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Credence ID’s new rugged biometric ID terminal ready for most demanding environments


Credence ID has unveiled its new rugged biometric ID terminal, the CredenceTWO-R.

The CredenceTWO-R builds on the CredenceTWO platform and features a FAP 30 fingerprint sensor, a 13 MP camera for facial recognition and to read bar codes and ICAO travel documents, and optional contact and contactless card reading capability.

The company notes that it invested in a new Single Board Computer, a stronger mechanical enclosure and a protective case to make the CredenceTWO-R more durable and tested it against U.S DoD test standard Mil-STD-810G that emphasizes tailoring a device’s environmental design and performance limits to the conditions that it will experience throughout its service life. The device passed the Transit Drop Test which includes being dropped 26 times at various angles from a height of 48 inches. The device operating temperature range has also been expanded to a range of -10˚C to +50˚C.

The CredenceTWO-R has 4G LTE cellular modem options for the Middle East, Europe, and Africa as well as North American 4G options for both AT&T and Verizon networks. The CredenceCONNECT web application for administrators features include over-the-air updates, mapping of devices, analytics and diagnostics.

“Continuous product improvement is in our DNA,” says Yash Shah, CTO of Credence ID. “As a result of close collaboration with our partners and their end-customers, we are pleased to bring a product to market that is ready for the most demanding environmental conditions. ID applications such as border control, benefit distributions, healthcare, elections, law enforcement and public safety will all benefit from these enhancements.”

At this year’s ID4Africa meeting Credence ID presented its vision for mobile identification in a session on advances in biometrics and mobility and also advocated for countries to invest in multimodal biometric systems in a track on financial inclusion. Company CEO Bruce Hanson was recently appointed to the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

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