FBI snaps up Integrated Biometrics FIVE-0 scanners
13 November 2017 13:59 GMT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) purchased 450 units of Integrated Biometrics’ new FIVE-0 mobile fingerprint scanners.

The FBI purchased FIVE-0 through InCadence Strategic Solutions. Integrated Biometrics and InCadence anticipate additional orders from US federal law enforcement agencies as FIVE-0 continues to prove its versatility and reliability in the field.

“This purchase represents a powerful vote of confidence in our FIVE-0 and validation that law enforcement needs a smaller, lighter 10-finger scanner,” said Stephen Thies, Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Biometrics, “Lightweight portability and rugged reliability make an enormous difference in the field. FIVE-0 will help improve safety for agents and civilians alike by identifying and booking criminals sooner.”
 
The portable FIVE-0 device can run for hours using power provided by a smartphone, requiring no separate battery and with little risk of interrupted scans due to power loss. 
 
The FIVE-0 units will be part of the FBI’s field operations, in which compact size and low power consumption are essential. Agents using FIVE-0 save time and improve safety by enrolling or confirming an individual's identity at the first point of contact since FIVE-0 only needs a smartphone and cellular or Wi-Fi service to operate.