Cross Match Technologies has donated biometric identity management hardware and software to the United States Naval Academy Foundation for the benefit of the Academy’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
Biometrics have played a key role in identifying suspected terrorists and linking of individuals to IEDs (Improvised Explosive Device), as well as identification of persons engaged in maritime piracy and smuggling. Appropriate and up-to-date training and knowledge of biometrics is a vitally important element.
The donation includes numerous Guardian Patrol ID ten-print fingerprint livescan and ISCAN II dual iris scan devices, several EF200 dual fingerprint scanners, MOBS mission-oriented biometric software, and Cross Match’s latest WEBS biometric enrollment software.
“The Cross Match hardware and software enhances the Academy’s Center for Biometric Signal Processing by adding the ability to capture and analyze high-quality images of fingerprints and irises, allowing midshipmen to develop and enhance their knowledge in the area of biometric recognition and research,” said John Rudder ’78, senior director of development for the United States Naval Academy Foundation.
“Our employees in Palm Beach Gardens assemble SEEK multi-biometric handhelds and develop biometric software and applications that support the efforts of our servicemen and women around the world,” commented David Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Cross Match and USNA alumnus. “This donation symbolizes our commitment to them and to ensuring that future military leaders have the most comprehensive biometric training.”