NEC Corp of America unveiled the NeoScan 45 a fingerprint scanner designed for public safety applications in the field.
The NeoScan 45 supports multiple communication protocols including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. As such, the device is compatible with Apple iOS and Android operating systems, including the latest Apple and Samsung smartphone and tablet models. Equipped with a single and dual, plain and roll fingerprint capture sensor, NeoScan 45 is compliant with the FBI Image Quality Specification (IQS) Appendix F standards. With NEC’s Smart ID biometric identification solution, NeoScan 45 adheres to NIST and FBI EBTS transmission standards.
The user interface of the NeoScan 45 guides users clearly through the fingerprint capture and identification process. Distinct color indicators provide scanning prompts and confirmation, while also displaying the fingerprint profile.
LED indicators show device status including battery life, wireless connection and fingerprint capture process. Fingerprint images are confirmed as high quality by an onboard NFIQ (NIST Fingerprint Image Quality) image test prior to image acceptance. When a quality fingerprint is captured, the finger icon LED illuminates in green.
Built-in magnetic card swipe supports rapid demographic data collection by swiping drivers licenses and ID cards, as well as credit cards.
Booz Allen taps Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics announced that it’s Appendix F mobile ID fingerprint sensor Sherlock has been integrated into the new VAMPIRE tactical forensic device from Booz Allen Hamilton.
Sherlock helps enable VAMPIRE to conduct real-time forensic collection and analysis in field working with VAMPIRE’s latent print system to perform matching analysis.
Designed to integrated into multiple applications, Sherlock enables biometric devices to be smaller and mobile with minimal impact on overall weight or form-factor
Integrated Biometrics provides enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide to address issues related to homeland security, border patrol, law enforcement, background checks, military and defense, social services, national ID programs and elections.
Smart Card Alliance announces board
The Smart Card Alliance announced its new board and seven-member executive committee to lead and provide guidance for education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and events for 2014-2015.
The Smart Card Alliance elected executive committee is made up of the following board members:
- Chair: Willy Dommen, Accenture
- Vice Chair: Garfield Smith, Oberthur Technologies
- Treasurer: Brian Russell, Giesecke & Devrient
- Assistant Treasurer: Brian Stein, CH2M Hill
- Secretary: Greg Garback, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Assistant Secretary: Michael Nash, Xerox
- Technology Vice Chair: Frazier Evans, Booz Allen Hamilton
Other newly elected or returning members to the Alliance board:
- David Batchelor, LifeMed ID, Inc.
- Deborah Baxley, Capgemini
- Troy Bernard, Discover Financial Services
- Kirk Brafford, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Allen Friedman, Ingenico
- Bob Gilson, U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Manpower Data Center
- Simon Hurry, Visa, Inc.
- Jack Jania, Gemalto
- Oliver Manahan, MasterCard Worldwide
- Scott Rau, Chase Card Services
- Kelly Urban, First Data Corporation
Identiv sets focus on Internet of Things
Identiv Inc. announced the launch of Identiv Labs, a group that aims to partner with customers from Fortune 500 companies to startups to accelerate their products into the connected world of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Identiv Labs will enable customers to introduce new products by providing a complete service, including design, prototyping, and manufacturing. The organization will be a design hub, supporting products built on the foundation of identity, security, connectivity, and mobility.
Modern product development processes are complex, requiring specific expertise in multiple areas, including RFID, NFC, Bluetooth low energy, antenna design, power harvesting, mass production, manufacturing, certification from FCC to EMV, silicon and custom ASIC solutions, mobile device software, cloud services, and secure integration of data to external systems.