ImageWare has joined forces with the Laxton Group to provide law enforcement agencies with better biometric identity tech for use in the field. To that end, Laxton will integrate ImageWare’s biometric software into its line of rugged Chameleon devices in addition to becoming an approved ImageWare reseller.
Laxton’s Chameleon hardware allows law enforcement officers to capture fingerprint, face, and iris data, and then compares it to a central database to generate a match. ImageWare will be providing Laxton with its GoVerifyID, QuickCapture, and QuickID software, which will allow officers to complete the booking and identification process while still in the field.
At the moment, many officers need to return to a station to carry out suspect identification. The joint solution is expected to streamline the process, and reduce the amount of time needed for various biometric procedures.
“Officers in the field can now process information, react to incidents, and solve problems faster with an end-to-end information system that is live and up-to-date, whether it is mobile booking, investigations, or crime scene management,” said Laxton APAC Strategic Sales SVP Peter Harrington. “We see ImageWare as one of our important strategic partners to help us deliver front line operational solutions to grow our revenue streams in Police and Military agencies.”
GoVerifyID is a multimodal authentication solution designed for large enterprises. The platform debuted back in 2016, though it did not become available on macOS devices until relatively recently. The company began providing IoT security for Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess Digital Suite in August, and then announced that it had achieved SOC-2 compliance earlier this month.
Laxton, meanwhile, has been heavily promoting its Chameleon products for much of the past year. The company launched the Chameleon D ahead of SDW 2019 in June, and then unveiled the Chameleon 8 Slap+ tablet during the lead-up to Trustech 2019 in Cannes. It would later integrate SecuGen’s U20 fingerprint sensor.
December 19, 2019 – by Eric Weiss