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Helping the Feds

Integrated BiometricsWASHINGTON, D.C. — Government agencies have been frequenting the Integrated Biometrics booth at today’s session of the 2016 Connect:ID international conference. Not to name names, but they have some of the coolest acronyms in the business, figuratively and literally. Some of these are looking to use mobile enrollment and verification products featuring Integrated Biometrics products, and some already are. The feedback from existing customers reflects a powerful argument for more Integrated Biometrics scanners operating in the certified space: durability and reliability. The fact that hundreds of devices featuring Integrated Biometrics light emitting sensor (LES) technology are generating zero complaints from users in the field is not a surprise.

The need for a field-friendly electronic fingerprint biometric scanner is one of the main reasons Integrated Biometrics exists. Before the company was around, the only field solutions available to law enforcement, border patrol, and military were heavy, bulky prism-based optical scanners in giant, unwieldy kits bigger than suitcases. Nowadays, everything is gearing toward being lightweight and handheld.

Examples of Integrated Biometrics devices in products for the field include Mobizent integrating the Columbo FAP 30 fingerprint scanner into the MobiCHK™ product line for use with Intermec CN70e hand held devices. MobiCHK products are used for capturing prints and getting results in the field with end-to-end encryption. Mobizent has seen rapid acceptance of its new MobiCHK solution with local and federal agencies of different states and the U.S. government.

Other examples include Integrated Biometrics scanners being integrated into the powerful new VAMPIRE™ tactical forensic device from Booz Allen Hamilton, which conducts real-time forensic collection and analysis in the field; AMREL’s Flexpedient® AT80B Rugged Tablet; and Credence ID’s Trident biometric capture device, an Android™-based dual iris/fingerprint identification and enrollment platform.

In each case, Integrated Biometrics’ compact size and light weight combined with durability and accuracy are key differentiators for use in challenging field conditions here in the U.S. and around the world.