Company Profile

Ultra-Scan Corporation (AKA: Niagara Technology Inc)
Profile last edited on: 6/26/19      CAGE: 0XJ40      UEI:

Business Identifier: High-accuracy ultrasonic fingerprint identification technology
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

4240 Ridge Lea Road
Amherst, NY 14226
   (716) 832-6269
Location: Single
Congr. District: 26
County: Erie

Public Profile

Fairly active in the SBIR arena, in March 2013 Ultra-Scan Corporation was acquired by a well-known previously SBIR-involved firm - Qualcomm. In the busines of identity management and a pioneer in the development of high accuracy, fingerprint identification technology, Ultra-Scan had offered hardware products that include UltraTouch ultrasonic fingerprint readers and desktop enrollment stations; and AFIS ID Express software for ultrasonic plain impression fingerprint identification applications. The company also offered Performance Validation Service, an independent verification and validation service for products, which quantitatively measures system performance with respect to parameters, such as false rejection and false acceptance rates; and Multi-Model Biometric fusion, a software integration package that allows the use of various biometric technologies in a single system and fuses fingerprint with voice recognition, iris recognition, facial imaging, and signature analysis. Consulting services offered included system development and peripheral integration; and installation services to healthcare, government and transportation security, and financial markets worldwide. The firm had strategic partnerships with L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.; and Science Applications International Corporation.

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VC funded?
Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2011 2 Army $789,274
Project Title: Applying Advances in Biometric Fusion to Contextual
2011 1 Army $69,986
Project Title: Validating the Superiority of Ultra-Scan Score-Level Fusion
2007 2 SOCOM $1,077,851
Project Title: Tactical Biometric Registration and Recognition Suite
2007 2 Army $847,161
Project Title: Soldier-Borne Biometric Authentication System
2005 2 Army $849,781
Project Title: High Confidence Multimodal Biometric System

Key People / Management

  John K Schneider -- President

  David Bartnik -- Vice President of Software Development

  Alan Jankowski -- Vice President of Finance

  James Miranto -- Vice President of Operations

  Tom Widzinski