Mich., sheriff’s office uses automated fingerprint ID system

Cogent Systems signed a multimillion-dollar deal with the Oakland County, Mich., sheriff’s office and the county’s courts and law-enforcement management information system for its automated fingerprint identification system. The system includes a mobile identification handheld device, which lets law enforcement remotely transmit fingerprint searches from the field to a command center and then receive real-time identification data, according to Cogent.

Trango introduces 4.9 GHz OFDM system

Trango Broadband Wireless released the Atlas P4900M 4.9 GHz, high-speed OFDM wireless point-to-point system. The system, recently tested and approved by the Federal Communications Commission as a Part 90 device, achieves aggregate TCP throughput up to 45 Mbps using OFDM technology and supports link distances of up to 30 miles.

IEEE develops new protocol

IEEE announced it has begun work on the “IEEE Standard for Long Wavelength Wireless Network Protocol,” a new P1902.1 standard for the RuBee visibility network protocol—a bi-directional, radiating, transceiver protocol that operates below the 450 KHz wavelengths to works in harsh environments with networks housing multiple radio tags. The network and tags are different from RFID tags because they are unaffected by liquids, can operate underwater and underground, and can be used in implantable medical sensors, according to the IEEE.

Wave rolls out wireless bridge-routers

Wave Wireless introduced the SpeedLink 4900 and 5800 series of wireless bridge routers. The 4900 series operates in the licensed 4.9 GHz band, and the 5800 series operates in the 5.8 GHz band. Both feature a 400 mW radio, according to the company.