FD-258 to EFT Conversion

Lakota provides an affordable service ($30/card) to help you convert paper fingerprint cards (FD-258) to the electronic fingerprint transmission (EFT) file type. Our software was built out of the experience our engineers gained from developing the FBI, Dept. of Defense, and Dept. of Homeland Security biometric databases. These agencies also use our exact application to convert the files (Whorl) for their everyday biometric processes. Not only that, the FBI and DoD also use our Ani SDK (the backbone behind our Whorl application) to check every biometric file submission coming in and every response file going out for compliance against their respective biometric specifications. No other company offering card conversion services has the experience and knowledge we have gained!

You will need a scanned PNG copy (at 600 dpi) of your fingerprint card to get started.

Then, you can head over to EFTCreator.com to create an account and sign up for either a Fingerprint Card Conversion subscription plan or purchase Card Conversion Credits.

Fingerprint Card Conversion Subscription:

Plan is billed on a 30-day billing cycle based on the volume of card conversions performed within the billing period. This plan offers volume discounts where the more you do, the more you save. You will pay nothing if you do not perform any card conversion within the billing period.

Volume Discounts:

1 – $30.00/conversion
2-5 – $28.50/conversion
6-10 – $27.00/conversion
11-25 – $25.00/conversion
26-50 – $23.00/conversion
51+ – $20/conversion

Card Conversion Credits

Credits are pre-purchased at $30.00/each and can be used to perform a card conversion. Visit the Products page after logging in to EFTCreator.com to purchase credits. After you subscribe to a plan or purchase credits, click on the ATF Card Conversion button and:

1. Enter the descriptive information
2. Scan the card to a PNG file at 500dpi or higher
3. Upload the scanned image in the Documents tab
4. Click the Submit Conversion button

Upon submission, one of our analysts will perform the conversion, and you will get a notification via email when it is complete. You will then need to log back into your EFTCreator account, where you can download the converted EFT file from the Transactions page.

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