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Cross Match to show off SEEK Avenger at SecureTech this week


Cross Match has announced that it will be set up at the SecureTech public safety, emergency management and security conference taking place this week in Ottawa, Canada, and guess what – the company is showing off its SEEK Avenger.

The SecureTech conference takes place in Canada’s capital this week, on October 20-30th, 2013.

Cross Match has been showing off its SEEK Avenger pretty aggressively in the past couple of months. I had a chance to get my hands on it at the Biometrics Consortium conference in Tampa in September, the company was also set up in London earlier this month and now, with news of its display at the SecureTech conference, it’s pretty clear the company wants to get as many hands and eyes on the unit as possible.

“In an age of required vigilance and preparedness, homeland security, first responders, and law enforcement personnel have an ever-increasing need to operate real-time in dynamic environments with maximum efficiency,” John Hinmon, senior vice president of marketing for Cross Match said. “Our solutions address these needs, incorporating the latest technologies with the quality and reliability that customers expect from our brand.”

The SEEK Avenger is a smaller and more compact version of its earlier Avenger model. It’s a multimodal capture device said to hold up to the elements and work in the field, with full credential reading options. “A range of secure credential reader and communication options, and biometric matching against a 100,000 or optional 250,000 record on-board watchlist are just a few of the capabilities available in this 3.2 lbs. device,” the company said in an announcement.

Cross Match has also announced that it will be demonstrating its 1000PX palm scanner and Guardian ten-print livescan device, along with its WEBS Enrollment and Match secure biometric software solutions.

Cross Match hardware and software is used widely in the military. Reported previously, the U.S. Marines are using devices from Cross Match, which have already enrolled over 19,000 persons of interest in the field. Specifically, the Marines are using the SEEK II handheld device – the same device which has been rumored was used to identify Osama Bin Laden.

Cross Match also recently made a sizeable donation of biometric identity management software and hardware to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation for its electrical and computer engineering department.

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