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Elyctis ID document readers and in-car biometric scanners enable mobile identification by Spanish police

Elyctis ID document readers and in-car biometric scanners enable mobile identification by Spanish police

Spanish National Police are reporting improved operational efficiency from using mobile biometric scanners with ID document readers supplied by Elyctis.

The officers, using Toyota Prius+ iZ cars equipped with Elyctis ID Box One reader (and delivered by Kimaldi), are now able to read citizen ID cards and passports on the go, instead of having to go back to the police station. The cars also include fingerprint scanners, though it is not specified in the company announcement if they are integrated with the document reader.

The reader includes an MRZ scanner to allow for scanning both printed data and data in the chips, as well as fingerprint scanners to allow access to citizens’ data.

Two of the Elyctis ID Box One scanners with fingerprint biometrics are products of a recent partnership with Suprema ID.

The move last July saw Suprema ID’s FAP 20-certified BM-Slim2 fingerprint modules being integrated into the Elyctis ID Box One 152 and 341 eID and ePassport readers. Elyctis also makes several other ID Box One models, and which one Spanish police are using is not specified in the announcement.

The new solution is enabling police forces to spend more time on the field while also speeding up the service level for citizens.

The new cars, called by officers “mobile police stations”, have been delivered in Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Vigo, Zaragoza, Málaga, Palma, and the government is planning to roll the cars out in more cities by the end of the year.

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