EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Credence ID, LLC., a San Francisco Bay Area company, today announced the production availability of the Trident®, the new handheld tri-biometric device which integrates simultaneous dual iris capture, a PIV-certified FAP 45 fingerprint sensor and a face camera, all fully integrated and running on a quad-core Android™ host. The product is designed to meet the needs of large biometric enabled civil, military and law enforcement programs that demand mobility and reliable capture in all possible lighting conditions along with the openness of Android which allows fast and easy application development. At less than 3 pounds (1360 grams), Trident can provide operators with the ability execute matches both onboard the device or over multiple communications networks including cellular or WIFI. GPS for automatic geo-location and Bluetooth for connecting peripherals are also standard features of Trident.
Integrators and solution providers can now expedite biometric application development for their customers using the Android OS and Credence SDK, giving them much faster development cycles and GUIs with the look and feel smart-device users have come to expect from their handheld devices. The SDK also includes source code to many common functions allowing partners to quickly get applications up and running for their customers.
“The biometrics market has been waiting for a device like Trident. Until now, iris and fingerprint capture in an integrated device was difficult in bright sunlight conditions. Windows-based devices originally developed for the military are comparatively difficult to use in outdoor conditions and application development for our customers was cumbersome and expensive. Today’s users expect a handheld device to be as easy to use and approachable as their smart phone. It’s fantastic to have all this in an open source device that costs about one-third of other equipment currently on the market,” says Ken Nosker, CEO of Fulcrum Biometrics, an authorized distributor and partner of Credence ID.”
“While Credence is a relatively new company, the executive and engineering teams within the organization have been in the biometrics industry for many years. Trident represents the summation of all the lessons we’ve learned in the areas of mobility and biometric technologies. It is the ultimate combination of face, finger and iris biometrics on a state of the art mobile platform. Programs such as voter ID, benefits distribution, border crossing, mobile banking and refugee management are just a few of the areas that will benefit from having an inexpensive, mobile and easy to use device, “said Bruce Hanson, President and CEO of Credence ID.”
For more information, including detailed specifications, visit www.credenceid.com
About Credence ID
Credence ID, LLC. is based in the San Francisco Bay area and focused on biometric innovation to create, simple, elegant products packed with biometric capabilities. The organization possesses extensive business and technical expertise in projects involving mobile fingerprint, iris, and facial recognition technologies. Credence ID managers and engineers were instrumental in many large-scale, domestic and international enrollment and ID programs including, the US DoD, AADHAAR (UID) of India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Pakistan. The company offers a line of products that provide full biometric enrollment and identification anywhere, anytime.
About Fulcrum Biometrics
With over a decade of experience in the global biometrics industry, Fulcrum Biometrics has become a trusted and leading producer, distributor and integrator of biometric identification systems and devices for commercial, civil and military customers in over 90 countries. Fulcrum is the developer and integrator of the Fulcrum Biometric Framework (FbF®) and Biodentify® product lines, which include both developer and end-user solutions for identity management, logical and physical access control, winlogin with enterprise SSO, time and attendance, live scan, AFIS/ABIS and mobile ID. For more information, see: http://www.fulcrumbiometrics.com.