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PAPILLON FK-2 Photographic System



PAPILLON FK-2 is designed specifically for personal identification photography.


  • Law Enforcement
    • Forensic-quality mugshots and SMT photos of arrested individuals
  • Citizenship and Passport Service
    • Personal identification photography to issue regular internal and travelling passports
  • Immigration and Visa Service
    • Personal identification photography in full compliance with current standards
  • Security Clearance
    • Enrollment of employees at restricted-access enterprises (airports, nuclear plants, lifeline facilities)
  • Computer-based Storage and Retrieval
    • Capture of facial images to be used in data retrieval systems, personalized record-keeping and facial recognition systems
  • Anywhere that require identification photos of applicants, clients or employees


  • Front-view portraits in compliance with the requirements and recommendations as defined by the ISO/IEC 19794-5:2005 «Information Technology — Biometric Data Interchange Formats — Part 5: Face Image Data» International Standard (GOST R ISO/IEC 19794–5–2006)
  • Full-height  portraits of individuals against the height screen or without it
  • Photos of distinctive marks (scars, marks, tattoos, etc.)

No prior photographic experience and knowledge required to achieve superior results in taking photos.

Facial images acquired with the FK-2 kit can be used in:

  • machine-readable passports and other ICAO-compliant documents (the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 9303 standard)
  • facial recognition systems for automatic identification and/or verification of personal identity to meet civil and law enforcement demands.


Consist of:

  1. Photo Stand. Comprises upper and lower LED lighting banks and a column with a movable carriage providing reliable camera mounting and manual height adjustment from 1.1 to 1.8 m above the floor level.

  2. Background Screen. Manufactured in full compliance with the ISO/IEC 19794-5:2005 and GOST R ISO/MEC 19794-5-2006 requirements. Mounted on a rugged backing. Fitted with an LED light bank for even and soft illumination, powered from the photo stand. Can be complemented with a mounted height screen (optional).

The system is engineered to provide optimal and easy positioning of a subject against the background screen and in front of the camera.

The FK-2 is attached to and controlled via a computer (USB 2.0).

PAPILLON's software designed to run both MS Windows and Linux operating systems provides:

  • Automatic face detection and focus, setting of a cropping frame and location of centers of the pupils
  • Control of geometry (pose, angle and relative size of the head in the frame) and real-time operator feed-back on how to eliminate mistakes
  • Automatic quality control
  • Automatic zoom
  • Automatic adjustment of exposure, aperture and camera sensitivity
  • Close-up pictures (MACRO capability)
  • Flash control
  • Image size settings
  PAPILLON FK-2 can be bundled with:


Item Dimensions (WхDхH), mm:

Luminous power, max, lm:

Photo stand

800 х 400 х 2150

Upper lighting unit

17000 lm

Background screen

790 х 200 х 2150

Lower lighting unit

8000 lm

Overall Dimensions (WxDxH), mm

800 х 2257 х 2150 Camera specifications:

Weight, kg:

Image sensor

CMOS, 22.2 х 14.7 mm

Photo stand

40 kg

Effective pixels

12.2 million

Background screen

13 kg

Lens focus

18 mm to 55 mm

Number of recording pixels

4272 х 2848


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