Identification International, Inc. (i3) has launched digID L, a live scan device designed for capture of FBI-certified forensic quality fingerprints. Weighing less than 5 pounds and powered by a USB connection, digID L is designed for true field portability. Lightweight and compact, the rugged device measures approximately 6 inches by 7 inches by 4 inches, and is powered by a USB 2.0 connection to any Windows XP or Windows 2000 computer. The 2-x-3.2-inch image area results in scans of 500 dpi resolution. Applications such as on-the-spot criminal background checks for suspects arrested by law enforcement or those applying for jobs requiring security clearance are likely users of this new technology. However, child ID programs, casinos, retirement communities and schools could also benefit from the ease of use and portability of the new unit.