May 21, 2013 -
Cross Match Technologies has announced the launch of the new SEEK Avenger mobile handheld unit, aimed at immigration, customs, border control, law enforcement and security communities.
Officially launched at the Security Document World exhibition, the new device incorporates Cross Match’s MOBS software, as well as secure credential reader and communication options.
“With thousands of handheld units in the field and excellent customer relationships, the company’s engineers and product managers gained critical feedback,” John Hinmon, head of Marketing at Cross Match said. “The result is a lighter, smarter, and faster SEEK Avenger that is uniquely suited to its application environments.”
40% smaller than the SEEK II, the SEEK Avenger weighs just over 3 lbs and according to the company, is the only multi-biometric handheld capable of capturing stand-off dual iris (SAP 40) and fingerprint (FAP 45) images in direct sunlight..
A built-in contact card reader and optional MRZ and ePassort readers provide users the flexibility to configure their optimal credentialing solution. A 5MP camera provides 1D/2D barcode reading, captures evidentiary photos and video, and takes facial images utilizing auto-facial recognition. The optional communications cap incorporates into the device, providing LTE/3G or other network certified cellular modems for additional connectivity beyond Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
This new addition to the SEEK family runs Cross Match’s MOBS Software on a Windows-based OS and incorporates onboard matching against a watchlist of up to 250,000 records. The onboard software also generates multiple agency-compliant files and handles the transmission of these files for remote matching to regional of national AFIS databases, as required.
“SEEK Avenger incorporates all the lessons learned from development of SEEK II,” Cross Match product manager for mobile solutions Mike Oehler said. “These days there are a great deal of folks snapping parts together to create so-called handheld biometric and credentialing solutions. The difference with Cross Match is our years of experience in integrating multimodal biometrics and credentialing technology with award winning software in a user-friendly, ergonomic form that has been proven in theater, on the streets, and at the borders – some of the harshest and most demanding environments.”
Reported previously, Cross match has also recently launched its new ventures business unit, “Cross Match Ventures.”