Cross Match Technologies Releases Mobile Essentials SDK for Smartphone Platforms

Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced today the release of two new versions of its Mobile Essentials SDK that integrates its Verifier Mw wireless handheld fingerprint scanner with Android and Blackberry cellular smartphones. Both versions enable capture and identification applications that operate over 3G networks.

The Company’s popular Verifier line of fingerprint scanners includes the Verifier Mw which is ideally suited for mobile Rapid ID implementations. Up to now Mobile Essentials has enabled the use of the Verifier Mw on Windows platforms; making Rapid ID possible for patrol car laptops. The new versions of the SDK provide agencies utilizing cellular phone-based Rapid ID and field identification applications the ability to leverage the Verifier Mw’s unique capabilities.

Designed for single-handed use by an officer, the ruggedized Verifier Mw is the first FBI certified FAP 30 mobile fingerprint scanner on the market. And because the Verifier Mw is Bluetooth-enabled, it works with all current versions of Android and Blackberry smartphones, unlike sled-based scanners that are limited to a single phone model and often have less than ideal ergonomics.

“Cross Match just made it easier than ever to integrate forensic quality fingerprint capture into mobile applications,” said Scott Howard, vice president of operations for AFIX Tracker, a law enforcement AFIS provider and Cross Match industry partner. “We look forward to offering this capability to our customers.”

Cross Match Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. These solutions are used to capture and process the unique physical characteristics of individuals to establish and verify their identities. Offerings include multiple biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial capture systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services. For more information, please visit 

Contact: John B. Hinmon, Cross Match Technologies, 561-493-7401,