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BioRugged shows off new handheld multi-biometric Ruggbo 20


BioRugged has revealed the production version of its newest handheld fingerprint data collector, the Ruggbo 20, to meet a wide range of mobile registration and verification needs.

The Ruggbo line consists of IP65 rated, highly durable, rechargeable, Android-based devices with embedded fingerprint sensors and cameras. The Ruggbo 20 features a Suprema BioMini Slim 2s optical FAP20 fingerprint sensor, 5 MP front and 13 MP rear cameras, a built-in microphone, and a barcode reader, as well as an optional chip card reader and MIFARE NFC/RFID chip. It is powered by a Qualcomm ARM Octa-core CPU with an independent Qualcomm Adreno 405 GPU.

BioRugged COO Hof Retief posted a video of a speed test with the Ruggbo 20 docked in its charge cradle and connected by an RJ45 LAN port, and holding steady speeds near 100Mbps. Retief notes that by using the spare batteries, the Ruggbo 20 can operate for a week without recharging.

The company is marketing the new device for corporate KYC and identification in electoral, health care, military, education, and public security applications.

BioRugged demonstrated a prototype of the Ruggbo 20 at ID4Africa 2017.

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