Cross Match Technologies, Inc. launched the SEEK Avenger mobile handheld at the Security Document World exhibition. Designed to provide immigration, customs, border control, and law enforcement and security personnel a truly rugged, portable identity management solution, the device incorporates Cross Match’s MOBS software, state-of-the-art biometric sensor technology, and secure credential reader and communication options.
Weighing in at just over 3 lbs. (1.4 kg), and 40% smaller than the SEEK II, the SEEK Avenger is the only multi-biometric handheld capable of capturing stand-off dual iris (SAP 40) and fingerprint (FAP 45) images in direct sunlight – a distinct advantage when considering intended applications. A built-in contact card reader and optional MRZ and ePassort readers provide users the flexibility to configure their optimal credentialing solution. A 5MP camera provides 1D/2D barcode reading, captures evidentiary photos and video, and takes facial images utilizing auto-facial recognition. The optional communications cap incorporates seamlessly into the device, providing LTE/3G or other network certified cellular modems for additional connectivity beyond the standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The SEEK Avenger runs Cross Match’s proven MOBS software on a Windows-based OS, and incorporates onboard matching against a watchlist of up to 250,000 records for truly autonomous use. MOBS also generates multiple agency-compliant files and handles their transmission for remote matching to regional or national AFIS databases, as required.
The Company’s SEEK II has been successfully deployed by the U.S. Army, as part of the BAT Program, and other U.S. and international defense, law enforcement, and security agencies for a range of identity management applications.
Cross Match also previewed its new Authenticator fixed-station credential reader. The unit provides a more secure, flexible, and intuitive solution for credential scanning and reading. The Authenticator is scheduled to launch this October.