IDEMIA Launches Handheld Wireless Biometric Fingerprint Device

IDEMIA has launched a handheld wireless device for biometric fingerprint identification. The RapID X1 has a FBI Personal Identity Verification (PIV) FAP 30 certified sensor, designed to ensure the highest quality fingerprint images for its size. The device enables mobile identification and authentication of suspects in the field, and assists officer safety.

“Biometrics are used daily by law enforcement agencies to help verify the identity of potential suspects,” said Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America at IDEMIA. “We have engineered our RapID X1 to address real-world field environments and situations law enforcement personnel face every day.”

The RapID X1 is an all-in-one device that features an integrated FAP 30 FBI PIV-certified fingerprint sensor, built-in 4G/LTE cellular communication, and image capture that is resilient to direct sunlight, dust, dirt, and residual latent prints. It can also be integrated with standard NIST interfaces.

RapID X1 provides on device identification by matching a person’s fingerprints against those previously stored in local watch lists in the device’s memory. It is capable of handling multiple searches simultaneously and can verify ID documents by comparing the biometric data embedded in the document with the holder’s live fingerprint or portrait capture.

Kylie Bull has 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. She is an editor and contributor for Jane's by IHS Markit, a columnist for security and counter-terror publications, and a former managing editor for Homeland Security Today.

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