...that doesn't entitle Corporate entities to take advantage of government spending power by significantly overcharging for products and software that are easily acquired in the open market for a fraction of the price.
Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Raptor ID Incorporated: In an unprecedented statement, Raptor ID, an emerging leader in the field of Mobile Biometrics, announced today that the company will not be charging US government customers for its Software Development Kits (SDK) and middleware. Third party integrators developing software for government customers will also not be charged.
Raptor ID offers the RaptorPad™ and the RaptorOne™, handheld biometric screening and enrollment tools. Both products are equipped with integrated communications, are completely ruggedized, and are Commercial off the Shelf (COTS). They are Common Access Card (CAC) enabled, making them an ideal solution for government agencies and organizations, many of which require their personnel to carry and use a CAC to access electronic information. In order for the CAC to be recognized, an expensive middleware application is typically required to be purchased and installed on every device.
Raptor ID will be including this middleware application and the RaptorOne™ and RaptorPad™ SDKs at no cost to the US government with every one of its Raptor products.
“A reasonable expectation of profit is certainly important to company growth and the economy as a whole,” said Jeff Schott, President and CFO of Raptor ID, “but that doesn’t entitle corporate entities to take advantage of government spending power by significantly overcharging for products and software that are easily acquired in the open market for a fraction of the price. We’re giving away our SDKs and CAC middleware to send a message that it doesn’t have to be that way.”
About Raptor Identification Systems, Inc.
Raptor ID was formed in 2009, dedicated to producing universally compatible handheld biometric tools with integrated communications, ruggedized for any mission, anywhere. Raptor has partnered with top cellular communications and biometric industry leaders to develop Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products that are state of the art, yet also the most cost effective solutions available. Utilizing a constantly evolving roadmap keeps Raptor’s products in sync with the best that the biometric and communications industries have to offer.
The full product line uses an open platform so anyone can develop or run any software in Android™, on most any network, without being handcuffed to proprietary technologies. As a COTS provider of equipment, the same per unit pricing is available to everyone. With Raptor ID, it’s not just a new and evolving line of products, it’s an entirely new way of doing business.
For more information, please visit http://www.raptor-id.com