Columbian Police Identify Criminals with Chainway C71 Mobile Computers

At a Colombian TV station, the Colombian National Police specially introduced the application of Chainway C71 fingerprint handhelds to the public. The device has the traditional functions of a smartphone, only it also integrates a biometric sensor located at the back, along with a card reader and barcode scanner.
The authorities will identify if a person registers, for example, house arrest and theft, by means of fingerprint recognition. Chainway C71, working through Wi-Fi network and providing information in real time allows citizens to verify their judicial records more quickly.
General Jorge Nieto, director of the National Police, said: "With the implementation of the new biometric sensors, in five seconds it will be possible to accurately verify the identity and background of citizens throughout the national territory." 


In Colombia, police departments need to manage data and classified information of citizens in large amount. For convenient and classified protection purposes, the officials require a device that can meet the portable and classified standard in order to enhance working efficiency for local police department.


  • Due to local population mobility, local police have to register and capture  in a more mobile application.
  • The traditional method as stationary fingerprint register device seriously affects the working efficiency.
  • Fingerprint data need to be protected to avoid data breach. Meanwhile, to avoid fake fingerprint, the device hardware needs to reach special specification.

To meet the project’ requirements, Colombia government cooperated with Shenzhen Chainway Information Technology Co., Ltd. Aiming to enhance data protection and anti-fake fingerprint feature, C71 has integrated Morpho MSO CBM-E3 module to realize high-secure fingerprint capture and identification.

The data can be uploaded to police server after the fingerprint information have been captured and the captured data are encrypted by end-user app to make sure its information security.

The MSO CBM-E3 module can help the police to identify fake fingerprint for special cases. What’s more, NFC function can be used to scan and read HF IC cards such as ID card, GPS function to locate position data. And camera is available to take photographs of crime scene.

All data, including photos, GPS information and fingerprint, can be timely transmitted to the backend system via GPRS.

  • It makes the data collection of Colombia Police Department more intelligent. There has been a substantial increase in working efficiency.
  • Automated data collection facilitates the operation of citizen and immigration management.
  • GPS positioning and photo capturing makes it more efficient to deal with any incidents.
  • All data, images and other information can be transmitted over the wireless network to the background system in real time. It becomes more convenient for administrators to monitor and manage high-secure information.