On the edge

Hand over that card reader

A new handheld biometric terminal from
Datastrip Inc. reads contact and contactless chips
found on identity documents and cards such as
passports and driver's licenses.

The DSV2? handheld biometric terminal is
certified under Homeland Security Presidential
Directive 12, and is designed for federal, state and
local applications requiring on-the-spot verification.

The reader is General Services Administration
Federal Information Processing Standard 201-certified
and enables authentication of digital ID information.
Its 508-dpi fingerprint sensor provides verification
for instant biometric processing.

The reader has a large, high-resolution touchscreen
display that is readable in direct and lowlight
conditions. The reader also has an extended-life
battery, bar code scanning, proximity and magnetic
stripe card reading, and flexible communications
options including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Stuck in the middle with communications

Recursion Software Inc. has released Voyager
Edge Version 6.2, a communications framework that
provides peer-to-peer and peer-to-group messaging
and intelligence for wireless applications.
New features include bidirectional communication
for added security. The new version also
provides support for IPv6.

Voyager Edge is middleware that turns handheld
devices into servers that are transactional and carry
intelligence apart from a centralized enterprise server.
The Defense Department is using Voyager Edge in
the Joint Forces Command's Joint After Action
Review for interoperability among multiple mobile
operating systems, such as Windows Mobile,
Android, Linux, JavaFX and some Symbian devices.

Send new product announcements to dbeizer@1105govinfo.com and write "On the Edge" in the subject line.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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