LibanPost rolls out handheld devices with biometric capabilities

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LibanPost, the national postal operator for Lebanon, has completed the roll-out of new biometric handheld devices for its delivery drivers, enabling them to issue General Security residency permits or visas at the point of sale.

The Android-based biometric devices feature a 1.3Ghz quadcore processor; 2GB RAM; 4in display; 4G wi-fi; 8MP camera; 1D/2D barcode reader; RFID HF card reader; light sensitive screen; and a capacitive TSC1 fingerprint scanner.

The fingerprint scanner is a highly accurate method for identity verification which consists of capturing the fingerprint image, extracting the distinguishing features, and comparing the current image with the stored fingerprint templates.

To issue a General Security residency permit for students or foreign workers, the delivery driver first scans the relevant document’s 2D barcode, which is then decrypted by the system.

The client’s scanned fingerprint is then compared with that on the system. This information is then directly transmitted to the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security which authorizes the issue of the residency permit.

The new devices have certifications from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) from the Indian Government, ensuring compliance with certain international quality standards.

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