Credence ID launches handheld tri-biometric capture device

February 13, 2014 - 

Credence ID has announced the launch of the Trident, a new handheld device for capturing biometrics.

Specifically, the new device integrates simultaneous dual iris capture, a PIV-certified FAP 45 fingerprint sensor and camera for capturing facial images, all running on a quad-core Android host.

“The biometrics market has been waiting for a device like Trident.  Until now, iris and fingerprint capture in an integrated device was difficult in bright sunlight conditions,” Ken Nosker, CEO of Fulcrum Biometrics, an authorized distributor and partner of Credence ID said. “Windows-based devices originally developed for the military are comparatively difficult to use in outdoor conditions and application development for our customers was cumbersome and expensive.   Today’s users expect a handheld device to be as easy to use and approachable as their smart phone.  It’s fantastic to have all this in an open source device that costs about one-third of other equipment currently on the market.”

According to the company, integrators and solution providers have access to the Creedence SDK, which includes source codes for many common functions.

“While Credence is a relatively new company, the executive and engineering teams within the organization have been in the biometrics industry for many years,” Bruce Hanson, President and CEO of Credence ID said. “Trident represents the summation of all the lessons we’ve learned in the areas of mobility and biometric technologies.  It is the ultimate combination of face, finger and iris biometrics on a state of the art mobile platform. Programs such as voter ID, benefits distribution, border crossing, mobile banking and refugee management are just a few of the areas that will benefit from having an inexpensive, mobile and easy to use device.”

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