Colorado County Sheriffs Deploy Ten-Print Live Scan Systems

State agencies get live scan booking stations under DHS grant.

DENVER -- The County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) needed a way to improve booking for state public-safety agencies. The CSOC received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security for the purchase and deployment of ten-print live scan systems to sheriff's offices throughout the state. CSOC begins deployment of the booking stations in December 2003.

Identix' TouchPrint 3000 Series' fingerprint optical scanner is totally sealed, with no moving parts and uses a single large, non-coated platen. It is designed for enhanced image quality as well as improved reliability, which leads to higher throughput and lower total cost of ownership.

Its optical and lighting schemes -- moisture discriminating optics, dual beam illumination and clear trace imaging -- enable the live scan systems to ignore moisture, dirt, residue and latent prints left behind on the platen, helping to lower AFIS rejection rates, maximize throughput and dramatically enhance AFIS performance. The fingerprinting system has a full hand scanner, able to capture an image from the carpal crease to the fingertips in one continuous scan.
Miriam Jones is a former chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.
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