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CANCELLED: Fast Tracking a Federal Authentication Solution for Secure Facilities
TimeWednesday, December 8th5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
LocationLevel 2 - Exhibit Hall
Event Type
Designer, IP and Embedded Systems Track Poster Networking Reception
Virtual Programs
Presented In-Person
DescriptionA federal security agency urgently needed an edge computing solution that helped them verify an individual's identity before allowing them to enter secure facilities. The end solution needed to run the agency’s existing authorization software while also collecting user authentication data via several USB-based devices. However, the agency wanted the fingerprint scanner, smartcard reader, and facial recognition camera integrated into the final module, removing the need to carry around and attach these external devices.

Our cross-functional design team created a unique 3D printed prototype, integrated solution around a ruggedized tablet and delivered it to the customer for evaluation. Once they approved the functionality of the integrated sensors with their software, our team took the next steps to create a sleek, integrated module for mass production that met key ruggedization goals.

To support its software application, the tablet featured Windows software and connected to the agency’s network via an integrated WIFI/cell network LAN. They also enhanced the outdoor readability of the display, optimized for use outside secure facilities.

The team was able to quickly design, prototype, and test a solution thanks to their expertise across a variety of disciplines, including power, data, and software and key processes developed over time.