HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. made the historic announcement today that their revolutionary, zero-contact "On The Go" fingerprint technology, ANDI® OTG, is the first non-contact fingerprint system to be certified by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI added the device to the agency's Certified Product List (CPL) on November 27th, 2015. Each ANDI® OTG system instantly captures four fingerprints from an individual as they walk past the device. ANDI® OTG is often used in pairs to capture all eight fingerprints from individuals at rates clocked as high as 54 people per minute. The certification, which has become a coveted de facto standard for the fingerprint biometrics industry, validates the quality of the fingerprint images collected by ANDI® OTG.
The historic announcement came as the industry begins embracing the inherent advantages of non-contact fingerprinting. In addition to a faster more sanitary interaction, the lack of latent prints reduces certain security problems associated with contact devices. The non-contact nature of the collection also permits fingerprinting of the 5-10% of the population that cannot be fingerprinted with legacy contact devices. AOS points out that the fingerprints collected using ANDI® OTG can be used interoperably with fingerprint enrollments extracted from contact devices.
Because ANDI® OTG does not collect all ten fingerprints required for Appendix F, ANDI® OTG received PIV certification. AOS continues to work closely with the FBI, NIST and members of state and local law enforcement to ensure that ANDI® OTG can eventually be used for high speed enrollment into the CJIS database.
AOS' President, Keith Farr was quick to praise the efforts of both the AOS team and the FBI. "We're just thrilled to be the first through the process. Being first definitely isn't easy, but the cooperative effort from our engineers and scientists and the team at the FBI produced a model for testing non-contact devices that we're very proud of." Dr. Farr went on to thank the team responsible for the development of the revolutionary ANDI® OTG technology saying, "We have an unbelievable collection of talented individuals who have work incredibly hard to make ANDI® OTG one of the highest quality fingerprint systems in the world."
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. (AOS) is a Veteran-Owned Business located in Huntsville, Alabama. Incorporated in 1988, AOS has been delivering smart imaging systems that detect and recognize things for the past 25 years. Some of these technologies include target recognizing missile seekers, robotic helicopter cargo systems, and space docking sensors for missions like the last Hubble Servicing Mission. Nearly a decade ago, AOS began to position itself to become the leader in zero contact fingerprinting technologies and products. AOS invented Zero-Contact Fingerprinting with an innovation that Popular Science eventually named one of the top 100 innovations of 2012.
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