September 19, 2012 -
The RaptorPad is a fully capable handheld biometrics enrollment tool, custom designed and built for operation in some of the harshest and most demanding environments. The tool uses Integrated Biometrics’ Watson-Mini, the world’s smallest, lightest, and fastest two-finger scanner.
Due to the small form factor and rugged nature of the Raptorpad, only one existing fingerprint scanner met its demanding specifications. Integrated Biometrics engineers took a hands-on approach and worked directly with Raptor ID to integrate the Watson-Mini into the Raptorpad solution.
The Watson-Mini is an ultra-low profile, lightweight and rugged two-finger roll scanner that utilizes Integrated Biometrics’ patented light emitting sensor (LES) technology. Unlike optical fingerprint scanners, it works reliably in direct sunlight and as reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, is the world’s first non-optical Appendix F certified biometric fingerprint reader.
“Raptor ID approached us with the significant challenge of developing a much smaller version of our popular Watson fingerprint scanner,” said Steve Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. “Our respective teams worked quite well together and the effort really paid off. The RaptorPad can now fulfill the mission it was designed for with the integration of the Watson-Mini.”
The RaptorPad, equipped with the Watson-Mini brings a new level of capability to personnel in the field. Featuring the best of today’s commercially available biometric enrollment and communications technologies in a handheld form factor, the RaptorPad is at the forefront of identification technologies. The ruggedized Android-based tablet was designed from the ground up to be intuitive and easy to use for the operator while also maintaining status as the industry’s most innovative and cost effective solution.
“Integrated Biometrics’ track record at moving product through the certification process was a strong attractor for us. As a company with a rapid lifecycle product development approach, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with an established leader in the field that could keep pace,” said Jeff Schott, Raptor ID’s President and CFO.
“Their willingness to adapt their technology to our specific needs and work with us to develop an optimal solution made them an ideal choice for this and future collaborations.”