AMREL Demonstrates New Biometric
Handheld - 6th May, 2009
EL MONTE, CA - American Reliance, Inc. announced that it will demonstrate its revolutionary
biometric handheld at the 2009 Annual Biometrics and Forensics Summit, in San Diego, CA.
"We're very excited about our new Handheld Biometric System 2 (HBS2)," declared Richard
Lane, Vice President of AMREL. "Not only does it fully meet the toughest military standards,
including those of the US Navy IDS, it only weighs an incredible two pounds."
Developed with battlefield feedback from warfighters and tested by the DOD Biometric Fusion
Center, the HBS-2 is the first rugged biometric device that's light enough to be a true handheld.
Compatible with all EFT / EBT file types, it successfully captures and allows real-time matching
of Face, Finger, and Iris patterns. For critical details, the 1000 dpi camera effectively records
latent fingerprint and forensic debris.
"The HBS-2 illustrates AMREL's commitment to building real-world practical solutions," explains
Mr. Lane. "For example, the 32 GB hard drive has a database of over 100,000 NIST files. This
enables soldiers to check IDs of a group of villagers in minutes. With other systems the same
task could take hours which would expose the soldiers to unnecessary risk."
The HBS-2 has military connectors, which give operators the option of connecting to distant
databases through easy integration with standard tactical radios.
Other HBS-2 features based on warfighter input are the six infrared illuminators and acoustic
sensors. AMREL's team of experts designed these, after they learned of the difficulty soldiers
had in taking pictures of the iris. With these range-finding features, iris capture is now a snap.
To see the amazing HBS-2, drop by AMREL's exhibit at booth 104 at the Annual Biometrics and
Forensics Summit. To get a sneak peek at the HBS-2 and its specifications, download from
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