The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) purchased 450 units of Integrated Biometrics’ new FIVE-0 mobile fingerprint scanners.
The FIVE-0 is an FAP 50 FBI Annex F certified, AFIS-compliant, 10-finger scanner designed to meet the tough demands of field operations and small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. According to a company statement, FIVE-0 provides FBI-certified imagery under conditions that limit other technologies.
“This purchase represents a strong vote of confidence in our FIVE-0 and validation that law enforcement needs a smaller, lighter 10-finger scanner,” said Stephen Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. , “Lightweight portability and rugged reliability make a huge difference in the field. FIVE-0 will help improve the safety of officers and civilians by identifying and booking criminals earlier.”
Each FIVE-0 handheld device can operate for hours using power supplied by a smartphone, without the need for a separate battery and with little risk of interruption of analyzes due to a power outage. FIVE-0 also overcomes common challenges in the field such as dry or dirty fingers, daylight and glare, dust and other abrasive materials, and wide variation in humidity levels and operating temperatures.
FIVE-0 units will be part of FBI field operations, helping agents save time and improve security by registering or confirming an individual’s identity at the first point of contact since FIVE-0 does not only needs a smartphone and cellular or Wi-Fi service to work.
The FBI purchased FIVE-0 through InCadence Strategic Solutions. The companies anticipate additional orders from US federal law enforcement as the device continues to prove its versatility and reliability in the field.
For more information on the device, the sale, and embedded biometrics, read our latest interview with CEO Steve Thies.
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