New mobile biometric tools on tap for ICE agents

New mobile biometric tools on tap for ICE agents

A new tool for biometric identification is being deployed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for use by agents in the field.

The NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device, developed by the NEC Corporation of America, delivers increased speed and accuracy for ICE agents collecting biometric data at the point of encounter.  The device is compatible with both the Apple iOS and Android operating systems, and it connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.  It boasts built-in support of the FBI's fingerprint image quality standards and, according to NEC, can "provide immediate feedback on quality of the captured fingerprints." It can also capture and store prints from multiple individuals for later transfer when it is not connected to a host tablet.

Government Acquisitions Inc. is the small business contractor that deployed the new biometric tools. GAI President Jay Lambke said the devices would be key to helping ICE "leverage the rapid capture of biometrics by officers and agents in the field.”

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