Sagem Morpho Inc. will introduce their new 3rd generation Morpho RapID handheld biometric device at the 2008 International Association for Identification Conference.
The new Morpho RapID 1100 integrates a digital camera to support facial recognition, a larger screen, a keyboard and enhanced wireless communication capabilities, all in a smaller more ergonomic unit. The IAI conference is being held August 17-23 in Louisville, Ky.
Sagem Morpho designed the Morpho RapID line of mobile biometric devices to enable police officers and border patrol agents in the field to identify suspects in real-time based on fingerprints and facial recognition information. Nearly 9,000 Morpho mobile biometric devices are now in use by police, immigration control and border security worldwide including police departments in New York, Milwaukee, and Columbus, Ohio.
The Morpho RapID 1100 is built on the Psion Teklogix iKon, a new rugged handheld PDA resistant to dust and rain. Increased wireless communication options now include WiFi, cellular and Bluetooth with GPS localization for rapid data transfer from any location.
A 500-ppi forensic-quality ruggedized scanner captures digital images of a suspect’s fingerprints. Using Sagem Morpho Automated Biometric Identification System technology, these prints are compared against an on-board watch list of up to 180,000 records, or transmitted wirelessly for automated identification against a centralized database. Mug shots can also be captured with the integrated 2-mega-pixel camera for facial recognition.
Search results are returned for review on the Morpho RapID 3.7-inch screen with customer defined data, such as mug shots, rap sheets, wants/warrants, etc.
“The primary feature that differentiates the Morpho RapID 1100 is its all-in-one design,” said Bernard Gautier, president and CEO of Sagem Morpho. “This smaller, lighter unit is fully functional as a stand-alone device holding its own watch list, without being physically connected to any other terminal or computer. This technology streamlines law enforcement and border control activity that requires near real-time identification of suspects on-site where they have been apprehended.”