Datastrip Partners with Cogent Systems

Thursday 7 April 2005 10:39 CET | News

Datastrip has partnered with Cogent Systems to develop a portable fingerprint identification system to aid federal homeland security and other law enforcement efforts.

Cogents algorithms and software have been incorporated into Datastrips new DSVII family of handheld identification terminals, enabling live fingerprints scanned with the Datastrip units fingerprint sensor to be compared to Cogent-based biometric templates for mobile identity verification. These portable fingerprint solutions can be integrated into Cogents industry- leading Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The joint solution has already been deployed in Iraq to help bolster the U.S. governments security efforts in that country. The project involves identification cards utilizing fingerprints encoded with Cogents algorithms and decoded with Datastrips DSVII-SC terminals. The system can compare live and stored fingerprints on a 1:1 basis to match biometric identification cards with live cardholders, or on a 1:N basis for applications requiring searches of large criminal databases. For 1:N applications, Datastrips terminals can optionally send live fingerprint images to a Cogent database wirelessly via 802.11 technology and cellular communication such as GPRS and GSM. Datastrips DSVII handheld identification terminal models combine a 500 dpi Fujitsu fingerprint sensor with the ability to read contact and contactless smart cards, bar codes, passports or OCR-B data depending on the model. Each unit weighs roughly two pounds; includes on-board memory as well as the ability to communicate wirelessly with a back-end database via 802.11 or Bluetooth technology; and supports custom Windows CE.NET applications. Models include the DSVII-SC (Smart Card Edition), DSVII-SW (Card Swipe Edition), DSVII-PS (Passport MRZ Swipe Edition), and DSVII-PA (Full-Page Passport Swipe Edition).

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