December 5, 2012

Fulcrum Biometrics Wins Award for Best Biometric Identification Solution in GSN's 4th Annual Homeland Security Awards Competition

Fulcrum Biometrics won the 2012 GSN Homeland Security Award in the Best Biometric Identification Solution category for its FbF® mobileOne portable biometric fingerprint accessory for iOS devices, including the iPod Touch®, iPhone® and iPad®. Government-grade biometric fingerprint and facial identification capabilities combined with lightweight portability make FbF mobileOne an ideal solution for mobile ID.

San Antonio, Texas – December 5, 2012 – Fulcrum Biometrics, Fulcrum Biometrics has been named the winner for the Best Biometric Identification Solution in GSN’s 4th Annual Homeland Security Awards competition. At a gala dinner that drew hundreds of government officials and industry executives to the Washington Convention Center on November 29, Government Security News announced the winners in 42 different categories. Fulcrum Biometrics, a leading international provider, distributor, integrator and manufacturer of biometric systems and devices, won the award for its FbF® mobileOne portable biometric fingerprint scanning accessory for the iPod Touch®, iPhone® and iPad®.

The winners were selected by a panel of objective judges, according to Jacob Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief of Government Security News. "We received an outstanding group of entries and have handed winners’ plaques to an exceptional group of companies and government agencies," said Goodwin.

FbFmobileOne comes in two form factors. One is a sleek fitting sleeve for iPod and iPhone devices and the second is Quick Dock – a dockable solution for all iOS devices. Both form factors fit comfortably in a cargo pant or vest pocket. Its portability combined with commercial grade biometric fingerprint and face identification capabilities make FbF mobileOne an ideal solution for government, military, law enforcement and commercial ID needs. The FBI has certified that the FbF mobileOne product meets specifications listed in the EBTS Appendix F Mobile ID FAP 10 using Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Single
Finger Capture Device Specifications of the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (IAFIS) Image Quality Specifications.

FbF mobileOne works with a variety of mobile law enforcement apps, including Fulcrum’s own RISCmobile application that runs on iPod, iPhone and iPad. RISCmobile makes it possible for law enforcement officers, security officers and border patrol to capture fingerprints and face images of subjects in the field and match those images against the FBI’s Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) database. Fulcrum is currently engaged in various pilot projects with law enforcement agencies around the country and will be launching this new application nationwide early 2013.

About the GSN Homeland Security Awards:

Each year Government Security News recognizes individuals, groups, private companies and government agencies for excellence and civic-minded spirit in their homeland security efforts.

One of the highlights at the awards dinner was the presentation of the GSN / Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security to Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Reed delivered an insightful keynote address to an audience of industry executives and government officials at the federal, state and local levels.

Other GSN Homeland Security Award winners include:


Best Anti-Malware Solution
: Invincea

Best Identity Management Platform
: Alert Enterprise

Best Certificate Management Solution:

Best Compliance /Vulnerability Assessment Solution: Agiliance

Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution: WAVE Systems

Best Endpoint Security Solution: StillSecure

Best Forensic Software: Silvertail

Best Intelligence Data Fusion and Collaborative Analysis Solution: Lookingglass Cyber Solutions

Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution: Intellidyne, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall: Black Lotus

Best Privileged Access Management Solution: Kikusema, Xceedium

Best Real-Time Dynamic Network Analysis: Fidelis Security

Best Continuous Monitoring Solution:
ForeScout, Redseal

Best Security Incident/Event Management Solution (SIEM): Net IQ



Best Biometric Identification Solution: Fulcrum Biometrics

Best Integrated System for HSPD 12/FIPS 201 Compliance: Brivo

Best Platform for Physical and Logical Access: Alert Enterprise


Best Interoperable First Responder Communications: Covia Labs

Best Mass Notification Systems: AtHoc

Best Regional or National Public Safety Communications Deployment:
Desktop Alert


Best Explosives Detection Solution: AS&E

Best Long Range Detection Systems: Vidisco

Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Best Intelligent Video Surveillance Solution:

Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras: HGH Infrared Systems, Vumii

Best Network IP Cameras: Axis Communications

Best Video Storage/Digital Transmission Systems: Panasonic


Best Perimeter Protection Solution: Senstar

Best Crash Barriers: Nasatka

Best Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Solution:
NICE Systems


Best Disaster Preparedness or Disaster Recovery & Clean-up Service: High-Rise Escape Systems

Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service: Whitestone Group

Best Homeland Security Training/Higher Education Solutions: Bellevue University


Most Notable Airport Security Award: Defense Manpower Agency

Most Notable Maritime/Port Security Program: Ohio Department of Public Safety/Northern Border Initiative

Most Notable Railroad/Mass Transit Security Program: Denver Regional Transportation Authority

Most Notable Critical Infrastructure Program, Project or Initiative: U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Tucson, AZ

Most Notable Cyber Security Program, Project or Initiative: U.S. Department of Energy

Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation: U.S. National Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest or Counter-Terrorism Program: Orange County Intelligence Assessment Fusion Center

Most Notable Municipal/County Programs, Projects or Initiatives: Seattle, Washington Police Department; Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida Police Departments

Federal Government: Naval Air Systems Command (Kestrel Wide Area Persistent Surveillance)

For more detail on GSN’s 4th Annual Homeland Security Awards, go to:

About FbF mobileOne:

FbF mobileOne makes iOS devices useful for a variety of small- and large-scale 1:1 and 1:N identification challenges. For use in the field, this means both fingerprint and face images can be captured and stored in the device’s on-board database or communicate via secure WiFi to remote databases and automated identity systems (AFIS) including Fulcrum’s own FbF bioServer, which is a multi- biometric image repository and powerful matching engine. Fulcrum Biometrics also offers an iOS Library that makes it easy for developers and integrators to integrate multi-biometric functionality into existing and new iOS applications. The FbF mobileOne Developer Bundle includes one FbF mobileOne accessory and the iOS Library.

FbF mobileOne is available now from Fulcrum Biometrics at and from authorized resellers. Developers and integrators can contact +1.210.348.3687 x110 to learn more about Fulcrum’s integrator/reseller program.

About Fulcrum Biometrics

Founded in 2002, Fulcrum Biometrics is a leading provider, distributor and integrator of biometric identification technologies and devices for commercial, civil and military customers in more than 88 countries worldwide. Fulcrum’s offerings include industry-leading biometric software development tools, fingerprint scanners and other biometric sensors as well as custom software development for multiple platforms, custom integration and implementation of identity management applications and access control systems. Fulcrum is the developer of the Fulcrum Biometric Framework (FbF®), a rapid biometric application deployment suite which includes the FbF bioServer, FbF LiveScan, FbF mobileOne, FbF Listener, FbF Silverlight Client Library and FbF iOS Library.