For over a century, biometric systems have assisted law enforcement efforts. From the early twentieth century when the anthropometry system was replaced with fingerprint identification in France until now, more biometric modalities have been considered and used by many governments across the globe to automatically and accurately identify suspicious individuals.
IriTech with its NIST’s IREX test top ranked iris recognition technology is proud to be one of reliable biometric providers for governments and their contractors. Particularly, one of the biggest US Government contractors Northrop Grumman has been providing BioSled handheld device to the FBI. It includes IriTech’s IriShield binocular iris scanner BO 2121 which is SAP 30 compliant and capable of capturing both irises simultaneously and Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanner connected with a Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone as following picture. Police officer carries this lightweight, low-cost device in a tactical environment scanning and matching crime suspects’ fingerprints and irises with the biometric database. The officer will know immediately if he or she is the one they’re looking for based on the offline matching result generated from the device.
BioSled handheld device by Northrop Grumman
Besides the US, Asian nations are also rapidly adopting this advanced iris technology. IriTech is currently working with South Africa-based Laxton Group - one of the world's largest self-service terminal and e-government jump kit manufacturers in another law enforcement project for an Asian government. Below is Chameleon rugged device which we introduced at the Connect:ID in Washington DC in early May 2017. It has fingerprint scanner at the front and IriTech’s monocular iris scanner MO 2121 on the other side and is able to work in extreme environment conditions.
Chameleon rugged device by Laxton Group