SOURCE: AMREL

AMREL

March 30, 2016 13:00 ET

FBI Certifies World's Most Rugged Biometric Handheld

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - AMREL, the leading provider of rugged mobile biometric solutions, announced the FBI's certification of XP7-ID, the world's most rugged biometric handheld.

"This is an important milestone not just for us, but for the security and law enforcement community," explains Richard Lane, AMREL Vice President of Strategic Business Development. "This certification will expand access to the XP7-ID, which is quite simply the most rugged highly integrated biometric smartphone in the world."

To be on this exclusive FBI's Certified Products Listing, the XP7-ID was tested and found to be in compliance with the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) System Image Quality Specifications. The review of the test data was conducted by the Technology Evaluation Standards Test Unit, a part of the Biometric Center of Excellence led by the Criminal Justice Information Services Division. 

"This certification is just one step on the XP7-ID journey into widespread adoption," states Mr. Lane, "AMREL worked hard to create a 'best of breed' total solution platform that meets the needs of end-users. XP7-ID works on all the carrier networks including AT&T, Verizon, and FirstNet. XP7-ID has features that rival Push-To-Talk radios, live-scan booking stations, in-vehicle computers, as well as body-worn video cameras."

AMREL developed the XP7-ID in cooperation with Integrated Biometrics. Fingerprints are captured by the industry-leading Sherlock, an Integrated Biometric module which utilizes a state-of-the-art Light Emitting Sensor. This sensor is fully rugged, uses little power, needs less maintenance than traditional methods, and captures FAP-45 quality images.

"Integrated Biometrics is proud that our LES technology is part of the AMREL XP7-ID Biometric Smartphone, a rugged device serving mobile identity needs in any environment," said Mike Grimes, President of Integrated Biometrics.

Although the XP7-ID is designed for use in a variety of situations, special measures were taken to serve the Public Safety community. When asked about this biometric device, Assistant Chief William 'Bill' Leist (Ret) California Highway Patrol replied, "The XP7-ID is designed to fit the needs of modern law enforcement. The enrollment capability for high quality fingerprint capture will save officers from making unnecessary trips to booking stations. Furthermore, its exceptional ruggedness will ensure it will not break down at critical times."

For system integrators as well as Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) software developers and vendors, the XP7-ID is the ultimate Android hardware solution platform. Supported with full application program interface (API), Software Development Kit (SDK) and developer portal, independent developers will be able to connect with every resource needed to build highest quality solutions for mobile identification.

Learn more at: computers.amrel.com/xp7-id

ABOUT AMREL Computer Division
AMREL is the one-stop shop for your rugged mobile computer needs. We offer a full spectrum of off-the-shelf and customizable Windows and Android based platforms, including fully rugged laptops, tablets, convertible tablets, handhelds, smartphones, mobile biometric devices, and in-vehicle systems. For over 30 years, we have supplied fully rugged customized solutions to the Defense, Public Safety, and Industrial markets. Our off-the-shelf and customized solutions for Biometrics, Communications, Night Vision, Control Systems, and Aviation applications have proven sustainability in the most challenging environments in the world. We specialize in modifying our standard platforms to meet your requirements by rapid prototyping and delivering high quality solutions. Moreover, we service, warranty, and support our customizations for long-term (3-5 years). No other rugged computer provider offers the same guaranty. We customize, design, prototype, and deliver your solution faster than any competitor. Visit computers.amrel.com

About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics provides enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. More ideal for mobile environments than traditional silicon or prism-based sensors, Integrated Biometrics FBI-certified fingerprint sensors utilize our durable, patented light emitting sensor (LES) film and work in direct sunlight on dry or moist fingers, resist abrasion, and are 90-95% smaller and lighter than optical scanners. Integrated Biometrics offers the only Appendix F FBI-certified sensor that meets mobility requirements demanded by end users, solving the major problems of size, speed, accuracy and durability. Find out more online at www.integratedbiometrics.com

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