AMREL receives FBI certification for its newest rugged biometric tablet

May 19, 2016 - 

AMREL announced that its Flexpedient AT80B rugged biometric tablet is now on the exclusive FBI’s Certified Products listing.

“The FBI has certified that the AT80B is in compliance with the CJIS Division’s Next Generation Identification System Image Quality Specifications (IQS): EBTS Mobile ID FAP 45 Appendix F Specifications,” explains Richard Lane, AMREL VP of Strategic Business Development. “It meets or exceeds the criteria for for single & dual finger flat & rolled print which means it can access the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) database.”

AMREL developed the AT80B in cooperation with Integrated Biometrics. Fingerprints are captured by Sherlock, an Integrated Biometrics module which utilizes a light emitting sensor (LES). This sensor is fully rugged, uses little power, needs less maintenance than traditional methods, and captures FAP-45 quality images.

“Integrated Biometrics is proud that our LES technology is part of the Flexpedient AT80B rugged biometric tablet, a rugged device serving mobile identity needs in any environment,” said Mike Grimes, President of Integrated Biometrics.

According to a statement by the company, the Flexpedient AT80B is built from the ground-up to be rugged and is far tougher than a commercial tablet in a hardened case.The device is designed to meet MIL-STD 810G and boasts an unusually durable IP67 rating. Standard features include Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), 8″ 10-point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, front/back 5 MP cameras, 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth.

“The Flexpedient® AT80B biometric tablet is built on the AT80 platform,” explains Kalvin Chen, AMREL’s VP of Operations. “AT80’s unique channel design enables true off-the-shelf customization in a short period of time. The two-finger biometric sensor was added in less than a week.”

AMREL says they plan to leverage AT80B’s customization capabilities to serve the law enforcement community. For example, a smart card reader can be easily and quickly integrated into the AT80B platform and AMREL is exploring adding an iris camera.

Assistant Chief William ‘Bill’ Leist (Ret) California Highway Patrol commented on the biometric device: “The AT80B 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.”

Back in March, AMREL announced that the FBI has certified its XP7-ID rugged biometric handheld. The XP7-ID was also developed in cooperation with Integrated Biometrics.

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