FBI goes mobile with 450 Integrated Biometrics FIVE-0 fingerprint scanners

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Integrated Biometrics announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) purchased 450 units of the company’s new FIVE-0 mobile fingerprint scanners.

Integrated Biometrics’ FIVE-0 is the industry’s first FAP 50 FBI Appendix F Certified, AFIS compatible 10-finger scanner. It’s small enough to fit into a shirt pocket which is a breakthrough in mobile fingerprint enrollment and verification. Built to meet the challenging demands of field operations, FIVE-0 delivers FBI certified images under conditions that limit other technologies.

Each lightweight, portable FIVE-0 device can run for hours using power provided by a smartphone, requiring no separate battery and with little risk of interrupted scans due to power loss. FIVE-0 also overcomes common challenges in the field such as dry or dirty fingers, broad daylight and high-glare, dust and other abrasive materials, and wide variance in humidity levels and operating temperatures.

“This purchase represents a powerful vote of confidence in our FIVE-0 and validation that law enforcement needs a smaller, lighter 10-finger scanner,” said Stephen Thies, Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Biometrics, “Lightweight portability and rugged reliability make an enormous difference in the field. FIVE-0 will help improve safety for agents and civilians alike by identifying and booking criminals sooner.”

The FIVE-0 units will be part of the FBI’s field operations, in which compact size and low power consumption are essential. Agents using FIVE-0 save time and improve safety by enrolling or confirming an individual’s identity at the first point of contact since FIVE-0 only needs a smartphone and cellular or Wi-Fi service to operate.

The FBI purchased FIVE-0 through InCadence Strategic Solutions. Integrated Biometrics and InCadence anticipate additional orders from US federal law enforcement agencies as FIVE-0 continues to prove its versatility and reliability in the field. Read the full article here.