Cross Match releases INTERPOL compliant configuration of MOBS

April 10, 2013 - 

Cross Match Technologies has released an INTERPOL compliant configuration of its Mission Oriented Biometric Software, widely known as MOBS.

MOBS, the resident identity management software on Cross Match’s multimodal handheld units, such as the SEEK II and SEEK Avenger (launching later this year), can also be used as a part of stationary systems.

“Cross Match solutions support a range of electronic submission formats, including FBI CJIS, U.S. DoD, U.K. IDENT-1 and others,” John Hinmon, Cross Match’s head of marketing said. “INTERPOL member country law enforcement agencies utilizing mobile or stationary platforms running MOBS can now seamlessly and electronically submit via their National Central Bureaus to leverage the growing INTERPOL database and network.”

According to the company, this new MOBS configuration eliminates a more manual process previously required for the submission of non-INTERPOL formatted records to the world’s largest international police organization.

In an interview with, Hinmon discussed the upcoming SEEK Avenger set to launch later this year, and says the company is anticipating a strong reception in the market.

“[The SEEK Avenger] will be a smaller and lighter full-function device. Launching towards the end of the first quarter in 2013, it runs the same software that runs on the SEEK and we’ve made some improvements to it and scaled down the size by about 50%, which is significant,” Hinmon said. “Cross Match has a reputation of listening to the customer and we’re small enough yet big enough that we can listen and actually execute on what we hear. The SEEK Avenger was a direct result of those kids of discussions with a customer.”

Earlier this year, Cross Match announced the release of two new versions of its Mobile Essentials SDK that integrates its Verifier Mw wireless handheld fingerprint scanner with Android and Blackberry smartphones.

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