March 15, 2016 -
Today at connect:ID, Integrated Biometrics released its new Kojak FAP 60 Appendix F Certified ten print and roll live scanner.
Kojak can capture ten fingerprints in ten seconds or less and runs off of a laptop, tablet or mobile phone without an additional power source for hours, faciliating fast enrollment and identity verification of large groups of people in any environment.
“Integrated Biometrics’ technology is advancing fingerprinting to new levels through its innovative adaptive technology,” said Steve Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. “We felt it important to formally introduce Kojak, the most advanced ten fingerprint scanner, here in our nation’s capitol at connect:ID where the biometrics community is focused on best practices for meeting evolving identity management needs, and supporting the worldwide push toward greater acceptance and use of mobile fingerprint biometrics.”
In a statement, the company says that Kojak is designed to meet the FBI’s globally accepted Appendix F certification for enrollment and identification standards with applications for national ID, border patrol, state department visa, employment background checks, criminal and terrorist database purposes and that Kojak is already generating interest as governments and businesses look to new biometrics technologies to enhance security, productivity, and convenience.
The solution is currently being integrated into an unattended kiosk-based identity management program for border security at air and sea ports.
Integrated Biometrics say that Kojak is ideal to support efforts to establish national ID and healthcare programs with ten-print electronic fingerprint enrollment and verification as a means to quickly and effectively validate the identities of millions of people.
“Outside of the U.S. you don’t often have access to a desk, power source, or nice air conditioned room with low lighting for electronic fingerprinting,” company Vice President David Gerulski said, adding, “Kojak is designed for the field as well as the office. People can put these in backpacks and hop on motorcycles to enroll rural populations in the Congo or Pakistan or anywhere you have to bring enrollment and verification programs to the population.
“In many third-world nations individuals do not carry identification cards of any kind — this allows them access to social benefits, healthcare, banking, really the entire world,” he added.
Kojak utilizes Integrated Biometrics’ patented light emitting sensor (LES) film. LES film emits light itself so when a finger is placed in contact with the sensor film, the underside of the film produces the fingerprint image in light, capturing fingerprints in less time and without the need for special environmental considerations. This increases the number of people actually able to utilize the biometric solution.
LES-based fingerprint scanners are mechanically tested and guaranteed to a million touches without any impact on image quality.
Kojak’s 3.5” wide x 3.15” tall fingerprint surface provides an intuitive user interface and a large template for image generation. It features an intuitive ergonomic design, weighs less than 1.6 pounds, and scans four flat prints, thumbs and single finger rolls, all with extraordinarily low power consumption of <300mA during full scanning mode. Kojak works with both dry and dirty fingers and comes with a full featured SDK enabling effective integration into applications requiring certified FAP 60 quality images, providing for segmentation, smear detection and quality scoring.