With a new add-on for Datastrip’s biometric ID reader, users can now cue up video surveillance data right from the handheld, thanks to wireless visual intelligence technology from AirVisual. The unit can now be connected to video and map data while in the field, providing realtime and archived video playback.
Extends Unit’s Mobile Security & Emergency Response Capabilities
EXTON, Pa.– Datastrip announced that its DSVII-SC handheld biometric/ID card reader can now display surveillance camera video, maps and other remote data needed for security and emergency response, using wireless visual intelligence technology from AirVisual. The enhancement extends the DSVII’s capabilities by enabling the unit to be used for both mobile identity verification — its original purpose — and for connectivity to key video and map data in the field. It also offers a strong new FIPS 201-compliant hardware option for AirVisual’s platform.
Remote Security Intelligence
Now available as an embedded add-on for the DSVII-SC, AirVisual’s IntelliViewer technology can provide remote access to the user’s choice of real-time and archived video playback from surveillance cameras, GPS and GIS maps, building floor plans, sensor alarms, and other data that traditionally was available only in the command center. All information can be displayed on the Datastrip unit’s built-in color touch screen.
Having this information accessible directly on the DSVII-SC can improve emergency response to security breaches and crisis situations in any environment, including buildings, chemical or power plants, sports and entertainment complexes, school and corporate campuses, airports, seaports, and incidents with no defined security perimeter.
AirVisual’s architecture allows data to be transmitted or retrieved over any commercial or proprietary wireless network, including GSM, GPRS, CDMA and digital cellular networks used by law enforcement agencies. Users can also request specific views of any camera, receive alert messages, view other users as tracked objects on a map, and communicate with other responding personnel using AirVisual’s SMS engine.
Complementary Systems“With the addition of AirVisual’s technology, our DSVII-SC becomes the first handheld device that enables public safety and private security professionals to perform mobile identity checks and receive time-sensitive visual security information with a single piece of hardware,” said Neil Fallon, Datastrip’s Commercial Sales Director. “This not only increases the versatility of our unit but also marks a major advance in mobile security.”
“Datastrip’s DSVII-SC offers an important new option for law enforcement agencies and other organizations that are interested in using our IntelliViewer technology to increase their effectiveness in emergency situations,” said Fred Lardaro, AirVisual’s Executive Director, Business Development. “By combining the strengths of Datastrip’s hardware with our software, we are providing a powerful new tool for enhancing public safety and homeland security.”
Datastrip’s DSVII-SC is a lightweight handheld device that combines a contact/contactless smart card reader for reading ID cards, a 500 dpi fingerprint sensor for instant matching to a biometric template, and a large color touch screen display that is readable in direct sunlight or low-light conditions. The unit has been approved for purchase by federal agencies under the General Services Administration’s FIPS 201 evaluation program for personal identity verification of federal employees, contractors and first responders under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12).
The DSVII-SC is available directly from Datastrip or through the company’s network of resellers and system integrators, listed at www.datastrip.com/english/partners.asp.
Datastrip is a leading provider of biometric verification devices and 2D bar code software with associated hardware. Datastrip and its integration partners provide total solutions for production of ID cards, passports, national ID cards, driver’s licenses, voter registration cards, health cards, financial cards, birth certificates and other identity documents, as well as mobile AFIS and biometric verification systems. For more information, call 800-548-2517 or visit www.datastrip.com.
AirVisual is a wireless application service provider that delivers vital video and location-based data to a wide array of mobile devices to assist first responders and other public safety and private security professionals in the field. The company’s open architecture platform transmits real-time or archived video, access control information, audio and text over any cellular, Wi-Fi or Mesh network to virtually any off-the-shelf mobile device such as a PDA, cellphone or tablet or laptop PC, equipping users with key data that can improve the response to a critical event. For more information, visit www.airvisual.com.
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