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Hitachi PC-KCM50 User Manual

Hitachi PC-KCM50 User Manual

Portable biometric reader


Hitachi Portable Biometric Reader PC-KCM50
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stated in this document.
 According to the statements contained in previous paragraphs, Hitachi, Ltd. will not
assume any liability or obligation for damage of any kind arising from the use of this
product. Consequently, do not use the product unless you fully understand its operation.
Product Reliability
 The product you have purchased has been designed and manufactured for general office
use. Avoid its use for applications that require extremely high reliability or in cases where
lives or property may be at stake, for example the control of chemical plants, medical
devices, urgent communications etc. Hitachi, Ltd. assumes no liability for any such use
and for any derived circumstances that may lead to accidents if used inappropriately.
 Hitachi, Ltd. does not guarantee the correct functioning of this product if it is used
simultaneously with other identification devices.
Regulations and Measures
 ICES-003 Statements
 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
 Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
The USB cable supplied in the package must be used for connection to the host computer
in order to meet FCC emission limits.
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  • Page 1 Hitachi, Ltd. assumes no liability for any such use and for any derived circumstances that may lead to accidents if used inappropriately.  Hitachi, Ltd. does not guarantee the correct functioning of this product if it is used simultaneously with other identification devices.
  • Page 2  This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.  This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines. This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that is deemed to comply without testing of specific absorption rate (SAR).
  • Page 3 Notes Attention: If the device is not properly used, device failure may occur. Important: If the device is not properly used, certain functions may not respond properly. Safety Guidance  Do not use this product near wet places such as humidifiers, washing machines, cooking places, washbasins, baths and the like.
  • Page 4 1. Introduction Hitachi gratefully acknowledges your purchase of the Hitachi Portable Biometric Reader (hereafter referred to as “Biometric Reader”). The objective of this document is to provide a basic understanding of how to handle and use the Biometric Reader. 1.1 Product characteristics The Biometric Reader is a biometric authentication device that performs individual authentication by capturing finger vein patterns.
  • Page 5 The indicator LED shows the status of the Biometric Reader. Depending on its color and blinking state, please take an appropriate action. Note that Hitachi Finger Vein Biometric PKI Middleware (hereafter called the Middleware) for Windows (C-N1900-11) or for Mac (C- N1900-12) needs to be installed in the PC or Mac.
  • Page 6 1.5 Display and Button Reader Unit has a Display and four Push Buttons. - Display Icon area Message area icon Function meaning On: Biometric Reader is connected to Host Connection Off: Reader is disconnect On: Biometric Reader is Bluetooth mode Bluetooth Off: Biometric Reader is USB mode Silent mode...
  • Page 7 - Button Biometric Reader has four buttons. Cancel button OK button Backward page Forward page button button Button Function Push this button to continue the process. CANCEL Push this button remove to cancel the process. Push this button to step backwards a page. Push this button to step forward a page.
  • Page 8 1.6 Battery Biometric Reader has a 750mAh Lithium Ion battery. The battery is charged when USB cable is connected and USB bus power is supplied. Biometric Reader has one LED to indicate charging status. LED status Biometric Reader status Remark Not changing Orange Charging...
  • Page 9 2. Installation of the Biometric Reader 2.1 Place the Biometric Reader Install the Biometric Reader on a horizontal and stable surface. Ensure no light through a window or from lamps can enter the scanning area of the Biometric Reader. It is recommended that you use the Biometric Reader in the 300-1000 lx luminance range, which is equivalent to the brightness suitable for reading a newspaper.
  • Page 10 2.3 Connect the USB cable Connect the USB Micro-B plug of the USB cable to the USB Micro-B connector of the Biometric Reader. Biometric Reader USB Micro-B plug USB cable USB Micro-B connector Connect the plug A of the USB cable to the USB port of your PC. Attention ...
  • Page 11 2.4 Connect Bluetooth Biometric Reader has a Bluetooth (Bluetooth low energy technology) interface. Slide power switch to Bluetooth mode, Biometric Reader power up and connect Bluetooth. Important  It is necessary to pair the Biometric Reader before making the first Bluetooth connection.
  • Page 12 2.5 Check the Biometric Reader is recognized After connecting the Biometric Reader to your PC, check that the Biometric Reader is recognized correctly by the PC. Note that Windows and Macintosh use the Smart card readers device driver to access the Biometric Reader, so you do not need to install a specific device driver for the Biometric Reader.
  • Page 13 2.6 Removing the Biometric Reader Use following procedure to safely remove the Biometric Reader in USB mode. Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. Note: To display the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, click Show hidden icons icon (the arrow at the left side of the notification area).
  • Page 14 3. How to use the Biometric Reader 3.1 How to insert / remove the SIM card Disconnect the USB cable before you insert or remove the SIM card. - Insertion SIM card Slot Open the SIM card Slot Cover and push the SIM card gently until it SIM card latches in the slot.
  • Page 15 3.2 How to perform a finger vein authentication Place your finger on the base side finger rest. Slide your finger up to the fingertip finger rest. Slide finger up to touch Fingertip side finger rest the fingertip rest Base side finger rest Important ...
  • Page 16 4. Biometric Reader maintenance Attention  Disconnect the USB cable and power off before the maintenance of your Biometric Reader. Keeping the cable connected during maintenance may cause failures.  Take care so that the Biometric Reader is not exposed to any liquid or humidity as it may cause malfunction.
  • Page 17 5. Hardware specifications Name Hitachi Portable Biometric Reader Model PC-KCM50 Applicable finger width *1 Wider than 10 mm/0.4 inch and narrower than 25 mm/1 inch Interface USB 1.1 *2 *3 *4 Approx. Dimensions 55mm/2.2inch(W) x 91mm/3.6inch(D)x 18mm/0.7inch(H) (USB cable not included)
  • Page 18 The supported SIM card is not inserted. → Insert the supported SIM card. You need to insert a SIM card in which Hitachi Finger Vein Biometric PKI Card Application is installed. The required software is not installed.
  • Page 19 An internal error occurred in the Biometric Reader. →Disconnect the Biometric Reader and a USB hub (if any) from the PC and connect them again.  Enrolment / Authentication does not start The Biometric Reader is not ready to start the enrolment or authentication process. →...
  • Page 20 The software and the manual can be used and managed under the responsibility of the administrator registered in the relevant document of Biometric Reader. Without the express consent of Hitachi, Ltd., the following is prohibited: 1. Reproduction, photocopying or transference of this user's guide contents, either partially or in its entirety, as well as the transfer of the registration information contained in the Unit memory.

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