Bio Rugged Biowolf adds Suprema's fingerprint module

Seoul, Korea

Suprema’s SFU-S20 fingerprint modules are integrated into the new Bio Rugged LCC, an affordable 5" Mobile Android terminal from Bio Rugged. SFU-S20 is an FBI PIV and FAP20 certified USB fingerprint scanner designed to provide a high-level biometric security solution for identity management applications. The SFU-S20 features a slim optical sensor with a larger platen and the latest anti-spoofing (live fingerprint detection) technology.

The Bio Rugged LCC follows the release of the Bio-Wolf LE rugged tablet earlier this year and addresses more price sensitive markets, while also offering a ruggedised option with the same state of the art biometrics for highly mobile environments. The Bio Rugged LCC mobile Android platform is suitable for various applications including census, voter registration, workforce management, logistics, health care, industrial protection and banking.

An ideal fit for the LCC are projects that focus on biometric enrollment and verification, linked to location based statistics and security. The Bio Rugged LCC features GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth and a 2MP/8MP auto focus front-back camera. A large capacity battery ensures maximum uptime with up to 150 enrollments per charge over 3/4G (LTE) or Wifi connections. The IP67 Rugged PDA is equipped with Gorilla Glass and NFC capability.

Although suitable for any biometric identity solution, the Bio Rugged LCC has attracted huge attention in the mobile T&A and workforce management markets. Its affordability and portability now allows for effective time management in the field where static biometric readers will not fulfill the requirements. Integrated into Suprema’s Biostar 2 time management platform it enables the integration of mobile and static biometric terminals under one platform. Bio Rugged LCC can now conveniently perform biometric authentication and time management and have great potential for construction sites, agricultural operations, outsourced security and cleaning services or any environment where the workforce does not report at an office. Incorporation of GPS unitisation locations also adds another dimension to T&A and workforce management which identifies fraud attempts and offers ideal GIS data for real-time workforce optimisation.

Upon launching in January 2017, Bio Rugged LCC has already shipped over 9000 units, to be used in public and commercial projects including SIM card registration (telco-KYC) in the African market. “We are very excited about the Bio Rugged LCC, a truly versatile mobile platform secured by best fingerprint technology available today. The Bio Rugged LCC was engineered to be compatible in various scenarios in the Biometric mobile environment,” said Hof Retief, CEO at Bio Rugged.

“Bio Rugged is our strategic partner and, at Suprema, we are proud of the SFU-S20/S21 USB fingerprint module being featured on this new LCC. We look forward to working together on future innovations and will strive to deliver highest-standard biometrics for Bio Rugged’s customers,” said Bogun Park, CEO at Suprema.


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