Multimodal Biometric Handheld to Help UN Meet Sustainable Development Goals

Biometrics News: Multimodal Biometric Handheld to Help UN Meet Sustainable Development Goals
Coppernic’s formidable new ID Platform FAP50 includes the Integrated Biometrics Five-0, the world’s smallest FBI Certified 4-slap fingerprint sensor, as well as an Android tablet, camera and iris reader.

Coppernic, a France-based specialist in RFID UHF solutions for the control and tracking of goods and people, has developed a new multifunction tablet device featuring sophisticated biometric technology from Integrated Biometrics.

Called the ID Platform FAP50, the device is aimed at helping the United Nations to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals laid out at the 2015 UN Summit, particularly with respect to Goal 16, a central component of which is the fostering of social and economic inclusion for citizens. Key to that is identification – making sure that citizens and residents can reliably be identified so that they can access government services and fully participate in society.

To that end, ID Platform FAP50 is an Android tablet with a camera, an iris reader, and Integrated Biometrics’ FBI Certified 4-slap fingerprint reader, the Five-O. At less than 200 grams, the latter component offers 10-finger biometric enrollment, requires low power, and is rugged, able to withstand harsh field conditions; as such, it has proven to be a highly popular solution among government agencies and commercial organizations alike since its launch in 2017.

And with the UN growing increasingly interested in biometric identification solutions, the Five-O’s use in Coppernic’s new solution could help it to generate significant interest.

Commenting on the integration in a statement, Integrated Biometrics Executive VP David Gerulski emphasized the form factor benefits that Five-O has helped to realize in the ID Platform FAP50 device. “The Coppernic ID Platform FAP50 is rugged, weighs less than a kilo, and has the latest and most efficient biometric capture technology onboard,” he said. “It will continue the revolution we’ve been talking about – mobilizing large-scale enrolments and census activities that were previously tied to slow, fixed facilities. It’s a wonderful achievement.”

(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)