March 31, 2016 -
AMREL announced that the FBI has certified its XP7-ID rugged biometric handheld.
AMREL developed the XP7-ID in cooperation with Integrated Biometrics. Fingerprints are captured by Sherlock, an Integrated Biometrics module which utilizes a state-of-the-art light emitting sensor. This sensor uses very little power, needs less maintenance than traditional methods, and captures FAP-45 quality images.
“This is an important milestone not just for us, but for the security and law enforcement community,” explains Richard Lane, AMREL Vice President of Strategic Business Development. “This certification will expand access to the XP7-ID, which is quite simply the most rugged highly integrated biometric smartphone in the world.”
To qualify for the FBI’s Certified Products Listing, the XP7-ID was tested and found to be in compliance with the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) System Image Quality Specifications. The review of the test data was conducted by the Technology Evaluation Standards Test Unit, a part of the Biometric Center of Excellence led by the Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
“This certification is just one step on the XP7-ID journey into widespread adoption,” states Mr. Lane, “AMREL worked hard to create a ‘best of breed’ total solution platform that meets the needs of end-users. XP7-ID works on all the carrier networks including AT&T, Verizon, and FirstNet. XP7-ID has features that rival Push-To-Talk radios, live-scan booking stations, in-vehicle computers, as well as body-worn video cameras.”
“Integrated Biometrics is proud that our LES technology is part of the AMREL XP7-ID Biometric Smartphone, a rugged device serving mobile identity needs in any environment,” said Mike Grimes, President of Integrated Biometrics.
Assistant Chief William ‘Bill’ Leist (Ret) of the California Highway Patrol also commented on the new handheld device. “The XP7-ID is designed to fit the needs of modern law enforcement. The enrollment capability for high quality fingerprint capture will save officers from making unnecessary trips to booking stations. Furthermore, its exceptional ruggedness will ensure it will not break down at critical times.”
The XP7-ID Android hardware solution platform is supported with full application program interface and SDK and developer portal so independent developers will be able to connect with every resource needed to build highest quality solutions for mobile identification.