX into their mobile application for ease of fingerprint  acquisition and to help provide more accurate fingerprints of your loved ones.

Ideitirisk provides background screening services to a diverse mix of clients ranging from small recruitment agencies to large listed corporates, treating each one as valuable as the other. All our clients are valuable to us and hence our aim is to provide fast, efficient and quality service to all. 

They also offer screening solutions to the Job hunting candidate market. With Identirisk you are able to complete personal credential verifications on yourself and obtain certification with V-Report. Your unique certificate can be provided to potential employers who no doubt will conduct some form of background screening on you and in doing so you will reduce the recruitment timeframe, save your potential employer money and make yourself guaranteed more marketable.

Founded in 2004, Innovatrics provides fastaccurate,interoperable and sensor independent fingerprint recognition software for incorporation into final biometric applications. Innovatrics components offer exceptional performance perfectly suitable for both, high-end and low-cost biometric applications. Nowadays, independent software vendors, system integrators, biometric sensor manufacturers and AFIS constructors demand fast and accurate fingerprint recognition algorithm, capable of sensor interoperability and compliant with biometric standards. By working closely with these global partners, Innovatrics pursues its vision to bring the ultimate fingerprint recognition softwareto various biometric market segments and applications such as access control, network security and identification systems.

Identiwhorl Pty Ltd is an Australian company delivering the future of mobile biometric technology, with a focus on law enforcement and the security industry.  Their technology allows governments, businesses and individuals to check identity to protect people and property.

Digit Secure

Digit Secure is a global payment solution provider. They specalize in merchant account services, acquiring services, industry solutions, and fraud management. They are working with DFT on the Hotremit project.  Hotremit is a digital wallet which provides the ease of making payments while on the move. The transfers happen in real time and funds are remitted to the recipient instantly.