Integrated Biometrics sells 100 additional Sherlock fingerprint sensors to Ukraine border agency supplier
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine supplier Bancomzvjazok JSC has purchased 100 Sherlock FAP 45 fingerprint sensors from Integrated Biometrics for use in its BPT800 biometric and passport control solution, IB announced.
Ukraine’s border is long, with demanding terrain, and the country faces geopolitical challenges which demand strong border control. The border agency is required to quickly and accurately identify thousands of travelers each day at airports, river ports, seaports, highway border crossings, railway stations, and pedestrian crossing points. They must identify not only known terrorists and criminals, but also frequent border crossings which could be suspicious. Sherlock runs off of the power provided by the tablet for hours, without needing a separate battery pack or power cord, and enables officers to capture fingerprints without turning the tablet around, which helps protect private information, according to the announcement.
More than 100 BPT800 units with Sherlock sensors are already in use by the State Border Guard Service. The tablet-based system works in each of the traveller-processing situations, and handles extreme environmental conditions in the country’s remote areas. The BPT800 matches travellers against Ukranian and Interpol databases, but could also be deployed for law enforcement, financial services, hospitality, healthcare, or other government applications.
“We work closely with the State Border Guard Service to build solutions that meet Ukraine’s exceptionally tough needs and even tougher requirements for automated mobile border control,” said Oleksandr Grianka, the Director of Border Control Systems Department at Bancomzvjazok JSC. “We’ve been very impressed with the reliability of Integrated Biometrics’ light-emitting sensor technology and Sherlock’s incredibly compact size. Our customer receives all the benefits of mobile two-finger verification without adding significantly to the size or weight of our solution.”
“We built Sherlock precisely for mobile applications like BPT800,” adds Integrated Biometrics Chief Executive Officer Stephen Thies. “Modern border control requires a unique combination of durable design and lightweight product. This Ukrainian solution is yet more proof that Sherlock and the rest of our FBI certified product line deliver real benefits for keeping people safe and secure.”
IB was selected in November, along with Papersoft, by Nigeria’s Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to help bring 70 million unbanked people into the financial system by 2020.