DataWorks Plus and Integrated Biometrics develop mobile ID tool for police
12 March 2018 17:08 GMT

DataWorks has Plus used Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo sensor to create a rugged portable identity verification solution built for daily field use by law enforcement.

The firms say the new product – Evolution – helps officers recognize threats rapidly and minimize risk to themselves, bystanders, and suspects.

Traditionally, officers transport suspects to a local station for identification. Laptops connected to onboard patrol car communications systems have helped move verification closer to the point of contact, but small, rugged and completely mobile solutions are vital for the kinds of police work that increasingly put officers in remote locations, large crowds, and densely populated urban settings. The Columbo scanner also helps officers using the Evolution device to quickly identify victims of accidents or crime, speeding notification of next-of-kin.

DataWorks Plus’ Evolution multimodal all-in-one verification device enables fast, mobile fingerprint scanning via its Columbo FBI certified sensor, combined with facial recognition using Evolution’s internal smartphone and camera. The Columbo sensor’s small footprint, rugged LES imaging system, and low power consumption help make Evolution a truly mobile multimodal identity verification solution. Key features include:


Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo FBI FAP-30 Certified Single Fingerprint Sensor
Galaxy Android Smartphone
Multimodal Fingerprint & Photo Capture
Cellular (Verizon or AT&T), Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth Connectivity
Built-in GPS
Secure Mobile Data Service (SMDS) to Comply with FBI CJIS Security Policy


Law enforcement personnel using Evolution receive immediate confirmation of identity using two separate biometric technologies, at any location in the United States covered by a Verizon or AT&T cellular connection.


“From booking and enrollment through verification, the sooner officers can identify dangerous people, the lower the risk to the public,” said Stephen Thies, Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Biometrics. “DataWorks Plus’ Evolution makes mobile multifactor identity verification a practical solution. That’s why thousands of officers already use it every day. We are proud to work with a solutions provider that shares our vision for mobile identity management, using our LES technology to develop such a remarkable product.”


According to Brad Bylenga, General Manager of DataWorks Plus, “While designing the Evolution device, we knew it required an exceptional FBI certified fingerprint sensor that was not only accurate but also tough enough to handle anything cops encounter in the field. At the same time, the sensor had to be small enough to fit in a handheld device, and able to run for hours without a separate battery pack. Integrated Biometrics is the only company whose sensors meet that description. They understand mobility, and we look forward to incorporating their technology in future devices that streamline mobile identity management for law enforcement.”

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