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Credence ID launches new mobile device and announces major deployments


Credence ID has announced the launch of CredenceTWO compact handheld device, which the company says is the first to combine Android 7.1 (Nougat) with an enrollment-quality FAP 30 fingerprint scanner, contact and contactless smart card reading capabilities and a 5-inch HD multi-touch LCD display.

The CredenceTwo also integrates a camera with dual illumination with Credence’s single board computer (SBC), and along with the Credence ID SDK enables developers to create Android applications for a wide range of identity-based projects, according to the announcement.

Communication capabilities of the CredenceTWO include WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G/4G/LTE connectivity for GSM and CDMA networks. It also runs all day without being recharged, the company says.

The CredenceTwo can extract biometric and biographic data embedded on a smart card to compare to live fingerprint or facial scans, or it can submit biometric images to an onboard or remote database (AFIS). The company says the rugged fingerprint sensor will collect high quality scans under otherwise challenging conditions, such as direct sunlight, dirt, and high or low temperatures.

“We see growing worldwide demand for high quality mobile ID technology,” says Bruce Hanson, Credence ID President and CEO. “The CredenceTWO was developed for broad use across many ID applications such as law enforcement, border control, social service distribution, know-your-customer (KYC) for telecom, banking and healthcare, where a mobile enrollment or verification device is the only practical method for identifying someone receiving a benefit or executing a transaction.”

The company also announced the first two major deployments of the CredenceTWO. One is a law enforcement project in Latin America to identify individuals with warrants against them, and the other is a mobile large-scale time and attendance tracking project in West Africa to eliminate “ghost workers.”

“With about 3.5 billion people lacking an adequate means of identifying themselves, many people in developing countries have challenges receiving even the most basic services because until now it has been difficult for them to be enrolled or identified,” comments Rob Garrigan, Credence ID Head of Global Sales. “CredenceTWO enables an agent to enroll or confirm the identity of people where they live and work.”

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