Stationary Systems

Stationary Systems

BII™ clients can be deployed on a wide variety of desktop workstations for deployments where mobility is not a concern. Due to the greater amount of space, larger components can be used which makes a stationary deployment ideal for enrollment centers and checkpoints. Deployments would typically include a PC, monitor, printer, high-resolution camera, flatbed scanner (if needed), and a fingerprint scanner.

They can accommodate a variety of biometric applications such as the EWS™ (Enrollment Workstation), VRS™ (Voter Registration Systems), BIS™ (Biometric Identification System), or any AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System), usually based on biometric fingerprint technology or facial recognition technology, however, other biometric support can be added.

Why do I need it?

Who uses it?

Stationary systems are best deployed where there is a permanent or semi-permanent facility is located (i.e. such as an enrollment center, drivers license office, or a passport office). They are also useful in providing high-quality, and high-volume, enrollment data for any application. In the case of areas where communications are not persistent, Offline enrollment or verification utilizing contactless RFID cards allow theses systems to function without connectivity to a server. Stationary Systems are ideal for organizations which require a high-speed and high-volume solution which can service which can be widely deployed across large geographical areas. They are used in a variety of both government and civil applications customized to work for those particular configurations.

Configuration Items

Stationary systems can be customized to allow for multi-modal enrollment (i.e. fingerprint, facial, etc.). At minimum, the system is equipped with a high-resolution camera, large fingerprint reader, and flatbed scanner (if needed) in order support accurate and easy enrollments. Below are some options that can also be deployed on stationary systems:

Supported Biometrics RFID Scanners Cameras Communications Form Factor
  • Fingerprint
  • Facial Recognition
  • Contactless RFID Cards
  • High resolution webcamera-based rigs
  • DSLR-based camera rigs
  • Custom/Specialized cameras
  • LAN
  • WiFi
  • Cellular
  • High-speed fiber
  • Desktop Tower
  • All-in-One
  • Micro Ultracompact
  • Thin Client

Additional Features

With stationary systems, limitations normally associated with mobile systems do not factor as greatly due to the availability of a stronger infrastructure. Some of those features include Backup Power Systems, Redundant Communications, and Offline Enrollment capabilities.

Backup Power Systems

Although mobile systems do have battery power options, stationary systems can have more powerful battery backup systems that allow for greater operating time if the system experiences a power outage.

Redundant Communications

Stationary systems have the available space to support multiple methods of communications (i.e. fiber and cellular) which can act in a redundant fashion in order to keep communications open to the central server site where BII™ had been deployed.

Offline Enrollment

Offline Enrollment is also available for stationary systems. It provides the ability to allow stationary systems which lose network connectivity the ability to perform an offline enrollment while still using the same web-based application. This feature allows for operators to use a single application without the need to be concerned if there is an available data connection.

Offline RFID Card Verification

Offline RFID Cards, with all of a person's biometric information stored on the card, allow offline verification for stationary systems when either there is no data connection available or if it is not desired to have a terminal contact a remote server.