HID Global expands mobile biometrics platform availability for police, military
HID Global has expanded the platform availability of its mobile biometric identity verification technology for law enforcement and military units around the world, the company announced. The HID Nomad 30 Pocket Reader’s SDK is now available for both Android and iOS platforms and the HID Seek Avenger has recently been upgraded with Windows 10 support
“The expansion of our offering to include iOS platforms broadens the adaptability and application of our mobile biometric solutions and equips our customers — from law enforcement to military officials — with the confidence to achieve rapid identification anywhere,” said in a prepared statement Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, VP & Managing Director, Citizen Identity with HID Global. “Ensuring that our portfolio of proven solutions is optimized with the latest, best-in-class capabilities to create safer societies is key to our mission as a global leader in trusted identities.”
The HID Nomad 30 Pocket Reader’s PIV-certified sensor collects and analyzes single fingerprints and cross-matches them against databases to determine if suspects need to be booked in. Officers can connect their mobile devices with the reader to use the system in the field to reduce suspect processing times. Within a year, one city witnessed a six-fold increase in suspect identification and saved over $600,000, the company claims.
A number of military units around the world have rolled out HID Seek Avenger rugged handheld biometric reader for identification and access management. The technology collects high-quality fingerprints and IAP-40 compliant iris images run against 250,000 records. The system is fully operational offline, in environments with little to no connectivity. HID Seek Avenger has recently been upgraded with Windows 10 support, better camera features, memory and hard drive capacity.