IDEMIA launches mobile biometric fingerprint scanner for law enforcement

IDEMIA has launched a new handheld wireless device for law enforcement officers to perform fast biometric fingerprint identification in the field.

The new RapID X1 device features an FBI PIV FAP 30-certified fingerprint sensor to ensure the highest quality biometric images for its size, and is resilient in challenging conditions with direct sunlight, dust, dirt, or residual latent prints, according to the announcement. The company says it is easily integrated with standard NIST interfaces, and includes a built-in 4G/LTE cellular connection.

“Biometrics are used daily by law enforcement agencies to help verify the identity of potential suspects,” says IDEMIA Senior Vice President of Public Security for North America Donnie Scott. “Now, with our RapID X1 device, officers have an easy-to-use mobile platform that helps them do their jobs more effectively and safely in the field. We have engineered our RapID X1 to address real-world field environments and situations law enforcement personnel face every day.”

IDEMIA launched a new AFIS system specifically designed for latent fingerprint identification last year.

The IJIS Institute, the National Police Foundation, and the Center on Policing at Rutgers University recently launched a partnership to provide training in emerging technologies for U.S. law enforcement.

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