Crossmatch launches ergonomic mobile FAP 30 PIV fingerprint reader to general availability
The Crossmatch NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader has reached general availability, after being previewed at recent industry events. The mobile single fingerprint reader offers efficient, effective, and economical identity assurance in the field for government and commercial applications, according to the announcement.
“Our product team reimagined how rapid mobile identification and verification could be achieved,” noted Don Sutton, public sector sales for Crossmatch. “Customer feedback was clear that weight, size and ease of use were critical factors, as were true single- handed use, ability to utilize existing computing/smart assets, mobile certification and overall solution economics.”
The NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader is certified for NIST FAP 30 PIV compliance, and uses the capacitive thin-film transistor (TFT) sensor technology present in all NOMAD devices, which the company says provides superior performance outdoors or in settings with bright ambient light, and is not affected by tattoos or stained fingers. The device has emerged from limited availability with the U.are.U Android SDK, with a Windows-based SDK scheduled for release within weeks, and a Linux SDK expected in September.
“Unlike the ‘merged’ reader and phone approaches, the NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader is astonishingly thin and connects to a range of mobile computing devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops,” said Jorge Garcia-Dela Torre, solutions engineer for Crossmatch. “It is easily added to a chosen device that meets the customer’s use case demands.”
In addition to providing an ergonomic design for better ease-of-use and quality print capture, compared to traditional in-field solutions, Crossmatch says the NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader eliminates the hidden cost of ownership often caused by untimely obsolescence or retooling when the mobile phone model a merged solution is being used with changes.
Crossmatch also recently updated its DigitalPersona multifactor authentication software with four new authentication methods.