Next Gen AFIS tiering in one – accuracy, speed, scalability


SDK for various civil and forensic biometric ID applications

Pay by Touch

Fast and easy payments with just one touch of your finger

Fingerprint Scanners

Unique FP scanners providing greater quality and accuracy

Sonda has been developing the biometric fingerprint identification systems for more than 30 years. We provide biometric identification solutions which enable government agencies, law enforcement and commercial structures around the world to create fast and powerful large-scale biometric identification systems. Sonda offers one of the most rapid, accurate and cost-effective biometric solutions for your safety in the world.

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30 Years in Biometrics

On March 26 the Sonda team is celebrating its 30-th anniversary!

30 years ago a few like-minded people united in a group and decided to develop an unusual product – the identification system based on fingerprint. It took only a year to put into operation the first complete AFIS. Over time the small group of enthusiasts has grown into a close-knit team, capable to solve the most complex tasks. Today Sonda is a well-known leading brand in the world of biometrics. The company is justly in top five of the world leaders and the unimpeachable leader in Russia in the field of fingerprint identification.

Over 30 years of its vigorous activity the Sonda team installed a lot of systems for forensic experts all over the world. Hundred educational institutions and enterprises across Russia successfully exploit the Sonda’s civil biometric systems. The ID-system for military purpose was implemented in 800 army canteens. Our fingerprint payment project has been implemented in the Azbuka Vkusa chain of stores. Today the company is working on a major federal biometric project. Throughout our activity we have always had friendly relations with all our partners. We are confident that Sonda will continue developing dynamically along with you to benefit people all over the world. Thank you for staying with us!

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Search algorithms have built-in special algorithmic accelerators which increase the matching speed hundreds of times. It significantly reduces the total AFIS cost and makes it possible to build rapid identification systems on multimillion databases.

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Greater accuracy of our identification technology confirmed by the independent international tests – NIST FpVTE-12, MINEX, FVC Ongoing, SlapSeg, IPI RAN, etc. According to the NIST FpVTE-12 tests results Sonda enters the top five of world leaders.

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Unlimited scaling possibility of architecture to provide required performance on databases of unlimited size up to hundreds millions of records.

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Sonda’s algorithms provide higher accuracy while limiting time and computational resources for most finger combinations as confirmed by FpVTE-12 tests. It makes your systems less expensive while maintaining the same blazing performance.

MINEX III certification

Sonda’s matching algorithm and template generator have successfully undergone the compliance test MINEX III. It is a recognized international testing of biometric algorithms conducted by NIST.

FVC OnGoing

In 2018 Sonda submitted the renewed algorithms both for the palm and fingerprint authentication to FVC OnGoing. As for the fingerprint verification algorithm Sonda is yet on top.

FpVTE-12 testing

In 2014 NIST completed FpVTE-12 testing (Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation 2012). It were the most important testings in the world for biometric identification technologies which lasted for two years.

Sonda to CIS

Sonda’s Rapid ID system was shown off as a special pride for Russian Police at the Council of CIS Interior Ministers held in Dushanbe. The queries went to the remote server both in the mobile and stationery modes.


Sonda technology is used in a major nationwide multi-purpose identification system with DB of 150 million records.

Interior Ministry of Russia

The multi-purpose biometric identification system of citizens on the basis of Sonda technology with DB size of over 120 million records.

African Guinea

AFIS Sonda was used to avoid attempts to re-register and re-vote during election campaigns. DB size – 6.5 million of records.

Russian Army

The fingerprint payment system was deployed in 800 military units to control received lunches of military staff. 


Sonda helped to create the national civil identification system for issuing biometric ID documents. Deduplication and rapid ID provided on the database with the entire population of Turkey registered.


The e-passport project to avoid attempts to obtain a second document.

Fingerprint Payments

The project was launched in collaboration with with Sberbank and the Moscow ABC of Taste group of stores. Size of databases ranges from 1 to 80 million citizens.

Civil Application

Biometric access control along with time & attendance tracking successfully operates at more than 100 civil objects.

Rapid Identification

Rapid Identification of citizen on multimillion databases just in a few seconds any time and any place. Access to ID Server from any computer or mobile identification terminal via WEB-interface. The matching speed is hundreds of times higher due to the special accelerating algorithms, which yet significantly reduce the hardware requirements.

High performance of Sonda identification technology confirmed by the USA National Institute of Standards and Technology on FpVTE12 tests. According to the test results based on the identification speed, accuracy and saving computation resources Sonda is in the top five of world leaders.

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