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BioStation 3

Face Recognition & Multi-Contactless Terminal

The New Door Access Experience

A new 100% contactless access authentication standard for the post-COVID era with BioStation

BioStation 3 sets a new standard in access control, providing a new door access experience that enables improved security across all doors, for organizations of all sizes. This terminal is smaller than previous model, yet it has the largest variety of features.

With highly advanced facial recognition, access credentials and usability features, BioStation 3 makes it easier than ever to safely, securely and conveniently protect an organization’s physical security and users’ personal data.


Multiple Contactless Access Methods

BioStation 3 provides multiple credential options. Choose from the most convenient authentication methods — all contactless and perfectly compatible with a post-pandemic world.

Facial Recognition

Mobile Access

QR and Barcode *


Perfect for Any Door, Any Business

BioStation 3 is easy to install and scale in any environment, from small offices to massive enterprise buildings. It features a 47% size reduction compared to Suprema’s previous bestselling facial recognition terminal, FaceStation F2.

The slim, compact design of the BioStation 3 terminal is compatible with any kind of door. It is also suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments, thanks to its robust IP65 and IK06 ratings.*

Quick Installation

POE+ allows connection with both internet and a power supply using a single wire

Less Wiring

Wi-Fi enables wireless internet connection for communication with BioStar 2

Easy to Connect

A custom USB host connected to a SIM slot, RS232, etc. helps simplify new add-on features

Fast and Smart AI Optimized for Facial Recognition Access

BioStation 3's NPU-optimized AI algorithm offers the highest standards in facial recognition accuracy and speed.

Non-stop Pass Through

Accurately and rapidly recognize moving faces in high-traffic areas

Compatible with Facial Variations

Use dynamic face templates to increase matching performance with faces wearing masks, glasses, hats, beards, different hairstyles, etc.

Protected Against Facial Spoofing

Detect fake faces, images, and photos to safeguard against facial spoofing

The Highest Level of Privacy Protection

BioStation 3 takes data protection very seriously.

ISO/IEC 27001 certified to protect
privacy and biometric data

ISO/IEC 27001 certified to protect
privacy and biometric data

ISO/IEC 27001 certified to protect
privacy and biometric data

ISO/IEC 27001 certified to protect
privacy and biometric data

ISO/IEC 27001 certified to protect
privacy and biometric data

What is ‘Face Template on Mobile’? – Own Your Own Data

Suprema’s exclusive authentication method ‘Face Template on Mobile’ lets users enroll into an access control system and store their face profile directly on their own mobile devices. This gives the users complete control over their own ID and their privacy. Users’ biometric data is not stored in company databases.

Easy Communication Across All Access Points

BioStation 3 enables integrated management over an entire access control system.

Access control is made easy with BioStation 3: Use VoIP Intercom and RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol)-based video monitoring to manage visitor access anytime and anywhere. VoIP Intercom enables seamless communication with all doors, and real-time video monitoring boosts security, ensuring that all access points are always in control.

#SavethePlanet🌎, and Save on Costs

Did you know that annual production of RFID cards requires plastic equal in mass to about 900 family sedans? The cards, lanyards and card holders are difficult to recycle, with most ending up in landfills or oceans.

BioStation 3 offers multiple credential options to replace RFID cards. Suprema’s contactless credentials completely remove the cost, labor and environmental impact of issuing physical RFID cards.


Model Name BS3-DB BS3-APWB
Credential RF Option 125kHz EM & 13.56MHz Mifare, MIFARE Plus, DESFire, DESFire EV1/EV2/EV31), FeliCa 125kHz EM, HID Prox & 13.56MHz Mifare, MIFARE Plus, DESFire, DESFire EV1/EV2/EV31), FeliCa, iCLASS SE/SR/Seos
RF Read Range2) EM/Mifare: 30 mm., DESFire: 30 mm., FeliCa: 15 mm. EM/HID iCLASS/Mifare: 30mm., HID Prox/DESFire: 30 mm., FeliCa: 15mm.
Mobile Card NFC, BLE NFC, BLE
QR/Barcode Supported3) cSupported3)
Biometrics Face Face
Protections Ingress Protection IP65 IP65
Vandal Proof IK06 IK06
Capacity Max. User 100,0004) 100,0004)
Max. Credential (1:N) Face: 50,000 Face: 50,000
Max. Credential (1:1) Face: 100,000 / Card: 100,000 / PIN: 100,000 Face: 100,000 / Card: 100,000 / PIN: 100,000
Max. Text Log 5,000,000 5,000,000
Max. Image Log 50,000 50,000
Face Recognition Distance 0.6 ~ 1.0 m. (23.6" ~ 39") 0.6 ~ 1.0 m. (23.6" ~ 39")
Recognition Height 1.4 ~ 1.9 m. (55.1" ~ 74.8") 1.4 ~ 1.9 m. (55.1" ~ 74.8")
Matching Speed Less than 0.3 sec. Less than 0.3 sec.
Live Face Detection Supported Supported
General CPU 1.5GHz Quad Cor 1.5GHz Quad Cor
Memory 32GB Flash + 4GB RAM 32GB Flash + 4GB RAM
Cripto Chip Supported Supported
LCD Type 5.5" IPS color LCD 5.5" IPS color LCD
LCD Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
Camera 2MP x 2EA (Visual, TR) 2MP x 2EA (Visual, TR)
Sound 16bit 16bit
Operating Temperature -20℃ ~ 50℃ (-4°F ~ 122°F) -20℃ ~ 50℃ (-4°F ~ 122°F)
Operating Humidity 0%-80%, non-condensing 0%-80%, non-condensing
Weight Device: 370g.
Bracket (Including Washer and bolt): 90g.
Device: 370g.
Bracket (Including Washer and bolt): 90g.
Dimension (WxDxH, mm) 82.5mm x 171mm x 23.4mm 82.5mm x 171mm x 23.4mm
Temper Supported Supported
Certificates KC, CE, UKCA, FCC, RCM (Compliance: RoHS, REACH, WEEE) KC, CE, UKCA, FCC, RCM (Compliance: RoHS, REACH, WEEE)
Interface Wi-Fi - Supported (802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz)
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto MDI/MDI-X 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto MDI/MDI-X
RS-485 1ch Host or Slave (Selectable) 1ch Host or Slave (Selectable)
Wiegand 1ch Input and 1ch Output 1ch Input and 1ch Output
TTL Input 3ch Input 3ch Input
Relay 1 Relay 1 Relay
USB USB 2.0 (Host) USB 2.0 (Host)
Extended USB Supported Supported
PoE - Supported (IEEE 802.3 at compliant)
Intercom Supported Supported
RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocal) Supported Supported
Electrical Power DC 12 V 2.5A, DC 24 V 1.2A DC 12 V 2.5A, DC 24 V 1.2A

1)DESFire EV2/EV3 cards are supported by having backward compatibility of DESFire EV1 cards. CSN and smart card functions are compatible with BioStation 3

2)RF read range will vary depending on the installation environment.

3)Requires a separate license

4)The number of users registered without having any credential data.


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