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Lakota biometric software ia trusted by many biometric collection, enrollment, and identification systems around the globe empowering them with the most advanced technologies.

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ATF eForms portal

The ATF eForms portal now allows electronic fingerprint submissions for National Firearms Act (NFA) Form 4 transactions

NFA Form 4 transactions

If you are an FFL or retailer who handles NFA Form 4 transactions, we offer the solution you need to collect fingerprints and create EFT files for submission through the ATF eForms portal.

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Let us help you build better biometric identification systems.

With years of experience building biometric enrollment and identification systems for the FBI, DoD, and DHS, our products have become the most trusted on the market.

Biometric Software Development Kits (SDKs)

We provide the SDKs you need to build custom biometric identification systems that ensure compliance with today’s industry standards!

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Ani is a cross-platform biometric software library that enables an application to read, write, edit, and verify ANSI/NIST-ITL formatted transaction files. It is fully customizable to support any specification, including the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Defense (DoD) Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS). Support for Interpol and Eurodac specifications has been added to make Ani more robust than ever before!

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Image is an advanced cross-platform Java library that enables an application to read, write, and edit images in all common biometric image formats. It utilizes highly optimized state-of-the-art algorithms to achieve native code performance without the hassle of using the Java Native Interface(JNI).

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Sequence contains multiple advanced and state-of-the-art algorithms to accurately detect fingerprint orientation at a full 360-degrees, segment fingerprint images that are captured at extreme angles and accurately detect the fingerprint positions regardless of where they are located within the image.

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Lakota Image Acquisition (LIA) is a cross-platform JAVA library for acquiring images from hardware scanners and meets the FBI Appendix F specification. LIA is certified with multiple scanners at specific resolutions to scan fingerprint cards.

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Our applications give you simple and affordable front-end solutions for your livescan fingerprinting and biometric enrollment and identification systems.


Whorl is a cross-platform universal biometric translator Graphical User Interface (GUI) application developed by Lakota Software Solutions. Whorl is used to create, visualize, modify, and validate ANSI/NIST-ITL formatted files to comply with specifications. It fully supports the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Defense (DoD) Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS), Interpol, EURODAC, RCMP, and many other state-based specifications.

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Build custom card scanning workflows using our LIA library. Lakota’s Rapid Image Acquisition & Conversion (RIAC) application provides the ability to rapidly collect fingerprint or palmprint card images from a document scanner using Lakota’s FBI Appendix-F certified LIA SDK.

Learn More is the only web-based application on the market to allow you to create EFT fingerprint files. With a pay-per-transaction pricing model, it’s also the most affordable solution. Designed to meet the needs of Class III firearms dealers needing to fingerprint their customers for ATF e-Form 1 and e-Form 4 transactions. Support for other EFT file types coming soon!

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