More than a billion people – half of them living in Africa – are legally invisible; new mobile device helps individuals exercise their fundamental right to an identity.
Spartanburg, SC – 06 Aug 2019 – Integrated Biometrics’ compact, high-performance fingerprint sensor, the “Five-0”, has been incorporated into Coppernic’s formidable new multifunction tablet, the ID Platform FAP 50. By integrating Five-0, the world’s smallest FBI-Certified 4-slap fingerprint sensor, into an Android tablet equipped with a camera and iris reader, Coppernic has created a powerful mobile device perfectly suited to help the United Nations achieve one of its major Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established during the historic 2015 UN Summit.
The United Nations says 1.5 billion people – half of them living in Africa – are legally “invisible.” In aiming for the complete expression of civil rights around the world developed Goal 16, calling for ‘peace, justice and strong institutions’ through inclusive economic, social and cultural policies achieved largely bythe establishment of legal identity for all citizens.
Integrated Biometrics’ FBI-certified Five-0, the world’s very first FAP 50 scanner, is ideal for tackling the monumental mobile 10-finger enrollment and verification tasks required by the UN’s goals. At less than 200 grams, Five-0’s ruggedness, very low power requirements and ability to function flawlessly in all kinds of environmental conditions meant no other FBI and AFIS-compliant scanner in the world could meet Coppernic’s stringent requirements.
“The Coppernic ID Platform FAP 50 is rugged, weighs less than a kilo, and has the latest and most efficient biometric capture technology onboard,” said David Gerulski, Executive Vice President of Integrated Biometrics. “It will continue the revolution we’ve been talking about – mobilizing large-scale enrolments and census activities that were previously tied to slow, fixed facilities. It’s a wonderful achievement.”
“Coppernic is very proud to provide such a timely device for pushing forward the United Nation’s Strategic Development goals for 1.5 billion people – half of them living in Africa – are legally ‘invisible,’” said Jacky Lecuivre, president of Coppernic. “The Five-0 sensor from Integrated Biometrics has been a welcome addition, helping us achieve our goals for the device.”
Founded in 2008 in Aix-en-Provence, member of the “Pass French Tech” since 2016, Coppernic designs, produces and deploys professional-grade handheld devices for use with control and traceability applications which aid in the security of individuals, businesses and property. As an expert system integrator, Coppernic delivers complete turnkey solutions that use state-of-the-art hardware and software to analyze and manage collected data. Coppernic devices are useful in many domains, including elections that use biometrics to provide free and transparent results, mobile biometric registration of “under-identified” populations, authentication of persons for KYC, and On-Board Telematics or Industrial Traceability. For more about Coppernic, visit www.coppernic.fr.
Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors for law enforcement, military operations, homeland security, national identity, election validation, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications. The company’s patented light emitting sensor technology enables lightweight scanners that outperform traditional prism-based devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Identity management solutions providers, government agencies, and corporations around the world rely on Integrated Biometrics’ products to enroll and verify individual identity quickly and accurately, even in remote locations.