Newly Introduced VAMPIRE™ Tactical Forensic Device Features Sherlock Fingerprint Scanner from Integrated Biometrics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics (IntegratedBiometrics.com), developer of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-certified fingerprint scanners, is pleased to announce that it’s lightweight, compact, and durable Appendix F mobile ID fingerprint sensor Sherlock has been successfully integrated into the powerful new VAMPIRE™ tactical forensic device from Booz Allen Hamilton. Sherlock helps enable VAMPIRE to conduct real-time forensic collection and analysis in field in real-time, performing fast, accurate, live fingerprint identification and working with VAMPIRE’s latent print system to perform matching analysis in just seconds.


“The major issue we address with products such as Sherlock is the growing need to take certified fingerprint technology into the field, not just the station house,” Steve Thies, CEO, said, adding, “We’re thrilled that a leading technology provider like Booz Allen has chosen to integrate Sherlock into a bleeding-edge tool like VAMPIRE.” 

Booz Allen Hamilton Principal Adam Weiner noted, “Booz Allen is excited to offer the very robust Sherlock sensor in our VAMPIRE Tactical Forensic Device.  It’s rugged, light, and performs well in our slide-out access design. Sherlock enables us to offer fast, FBI-certified live fingerprint ID to VAMPIRE’s core Latent Fingerprint ID capabilities.”

VAMPIRE delivers new state-of-the-art fingerprint analysis capability to a commercial mobile device.    Advanced optical design and patented image processing deliver latent to latent matching capability, while Sherlock enhances performance by enabling both live to latent matching and watch-list creation. The device is a high-end tool requiring little forensic knowledge or training to perform advanced forensic processing, allowing agents arriving on scene to quickly collect all fingerprint evidence that may prove critical to the investigation.

Designed to easily integrate into multiple applications, Sherlock allows biometric devices like VAMPIRE to be smaller and mobile with minimal impact on overall weight or form-factor. Ideal for a device like VAMPIRE which sports an IP-66 ruggedness rating, Sherlock is built to withstand tough conditions with minimal maintenance while providing accurate high-resolution fingerprint scans in virtually any environment including direct sunlight for better and faster results with higher-quality forensic quality images.

Integrated Biometrics provides enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide to address issues related to homeland security, border patrol, law enforcement, background checks, military and defense, social services, national ID programs and elections.

For more information visit www.integratedbiometrics.com.

About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics provides enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. More ideal for mobile environments than traditional silicon or optical sensors, Integrated Biometrics FBI-certified fingerprint sensors utilize our durable, patented light emitting sensor (LES) film and work in direct sunlight on dry or moist fingers, resist abrasion, and are 90-95% smaller and lighter than optical scanners. Integrated Biometrics offers the only Appendix F FBI-certified sensor that meets mobility requirements demanded by end users, solving the major problems of size, speed, accuracy and durability. Find out more online at www.integratedbiometrics.com.

About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs nearly 22,000 people, and had revenue of $5.48 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2014. In 2014, Booz Allen celebrates its 100th anniversary year. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)