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Cross Match Technologies launches Verifier Sentry handheld device


Cross Match Technologies announced it has launched its Verifier Sentry handheld solution designed to authenticate the identity of an individual using their secure credentials and biometrics.

Cross Match’s Verifier Sentry is an Android-based solution that quickly reads and verifies identification documents with embedded biometric data by comparing the biometric to a live scan of their fingerprint.

Verifier Sentry
The Verifier Sentry can also send an unknown person’s fingerprint to an AFIS for remote processing.

“This makes the new handheld uniquely suited for law enforcement, border control and immigration officers that require mobility and autonomous operational capabilities,” said Eric Vermillion, senior vice president of sales for Cross Match.

The Verifier Sentry incorporates a FAP 30 rated single finger sensor, adhering to suggestions laid out in the March 2014 National Institute of Standards and Technology Industry Report 7950 and meeting PIV-071006 certification requirements.

Additionally, the device enables users to capture PIV-specified images for facial recognition.

The Verifier Sentry supports a range of credentials including federal ID cards such as PIV, CAC and TWIC, ICAO 9303 standard ePassports, as well as various state, local and national IDs.

Users can configure the handheld device to read any contact or contactless smart card chip and decode different security protocols, including MRZ, PDF 417 and other barcodes.

The device can also be used with Commander, a mobile device management tool that facilitates secure communications between handheld and remote matching databases to ultimately protect data integrity and personal privacy.

The Commander application can aggregate match requests from multiple devices into a single secure connection with one or more matching databases.

Administrators can also use Commander to locate, lock or even delete Verifier Sentry devices in the field, as well as select which individuals are able to access it and at what times.

“It provides IT managers the ability to efficiently manage and configure deployed devices, as well as perform watchlist management tasks, all in a secure environment,” said Curt Chandler, product manager for handheld solutions at Cross Match.

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