Eurotech receives purchase order for embedded modules to ramp up production of handheld biometric identity device
Amaro (Italy) September 15th , 2011
– Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces Cross Match has issued a $1.5 Million purchase order for the Catalyst TC module for a homeland security and defense application. Cross Match is ramping up production of the handheld device due to increased customer demand and the Catalyst TC modules will be delivered over the next 12 months.
The Catalyst TC, based on the Intel Atom processor E6xx series, is a highly integrated and flexible embedded module that offers multiple communications, I/O, and multimedia capabilities with low power consumption in a small footprint.
“In the past few months, we have seen increased demand for our security and defense devices as customers recognize their value in capturing and verifying valuable data in the field,” said Dan Troutman, Cross Match Technologies Senior VP of Engineering . “We chose the Eurotech Catalyst TC due to its low-power embedded module that offers communications support and built-in wireless networking capability required in our handheld device.”
The Cross Match product is a homeland security and defense solution that also offers optional 3G communications support and built-in wireless networking capability that allows field personnel to access remote databases as part of a biometric identity solution.
“The Catalyst TC is a high performance module that supports ruggedized applications as it performs intensive computing functions, quickly and reliably in the field,” said Greg Nicoloso, CEO of Eurotech in North America. “Using the Eurotech computer gives customers a path to develop high performance products now and in the future, built on this flexible embedded module technology.”