L-1 Identity Solutions has received a US$8.3 million order for Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (HIIDE) 4.0 biometric enrolment and recognition devices.
This order is part of an existing requirements contract with the US Army’s Space Program Office (ASPO) and was first announced by L-1 in April 2007. Delivery begins in the first quarter of 2009 and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year.
“Our HIIDE devices are pervasive in areas of conflict around the world,” says Robert V LaPenta, chairman, president and CEO of L-1.
According to L-1, HIIDE is the world’s first rugged hand-held biometric enrolment and recognition device providing real-time identification using iris, finger and face biometrics. More than 7500 devices are currently fielded into areas of conflict around the world. The devices use the Daugman algorithm for biometric matching.