Posted by: kurtsh | December 13, 2006

NEWS: Windows Mobile-powered wireless Rap Sheet device

Posted on MSNBC today:

“COLUMBUS, Ohio – With a quick imprint of a suspect’s two fingers on a handheld device, Columbus police can get instant access to the person’s identity without making a trip to the booking office.The department announced this week it is testing 40 RapID wireless units it purchased recently for about $3,000 each using a federal Homeland Security grant. “

Here’s the manufacturers web site:


  • Powered by a 512 MHz Intel processor
  • 64 MB RAM, 64 MB Flash
  • Pocket PC 2003 SE operating system
  • Transflective TFT display 480×640 pixels

Yeah baby.


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