Pinellas County deploys Morpho’s Maestro for remote identification
31 March 2015 10:46 GMT

The solution consists of a Morpho Maestro gateway for system communications and 65 cell phone-size MorphoIDent mobile devices f

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida has deployed a MorphoTrak mobile identification solution that allows officers to capture and search fingerprints against state and national FBI databases from any location.

The remote idenfitication solution consists of a Morpho Maestro gateway for system communications and 65 cell phone-size MorphoIDent mobile devices for capturing fingerprints in the field.

"Maestro is a powerful tool that enhances the benefit of the mobile devices. In the short time we have had the system, it has already had a significant effect on our ability to deliver security to our citizens and deputies," said Bill Schade, Fingerprint Records Manager for Pinellas County.

Within the first week of deployment, the mobile system identified an unknown subject as a wanted felony suspect by searching the FBI Repository of Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) database. In addition to criminal apprehension, the mobile system can identify lost and deceased individuals.

"The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is experiencing the benefits of our mobile identification solution," observed Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak.

"The Morpho Maestro is a revolutionary tool for access to biometric data within the law enforcement community. Capture devices small enough to fit in a deputy's pocket can now be used by any agency from almost any location in the U.S. to access a vast array of criminal identities in multiple AFIS systems. Morpho Maestro's proprietary management tools and techniques make this possible."

Note: MorphoTrack will be exhibiting at the connect:ID event in Washington DC on 23-25 March. The company's senior director of innovation,  former FBI official Scott Swann, is also moderating a facial recognition panel at the event.

 

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