Cross Match Technologies has announced the formal launch of its new Guardian Module at the Security Document World (SDW) exhibition. The Guardian Module provides a complete biometric capture solution that includes the latest 10-print technology, biometric middleware and customisable user guidance interface designed to seamlessly integrate with Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks and eGates.
APCs and eGates are increasingly being deployed by airport authorities to reduce passenger wait times, improve the traveller experience and secure the overall border process. Airport authorities implementing APC report reducing passport inspection processing times by 89% while lowering overall airport wait times by 50%.
“The Guardian Module leverages our industry leadership in biometric enrolment and, in particular, our Guardian line of 10-print fingerprint scanner technology and biometric middleware,” says Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Cross Match. “We offer kiosk and eGate integrators the latest fingerprint capture technology packaged in a compact, easily integrated form that is wrapped with our unique user interface for biometric identity capture.”
Designed to prompt the applicant/user through an unattended imaging of their fingerprints in a simple, pictogram-based approach, the Guardian Module ensures the highest quality image capture in the shortest amount of time. The solution incorporates Cross Match’s innovative technology that enables imaging of both moist and dry fingers without conditioning of the hand, as well as its patented Auto Capture and FlexFlat features that ensure rapid high-quality print capture regardless of finger position on the platen.
Cross Match has over 80,000 Guardian family 10-print scanners deployed around the world, with many in very high profile continuous operation applications such as the US VISIT program, Global Entry automated border control kiosks and the UK IDENT program. The Guardian Module is the company’s integrator-ready version of its new Guardian livescan launched in September of 2012.