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MorphoTrak and SNAP provide 50 LiveScan Jumpkit biometric solutions to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Published on 24 May, 2016
LiveScan Jumpkit is made up of MorphoTop fingerprint scanner, travel document machine readable zone reader, face capture camera, laptop, and rechargeable battery
CBP will use Jumpkits at US borders to capture fingerprints and face images from visitors and enrol them in the database as current visitors

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary company of Morpho (Safran), has announced that it will provide 50 ruggedised LiveScan Jumpkits to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). MorphoTrak will partner with solutions integrator SNAP, Inc. to outfit CBP with the portable, climate-hardy kits.

Designed for harsh conditions

The LiveScan Jumpkit is a solution for biometric acquisition in austere environments, such as the U.S. southwest border, and can be transported and used in military operations and natural disasters.

Wherever the kit is required, it can be deployed quickly and efficiently, thanks to its portability. The entire kit is made up of components designed to resist harsh conditions: the MorphoTop® fingerprint scanner, travel document machine readable zone (MRZ) reader, face capture camera, ruggedised laptop, and rechargeable battery are packed in a secure, watertight carrying case.

A fingerprints and face recognition solution

CBP will use the Jumpkits at U.S. borders to capture fingerprints and face images from visitors to the U.S., and enrol them in a database as current visitors. Captured biometrics can also be searched against selected databases, using standards-compliant transmission. The results can be transmitted back to the unit or another location, speeding biometric identification in situations where time is of the essence.

Steve Vinsik, MorphoTrak Vice President, Criminal Justice and Public Security, commented, "The Jumpkits will provide CBP agents with an enrolment solution that is reliable and functional in a wide range of challenging conditions, which means that agents have the tools they need to perform the critical mission of documenting who is crossing our borders. We are pleased to be partnering with SNAP, Inc. on this valuable contribution to our country's security."

SNAP President Navneet Gupta added, "Initially we viewed the partnership with MorphoTrak as a path to incorporate their solutions into our service offerings. Now, with in-depth exposure to MorphoTrak during the course of implementation of a project, we believe that MorphoTrak's biometric solutions are well suited to support our goals and the missions of multiple agencies under DHS, DoD and other federal agencies. SNAP's biometric solutions, based on MorphoTrak products, can be an answer for current challenges as well as a wave of the future."

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