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AMREL biometric smartphone module for police powered by Suprema fingerprint sensor


AMREL has launched the next generation of its single-finger biometric module powered by Suprema to extend fingerprinting capabilities to law enforcement professionals using Samsung smartphones.

The new BioFlex S (Gen 2) from AMREL features Suprema’s BioMini Slim 2 scanner, and converts Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones into biometric devices for mobile identification. A version for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is also expected to be launched soon. The BioMini Slim 2 provides the BioFlex S with a 500dpi sensor, a high-performance fingerprint algorithm and Live Finger Detection (LFD) technology for FBI-certified image capture and fake detection, according to the announcement. The sensor is also IP-65 compliant for dust and water resistance, and its Multi-Dynamic Range (MDR) technology enables fingerprint image capture even under direct sunlight.

“We are excited to announce the BioFlex S,” explains AMREL VP Operations Kalvin Chen. “Together, with Suprema ID, a global leader in biometrics and security, we have created a versatile, lightweight, mobile ID FAP20 biometric solution. Special measures have been taken to serve the Security and Public Safety communities.”

The BioFlex S allows law enforcement agencies to perform mobile biometric identification without the need to purchase two separate devices, by providing a rugged case which protects the smartphone, and that the fingerprint module slide onto when needed. The companies say the solution is a cost-effective option for AFIS system integrators and software developers, and it comes with a comprehensive SDK for superior hardware and software compatibility.

“Mobile identification is definitely one of the fast-growing applications in biometrics. Suprema continues to invest and innovate in smartphone-based fingerprint authentication solutions. We are very glad to collaborate with AMREL to provide the best, secure, and reliable solution for both system integrators as well as end-users,” comments Suprema ID CEO Bogun Park. “With over 15 years of experience serving government-level identification project, we are focused on the fastest and highly accurate biometric solution with added convenience in integration.”

Suprema fingerprint readers were also integrated with access control systems from AMAG Technology in March.

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